Bandai's Naoru-kun, RFID-enabled doll

naoro-kun rfid doll

It's too early yet to say this is a trend, but it looks like there's another RFID-enabled toy out there. Bandai's Japan-only Naoru-kun is a doll that gets "sick" and can be "treated" with RFID-enabled toy items like medicine and candy. (Candy for illness? Hey, it worked for Mary Poppins.) The doll can read the tags and respond appropriately. We're sure we'll see something like this in America soon, and we just pray it won't come in the shape of a certain purple dinosaur.