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As if we need a way to get kids to watch more television.

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Momlogic's Momstrosity: A furry polar bear television is one of the many gadgets on display at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. The Teletubby-esque animal has a 19" TV screen implanted in its tummy. Eh-Oh!

Produced by Hannspree, the arctic bear TV is purportedly designed to raise environmental awareness. The only thing it does for me is raise awareness of the odiousness of market research. I imagine the initial conversation at Hannspree went like this:

R&D Flunky: Boss, our data says kids love television, toys, and animals. Maybe we should combine the three?

C.E.O.: Let's use a polar bear so we can say we're concerned about global warming!

R&D Flunky: Done.

Here's another reason why blurring the line between toy and television is a ridic idea: Buy this boob tube -- list price almost 300 bucks -- and get ready to say this to your kid: "No honey, you can't take the television into bed with you!"



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Cheryl January 8, 2010, 5:28 AM

This product is lame, but the vitriol with which you speak about it seems a little out of control. I am sure there is some other product out there that is truly damaging to children that you can direct your anger at.

Marcela January 10, 2010, 12:25 PM

Say whatever you want about it, but still…you gotta admit it’s cute. :)

Nuno Lagoa January 18, 2010, 7:17 AM

Seriously, you guys are way behind the market. I’ve seen this for the first time in early 2006 by Hanspree, a German manufacturer, and I’m not even claiming I saw it early…

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