Tamagotchi, the most famous digital pet, is set to return to stores and your heart. Like the original toy, you hatch your egg and have to feed, care for and play with your pet. How your pet grows up is dependent on how you take care of your pet. What’s new for this generation of Tamagotchi devices is an all new level of tech, a ‘bump’ with other Digital Friend devices allows it to send text messages and gifts, and even go on a playdate with other Tamagotchi Friends characters. The more ‘bumps’, the more points and rewards the owner will earn, and the higher their best friend meter will rise.
Tamagotchi Friends are available in six different fashionable trend-inspired designs, and you’ll be able to pick them up at Toys “R” Us and toysrus.com in the United States for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
In addition to the return of the digital pet, there will be collectible figures and playsets available exclusively at Toys R Us. There are six different Tamagotchi Friends characters are each sold individually with a suggested retail price of$3.99. The Tamagotchi Friends Character Plus Pack includes unique accessory pieces to play out each character’s personality and has a suggested retail price of $5.99.
The Dream School Classmates Multipack brings together five Tamagotchi Friends characters, each representing a different Dream Class – Music, Beautician, Robot, Chef and Performance – that real girls dream of becoming too. The Dream School Classmates Multipack feature unique packaging that allows girls to bring the characters with them wherever they go, and has a suggested retail price of $16.99.
Three different playsets allow girls to recreate their favorite scenes from the Tamagotchi Friends webisodes. The two-level Dream Town Music Café Playset comes with a Tamagotchi Friends Pianitchi figure. Upstairs Pianitchi can sit and play on her digital music device. At the café downstairs, the Tamagotchi Friends characters can chat, drink tea and eat desserts, and head outside to the real working swing for two figures to share. The Dream Town Music Café Playset has a suggested retail price of $19.99. The TamaMori Accessory Shop set comes with the Tamagotchi Friends character Kiramotchi and three stackable hats/crowns. The Performing Arts Stage set comes with Tamagotchi character Yumemitchi, and a microphone and keyboard for her next performance. They have a suggested retail price of $9.99 each.