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Did your Tamagotchi die of neglect in the late '90s? Now's your chance to take another shot

Did your Tamagotchi die of neglect in the late '90s? Now's your chance to take another shot

Before fads such as the fidget spinner and Furby, when the world was just getting acquainted with the Backstreet Boys and clamoring to watch “Titanic” in movie theaters, there was the Tamagotchi.

The Japanese digital pet on a keychain was a sensation, racking up sales of 82 million units since its release in 1997. It was a precursor to mobile gaming, a pocket-sized electronic device that taught legions of children to feed a pixelated critter and pick up after its business.

It was also controversial, as fads tend to be, having been blamed for being too morbid (the pet died if you...

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