Tamagotchis Are Back - But It Turns Out We Were Using Them Wrong The Whole Time
11 October 2017, 17:33 | Updated: 4 December 2017, 11:10
Well that's changed our entire childhood.
If there's one toy that was an absolute musy-have back in the nineties, it is undoubtedly the Tamagotchi.
Whether you were 5 or 15, these little virtual pets were a little piece of technological genius at the time and we ALL had to have one.
So when we heard they were coming back this year, we were super hyped - but then we discovered something that changed everything!
어릴적 가지고 놀던 추억의 장난감, #다마고치 기억하시나요? 90년대를 휩쓴 디지털 반려동물이죠 제때되면 밥도 먹여주고, 놀아주고, 배설물도 치워주고, 질병에 걸리는지 체크하고, 감정도 살피며 소소히 보살피던 바로 그 장난감이 20주년을 기념해 11월 7일, 다시 돌아옵니다 다마고치가 밀레니얼들의 마음도 살 수 있을까요? 어쨌든 90년대를 그리워 할 80년대생들에겐 반가운 소식이군요 (BANDAI ✍Gukhwa Hong) _ The nostalgic digital pet toy #Tamagotchi of the 90s are coming back this November 7th in celebration of its 20th Anniversary. #Vogue #VogueKorea #玩具 #90年代
YOU CAN PAUSE YOUR TAMAGOTCHI.
Yep, you can actually pause it so that when you aren't able to look after it cos you're at school or whatever, it won't go and die on you.
We had so many of our little virtual buddies die on us that it scarred us for life, so imagine how everything would be different if we knew you could pausethem!
Some smart people actually already knew about the pause function, while others were completely in the dark like us...
Somewhere in my house in a box there is a Tamagotchi that has been on pause for so many years still waiting to get fed— Esteban (@ejrmillo95) July 24, 2017
I put a battery in my Tamagotchi a year ago and I today i found out it hasn't died yet and its been on pause this whole time.— Kathleen White (@KathleenRedrum) April 12, 2017
There was a pause button on these that you could use when you went to school so the Tamagotchi pet didn't die when you were in class https://t.co/vOAfKUtl6l— Steph (@HugsFromWales) May 2, 2017
Didn't you kids every learn the pause trick, if you left it in clock setting mode it would pause the Tamagotchi— Adam Hallowells (@TheAdamWells) October 10, 2017
The new 2017 versions of the classic toy will feature six different pets and will only be available for a very limited time in various toy shops, so get in there fast if you wanna grab one.
Just don't forget to pause it!
Whilst you're here, remind yourself of the them tune from 'My Parent's Are Aliens' - it's a banger...