Pleo rb History
Created by Ugobe and launched in January 2007 as "Pleo," the original dinosaur sold for approximately $350. Ugobe actually studied real Camarasaurus fossil records to determine how the dinosaurs moved and lived. Pleo moves the same way it is believed the Camarasaurus (a Jurassic period herbivore) moved. Pleo was a beloved toy for about two years until Ugobe filed for bankruptcy in early 2009. A Hong-Kong based company called Jetta then purchased Pleo’s intellectual property rights and assets. Pleo became revamped and relaunched in October 2010 as "Pleo rb" by a subsidiary of Jetta, Innvo Labs.
At of the time of publication, three colors exist for Pleo rb. PleoWorld currently sells the green Pleo rb for $469, and recommends it for children 12 and older. TETE Asia Pacific Group Limited is the Pleo distributor for Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Macau. The pink dinosaur robot is female and the blue is male, and these versions are currently sold in the Asian markets. Luckily, they can also be purchased online globally. AccessoryJack.com is an online company that sells the pink and blue Pleo versions along with accessories.
A difference between the male and female dinosaurs versus the non-gender specific dinosaur is they have different reactions to Pleo's of the opposite sex or the same sex. When a female Pleo meets a male Pleo, the male will become excited and swing his tail left and right. He may even whistle. When a male Pleo meets another male, they both politely step back and greet each other three times. Pleo rb's are extremely lifelike, and have a large variety of exciting features.