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  1. 3 points
    Looks like Bandai has made the official announcement about the Tamagotchi On! https://www.bandai.com/tamagotchi/ 75 day countdown... Can you wait that long?!
  2. 3 points
    I'm going to try to get one because I think supporting tamas in different languages and regions is a good thing for the hobby!
  3. 2 points
    Already have one preordered on Amazon! I agree with PK when it comes to the bugs - I haven't gotten all that much mileage out of my meets because of them - but I really wanna support English tama releases, and I'd really more than anything like to be able to see what all the little bits of dialog are about that all the color tamas have. I think that alone will make it more engaging. I've always liked the genetic fusions of the Mix and Meets, so it'll be cool to get all that and understand what I'm reading, too! The geolocation mentioned on the box seems as well, but I'm wondering how that'll actually pan out. Also I wonder how quickly it'll drain batteries. >> Either way, I'm pumped!
  4. 2 points
    I'm happy to see a new English-language release, and I'm happy to see them finally releasing the colour Tamagotchis outside of Japan, but I haven't decided whether or not I'll pick up a Tamagotchi On yet. The reason for that is that I was burned by the bugginess of the Tamagotchi Meets (I imported one upon release), and didn't find it to be as engaging as the pre-Connexion Tamagotchis partly as a result of this. I won't consider it if the bugs haven't been fixed.
  5. 2 points
    Oh my gosh, you’ve probably got so much mail! How many Tamagotchis do you own?! Probably Thosands!!
  6. 2 points
    I got those ones on ebay amd Buyee.com. I also use sometimes wish.com and Japan You Want. Shpock occasionally. You can get Tamagotchis on Buyee Japan Auctions for as cheap as 1 penny. With import and shipping charges still pretty cheap. Good to check out. For example... https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/e355715341?conversionType=search_suggest
  7. 2 points
    No, you've been pronouncing it correctly. The people in the commercial are pronouncing it wrong, which is embarrassing for such a high-profile "revival". This incorrect pronunciation originated from incorrect information provided to those behind Tamagotchi Video Adventures, and that same information was also provided to some members of the press at around the same time (or perhaps those behind Tamagotchi Video Adventures did their research and thought that the press were correct - it could go either way, but at this point I have to assume that some well-meaning individual has been referring to old reference materials for the new ad, and that the same info was given to the production-company back in the 1990s). It's also where the falsehood that Tamagotchi translates as "cute little egg" comes from. To be absolutely clear: Tamagotchi is a portmanteau of "tamago" (egg), and "uotchi" (katakana spelling of the loanword "watch"; The "i" is silent in Japan, but is pronounced in Western promotions because it sounds exotic and catchy), and the correct (Western) pronunciation is "Tamm-a-gotchee" (or just "Tamm-a-gotch", in Japan). It is not, as the false information claims, a portmanteau of "tamago" and "chibi", and it is not pronounced "Tamm-a-go-chee" as per that and the Tamagotchi On commercial. For what it's worth, past commercials, dating all the way back to the late 1990s, got the pronunciation right.
  8. 2 points
    https://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-3-tamagotchi+on,28zu0 Gamestop has them up for preorder, but the release date is set to 12/31? I imagine that will change since the tama site itself says 74 days. Also, according to that commercial.... have I been pronouncing Tamagotchi wrong for like 20+ years??? O_O
  9. 2 points
    Bandai is on a roll this year! On top of the Tama On there will also be a NA Digimon rerelease: https://withthewill.net/threads/21490-Digimon-Re-Release-V-Pet-Images-and-New-Info Yay
  10. 2 points
    The geolocation feature on the app detects what type of place you are at and shows your Tamagotchi going somewhere similar. Ex) If you scan at a restaurant, your Tama will also visit a restaurant. You can even get special items if you scan at a specific retail store during an event.
  11. 1 point
    A user in the Tamagotchi discord recently found some Tamagotchi patent files and digging through them revealed quite a number of interesting things!
  12. 1 point
    No problem - hopefully now you can get back to running it.
  13. 1 point
    Guess what? We have a new arrival today. A golden Japanese Angel Gotchi. Finally my pearl blue UK edition from 22 years ago has a friend. Here they are together.
  14. 1 point
    Which button do you exactly mean? I’m not totally clear, so here are some pictures!
  15. 1 point
    I couldn't care less about app integration if I tried. I just like a tamagotchi to be a tamagotchi and that's it. I voted happy to see a new release though I admit the genetics thing is interesting.
