Hasbro's Fickle Butterscotch

Getting the $300 animatronic pony to whinny and snort requires plenty of time and patience. It seems to have a mind of its own

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Displays a host of lifelike behaviors and noises in response to touch, light, and sound

The Bad: Getting the right responses takes practice and a steady hand

The Bottom Line: Great gift for girls patient enough to learn how to make the toy respond the way it's supposed to

The first thing I learned about Butterscotch, Hasbro's (HAS) 3-foot-tall, $300 animatronic pony, is that she tends to startle easily. Not the horse—the people around her.

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