First sold by Bandai in 1996, the Tamagotchi became a huge craze in the UK.

Tamagotchi gets it name from “tamago”:egg and “uocchi”: watch.

Many kids were driven to distraction by the constantly needy eggs, which started as circles bouncing around on your screen and then evolved (when you fed, and played with it) into different stages of life.

There’ve been a huge variety of different Tamagotchis since 1996, some allowing your Tamagotchi to interact with those of other people.