So Cute... See The New WowWee Alive Cubs In The Wild (at CES)Posted by Peter Redmer on Wednesday, 14 January 2009
If you're a regular here at RoboCommunity, you might have read my review on the WowWee Alive White Tiger Cub. Maybe you even got one for your kids this holiday season! One way or another, these cuddly cubs have been a huge hit with adults, collectors, and children alike - and WowWee is all set to deliver 4 new breeds and two new varieties of these animatronic companions.
WowWee Alive Cubs: Seal Pup, Husky Puppy, Koala Joey, and Leopard Cub
If you're not familiar with the Alive Cubs, they're simply the most realistic and endearing animatronic pals around. The Cubs are designed to be realistic and "feel" like a real animal, while remaning soft and cuddly. The fur and its patterns is designed to mimic the real thing. In addition, these playful animals will respond to your every touch; they'll even growl at you if you play too rough!
This year, WowWee is expanding the Alive Cubs line with four new breeds. Check out some pictures below to see what's in store - I especially liked the Koala Joey. (Click on any photo to see the full image gallery for more pics.)
In this pic, you can see three of the new Minis and three of the full-sized Alive Cubs.
Here's my favorite - the Koala Cub.
Here's the Husky Puppy (not live from CES, this one wasn't being shown)
And the seal cub!
The new cubs will retail for an estimated $59.99 USD and should be available in the spring of 2009.
WowWee Alive Minis
In addition to the "full size" cubs, WowWee is also introducing the WowWee Minis. I don't feel very manly at all saying this, but these things are ultra-adorable. I'm sure that seeing one would melt even the coldest of hearts!
Here's some of the minis asleep in their boxes.
Here's a closeup of the mini Leopard. What really amazed me about these small animals is the quality of construction. The attention to detail is superb, even down to the clever "WowWee paw" stitching on his foot and the very realistic looking plastic nose.
The WowWee Alive Cubs Minis will retail for an estimated $19.99, and should be available in the spring of 2009.
WowWee Alive Sleeping Cuties
WowWee also announced a new line of "pajama pals," called the Sleeping Cuties. These weren't being shown off at CES, and I don't have any pictures... so these little guys are a mystery.
They'll be available in four different breeds (puppies and kittens): Beagle Puppy, Labradoodle Puppy (is that a mix of a Labrador and a Poodle? I'm having trouble imagining what that looks like), Cinnamon Persian Kitten, and White Persian Kitten.
They feature lifelike fur like the other cubs, and they come with their own blanket. They curl up into a gentle sleeping position when you pet them and they also make sliumber sounds (if they're anything like me, they might snore a little too!) The Sleeping Cuties will retail for an estimated $34.99, and should be available in the spring.
Enough cuteness for today... stay tuned to RoboCommunity for more information on these new pets as they become available! Click here to see the rest of the pics of the Alive Cubs.