I'll admit it. As much as I enjoy robotic pets, they're all kind of the same. Feed em, play with them, spend time with them... hmmm... On second thought, I guess they are pretty close to real pets. This one was bought for my girlfriend. Funny story - We had actually seen a blue one at a competitors thrift store but the rubber covering the tail was missing, so we left it. Then, in a different chain fifty miles away, an hour later, she saw this one sitting on a shelf - complete with clothes. She couldn't grab it up fast enough! Coincience? I think not...
I'll be honest, though - after writing numerous pages on this type of robotic pet, my write-ups are starting to feel a little robotic (if you'll pardon the (very bad) pun). So, on that note, I give you this direct from the manufacturers web site:
Year Released: 2007