As far as the iPod player and light show goes, I think this iPulse Bear from Sharper Image is a bit overkill. Obviously not as ridiculous as the toilet paper dispenser/iPod speaker combmo, but it's in the same quartile.
What I'm most interested in is the mesh. I never knew how old-fashioned and unnecessary fuzzy plush fake fur can seem. Until I saw this bear.
Teddy Bear haptic technology hasn't really advanced much in over a hundred years. But this, this is like a plush toy from the future, a silver holographic mylar bear, only softer and cuddlier.
I guess you could cut up a pair of training pants and make your own, but I'd be more likely to let the kid play with it if it were made new.
Any leads out there?
Sharper Image iPulse Bear Speaker System & Light Show, $39.95 [sharperimage]
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