OMG I didn't know you could still get Tamgachis for under $50!!! I know where my next paycheck is going, HELLO NOSTOLGIA!
$20 sounds pretty cheap to me, given that a) I thought they had been discontinued and the only stuff you'd buy is from collectors and whatnot, and b) they cost like $20 new, in stores, in the mid-late 90's. Given the inflation over the last 15 years seems pretty cheap to get them the same prices. I wish I could find new big-name video games for the same prices I paid back then lol.
Um, the only ones I found selling online were tama-gos which is the egg/game thing. I think I saw something like music ones, but I didn't look into those. I didn't find any other versions. Check their website, it says some are in store but I didn't find any in the 3 stores I visited.
It is for a piece of outdated technology from the 90's with about as much capabilities as a mobile phone from the 80's that is made using about $2 worth of materials and labour in a Chinese sweatshop Hell I wouldn't even spend $20 on a computer from the mid-90's, and they were 100 times more powerful and versatile than Tamogotchi's. Damn I now understand why parents hate buying toys so much. Cheap plastic that would be lucky to last 1 week in the arms of a young child ain't worth spending your dinner-money on
I gotta admit I have little faith in a lot of Chinese products too. But yes - buy something made in a developed country and it costs 10x more Only worth it with larger, more permanent things though that would really be more expensive to replace often in the long run.