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Tamagotchi is Back – And I Already Killed Mine

Just after 11 am on Saturday morning, I became the proud parent of my very first Tamagotchi, freshly hatched from its virtual egg. By yesterday afternoon it was dead; its passing a poignant reminder that the gadgets we adored as kids aren’t always as awesome 20 years later when we’re grownups. Read More >>

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Well These People Seem to be Having Fun in VR World

Developer Bandai Namco appears to think it has VR gaming cracked, demonstrating a concept known as Project I Can -- a VR game using HTC's Vive headset that takes advantage of its awareness of surrounding space to make everyday tasks a little more thrilling. As long as you can convince your brain that you're really in a VR world and not just standing in your living room looking like a bit of a plank like these people, it would appear to be a right old laugh. Read More >>

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These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures Look Like They’ve Stepped Right Out of the Cartoon

Bandai’s Figuarts line has made some truly fantastic figures — but these new ones based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon are some of their best. Read More >>

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Captain America: Civil War Figuarts Will Fight For the Right to Empty Your Wallet

It’s January, which means it’s already time for the merchandising market to start salivating over the next Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War. Kicking off the proceedings in the battle for whether or not Team Cap or Team Iron Man gets to rummage through your wallet and make your earnings disappear is Bandai! Read More >>

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Sushi Transformers are More Than Meets Your Tastebuds

If you're trying to eat healthier, it's a good idea to know exactly what goes into the food you consume. And while that's not exactly the goal Bandai had in mind when it created these sushi transformers that turn into what they're made from, it's justification enough to collect all five. Read More >>

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Holy Crap, Tamagotchis are Coming Back From the Dead

Remember Tamagotchis? Of course you do. They taught you about responsibility. They taught you about friendship. And perhaps most importantly, they taught you that friends don't leave friends in faeces-filled rooms for days at a time—because then they will die. But now, it's time to impart that wisdom on a new generation. Rejoice, friends, for the Tamagotchi is back. Read More >>

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You Have to Really Love Batman to Use This Absurd iPhone Tumbler Case

Most smartphone cases strive to provide as much protection for your device as possible without adding too much bulk or extra weight. But that's not the approach Bandai has taken with this monstrosity. Squarely targeted at die hard Batman fans, this case is a perfect replica of the Tumbler Batmobile featured in Christopher Nolan's films, but designed to protect your iPhone, not the Dark Knight. Read More >>