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Pleo is an autonomous robotic life form modeled on a one-week-old Camarasaurus dinosaur. The cute-looking robot is designed to mimic life which means Pleo thinks and acts independently, just like a real animal would do. In general, it looks, moves, and behaves in ways that would almost make you think it is actually alive. Specifically, Pleo has organic body language, exhibits evolving emotions, is aware of his surroundings and has recognizable behaviors that change over time. At the heart of Pleo is Life OS, the operating system software that enables Pleo to act independently and will evolve Pleo’s personality according to his interactions with you and the environment.


The robot-toy progresses through three different Life Stages. When first awakened, Pleo is a hatchling. As you interact together, Pleo transitions through an infant stage to become a juvenile dinosaur. Then the fun really starts! As Pleo is a highly sophisticated product which evolves into an inquisitive animal that requires attention and care, Pleo is not suitable or intended for children under 8 years old. Smaller children may damage the robot, so it is a good idea to be careful when deciding to get it or not…


Camarasaurus (KAM-ah-rah-sawr-us) means “Chambered Lizard” (Greek kamara = chamber and sauros = lizard), referring to the holes in its vertebrae. Camarasaurus is the best-known sauropod found in North America and the most abundant of fossils from the Late Jurassic period. Camarasaurus also lived in Europe, where it survived into Early Cretaceous times. A complete, nearly perfect skeleton of a juvenile, 17 foot (5.2 meters) long, was found in Utah. Its head was short and box-like with nostrils set above the snout and in front of the eyes. The weight of its backbone was lightened by holes in its vertebrae. Its neck was shorter and thicker than most sauropods, and it possessed a short and somewhat flattened tail. The forelimbs and hind legs of Camarasaurus were about the same length.


Of course the best thing you can expect from an electronic toy is to have a power on/off button, unlike a real pet. Pleo uses a Ni-Mh rechargeable battery that can last for about an hour or 1:20 hours of play time with a single charge. There is also an SD flash card reader and mini USB connection so that you can program the dinosaur (with additional software) or update the built-in OS, when updates are available. Currently Pleo is the most realistic looking and acting robot toy, something you can also see in the video below showing the robot-dinosaur in action and also even interacting with a second Pleo…


In USA you can get Pelo for as low as $309.99, and in Europe it will cost you about $457.

To get your Pleo Robot-Dinosaur in USA for $309.99…

To order a Pleo Robot-Dinosaur in Europe (about $457)…

Now that’s a nice idea, a mirror with a printed chart with the names and height of a lot of famous people on it – actors, athletes, singers… With the idea behind the product being that you can easily measure how tall are you and at the same time see which celebrity’s height matches yours or which ones are shorter and taller than you. So what are you waiting for get this cool mirror and start measuring your height on a daily basis, no that there is need for that, but it is still cool. You should also know that this mirror is a real attention grabber, when you have guests at home they’ll surely what to measure who tall are they.

Among the tallest ones in the mirror (190-200cm) you’ll find names such as the actor Dolph Lundgren, the former basketball player Michel Jordan, David Hasselhoff or John Cleese. You’ll probably be amazed that even Abraham Lincoln was quite tall, as is Clint Eastwood and even the rapper Snoop Dogg is over 190 centimeters. Or did you know that Sheryl Crow, Sarah M Gellar, Chrisitina Aguilera, Danni & Kylie Minogue and even Dolly Parton all fall below 160 cm. The who tall are you mirror starts from 141 cm and goes to the 200 cm mark and those 50 centimeters hold a lot of names, most of which you’ve heard a lot and surely will know…

Unfortunately the mirror is a bit expensive at $118.70, and the shipping and handling might also be a problem.

If you want to get one of these fun mirrors anyway…

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Your favorite adventurer Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr., also known as Indiana Jones or just Indy is back with the fourth installment of the series known as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. But now, instead of just watch the movie, you can also start to look a bit more like the classic hero by wearing a copy of his famous Fedora Hat, you know the one he always wears and never looses. The fedora is the name of a type of hats that are soft felt hats, creased lengthwise down the crown and pinched in the front on both sides and the name Fedora comes from the title of an 1882 play by Victorien Sardou where Princess Fedora, the heroine of the play, wore a hat similar to a fedora.


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This hat is an Indiana Jones officially licensed Fedora that is 100% fur felt – just like the real “hero” hat – because you deserve to be the hero or at least to look just like him. Inside of the hat is a leather sweatband and satin lining both with the emblem of “Indiana Jones.”, and there’s also a little Indiana Jones charm on the hat band which is easily removed for a more movie-accurate look. Seriously, this hat is built to be worn into any situation and come out intact even if you have to reach back under a closing rock door to grab it – dramatically at the last second, of course, just like Indy does it all the time.



You can buy the Fedora hat and be just like Indiana for $99.99

To order the officially licensed Indiana Jones Fedora hat…


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