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Tuesday, July 17, 2001

Tiger Toys Data Center


He uses 16 separate motors to control hundreds of actions with moveable head, tail, legs and mouth.
Intelligent sensors allow i-Cybie to avoid obstacles and prevent walking off the edge of a surface.
Advanced Voice Recognition Technology allows i-Cybie to respond and react like a real dog.
Senses night and day, sound, touch and motion.
Remote control included.
Interacts with all Robo-Chiā„¢ pets and i-Cybie dogs.
Ages 14 and up.

Is there a market for luxury robotic pets?
July 13, 2001 5:21 AM PT

NEW YORK--Caring for a real dog can be expensive, but the latest generation of robo-pups will set you back $200 or $1,500--somewhere between some folks' weekly food bill and monthly rent or mortgage payment.
Despite a U.S. unemployment rate of 4.5 percent, the makers of i-Cybie and AIBO believe there's a definite market for their luxury robotic pets. Ditto for the top executives of some upscale retailers who are betting on these high-tech pups to help make Christmas 2001 a merry one.
i-Cybie, the $200 robotic dog from Tiger Electronics, a division of Hasbro Inc., should be in stock in August at FAO Schwarz, said David Niggli, chief operating officer of the luxury toy retailer.