Check those Virtual Pet – Tamagotchi of 2020

Do you know ? Virtual Pet are the very ancestor of the Social Robots we knows today ! Often referred as “Tamagotchi” the Japanese name that means “friend inside an egg” they were incredible in trend in late 90′.

The idea:

Tamagotchi is a virtual friend, that is always with you! It require feelings and time and its like taking care of a real pet.

Similar to a Furby

The Tamagotchi gives a great play experience for both kids and adults.  The replay rate of this peculiar toy is one of the highest of the whole category of electronic games : often you will end up open your closet after years and continue to play taken by the nostalgia !

One of the main produce is Bandai ,their products are still popular between younger and enthusiasts and the second-hand market for old models is very flourishing, especially between Japan and America . Custom version are often produced for events, tv shows or movies :

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Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.10+1.0 tamagotchi special edition

 

Empathy

Big eyes and colourful : The idea of the virtual pet evolved as we speak with the social robots, a physical version of them. Social robots are modelled exactly on the tamagotchi ‘s “successful” behaviour that allow the user create empathy with the toy.

Some examples:

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MarsCat-is a robotic kitty

Today models 

The evolution of virtual pet rides with the innovation : Today models evolved with bluetooth/NFC, they can connect between them and exchange gifts and messages. Connecting to your smartphone they can enable online capability . Colourful Screen and various sensors!

 Tamagotchi On (2020)  :

American/English version of the Japan’s model “Tamagotchi Meets” . The toy maintains the “egg shaped” form factor as the original models, is first color-screen Tamagotchi to be released worldwide.

Ready to Play? Find it here!

Pac-Man Tamagotchi ( 2020) :

The Pac-Man Tamagotchi is a variant of the Tamagotchi Nano and a collaboration between Tamagotchi and Bandai Namco’s Pac-Man. It was announced on November 1st, 2019, and was released in March 2020, as part of the celebration Pac-Man’s 40th anniversary.

Ready to Play? Find it here!

Tamagotchi Forever ( 2020): 

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My Tamagotchi Forever is a free-to-play  game for smartphone.  The game will allow the player to raise a pet along with exploring Tamagotchi Town. The player can earn coins and level up through playing minigames, and share memorable moments with friends through the app. The player can also unlock food and costumes for their pet, as well as buy decorations for Tamagotchi Town. As adults, they have careers, which require things such as reaching a certain score in a game.

Download: [FREE] My Tamagotchi Forever on PlayStore

 

Check also : TOP electronic PET TOYS for kids you can BUY on Amazon!

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