This past Christmas, while I was away in Melbourne, Simon got me a My Pal 2 off eBay. Since I was away from home, I wasn’t able to actually see the robot until just now.
For those who don’t know, My Pal 2 was a pretty cool toy back in my childhood days. It’s a robot that kept me busy a lot with puzzles, pseudo-basketball, and lots of random lights and sound. If I had to trace it back to something, I’d say my love for robots started with this thing.
Anyway, sometime ago (I don’t recall exactly when), the original My Pal 2 that I owned got lost or something. And I’ve been wanting a replacement robot just like it so I could put it around to remind me of my childhood. This “new” My Pal 2 is in pristine condition.
It looks really out of place in my room, but I imagine that it comes to life like the toys do in Toy Story and that when it does, it’s the coolest toy in the room.
The quesiton I have though is this: Where the heck is My Pal 1? Also, why is My Pal 2000, the supposed “upgrade” to My Pal 2, so utterly ridiculous?