Finally, a toy that invites children to explore the nature of
cruelty. In fact, Electronic Test Tube Aliens ($15) are either the
most cynical and ill-conceived toys on the market, or the world's
first truly existential toy. The story is simple: There's an alien
invasion on, and you get to be a collaborator by taking care of a
Wi-Fi-enabled, battery-powered alien adoptee. Three of the aliens
are good and three are evil; whether yours is good or evil has no
bearing on how your creature will behave, since these test-tube
babies can't fight each other or really do anything. Except die. In
fact, that's their specialty.
from the Bleeding Edge, Test
Tube Aliens: Gadget of the Week
You know … this just … fifteen dollars … words … fail me.
Next thing you'll know, people
will be selling virtual 70s style porn beds … oh wait a second …
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