Star Wars-themed digital Droid pet comes with 19 skills, 9 mini-games, and cameos from 14 other characters
If you've ever wanted to look after your own personal Droid, soon you will have the opportunity, because BANDAI and Lucasfilm are teaming up to release a Star Wars-themed R2-D2 Tamagotchi toy that lets players raise the brave little robot as a digital pet.
The R2-D2 Tamagotchi comes in two varieties: Classic color ver. and Holographic ver. The toy allows you to maintain your R2-D2 by charging it up and cleaning its chasis. There are also 9 mini-games for training your R2-D2 unit, which can develop 19 different skills, including special skills (such as holographic projector mode, fire extinguisher mode, and flight mode) and pilot mode skills for different starships.
Additionally, the R2-D2 Tamagotchi toys feature cameo appearances by 14 other popular Star Wars characters, including Yoda, Boba Fett, and C-3PO.
The R2-D2 Tamagotchi toys are currently available for pre-order via the official BANDAI home page, with both versions of the toy retailing for 2530 yen (about $23.22 US) including tax. The final products are scheduled to begin shipping on November 13, 2021.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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