Throwback! Game Boy could be the next nostalgic toy to come back

When we think back on our childhoods, there are many toys which spring to mind. 

From Polly Pockets to Tamagotchis, there was no time quite like the 80s and 90s when it came to the creation of iconic toys. 

One which stood out among the rest was the Game Boy, which quickly became a cult item after its launch by Nintendo back in 1989. 


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The Game Boy original quickly developed into the Game Boy Colour, and then the Game Boy Advance. It was like the iPhone metamorphosis, except in the 90s and not quite as quickly. 

There was always excitement and hype around a new model, and all the potential for the games that came with it. 

Whether you were a fan of the The Sims, Pokemon, Tetris, Super Mario or Final Fantasy, the games were endless and the memories are priceless (even if they involve clunking your brother over the head with a game cartridge after he made you lose that level again).

Tamagotchis, My Little Pony and Play Doh have all made major comebacks in recent years to spread joy to a new generation, and now it seems that the Game Boy may be doing the same. 

A Japanese Twitter bot designed to find trademark applications found that a new patent was filed by Nintendo for a potential revival of the old console.

The trademark carried the rights to create items such as video game consoles, clothing and accessories, as well as trinkets and merchandise.

The application carried a picture of the old Game Boy.


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Nintendo have not officially said that the original is coming back, but the 30th anniversary of the console is coming up next year, so they may be planning a reboot of some kind. 

We can picture the nostalgic electronic making a major comeback here in Ireland, after all, we took to Pokemon Go like a Psyduck to water. 

Fingers crossed this bot's informtaion leads to an epic relaunch. 

Feature image: Instagram / Jodyann Bowering

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