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08. 11. 2004

Tamogotchi Connection: They're Back

The new generation of Tamagotchi, the Tamagotchi Connection, is now available in the U.S. They arrived at the Times Square ToysRUs and the San Francisco entertainment complex Metreon yesterday, and should be in the rest of the country by next week (August 15th is the official release date.) The retail price is $14.99.
I don't know how much these little toys will take off this time around, but they've been selling out in Japan and Europe. The Tamagotchi made its first appearance in 1996, but since then we've been annoyed by Furbies, Pokemon, and robotic dogs. Interactive toys have been highly underwhelming for the most part. During the first Tamagotchi wave, I bought one for my niece and it dramatically dropped dead despite many continuous hours of button pushing. Luckily, the thing had no discernible personality so my niece didn't notice when it had to be re-born (hard reset.)
This time around, the Tamagotchi can "communicate" with each other via infrared. Two tamagotchi can play and exchange gifts. They also start as babies and will mature with proper care. A Tamagotchi under my care will never make it to adulthood, but I childishly want one.
Get information and purchasing links at Tamagotchi Connections.
Read detailed journals of newly hatched Tamagotchi at BerryJuice and the Virtual Pets LiveJournal.

Posted by Mia    Category: toys
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