The original '90s Tamagotchi is making a comeback this fall
The original Tamagotchi from the 1990s is set to return in the near future.
Bandai America announced Monday that the original Tamagotchi, which debuted in 1997, will be back this fall.
The re-release will feature eight original colors and eight brand new colors.
"We have found that since we brought the Tamagotchi back last year in a new form, fans have been clamoring for the return of the originals that launched in 1997," Bandai America marketing director Tara Badie said in a statement. "We have decided to bring back the original Tamagotchi with some new additions that will keep the classic look and feel of the original game, but with new colors that will bring the device to life like never before."
The original programming will allow consumers to feed the Tamagotchi, clean up after it, take care of it and even discipline it while you raise the Tamagotchi to adulthood. With each Tamagotchi, players are given one of two different games to play: A character and numbers game. Each player has up to seven different types of adult Tamagotchi they will be able to get.
Tamagotchi devices will be released in two separate generations, featuring the same original programming from two decades ago.
For Generation One, the devices include a character game where players have to guess which way the Tamagotchi will move next.
- Purple With Pink: Original Purple shell with pink frame and buttons
- Translucent Blue: Original translucent blue shell with yellow buttons
- Rainbow: Rainbow shell with white 'Tamagotchi', frame, and buttons
- Striped Tiger: Pink and purple tiger-printed shell with green 'Tamagotchi', frame and buttons
- Pink With Yellow: Original pink shell with yellow frame and buttons
- White With Black: Original white shell with black frame and buttons
- Red Glitter: Red-glittered shell with gold 'Tamagotchi', frame and buttons
- Mermaid: Colorful mermaid shell with pink 'Tamagotchi' and buttons
For Generation Two, devices include the number game where players have to guess whether the next number will be higher or lower.
White and Pink: Original white shell with pink characters, 'Tamagotchi', frame and buttons
Black and Silver: Original black shell with silver 'Tamagotchi', frame and buttons
Green Glitter: Green-glittered shell with white frame and blue 'Tamagotchi' and buttons
Colorful Leopard: Colorful leopard shell with red 'Tamagotchi', frame and buttons
Blue with Silver: Original blue shell with silver characters, 'Tamagotchi', frame and buttons
Yellow with Blue: Original yellow shell with blue characters, 'Tamagotchi', frame and buttons
Galaxy: Blue and purple galaxy shell with white 'Tamagotchi', frame and buttons
White With Colorful Characters: White shell with characters, green Japanese 'Tamagotchi', frame and buttons
Bandai America sold a 20th anniversary edition of the Tamagotchi in 2017, but they were smaller than the 1997 original.
The Tamagotchi devices will be sold individually for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and be available for pre-sell on Sept. 30 at select retail and online.
For more information, please visit www.bandai.com.