Recently announced at the Leipzig Game Conference in Germany, Sony showed off its newest virtual buddy. The EyePet works with the camera attachment on the Playstation 3. When you see it on screen, you can play with it. Roll a ball and the EyePet will chase it. We guess that this would be okay for little ones, although unaware parents might wonder why their kids are touching their monitors so much. The virtual critter should become available late 2009.
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Another gimmicky USB 2.0 memory stick. The Nail holds 2GB and comes at a size of 9 x 3.4cm for $43.39. Leave a hammer lying next to it and you might get some attention from your co-workers. When they get too close, you know that no one will steal it if you also have your USB Guard Dog plugged in. With built-in sensor, Desktop Rex will growl if anyone gets close. He can also run on 3 AA batteries (not included) for $21.69.
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See what the neighbors are up to with your very own Spy Kite. It can fly up to about 80 feet and is made with a fiberglass frame at a size of 4 x 120 x 60 cm and a weight of 0.052 Kg. They won’t even notice the remote controlled digital camera that is beneath it. After you get your shots, you can upload images to your computer via USB and keep them around for bargaining the next time they toss a few steaks on the barbe. Temporarily out of stock, you can pre-order at a price of £29.99 (~$60.00.)
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Admit it. You are the first to run to any new Zombie movie. Now you can terrorize your friends, co-workers, and pets with your own RC undead toy. He stands 7 3/4-inches and you can activate him by simply pressing a button on the brain-shaped remote. Once revived, he will drag himself around while moving his neck, shoulders, and hips, and, as a bonus, will moan a bit. The remote controlled ghoulie needs three AAA batteries (not included) to work and comes with a MSRP of $24.95.
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Lazy parents will have one less chore now that the Nabaztag will be able to read English. Teaming up with Ladybird, Violet will release an English speaking version with Goldilocks, Cinderella, and The Elves and the Shoemaker books. The rabbit reads the RFID Zstamp and speaks, and kids can navigate through its ears. Even better, in case of a longer tale, the robotic pet will remember where it left off. The Nabaztag set will be available for £118.40 (~$231.00.) Sign up with Violet if you want future notification.
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Even remote control toys are getting smaller. The R/C Mini Car is only 35 x 25 x 20mm and weighs 30g. Powered up by 4 cell button batteries (included,) it comes in basket, baseball, soccer, and tennis ball models. When you are done playing with your tiny vehicle, you simply store it inside the ball that doubles as the control panel, and wear it with a lanyard (also included.) Each one is available for $12.99.
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We never tire of USB toys and found one of the reptilian ilk. Sit the Chameleon on your monitor or desk and plug him in with the included 1m cable. The 12cm long creature will rotate his eyes and randomly flick his tongue. The Chameleon is available in three different color patterns for £12.99 (~$25.33.) At the very least, it will scare off any anamatronic flies or mosquitoes in the area.
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How could we not pay homage to our newest and favest bot? Wall-E debuted today and although we couldn’t make the premiere, we did notice that there are already a truckload of toys and other tie-ins, like this Interaction Wall-E. The little guy’s eyes light up, he moves his head and arms, and has the original movie voice and sound effects. If that isn’t enough, when you talk to him, he responds and, if you are too busy, can communicate with Interaction Eve. At a size of 6.5 x 10.5 x 8.5-inches and a weight of 2.1 pounds, we found one on Amazon for $43.99.
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This wins our award for the ugliest MP3 Player on the planet. The CJ7 Dog Doll has built-in speakers and 1GB flash memory via USB. At a size of 3.19 x 1.34 x 3.35-inches and a weight of 6.98 oz., the creature comes with what the site describes as a “cute dog doll outfit.” Uh huh. No doubt Paris Hilton might find this amusing, but for $18.67, we think we will pass until they come up with one that works without the fru-fru.
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Takara Tomy has yet another toy for the masses. This time it is Bank Quest, a combination RPG and change bank. The more money you put inside, the more weapons and armor you can “buy” to avenge the baddies. The bank can hold up to about ¥50,000 (~$466.00,) runs on 3 AA batteries (not included,) and should be available for those who have spare change around August. At least in this instance, as opposed to those gathering places we call arcades, you actually get to keep the coinage when you play the game.
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