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Bandai America unveiled its very first collaboration with Lucasfilm: a Star Wars R2-D2 Tamagotchi virtual pet toy.
That implies your favored droid from Star Wars will be inside the most up-to-date Tamagotchi egg-like toy, exactly where you nurture and develop your virtual character and raise it into an adult. Like other Tamagotchi items, the R2-D2 version has the simplest of electronic games on it.
The electronic toy debuts November 11, and preorders start off on August 3, mentioned Bandai America brand strategist Trish Garrett in an interview with GamesBeat.
“This is the most epic collaboration that Bandai has, and we have a holographic version with a translucent blue shell,” as nicely as a classic white version, Garrett mentioned, holding an egg up to her camera. “I think people are going to be excited to collect both of these.”
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Bandai Namco has performed Tamagotchi brand collaborations ahead of (like with Hello Kitty), but this is the very first time the Star Wars brand is coming to it, Garrett mentioned. The teams from Bandai Namco and Lucasfilm have worked on it for more than a year.
“It’s a big deal, and it’s set for a global release,” she mentioned.
Garrett mentioned you can train the R2-D2 Tamagotchi to master 19 diverse capabilities, such as piloting spacecraft or undertaking repairs. Instead of feeding R2-D2 like other pets, you have to charge the small droid. You also have to preserve R2-D2 clean. You earn points from a firefighting minigame and a Dejarik holochess game (you play against Chewbacca, just like R2-D2 did on the Millennium Falcon in A New Hope). You can unlock seven more minigames as you progress.
You have to make sure you preserve your R2-D2 Tamagotchi satisfied. If you neglect the droid for also extended, the Jawas may well take R2-D2 away.
“We’re excited about that, but also a little sad, because maybe people will not take care of him on purpose so they can see the Jawas,” Garrett mentioned.
The Tamagotchi contains animated pixel film clips as nicely. It’s targeted for kids ages 8 and up. It does not require Wi-Fi, and it makes use of two LR44 batteries. Bandai Namco hopes it will be a superior stocking stuffer, Garrett mentioned.
“Any Tamagotchi fan will know how to play with this,” Garrett mentioned. “It might be a small learning curve for the Star Wars fan.”
The Boba Fett tv show is coming to Disney+ in December. Garrett mentioned she didn’t know if R2-D2 will show up in the series. She noted that Boba Fett tends to make an look in the device. It will price $20.