You weren't a child of the 90s if you didn't own one of these. Appealing to boys and girls in a like manner, the release of the Tamagotchi created a surge in popularity for digital toys during the mid 90s.
Fashioned in the shape of an egg, users start off with a blob having hatched after activation. Once the owner has decided a name for the newborn, they are then given an ongoing task of having to nurture the Tamagotchi. This includes providing it with sustenance, playing games, ensuring its well being, cleaning its doo doo, punishment for wrong doings, praise for right doings and making sure the Tamagotchi maintains a healthy weight. Neglect or failure to meet the basic necessities resulted in sure death and had the child running to his mother crying like a baby.
So all in all a great little gadget, which annoyed many a teacher. I myself actually won a Tamagotchi through a promotion where founders of a golden egg in muesli bar packets were able to claim a free Tamagotchi. Now let's see those little truckers!
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