Looking for a new droid friend after your last one got shot up by Stormtroopers who were aiming for something else entirely? Well, you’re in luck, because this R2-D2 Tamagotchi is available for pre-order (affiliate link). Available in two colorways (white with blue accents, or blue with white accents), the digital droid pet is sure to be this year’s must-have stocking stuffer when it starts shipping this November.
R2 can be trained in 19 different skills and caretakers must keep him charged and cleaned by playing holochess and firefighting minigames. There are an additional seven minigames that can be unlocked based on his current skill level. And instead of dying like previous Tamagotchi pets, R2 will be hauled off by Jawas if you prove neglectful for too long.
I can’t even begin to estimate how many Tamagotchi digital pets I killed in my youth due to forgetfulness, but suffice it to say their graves could probably fill an entire hard drive. Am I more responsible now? I’ll let you know in November, presumably while bartering with a Jawa over a dead R2 unit.