Are you a fan of all things 90’s? Chances are if you are, you’ve already heard that Tamagotchi is back in a BIG way!
We were delighted to partner with the Tamagotchi team in October, to deliver a bonus prize for eight subscribers across Loot Crate, Loot Gaming and Loot Anime: A surprise Tamagotchi inside their Loot Crate! If you’re a fan and you missed out on last month’s subscriptions, though, never fear… we have another chance for you to get one of these classic digital pets of your very own!
Before that, however – we spoke to Kaori Kitsugi, an assistant brand manager of the girls’ toy department at Tamagotchi HQ:
Were you a Tamagotchi fan going back to the original release in the 1990s?
Yes, I had two Tamagotchi devices in 1997!
What aspects of recreating this classic retro experience for fans has been the most rewarding?
Most millennials have some memories about Tamagotchi – always got sick, so many poops on the screen or couldn’t get one.
This classic retro Tamagotchi will bring you nostalgia that can be shared with your friends or family.
Do you have a particular favorite story of your own about caring for your Tamagotchi?
I carried them to my school every day by turning off the sound and took care of them with my friends in the restroom during recess.
What’s your own personal advice for keeping one’s Tamagotchi healthy and happy?
Please keep your eyes on your Tamagotchi like you do for your real pet!