For all the benefits of the internet, it can be a potentially dangerous place for kids, and Elfkins is a new toy designed to take away some of the risk associated with kids online. Online communication is an especially fraught area for kids, so Elfkins serves as a medium through which kids can communicate. The toy robot emotes messages from loved ones through a series of cute animations, turning internet messages into adorable actions.
Elfkins toys are animated through a series of animatronic gestures. These include the ability to move their arms, blink their eyes, lean forward and backward, and even to move their mouths. The toys' ears also light up with LED colors when it has received a message. Naturally, Elfkins connects to the internet wirelessly to register messages.