Just last week Irish politician Maria Walsh attempted to appeal to our '90s nostalgia by reminding us of the brief craze of Tamagotchis. This week it looks like Tamagotchis are officially making a comeback. Whether the two are linked and she actually owns shares in Tamagotchis, we will never know.
To refresh your childhood nostalgia and take a trip down memory lane, a Tamagotchi was the digital pet on every child's Christmas wish list in the late '90s. They were high maintenance little buggers, that tested your patience by dying anytime you missed a mealtime. Much to your dismay, you would have to reset the Tamagotchi and start over again from birth. The next day in school you would compare Tamagotchi progress and be mum shamed by your peers. The struggle to keep these little pixels alive was real. Tamagotchis were also every Irish parent's dream, they taught kids how to deal with death and gave parents a solid argument for not being allowed a real pet. I still hear the phrase "You couldn't keep a Tamagotchis alive, how do you expect to mind a puppy?".
Now 23 years since the Japanese company Bani originally invented the toy, Tamagotchis are making a comeback. You can purchase the Original Tamagotchi digital pet you loved, and secretly hated, on Amazon. You'll be happy to know that the Tamagotchis 2019 limited edition comes with the original programming, no fancy 2019 updates for these little pixel pets. You can raise your Tamagotchi from egg to adult, feed it, turn lights on/off, play with it, give it medicine, flush after it's used the bathroom and check it's health. Oh the memories.
If you would like to relive your childhood or simply see can you keep them alive this time around, you can buy a Tamagotchis on Amazon.