In case you've got a niece or nephew that's hankering for an Elmo Live, but you personally can't stand the strangely frightening little muppet, why not get them animatronic wild animals from Japan that are, in my opinion, much cuter. Made by Bandai Namco, these cuddly robots react to petting and hugging, make cute baby animal sounds and fall asleep, emitting gentle snores, if you ignore them for five minutes. Comes in Lion, Panda, Polar Bear and Snow Leopard flavors for roughly $50 each from Walmart. [Walmart via Impress]
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According to the page they're from WowWee. Do they have some affiliation with Bandai Namco that I'm unaware of?