  16. 1 point
    I am curious to know who is planning on getting a Tamagotchi On (vote in the poll)... Also, what is most appealing to you about the Tamagotchi On? Color screen? App integration? Just to have a new release? Something else?
  17. 1 point
    Then that’s kind of wrong.. What’s the difference between US Parents and UK? They both have to dicciplane and Nurture.. so really it’s up to Bandai. £60, they think that’s a lot here? Or the currency converter translates more; meaning people won’t buy? You do have a very good point, though. If Bandai definitely can Shop there products to the UK ( In saying that about the 20th Anniversary ), so what’s stopping here?
  18. 1 point
    Ok here's a few more of yesterday and today's arrivals. They will all be added to the website soon enough. Will post the rest that arrived tonight.
  19. 1 point
    No problem. They do get a bit funny about it sometimes.
  20. 1 point
    Thanks for this - I've been using Buyee for years, but this has never come up, and I had no idea about it!
  21. 1 point
    In one way, that's legitimately surprising, since the 20th Anniversary Tamagotchi Mini and the Tamagotchi Original Gen 1 & Gen 2 did so well here. In another, considering its price in the US and the high cost of living over here, it's perhaps not so surprising... Perhaps they're thinking that parents may reject that sort of pricing for a toy that's famous for being a simple, affordable keychain gadget?
  22. 1 point
    https://vgctmofficial.createaforum.com/index.php?action=ezportal;sa=page;p=4 Visit my Tamagotchi museum! All V-Pets that I own are added as they are received, either by donation or purchase. It grows almost every day so stick around. I plan to make this the ultimate cyberpet guide!
  23. 1 point
    I do own a lot. I currently have about 30 on the way to me now, some new and sealed and some opened. I'll share a complete collection if I can. I have one wall completely full with sealed ones, a drawer full of opened ones, a carry case for living ones (also full) and another part of the wall for sealed chibi ones, and a few that have bulky packaging such as music stars and v3s that stand on a shelf. With that said, this just arrived. I have more that arrived I'll post a bit later.
  24. 1 point
    I know I sure am. Gotta unlock stuff, and I don't wanna by THAT many Ons. XD
  25. 1 point
    Someone's going to try anyway, though, aren't they?
  26. 1 point
    KidRetro64's got it in one, here! 👍 Still, if you can post a picture of the letter, I'm sure that someone can tell you specifically what it says.
  27. 1 point
    I've had a Tamagotchi ID L for a few weeks now, and this is the first time one of my tamagotchis died.. It showed me a letter but i have no idea what does it translate to, since it's in Japanese.. Does anyone know what does the letter say?
  28. 1 point
    Buyee is a proxy service, so you pay for the goods, a markup fee on those goods, the shipping from the seller in Japan to Buyee, and the shipping from Buyee to you. Optionally you can also pay extra to have Buyee inspect your items for damage when the items arrive with them. You are also responsible for paying any import fees and taxes that you incur once the items arrive in your country. It's easy to use, and Buyee are very up-front and clear about their fees (you can read about them here), but it's very important to do your research first, as the fees with services like this can rack up, and it's your responsibility to know what taxes your country may or may not charge you when your goods pass through customs.
  29. 1 point
    I have no idea - I haven't seen any UK coverage of the Tamagotchi On yet, so I haven't seen any statements from Bandai UK, either. I prefer Smyths Toys over The Entertainer, myself (for some inexplicable reason, The Entertainer doesn't carry Pokemon products, even though it's the world's biggest media-franchise, and those sorts of oversights seem to be common with them), but unfortunately The Entertainer had exclusivity on the Tamagotchi Original Gen 1 and Gen 2 re-releases, so I'm going to hazard a guess that the same could yet happen with the On. I don't want that, but at this point it's been a long time since Smyths or anyone else carried any Tamagotchi goods. Still, here's hoping, eh?
