My Appy Petz Finally Gets Your Kid to Love an iPhone

Almost every time you talk to parents of young children these days, the complaint is always the same: “My kid spends too much time bonding with family, playing outside with friends, and doing homework…and not enough time interacting with the iPhone!”

With My Appy Petz, you can use a cute and cuddly stuffed animal to encourage your boy or girl to finally spend some quality time building a relationship with the smartphone:

Can anyone make sense out of what is supposed to be happening at the beginning of this infomercial? A group of four kids are playing outside when they suddenly see an iPhone (or is it an iPod Touch?) floating in the sky. This gang of pre-teens zealously chases after the iPhone, although we can’t be sure if they want to play with it or sell it on eBay. The iPhone attempts to flee for safety inside the plush confines of an Appy Pet pony. But just before the phone gets there, a girl plucks this Appy Pet from the sky and starts gleeful clutching her new animal/smartphone hybrid.

According to the infomercial, “My Appy Petz are the adorable super fun pets that let you know how much they really love you.” In fact the word “love” is used 8 times in the 2 minute commercial.

Back in the 80s, parents who didn’t want to be bothered raising their kids had to delegate the task to Teddy Ruxpin, a tape recorder wrapped inside a furry animal doll. Now in the 21st century, parents can farm out their parenting to MyAppyPetz, an iPhone wrapped inside a furry animal doll, which will undoubtedly keep the kids out of your hair for a lot longer. (Sorry Android users!)

MyAppyPetz is the kind of product Casey Anthony would be happy to endorse!


  • 3 Responses to “My Appy Petz Finally Gets Your Kid to Love an iPhone”

  • I don’t get it. Are there a lot of people with extra iPhones that they can give to their kids as toys?

    The first part of the ad looks like something Sid & Marty Krofft would have produced if they’d had CGI.

    Comment by Julie on December 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

  • So you’re going to get your kid an iPhone just so he or she can have a cool stuffed animal to play with? That’s going to cost a lot more than $19.95!

    Comment by euGene on December 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

  • I agree I don’t get why you’d let a kid use a parents’ iphone to play with a stuffed animal. They can get a non-appy one and use their imagination.

    Comment by pikapal on January 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm