The Tamagotchi Turns 25

Toy maker Bandai released the Tamagotchi in 1996, first in Japan before bringing it to the rest of the world months later. The virtual pet was one of the most popular items in the 1990s and early 2000s. Now a quarter-century old, a new version is now available, one with a built-in camera that lets you take photos with your "pet." Look back on the history of the Tamagotchi in this Storyboard.

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    Remembering the Virtual Pet

    The Tamagotchi Was Tiny, but Its Impact Was Huge

    The Tamagotchi Was Tiny, but Its Impact Was Huge

    It has been 25 years since the first Tamagotchi cracked out of its egg. That’s right, 25 years. If you’re a ’90s kid, you either owned one yourself …

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