Had the original one that was also overpriced. Bought one for my then girlfriend, now DW. The two used to talk to each other in furbish but only if they were facing each other within about 2 inches. The novelty wore off far too quickly to warrant the price back then and as far as I see, this new one is no different but has LCD features. I am sure loads of people will buy them and they will be a Christmas smash, but I would save your money and buy something else.