When did Tamagotchi become all about the cutie-pies?

There tends to be a trend among Tamagotchi toys. Each one seems to have a different focus that shows the evolution of the product line. The original Tamagotchi was notable simply for existing. It was the first virtual pet. Tamagotchi Angel took place after a character had died, following them into the afterlife and reassuring younger players that it was okay if they “lost” the main game ten times in a row. Tamagotchi Connection allowed two users’ characters to interact and perhaps even breed. The newer models, after 4U, even have NFC technology for connections and additional content.

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The Kirby Nendoroid is certainly magnetic

Kirby is easily one of Nintendo’s most adorable icons. He’s our little, blobular buddy! Naturally, this means he’s extra adorable in Nendoroid form. The Good Smile Company figure is one of the most unique in the line. Since he’s a spherical sort of guy, the company couldn’t do the usual thing where arms, legs, heads, and waists have a hole-plug situation. Instead, the power of magnetism lets you customize this cutie pie.

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Games give new life to the philosopher’s stone

The myth of the philosopher’s stone has often been used as a plot device in media. People are introduced to this legendary object capable of extraordinary things through alchemy, may spend most of the game attempting to learn more about it or acquire it, and have peripheral encounters with it. While most forms of media focus on its ability to grant immortality, resurrect the dead, and transmute metals into gold, many Japanese games choose to focus on its ability to create new, artificial life.

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