  30. 1 point
    Yes, that’s how JD spelled it. The Tamagotohi is a fake Color Tama that came out a year after the real one (so, 2009). It has a built in FM radio, IR communication like real Tamagotchis, and photos can be transferred via USB to use it as a digital photo frame. The only known screenshot was posted here on TamaTalk a few years ago, but the link provided there leads to a blank page with no archives. https://www.tamatalk.com/IB/topic/189867-tamagotchi-colour-fake/ A reserve image search revealed that it had originally been shared to another Tamagotchi forum back in 2009. Google Translated English version here. Fun facts- The Tamagotohi originally retailed for $6 USD adjusted for today. If you look closely on the box, it shows drawings of the different characters. User MadamBoss of Tamagochy shared a photo of the toy and box, confirming something: this was made by JiDan. Look at how the model number has “JD” before it. This is how every virtual pet by JiDan (under their original name) is stylized: Ex) Interestingly, the Touma Pet (a recent fake Color by M&D) has a similar model number, only this time it has “OK” before it. (Plus it uses stuff from A-Watch and QPet Quolor.) Where have we seen that before? Oh yeah! Are M&D, OK, and JD related? Who knows. If so, a Bootleg Tamagotchi conspiracy would prove that reality truly is stranger than fiction. The gist: Color Tama fakes are nothing new. And, the Handwarmer Pedometer Handwarmer Powerbank Tamagotchi is the tip of the iceberg for mutant bootlegs. At the moment, there are no known videos, other photos, or old listings. The lack of any info makes it more illusive than even the Tamagezi. This can be considered “lost,” as there is no actual documentation left online. With that being said, if anyone here has more things like pictures or one of these perplexing devices on hand, it would be much appreciated if you could help solve the mysteries surrounding this strange bootleg.
  31. 1 point
    This topic and this topic both talk about the Tamagotchi On. The first one has a link to its commercial in the first post. It is looking pretty awesome!
  32. 1 point
    You’ve most likely neglected your Tamagotchi.. Oops! It’s been left on it’s own for too long and decided to leave Better luck next time!
  33. 1 point
    Quick Question; Will places like Smyths & Local supermarkets supply them? I live in a small town and Smyths is the only place near me that sells toys. Fortunately, it’s a really big shop
  34. 1 point
    Oh Man! I really wish I bought those. I’ve always wanted an IDL And; Since my Birthday was so Soon I had to pick ASAP, so I just got the 1st English Tamagotchi I could find. From JYW, I’m actually starting to realise that there not the cheapest place ever! I’m definitely going to buy from that place, sometime.
  35. 1 point
    Yeah it takes surprisingly long, since they're still Vintages, even if they're Connection-sized. Have fun with them!
  36. 1 point
    Yeah they evolved not long after the I posted this! They’re still teenagers now so I’m just gonna assume they take forever to evolve lol. Thanks for your help! I couldn’t find any info on how long it takes to evolve or anything
  37. 1 point
    That’s an amazing price for 6 Tamagotchis, considering I just got a V3 For £33.40. What website do you use? I Might check it out
  38. 1 point
    I haven't run my Mesutchi and Osutchi pair for very long, but I do remember it taking a quite looong time to evolve, way more than most modern versions would. Have they evolved yet, since you've written this post?
  39. 1 point
    A couple if new additions today. These arrived yesterday technically.
  40. 1 point
    DUDE, I haven't been here in a while and just JUUUST found out about the Tamagotchi On and am beyond excited. I watched PandaBunny Toys on YouTube talk about it and she had described "...my friends want me to buy it and show it to them because they've always wanted a Tamagotchi, just not a Japanese one," and I was very jealous of the fact because I will be ranting about my excitement to people who do not care for Tamagotchi, but they care for my feelings, so they'll let me rant, hahahahaha. XD ❤️
  41. 1 point
    Bandai America Launches New Tamagotchi Device Everyone’s Favorite Virtual Pet is Back and Better Than Ever! EL SEGUNDO, CA, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Tamagotchi, a household name and one of the biggest brands of all time is making a comeback! Ready to take playgrounds by storm again, Bandai America announces the launch of Tamagotchi On in the North American market. Fans can be first in line for new product with pre-sales starting online on May 13 at Target, Amazon, GameStop and Urban Outfitters with product available at mass retail nationwide starting July 28th, 2019. Bandai America (CNW Group/Bandai America) With millions of different characters, new colored-digital screens, and cross-platform connectivity, Tamagotchi On will be a sought after device. “The new experiences and social connections raises the fun-factor and provides users with endless hours of entertainment,” said Tara Badie, Bandai America Marketing Director. “We wanted to keep aspects of the original Tamagotchi gameplay but make it more relevant for today’s users by adding a colored-digital screen, new ways to connect and millions of different characters.” The Tamagotchi On is perfect for on-the-go entertainment as well as teaching children the responsibility of caring for a pet. It fits easily in pockets or bags and doesn’t require internet access, allowing kids to tend to their