Wow- Remember these things?
Way before iPods and iPads and smartphones and Pokemon Go, there was...
It's kinda hard to explain, but it's sorta like a "virtual pet"-meets-electronic "game", I guess.
Anyway, it was first sold in the U.S. in 1997 and was an almost-phenomenon.
You took care of this "pet" and if you didn't do it right... the thing would actually DIE. It just wouldn't work anymore. Kerplunk! So long, Tamagotchi.
Well, to celebrate the thing's 20th anniversary, the Japanese company that made it is bringing it back.
Not sure how much these bad boys went for in 1997, but you can score one on Amazon for just $18.
What a steal!