TAMAGOTCHI TOYS ARE MAKING A COMeBACK
Tamagotchi toys have suddenly made a comeback for 2019.
The virtual pets were popular back in the 90s, however died out in the early 2000s.
The first back of new Tamagotchis are now available to purchase on Amazon.
The description says "The Original Tamagotchi digital pet you loved back in 1997 is back with the original programming! Feed it, turn lights on/off, play with it, give it medicine, flush after it's used the bathroom, check it's health and discipline your Tamagotchi if he bothers you when he's happy, fed and all cleaned up."
The toys were seen as more of a chore than something to play with, however were amazingly popular, and quickly grew to become something no child could leave the house without.
Toy expert Peter Jenkinson said the toys were 'ahead of [their] time' and could rise to similar popularity again.
"It was the first truly 'real time' toy - you didn't need to make it do stuff, it did stuff that you then had to react to. It was always on, always with you, you had little/no control over it and it was without doubt the first truly virtual pet that behaved like it had its own personality/destiny. In a way, a very early example of how AI might pan out. It was ahead of its time and although tech has evolved hugely this past two decades, our love of nostalgia hasn't diminished," he said.