Pleo, Pleo, Pleo!
OK, so £250 (or $350 in the USA) is a huge amount to spend on a toy, but Pleo is halfway from toy to pet. And a pet that won't moult, poo or cost a fortune down the vets. Or eat you out of house and home.
Pleo is a robotic dinsoaur and I present my Pleo review here. Summary, cute, moderately cuddly and not that great a walker. 8-)