Source: © PR Times, Inc. Marie from The Aristocats version of therapy robot has white fur and pink ribbon 2020-05-28 Thu 2020-05-28 Thu As we introduced before in grape Japan, Qoobo, designed by Yukai Engineering, is a "tailed cushion that can heal your heart," and is marketed as a therapeutic robot pet cushion. While not specifically modeled after a cat, there is something unmistakably feline about it, perhaps reinforced by the way promotional materials (such as the video below) show users petting it on their laps. Therefore, perhaps it wasn't too much of a stretch to imagine a collaboration between Qoobo and a cat character from an animated film. In this case, Disney and Yukai Engineering got together to produce the first in a new series. The character they chose was Marie, from "The Aristocats," now celebrating its 50th anniversary. Qoobo Disney Series: Marie © PR Times, Inc. According to the press release, they retained the characteristics of Qoobo, and the way it swings its tail depending on how you pet it. They also made the body and tail fluffy and white, and added Marie's trademark pink ribbon. "For healing and comfort during your at-home time, for those who want a pet but can't have one, you can enjoy petting and hugging Qoobo Disney Series: Marie." © PR Times, Inc. © PR Times, Inc. © PR Times, Inc. © PR Times, Inc. Product specifications Name (JP): Qooboディズニーシリーズ「マリー」 Name (EN): Qoobo Disney Series: Marie Price: 16,000 JPY plus tax Charging time: approx. 4 hours Running time: approx. 8 hours (depending on frequency of use) Dimensions: approx. 52 cm (20.5") by 32 cm (12.6") by 15 cm (5.9") Weight: approx. 1 kg (2.2 lbs) Availability Pre-order from Amazon.co.jp Pre-order from Shopify Qoobo's Disney Series official website © PR Times, Inc. If their collaboration is popular, maybe they'll consider teaming up with other franchises in the future, perhaps even Japanese anime. I can think of a few candidates: Jiji from Kiki's Delivery Service, Artemis and Luna from Sailor Moon, Nyanko-Sensei from Natsume's Book of Friends, Prushka from Made in Abyss ... I have no idea why that last one came to mind. What about you? If there are any characters you'd like to see get the Qoobo treatment, let us know in comments on our Facebook page. By - Ben K. Tags: collaboration / Disney / Marie / Qoobo / Robot / The Aristocats / therapy robot grape Japan Goods Marie from The Aristocats version of therapy robot has white fur and pink ribbon Related Article Never Drink Alone Again With This South Korean Robot Drinking Buddy Bongo the Robot Dog: like a real dog but quieter, cleaner and cheaper Disney Japan releases Peter Pan holiday collection that’s full of gold and glitter Ghost in the Beer: OGA Brewing & “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045” collaborate on IPAs PSYCHO-PASS Collaborates With Pioneer On Bluetooth Wireless Hi-Res Headphones A Humanoid Buddy In Your Pocket: A Phone That Is Also A Walking Robot!