Yes, I know… this is the 2nd stuffed animal toy horse I’ve spoken about this week… I guess i’m still that little girl who always wanted a life-sized pony. When I was a kid, I would be mesmerized by large stuffed animals. I would beg my Father to try to win them at Arcades.
OK, I don’t have kids so maybe this is why I had no idea that FurReal Friends existed when I saw them at the Expo…
Imagine my surprise when I noticed these big stuffed horses – turned away – and when I turned back around, THEY HAD MOVED!
So I watched and saw that they do move. That’s what they do! What a cool toy!
However, the booth they were in, wasn’t a booth selling these toys. The vendor was merely using them as props. Clearly they worked because they stopped me…
I decided to take a movie of them to remember to research them later. Click here to watch my little movie.
WHAT HAPPENED TO ELECTRONICPETS.ORG?
So I went online an discovered their name: FurReal Friends – Butterscotch Pony made by ElectronicPets.org and sold through Hasbro… or at least they used to be sold by Hasbro.
Now there are no new Butterscotch Ponies for sale. Only used… I wonder why?
You can get them on Amazon but the prices range from $300 to over $1000! Wha? I think there is some definite gouging going on here.
I have to admit, these were very cool and engaging little toys. I would have begged my Father endlessly to have one. I’m guessing parents have been paying kings’ ransoms for these.
But, what happened? Why can’t you get them in stores anymore? Does anyone know?
THE ORIGINAL COMMERCIAL FOR BUTTERSCOTCH.
I found the original commercial for Butterscotch. The tag line was surprising… Pets without the poop.
Interesting… The plot thickens. Does anyone know what happened and why Butterscotch was sent out to pasture for good?
Here is the Original Butterscotch commercial.