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Moriash Moreau: My Second Life
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Over the holidays, I ran across these little iZ toys from MacDonald's. Apparently, they're handing them out with Happy Meals. All in all, there's not much to them. Some light up, some make little musical noises when manipulated in a certain way. (The latter are considerably cooler than the former. Even preschoolers are unimpressed with red LEDs nowadays.) And they're oddly, compellingly cute, in a far-left-side-of-the-uncanny-valley kind of way. I'm sure that you've seen them, or their full-featured cousins, if you were anywhere near a rug rat this Christmas.

Am I the only one who immediately thought of Pierce Portocarrero machinima after seeing this?
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