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11 Responses to “Former Pixar CTO's talking teddy bear raises $16M”

  1. jimkirk says:

    Teddy Ruxpin?

    • EH says:

      If the 10 year cycle between Teddy Ruxpin and Tickle Me Elmo was going to be respected, this is about 5 years too late. Maybe they’re looking toward 2016 to at least keep the year consistent?

  2. oasisob1 says:

    OMG! Buzz! It’s being generated! Lack of information creates lack of interest.

  3. Finnagain says:

    Does it rampage? If it doesn’t rampage, I’m not interested.

  4. Zak Lee says:

    Wait, wait… I’m pretty sure VentureBeat has the product entirely wrong. If you watch the video, what they seem to be offering is actually software to make toys “come alive” on an iPad, not a teddy bear.

  5. Culturedropout says:

    Shades of The Diamond Age.  And that ad was just _creepy_.  I totally missed the implication – were they saying that the bear was more of a draw than the TV or the video game?  Mom was stalking around like she thought her daughter had a man hidden somewhere in the house.  But instead it was just silly old Pedo Bear…

  6. Funk Daddy says:

    So it’ll be a teddy bear with all the wit of … Cleverbot? I see confused children.

  7. Mike says:

    Is the product the bear or the app?   Use augmented reality software to bring the bear or any kids toy to life.  Just don’t try it on Mommy’s toys.

  8. euansmith says:

    “I always do what Teddy says.”

  9. Sean McKibbon says:

    Good viral video for horror movie promo. Same vibe as the ads in children of men.

  10. Does it sings the Thunder Song?