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Outrageously Expensive Holiday Toys
posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 10/21/2006 01:12:00 AM
Retailers are really taking parents to the cleaners this holiday season. So, junior wants a LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot kit? That goes for $249.99. It allows you to build programmable robots and even comes with BlueTooth for wireless control. Sounds like a great toy! Or How about a Butterscotch My Furreal Friends Pony? $299.99. Why does this pony cost so much?
Butterscotch Pony is a life-sized plush pony that loves to be groomed and cared for. She has many features similar to that of a real pony, including moving eyes, ears and head, soft fur coat and a swishing tail. Through sensors, Butterscotch can feel when she is being groomed and will move her head toward you, and may whinny and snort. The more you touch her, the happier she becomes. Just like a real pony, Butterscotch loves carrots and can be "fed." Hold the pretend carrot to her face, and she will open her mouth for it, or shake her head "no" if she has had enough. Kids can even sit on Butterscotch and she will gently bounce.