I recently saw some video of a very intriguing toy that’s set to be released around the end of this year. Pleo, produced by Ugobe, might look like an ordinary dinosaur toy, but looks can be deceiving.
The man behind this creature is the co-creator of the Furby – Caleb Chung. If you thought that the Furby was impressive, you will be amazed at exactly what Pleo can do. Ugobe says that they are "re-animating life by transforming robotics into life forms". This figure takes the Tamagotchi and Furby phenomena to an entirely new level.
The demonstration video leads me to recall the Sony Aibo. However, Pleo has a much less robotic exterior. And with an anticipated retail price around $200, it’s less than 1/10th of the original Aibo’s price.