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This Hot 90’s Toy is Back & Updated for Summer 2020

Back in the 90’s we never imagined how toys like virtual would foreshadow our future in a digital age. Flash forward to the year 2020 and GigaPets, the bestselling brand of virtual pets from the 90’s, is making a comeback in a big way! 

GigaPets has announced three new releases for this summer: GigaPetsAR, GigaPets Trolls and GigaPets Pixie. These new styles include all the beloved features from their 90’s predecessors with tons of fun and exciting upgrades like augmented reality, more advanced game play and evolutions, and fun additions to the housings like wings, limbs, and hair! 

 I’m including more on each new GigaPet below. I’d love to send samples if GigaPets fits any upcoming coverage. Fantastic for Back to School! – Leah

Your Favorite Toy From the 90’s Is Back and Better than Ever! Available on Amazon and Launching Summer 2020 at Target Stores nationwide

GigaPetsAR – The virtual pet is making its return to playtime. Choose between a Puppy, Unicorn, or a T-Rex. Experience full pet responsibilities including feeding, putting it to sleep, cleaning and bathing, taking it to the doctor, teaching it tricks, and discipline. Includes retro themed tinted transparent shells, better graphics and game play than in the 90’s, upgraded hardware, and an extended battery life.

Biggest features:  

  • The free augmented reality app lets you experience your pet in 3D augmented reality! 
  • Complete activities on your GigaPets device to unlock screens which can be scanned to reveal special animations on your phone.
  • The app also included all the classic GigaPets features like feeding, cleaning, playing games, and more so that you get two games for the price of one!

GigaPets Trolls – Go on fun adventures with your new virtual friend! Whatever you do, try and avoid the barber! Every day the troll’s hair will grow longer, but if you neglect it, those crazy locks will be cut and you will drop back down to day one. Don’t worry though your friend will always bounce back because Trolls never die!

Biggest features: 

  • Two of the games (avoid the barber and jump the hurdles) can be accessed at any time. 
  • Keep yours happy and healthy to unlock 3 additional games (skateboarding, surfing, and mountain climbing) which get harder as you progress.
  • Each device also comes with a set of possible limbs to help them stand up on their own and a full set of hair for added play value.

GigaPets Pixie, Coming Soon! – It’s the most advanced GigaPets ever with 8 different evolutions to experience! In this game magic and the choices you make help determine your outcome. Additionally, each Pixie also includes a set of rubber wings and antenna for a more tactile experience. 

Biggest features:

  • Choose from 4 different games that get harder as you progress.
  • Collect elements such as clovers dew, seeds, and fireflies by successfully casting spells and playing games.
  • Use those elements to brew potions which will help your Pixie grow and determine their evolution path.

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