June 18, 2009
TakaraTomy Micro Pets – Cuteness overload
Japanese toy giant TakaraTomy had launched these tiny micro robots in 2002. Tomy had packed in a sensor which allowed the tiny bot to avoid obstacles. Come 2009 and these tiny pets got an upgrade, they now have added functionality so apart from avoiding obstacles they can now move freely, sing two tunes, and tag a fellow bot with an infrared ray and follow it. The come in a variety of colors and species namely dog, cat and bear. The micro pets achieve independence from Tomy’s factories on July 4th and will be available in Japan for 1680 Yen each ($ 20).