We never thought we'd say it, but one of the most advanced playthings we've ever seen is a dinosaur. Kota the Triceratops to be precise. And considering dinosaurs were pretty thick, that's quite an achievement.
Standing more than 40" tall, this interactive baby triceratops is loincloth-rippingly impressive, as it actually reacts to touch and sound. Kids will be totally smitten. It's just like having a prehistoric pet.
Om nom nom!
Loaded with motion sensors, Kota is fully animated with movement in his head, eyes, tail, horns and mouth. Even his eyelids open and close. Stroke his chin and he'll let out a dino-purr; feed him his special leaf and he'll chomp away. He also reacts if you tickle his horns. Try doing that with a real triceratops. Speak to Kota and he'll bellow his friendly dino-roar. It's completely Jurassic!
Our friend and a whole lot more
Best of all, kids can sit on Kota, bounce on his springy seat and listen to his clomping, stomping noises. If they press the button on his riding handle he'll even play several adventure songs. It's just like being in The Land Before Time, only without Doug McClure...hang on, he wasn't in that one, was he? Whatever, Kota is one of the cutest, most (r)evolutionary pretend dinosaurs we've ever seen. And believe it or not, we've seen a lot.
Grab life by the horns
Destined to become the must-have dino-toy for the foreseeable future, grown-ups will adore Kota almost as much kids. Because unlike passé pretend ponies, they won't get hassled into buying a real one. Result.
We'd love to tell you that Kota is uncannily realistic but seeing as it was Hollywood that decided dinosaurs were cute and cuddly, we'll reserve judgement until our time machine is finished. What we can tell you, however, is that Kota is one of the most impossibly cute interactive playthings in history. So hurry up and get ordering before our stock faces total extinction. Yabba dabba doo!