Tamagotchi On the go! Tamagotchi On features; Millions of different Tamagotchi characters with your My Tama looking like a combination of their mom and dad allowing for a personalized character of your own Now colored-digital screens You decide what your character does: eat at home or at the restaurant, shop in the different Lands, go to the washroom, bathe, make friends, travel to different Lands, play games, take care of a TamaPet, amongst others Interact with other Tamagotchi On devices to visit friends, give gifts, travel together and even marry to build your family tree Connect your device to an interactive app on mobile devices to see more unique characters, play a game, meet new Tamagotchi characters to marry and earn ‘Gotchi’ points and other surprises to bring back to your device! Daycare drop-off feature allows users to leave their My Tama in good hands while they take some time off (and go to school) Comes in two styles, Fairies and Magic, each come with their own unique characters and Land MSRP: Each device is sold individually with a suggested retail price of $59.99. Age grade: 6-12 years old “With over 82M units sold globally and over 22 years in the market, Tamagotchi is a brand that is truly known across generations,” said Badie. “We couldn’t be more excited to see new users’ reactions as they experience the magic of caring for their digital pet.” Announcing Tamagotchi On at Clamour Summit 2019 will give top-tier content creators the first reveal and a unique hands-on opportunity to capture the first glimpse. For more information, please visit www.tamagotchi.com. About Bandai America Incorporated Bandai builds on dreams, adds to the fun, and strives to inspire kids of all ages around the world, every day! A leader in developing engaging, quality toys that capture children’s imaginative spirit and provide endless “Fun For The Future,” Bandai America Incorporated is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children’s toys and interactive entertainment today. The Bandai America brand family includes Pac-ManTM, Dragon Ball®, Godzilla and Tamagotchi®, among other boys, girls, preschool, and hobby product lines. Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc., an entity that resulted from the integration of Namco Ltd. and Bandai Co. Ltd. of Japan. Global interests encompass three strategic business units: Toys and Hobby, Video Games and Online Entertainment and Film and Music. The company is headquartered in El Segundo, California. Find out more about our expertise in connecting with kids in fun and fresh ways at www.Bandai.com. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Tamagotchi: ©BANDAI, WiZ All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Bandai logo: ® and © 2019 Bandai. SOURCE Bandai America
  42. 1 point
    Bandai (JP) usually releases new tamagotchi's every 2 years right? So the next expected tamagotchi is probably....2020? I'm hoping that they can stray away from the mix/meets variants in the future and bring something new once again! Though I don't mind the mixing feature, just hoping for some cool new games and features
  43. 1 point
    dude wait for the tamagotchi ON itll be easier to use as its in english
  44. 1 point
    Today is the day! Bandai America has officially announced the Tamagotchi ON on their official website! Tamagotchi.com has been updated with the Tamagotchi ON, and we’ve got some information you’re going to LOVE. Firs toff, the Tamagotchi.com website now ONLY has Tamagotchi ON featured on it, no longer does it feature the Tamagotchi Original rereleased device from 2018. The website displays the 4 Tamagotchi ON colors, pink and blue fairy, and purple and green magic. The same description featured on Amazon is now on Tamagotchi.com under the images: Everyone’s favorite virtual reality pet is back for a new generation! Tamagotchi On is perfect for on-the-go entertainment as well as teaching children the responsibility of caring for a pet. With millions of different Tamagotchi characters, your My Tama will look like a combination of their mom and dad, perfect for having a personalized character of your own. Plus, on now colored-digital screens, you can decide what your character does. Eat at home or at the restaurant, shop in the different Lands, go to the washroom, bathe, make friends, travel to different Lands, play games, and even take care of a TamaPet. Connect to your friend’s Tamagotchi On device and go on playdates, give gifts, travel together and marry. For even more extended play, connect to the Tamagotchi On App to see other unique Tamagotchi characters, get married, meet up with friends, play a game for Gotchi points and other gifts to bring back to your device! With Fairy and Magic themes available with exclusive Lands and characters, there are endless possibilities for fun! There is also a new infographic of the upcoming device, which labels all the menu options in English (YAY!). It appears that the device will be identical to the Japanese Meets. Finally there is a countdown on their website showing that we are roughly 75 days away from the release. What’s great news is availability. The device will be available at Amazon, Target, GameStop, and Urban Outfitters! We are SO excited to hear that Bandai was able to score some deals to get this device in brick and mortar stores! Although information is SUPER limited right now we will be chatting with Bandai America soon to get some more details - the questions you’ve been asking all week to see what we can get. IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING!
