Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear. I’m Fred Fishkin. It’s the kind of toy that some parents will buy for their kids…to revive some of their own childhood memories. No…not Legos or Lincoln Logs…..think virtual pets. Bandai is out with Tamagotchi on Wonder Garden. 24 years after the Tamagotchi line first arrived…this latest edition has lots of familiar game play…and some new fun too. Bandai’s senior director of brand strategy Tara Badie…says kids actually can learn responsibility, and about the popularity in an age when many kids also play with phones and tablets …
“The kids today might have a mobile device that they can play on, but usually it’s shared. Not a lot of kids have their own devices. This is something they can actually own and take care of.”
You can find Tamagotchi on Wonder Garden…for about fifty dollars.
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