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Disney's RoboRaptor 9 Foot Tall Toy



Disney's web site is supposed to have more info but a cursory search
didn't show it. 

You should follow this link if only to see the picture of the thing...

 http://www.time.com/time/2003/inventions/invdinosaur.html

 It took 21st century technology to create what nature had by the Triassic
 period: a free-range dinosaur. Built by Walt Disney Imagineering, this
 friendly fellow goes by the name Lucky. He's 9 ft. tall, and unlike his
 animatronic ancestors (which date to the singing birds and flowers in
 Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room that opened in 1963), Lucky wanders on
 his own, untethered by any wires and cables. He can laugh, sneeze, smile,
 yell and sign autographs, and once in a while, he gets the hiccups.
 What's his secret? His brain resides not in that cute little head of his
 but in the flower cart he's pulling behind him.

 Availability: Currently being play-tested 

(play tested? with something like this big I have to wonder what that
entails...)