Acquire Tamagotchi from Bandai

Acquire Tamagotchi from Bandai

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Timmy Joe started this petition to Hasbro

One of the gadgets many recall from the 90's is Tamagotchi. It's an egg-shaped digital pet that is known worldwide and sold more than 70 million copies. Its popularity has allowed it to be adapted into other mediums such as video games, merchandise, and a slice-of-life anime with a surprisingly good deal of depth.

Unfortunately, Tamagotchi has had a history of not doing so hot outside Japan. Tamagotchi On recently released to decent success, but for some reason, Bandai America has been reluctant to take this franchise to the next level.

That's when Hasbro comes in. They too are a toy company with a wide range of IPs with good followings (My Little Pony, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Hanazuki: Full of Treasures, etc.), and they have more resources, especially with their recent purchase of EntertainmentOne. Plus, Hasbro inherited the Power Rangers toy license from Bandai America, and bought the whole IP from Saban, and has since been treating the show and its corresponding merchandise far better (compare Beast Morphers to any Neo-Saban season and you'll see what I mean.)

If Hasbro were to acquire Tamagotchi from Bandai, think about all the possibilities; the virtual pets may become as successful as they were in the late '90s (maybe even moreso), the anime may get dubbed (which is what I truly want from the franchise more than anything else) or even revived, there may be more movies!

Long story short, Hasbro has the budget and the resources to take Tamagotchi to the next level. All they need is the will to acquire the IP from Bandai.

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