Bandai's SmartPet impresses in Tokyo

This canine companion is an iPhone accessory.
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Grabbing the headlines at this year's International Tokyo Toy Show was the SmartPet - a new feature loaded iPhone-enabled toy from Bandai.

The playful pup can walk around at a top speed of three steps per second and sits and stands on command, and also wags its tail.

People can customise the dog’s cartoon faces on the phone, and perform a variety of other activities outlined in the teaser video below.

It is retailing in Japan for around £60.

Bandai UK has told ToyNews that it is looking into bringing the SmartPet to our shores, potentially for this Christmas.

Big in Japan: Could the SmartPet be a hit in the UK?

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