I saw one of the original ones in a store (Sharper Image probably) and was amazed by it. It was hatd to even get close to it because so many people wanted to see and touch it. It was so real, so detailed, and had an amazing skin texture....wanted one SO bad. However, I was just a kid and had no money. I remember everybody there was really turned off by the price. On and off I have thought about them over the years and was so happy to find out someone had continued making them.