In terms of nostalgia-baiting, key chain toy animals that depend on their owners for sustenance, Japan's Tamagotchi's are a bonafide classic -- if not the less garish version of your old Furby. So everyone elated by the news of Tamagotchi's return in Japan this year should be pleasantly surprised to learn that the toys are finally making their way to the United States next month. Yes, the '90s bare repeating once more.
If living like a prepubescent version of yourself sounds interesting, Tamagotchis will be available in six different colors, and will retail for $15 when they go on sale November 5. Parent company Bandai is manufacturing the new fleet of egg-shaped devices in the same vein as their original 1997 forebears, albeit at a slightly smaller size. The 20th anniversary edition Tamagotchis will have 16x16 pixel screens and three buttons underneath.