Bandai Announces Star Wars R2-D2 Tamagotchi

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One of the galaxy’s most famous astromech droids has been turned into a Tamagotchi. Coming in either white or hologram translucent blue colors, the R2-D2 Tamagotchi features two mini-games and seven more that are unlockable. Owners will also get to experience short clips from the movies as they keep Artoo charged, cleaned, and have the feisty droid master 19 skills. The pocket-sized droid is now up for preorder for $20.99 and will be released just in time for the holidays on November 11.

Loaded with various interactive experiences, fans will train R2-D2 to master 19 different skills; keep R2-D2 charged, clean, and playing two mini-games, including firefighting and Dejarik (a.k.a. holochess); help R2-D2 unlock seven more mini-games; and they must keep R2-D2 happy. (If he’s neglected for too long, Jawas may come take Artoo away!)

Sources: Bandai (1, 2), Star Wars (via Gizmodo)

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