  45. 1 point
    More news on this in the topic just posted by tamapalace
  46. 1 point
    Unlike a lot of things like debugging and region changing, accessing the test mode actually doesn't involve taking your Tamagotchi apart at all. It's designed to be a test that they can use in the factory and so by its very nature it's not intended to be something that harms your device. However, I think a disclaimer should probably always follow any talk about ROM testing because it is still a developer feature that is not intended for the general public to use, but it doesn't involve any messing around with the hardware of the device, and I have seen literally hundreds of tests without any reports of damage to the device. I think there's a few important things to consider when accessing the test mode: Is the device debugged? In case you're uninitiated, debugging involves actually taking the device apart and messing with the circuit board. You can tell if a device is debugged as it'll have a "hyperspeed" mode activated by pressing the C button, which causes time on the device to travel a lot faster than normal. There were reports from years ago that ROM testing a debugged device could break it, but these rumours seem to be entirely unsubstantiated and recent attempts to ROM test a debugged device has shown that in reality it is actually impossible to access the test mode on such a device. Are you okay with losing your save data? Accessing the test mode by itself has no impact on your data and after accessing it you can usually pick up from where you left off, but the exception is that if you reach the "ROM TEST" part of the test mode your save data will be wiped and you'll have to start from the beginning. When entering the test mode the first few screens are intended to test the pixels and icons on the device and identify those that don't work. This is then followed by a screen showing the firmware version of the device, and after pressing a button on this screen it enters the ROM test part of the test mode. If you don't wish to lose any data then you can perform the test up until the version number screen, but I wouldn't risk it in case you accidentally press a button on this screen. If you do lose your data, no data from the software of the device is lost - it just simply acts as though you've got a brand new device, and you'll need to start from the first generation. It's basically like choosing the "RESET" option on the DOWNLOAD / RESET screen. So basically, if it's something you're considering, take the above into account, make sure it's definitely something you want to try, and maybe try it on a cheap device that you don't mind resetting first so you understand how it works. Since you mentioned the "numbers" involved I'll explain a bit - the "version number screen" I mentioned is a screen showing the version of the Tamagotchi firmware that your device is using. Two devices might both be the "V2", but they could have different firmware versions, indicating that they'll be subtly different in a few different ways. Here are the known version numbers corresponding to the V1 and the V2: V1 0.0 - Tamagotchi Plus (Japan) 0.1 - Tamagotchi Plus GLAY Expo Edition (Japan) 2.0 - Tamagotchi Connexion, first wave (Europe, Australia) 2.1 - Tamagotchi Connexion, later waves (Europe, Australia) 2.3 - Tamagotchi Connexion, unknown waves (Europe, Australia) 4.0 - Tamagotchi Connection, first wave (USA) 4.1 - Tamagotchi Connection, later first wave devices (USA) 4.2 - Tamagotchi Connection, later waves (USA) V2 A.2 - Tamagotchi Connection V2, first wave (USA devices that were shipped to Europe and Canada before the eventual release of the V2 in the USA) A.3 - Tamagotchi Connexion V2, first wave (Europe) A.4 - Tamagotchi Connection V2, later waves (USA) A.5 - Tamagotchi Connexion V2, later waves (Europe, Australia) A.8 - Tamagotchi Connection V2, Spanish version (South America) A2 H - Tamagotchi Connection V2 PUMA Edition (Europe) There are likely more versions than those listed above that have not yet been discovered. There's a video of the test mode in action here showing a V4.5 if you want to see what it looks like. The thread TamaMum linked above should also contain more details if you want more information. Hope this helps!
  47. 1 point
    Welcome to TT, new person. Although don't view the forums until they get cleaned up; trolls have posted extremely disturbing content.
  48. 1 point
    I'll post a full collection at a later date. But here's four new addition s to my collection bought from The Entertainer in Romford. I have some more coming to me through the post too.
