From holding Death Star plans to helping the Jedi escape Darth Vader, R2-D2 has proven himself to be the most loyal companion in the Star Wars universe.
But even the galaxy’s greatest friend needs some TLC! Bandai America is helping this dutiful droid unwind through a new Tamagotchi, which will teach kids ages 8 and up how to train, clean, and take care of Artoo.
The R2-D2 Tamagotchi will be available in two different, pocket-sized shell designs inspired by the droid, accompanied by the iconic Tamagotchi animation displays. These animations feature the astromech blasting off, rolling, turning his head, and more. Kids can train R2-D2 to master 19 different skills while keeping him charged and clean.
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The R2-D2 Tamagotchi also features nine total mini-games, seven of which kids have to unlock. The two mini-games readily available are firefighting and holochess (or Dejarik in Sith terms). Kids must be careful to tend to R2-D2, because if he’s neglected for too long, Jawas will come to take him away!
The Star Wars R2-D2 Tamagotchi will be available for pre-order tonight at midnight ET when the link goes live on Amazon. The Tamagotchi is set to release on Nov. 11. To catch a sneak peek of the additional droids, bounty hunters, and Jedi Masters sneaking into the Star Wars Tamagotchi lineup later this year, click here.