I was really hoping the company that made Pleo would thrive. Pleo is an autonimous robot that responds to touch, sight and orientation. It is smart enough not to walk off a table for example. The most interesting charateristic is it's ability to learn and grow a personality.
The toy debuted Christmas of '07 and just a few days ago filled chapter 7. Even their website is gone.
The toy has gotten a lot of good press from tech news to wgn. But I guess people aren't ready for a toy that emulates life.