Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Tomy To Release Moving Dog Figurines
TOKYO (NQN)--Tomy Co. (7867) will begin selling small dog figurines that move, starting Oct. 24.
When the Jare-inu is placed on a flat surface and switched on, a small motor moves the dog's legs.
The Jare-inu is 4cm long, 2cm wide and 2cm tall and fits in the palm of one's hand. The figurine comes with a doghouse, which it enters before venturing out.
There are four types of Jare-inu -- Chihuahua, miniature dachshund, toy poodle and pug.
The figurine is powered with a button battery. Using the leash that comes with the toy, the owner can take the dog for a walk. Other accessories include a dog bowl and a food storage container.
The Jare-inu is priced at 1,470 yen. Tomy hopes to sell 50,000 by the end of this fiscal year.
(Nikkei Quick News, Sept. 17)