  49. 1 point
    My Tamagotchi Meets arrived today, so it's time for an updated collection shot. But first, a look back, because I signed up here one year and one day ago! This is how my collection looked on December 23rd 2017. And this is how my collection looks today; Top row: 20th Anniversary Tamagotchi Mini, Tamagotchi Gen 1, Tamagotchi Connexion V2, Tamagotchi Connexion V4, Dinkie Penguin, Cyber Pet 168-in-1, Chuppi Middle row: Penguin Watch, Virtual PETs (32-in-1), Shuku 20 Shunen Tamagotchi Gen 2, Super Gyaoppi 9 in 1, Digimon (Version 1), Toy Story Virtual Friends Space Explorer Bottom row: Penpy, MGA Penguin (Penguin Time), Digi Pets Jia Yuan 168-in-1, Tamagotchi Original Gen 1, Tamagotchi Meets Fairy Version
  50. 1 point
    (from http://www.bandai.com/news/news.cfm?wn_id=71 ) Posted: 06.15.2004 Bandai America Announces the Next Generation Tamagotchi: Tamagotchi Connection America's Favorite Digital Pets Return, Boasting Advanced Infrared Technology CYPRESS, Calif., June 15, 2004 – After much consumer and retailer anticipation, Bandai America Incorporated today confirmed that the company is launching the next generation of Tamagotchi, called "Tamagotchi Connection." The digital pet phenomenon that swept the nation more than six years ago makes its highly awaited return to the United States in August 2004, following recent successful launches in Japan and Europe. The egg-shaped toy simulates the life cycle of a pet, letting kids experience the fun and responsibility of feeding, tending to and caring for their digital pet. The advanced Tamagotchi Connection features new infrared communication functions allowing the virtual pet to become friends with other Tamagotchi, visit its friends to give gifts or play games together, and eventually have a possible second, third and fourth generation virtual pet. Tamagotchi first exploded in popularity when Bandai launched the product in 1996, selling more than 40 million units worldwide and 12 million units in the United States and Canada. Not only did Tamagotchi spur a pop culture phenomenon, but the product itself created a new toy category and prompted countless virtual pet imitators. During its peak, 15 Tamagotchi units were sold every minute in the U.S and Canada. The new Tamagotchi Connection is on track to replicate that success starting in Japan where the first product on the shelf sold out in two days. Based on market research and high consumer demand, Bandai decided to launch the advanced Tamagotchi Connection incorporating the elements of the original product with new advanced technology. According to recent Internet research conducted by Bandai, 100 percent of consumers were aware of Tamagotchi and 85 percent of respondents had played with Tamagotchi – even seven years after its original launch in Japan. "Over the past five years, we have heard Tamagotchi fans ask for the return of this brand, and we couldn't be more excited to bring back America's favorite digital pet with more interactive features and options," said Bill Beebe, senior vice president, sales and marketing at Bandai America. "We believe Tamagotchi Connection is just the product to boost toy industry sales and top holiday wish lists this fall." Infrared technology allows Tamagotchi Connection owners to become friends with other Tamagotchi owners and store a "friend list" of up to 50 friends. Once an adult, the Tamagotchi can connect with a compatible Tamagotchi friend and have a second-generation Tamagotchi that the owner can care for and nurture into an adult to create a possible third and fourth generation. With a larger display and better graphics than the original version, Tamagotchi Connection owners can care for their pet by selecting various controls to feed it food or a snack, play games with it, clean up after its messes and give it medicine when it becomes sick. The new Tamagotchi Connection will debut at retail on August 15, 2004 at a suggested retail price of $14.99. "Tamagotchi created a whole new category in toys as the originator of the virtual pet concept," said Jim Silver, publisher of Toy Book and Toy Wishes magazines. "The launch of Tamagotchi Connection will bring excitement to the toy industry as the digital pet craze resurfaces with new innovative twists and improved technology as consumers begin looking for the hottest toy for the holiday shopping season." To celebrate the return of Tamagotchi, Bandai America will release special unopened packages of Tamagotchi Connection and Tamagotchi Connection T-shirts for bid on eBay. The Tamagotchi Connection packaging and T-shirts will be specially autographed by celebrities from film, television, sports and fashion. The series of 10-day auctions will begin on Monday, June 21 with new items being added on June 22 and June 23. All proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The Foundation creates a future of hope for children and families worldwide by eradicating pediatric AIDS, providing care and treatment to people with HIV/AIDS, and accelerating the discovery of new treatments for other serious and life-threatening pediatric illnesses. For more information and to bid on the auction, please visit www.ebay.com/tamagotchi. About Bandai America Incorporated Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of Bandai Co. Ltd., the third largest toy company in the world, with more than 30 group companies in 9 countries. Global interests include toys and children's entertainment, video game software, multimedia, music, full-length feature films, vending machines, trading cards, candies and licensed apparel. Bandai America Incorporated is celebrating its 26th year as the master toy licensee for some of the most popular properties and brands in children's toys and entertainment, including the Power Rangers, Teen Titans, Gundam, Astro Boy, Superior Defender, Strawberry Shortcake and Hello Kitty product lines. Bandai America is headquartered in Cypress, California, and company information is available at www.Bandai.com.