Friday, July 29, 2011

This Terrifying Pink Robot Toy Is a Joke, Right?

by Sara N.

Is this some sort of bizarre parody? I mean, it has to be, right? The squeaky voices, the weird enthusiasm for the weekend, the dancing -- oh, the dancing! Do we really need small purple robots with supple skin for us to tickle? (On second thought, maybe don't answer that.)

Seriously, tell me that laughing/singsong robot voice won't haunt your dreams tonight. Or am I just a bitter, joyless crone who's forgotten what it was like to be a tween and to desperately want a giggling, school-obsessed, ticklish robot companion?
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  1. And I thought Furbies were bad.

  2. That was... disturbing. And that girl is about twice as old as she should be for a toy like that.

  3. Everything about it gives me the heebie jeebies.

  4. These appear to be based on a computerized thingamobob that was made for autism therapy. It worked well, and people responded nicely to it. The colors and faces added here are disturbing to me, and the voice addition is like a Furbie. I think a small kid would enjoy it- my 1 and 2 year olds were interested- but an older kid? Kind of frightening.

    YES. This would give me nightmares. But at least it doesn't look like Bratz doll or something.