Tamagotchi

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Tamagotchi

[Japanese; cute little egg] space-age cyberpet; a solely electronic state; indigenous to Japan, appearing as an egg on a liquid-crystal screen. Life history, consisting of hatching, feeding, beeping when not fed, sleeping in 12 hour snatches, growing, dying prematurely if neglected, flying away, is completed usually in 2 weeks with maximum recorded life span 4 weeks. The low maintenance costs and brief life span appear to have been designed to suit society's average desired investment level and affection span for a house pet. An unfriendly addition to the veterinary profession's list of exotic companion animals.
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I didn't see a penny of child support and word on the street was that he had abandoned countless more Tamagotchis.
I think it's super smart that Tamagotchi has their life lifestyle brand because it's a really cool way to throw back to the nostalgia of Tamagotchis and give everybody an opportunity to relive the fun of Tamagotchi and childhood and everything that Tamagotchi stands for.
TOP TEN OUTDATED FADS: 1 Big Mouth Billy Bass; 2 Shell suits; 3 SodaStreams; 4 Boil in the bag dinners; 5 Athena's Man and Baby poster; 6 Knitted toilet roll covers; 7 Tupperware parties; 8 Macrame owls; 9 Pogo sticks; 10 Tamagotchis.
He highlights everything from household items like knitted toilet roll covers and shag pile carpets to children's toys such as pogo sticks and Tamagotchis.
Be careful, though, you should watch out for the US date system: you don't want the Tamagotchis to think you're a Gemini when you're really a Scorpio.
For fans wanting to purchase two Tamagotchis at once, Bandai America will also offer the new "True Friends" collection this July -- a pack of two Tamagotchi Connection virtual pets together with matching designs.
Tamagotchis, the pocket-sized electronic pets which flooded schools in the 90s, are again back in vogue, as is a hand-held personal video player called VideoNow.
Pokemon combines the challenge of nurturing a pet that Tamagotchis posed and the collectible-card concept of Magic: The Gathering with the enticement of hard-to-get cards - a la limited-edition Beanie Babies.
Surely the appeal of Tamagotchis is their size - they fit snugly into even the shallowest of pockets and can be easily hidden from teachers.
Prerecorded video has Beanie Babies and Tamagotchis.
The average life-cycle of Tamagotchis is just under three weeks, and then you have to reprogramme it to start all over again.