Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Pleo is rescued! Jetta in Hong Kong won the auction

Pleo is rescued! Jetta in Hong Kong won the auction
(source: Robots Rule Pleo Blog) quoting them:


"Jetta Company Limited, the company that manufactured the Pleo baby robot dinosaur for Ugobe, bought the intellectual property rights and other assets at the Ugobe bankruptcy sale that occurred on May 21. I spoke with Steve Ohler today, the United States liaison for the company, and he confirmed the news. He said the company is firmly committed to re-launching Pleo and continuing the line including accessories such as the vital battery and charger components."


They also quote Jetta's press release:

"Hong Kong – Jetta Company Limited acquired the assets of Ugobe and will be re-launching “Pleo” in the near future. Established in 1977, Jetta has focused on manufacturing an extended range of toy, consumer electronics, juvenile, robotic and gift products and is one of the most recognized engineering and OEM companies within the toy industry. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Jetta currently operates five production campuses in Guangdong Province which combined has over 4.5 million square feet of production floor space. At the forefront of the fast-paced toy and robotics industries, Jetta continues to strive for “excellence” and is pleased to add “Ugobe” to its operations."





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2 comments:

Alaska said...

It looks like Pleo got bumped due to a breaking news announcement.pleo dinosaur...robotic dinosaur in time for Christmas and FREE OF CHARGE.

Nafcom said...

@Alaska:

Thanks for sharing that, very interesting indeed!

Also notice that jetta put placeholders on the pleoworld homepage now for the yet missing content