Saturday, February 16, 2008

Kota the Triceratops: Pleo's big buddy


I was late to work on Wednesday this week because a short clip of
the *greatest toy ever* (think “Pleo's big buddy")
caught my eye while being featured on Good Morning America.

Kota the Triceratops dinosaur debuts this week at the annual Toy Fair
held in New York City. Measuring over 40 inches tall, Kota is an
interactive triceratops, featuring movement sensors in nine areas on
his body. Kota adorably reacts to touch by moving his head, tail,
mouth, and horns. Kota is a durable little big guy as well,
he’s happy to hold a little bit of weight, and
children (mind you, that’s not grown up kids) can
press a button on the riding handle to play adventure-themed songs.

Six D batteries are required to keep Kota happy and playful. Approximate retail price: $300; ages 3 years & up; available: Fall 2008

Article Link (Engadget)

I'm in awe with Kota The Triceratops Dinosaur, a $300 fully articulated 40-inch-long robot in the shape of a real-sized baby triceratops that, according to Playskool, any kid can ride. Yes. Full size. Baby. Triceratops. Riding. Robot. Really, this thing looks so cool that makes the Pleo look like a bag of bricks.
Playskool says that Kota has sensors in eleven parts of his body that react to the touch and trigger different motions—including some cute horny action—and sounds. They say that the thing will even munch on special leafs, Cookie Monster style. Seriously, this is one of those toys which makes me want to have a three-year-old body rather than just a three-year-old brain.

Article Link (Gizmodo)

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