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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Life....., 24 Feb 2009
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Pleo Robotic Dinosaur (Toy)
Pleo is an amazing robotic toy. I bought one for my six year old last christmas and overall am very impressed.
Hopefully this review will be of use to anyone thinking of buying a Pleo for a younger child.
The movement is very realistic and the toy itself is adorable.
To get the moaning out of the way-the lack of durability is disappointing as within a couple of weeks our pleo had a couple of small tears in the fabric of the neck.
Although my daughter is under the recommended age of eight for this product, for a couple of weeks of careful play i do feel that the rubber skin is certainly on the delicate side.
The battery life too is short but for such a sophisticated and delicate toy having such a limited time to interact with it will ensure it a longer 'life' -especially in my house!
On the plus side the level of interaction this toy is capable of was a very pleasant suprise.
Our Pleo is very affectionate and funny and follows my daughter around honking and lifting her head until her neck is stroked. She also makes munching noises around food and once shoved her head in a bowl of coco pops.
The way that this toy explores its environment is also very entertaining.It moves its head in response to conversation and and acts very much like a living thing.
I have rated this 4/5 for educational value as they do not simply respond to instructions and do as they are told. If pleo wants to sleep then pleo will sleep. It can teach (especially younger) children before they are ready for a real pet that it will have its own personality and behave accordingly which could possibly lead to an overall reduction in the nervous breakdown rate of domestic animals all over the world!
Anyway, Pleo is adorable, affectionate and funny and wonderfully low maintenance.
Despite the durability issues of the skin and the battery these are so much fun that I would buy another one-in fact i probably will!
All the fun of a pet without the puke and the poo.....

*Update* We now have 2 pleos and together they are even more fun...
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Initial post: 5 Sep 2011 03:48:15 BDT
P GRISDALE says:
thinging of buying one ,but the price is putting me off ,i read the positive feedback from customers who have bought pleo and it just sounds an amazing toy ,but then i read the negative comments and this is something else that stops me from purchasing pleo,any advise with my decision would help.

thank you.
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