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R2-D2 from Star Wars now available as a pet in Tamagotchi

A digital pet from a galaxy far, far away
A digital pet from a galaxy far, far away

Tamagotchi is teaming up with the Star Wars movie franchise to produce a special kind of toy for kids.

The famous Japanese pet “egg watch”, which became globally renown during the late 1990s, will now feature the iconic R2-D2 droid from the Star Wars movies.

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R2-D2 Tamagotchi.

Users can help R2-D2 learn 19 different skills and interact with other Star Wars characters including Yoda, C-3PO, and Boba Fett.

The Tamagotchi (“Egg Watch” in Japanese) is a handheld digital pet that was created in Japan by Akihiro Yokoi of WiZ and Aki Maita from Bandai.

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More Tamagotchi R2-D2s.

Unlike the other pets in Tamagotchi where the owner is required to feed them regularly, R2-D2 will need regular cleaning and charging instead.

The Star Wars Tamagotchi will go on sale on Saturday November 13, with a retail price of ¥2,530 (US$23).

However, Tamagotchi has yet to announce how to purchase one, so stay tuned for future updates.

Mary Joy
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