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Playmates Toys Interactive Doll: Impress Your Kid: Freak Yourself Out

— November 28, 2005 — Pop Culture
This thing is real. I am not kidding. The face moves, the doll has voice recognition, it can sing and make animal noises. The doll (Amazing Amanda) can play games with you (or your kid) such as funny faces. She also recognizes her food (via RFID technology). Amanda speaks english, has 32 megabits of memory and she's scary.

Amazing Amanda Interactive Robotic Doll: $100
Freaking yourself out: Priceless.

I have nothing else to say.

If you want to know more, the press release notes, "Combining traditional mothering and nurturing play patterns with break-through object recognition technology, Amazing Amy offered the most technologically-advanced, interactive doll play available. Dominating the large category for four consecutive years, Playmates' Amazing Amy was followed by best-selling Amazing Ally and Amazing Maddie in 1999, Amazing Babies in 2000 Amazing Ashley in 2001."
Trend Themes
1. Interactive Dolls - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop advanced interactive dolls with improved facial recognition, expanded voice recognition, and enhanced gameplay features.
2. Voice Recognition Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate voice recognition technology into various consumer products and services, creating personalized and interactive experiences.
3. RFID Technology in Toys - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilize RFID technology in toys and games to enhance interactivity, enable object recognition, and create immersive play experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Embrace emerging technologies to create advanced and interactive toys that offer unique play experiences.
2. Smart Home Devices - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate voice recognition technology into smart home devices, enabling seamless voice-controlled interactions and personalized user experiences.
3. Educational Toys - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate RFID technology into educational toys to facilitate interactive learning experiences and personalized feedback for children.
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