You may remember seeing my post about Tekno Newborns last Christmas, when I reviewed them before hiding them away until Christmas. Well, it’s been 8 months and while they are not the most popular toy in the toy room, they are still enjoyed and played with enough to make keeping them worthwhile (parents, I know you understand what I mean).
Check out this old Time Magazine cover! There have been quite a few changes since the first Tekno robotic puppy was launched way back in 1999, and they continue to improve on their product. So what do they offer now?
The new and improved Tekno Newborn puppies and kittens come in 6 different colours including blue, pink, purple, teal, special edition Dalmatian, as well as a Toys “R” Us exclusive all-black puppy.
The newest features include the ability for your Tekno Newborn to jump into your arms like a real puppy or kitten! These ultra-smart ultra-small pets are light, sound, and touch sensitive and respond to various commands and prompts for tons of fun play time!
I think that these sweet little robotic pets make great gifts! I know that they are a bit of a novelty but they are cute, fun and a lot less work than a real puppy or kitten. You can find Tekno Newborns at Toys “R” Us, Canadian Tire, Walmart, London Drugs, Loblaws, selling for a suggested price of $24.99.
Disclosure: I was sent a Tekno Newborn to facilitate my review post. All opinions expressed are always my own!