Artificial Intelligence is a strange movie to be generating
toy merchandise. It's not a kids' film after all - too much
sex and violence for the tots. So it's a bit of a surprise
to see the film's Teddy hero destined for the shelves in toy
shops this Christmas.
truth toy shops in the UK have shied away from the AI Teddy
with only Hamley's taking up an option on the Tiger Electronics
bear - and then only as an adult collectors item. This is
a shame as Teddy is really something special. Fully articulated
and well finished, the bear features a wide range of specially
recorded phrases - all performed by the same voice artist
as in the movie - triggered by the ever-popular squeeze to
the tummy. And all for £25 - what a bargain.
if you're looking for that 'smart' Christmas present that
lasts all summer long go check out Teddy, even if you're not
an AI fan. Perhaps if Tiger Electronics produced an
AI Jude Law replica mannequin - for the ladies - the company
would really be onto a winner.