Toy maker Takara Tomy has released a Pikachu robot that can recognise words. The Ne, UchiPika will be released in Japan on August 3, 2019 at toy shops, electronics stores, toy sections of department stores and emporiums, online and on Takara Tomy’s official website.
Ne, UchiPika can understand words in Japanese and connect to your TV and lights. He uses infrared light to connect to devices just how a standard remote control does. Therefore, there is no need to buy any special equipment or even connect him to the internet. You can simply add the functions from your TV remote to get going!
Just call Pikachu’s name and he will listen to your command. “Pikachu! I wanna watch TV!” “Can you turn on the lights?” There’s so much you can ask Pikachu to help you with. Pikachu will help you to turn your TV on and off, change the volume and change the channel. At night, he can turn your night light on and off, too so you don’t have to get out of bed. You can even add whatever features you like from your remote control to Pikachu.
Pikachu knows the phrases “see you later” (ittekimasu) and “I’m home” (itterasshai) in Japanese and will even sing if you ask him to. The most shocking feature, however, is his thunderbolt move which you just have to ask him to perform! Pikachu’s actions are not just limited to working household appliances. From the moment you greet each other with “good morning” (ohayou) to when you say “goodnight” (oyasumi), Pikachu will react to everything you say to him.
A similar Pikachu called Ne, HelloPika was launched last year and became incredibly popular. Approximately 10,000 of these were sold. This time round, the Ne, HelloPika gets a new friend. Say hello to your new robot Eevee friend Ne, HelloVui!
Just like HelloPika, Eevee can reply to you, dance, laugh, and respond to you randomly. Whilst HelloPika tends to nod and bow with excitement, HelloVui tends to tilt their head a lot in a cute way.
Now, you can enjoy a pleasant conversation with both of them!
Put them in your pocket or a sleeve in your bag to take everywhere with you.
Have fun playing with your new friends Pikachu and Eevee♪
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Release date: Saturday 3rd August 2019
RRP: ￥3,990 (price before tax)
Batteries: 3 X AAA alkaline battery (sold seperately)
AC charger: TYPE5MU: ¥2,200 (price before tax, sold separately)
Available at: Toy stores, electronics stores, toy sections of department stores and emporiums, online and on Takara Tomy’s official website & more
Product website: www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/pokemon/uchi_pika
Release date: Thursday 11th July 2019
RRP: ¥2,990 (price before tax)
Batteries: 2 X AAA alkaline battery (sold seperately)
Available at: Toy stores, electronics stores, toy sections of department stores and emporiums, online shops, Takara Tomy’s official website etc…
Product website: www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/pokemon/hello_vui
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