My Friend Cayla will soon be arriving at North American retailers. The 18-inch doll, from toy manufacturer Genesis, allows real-time, two-way conversations via speech recognition software that had only been available internationally.
My Friend Cayla is able to access an encyclopedic database to answer children’s questions, and presents the information in a kid-friendly dialogue. According to The NPD Group, My Friend Cayla was a coveted toy this past holiday season, listing in the top 10 for retailers Amazon UK, Tesco, Argos, and Carrefour.
The doll can also play games and tell stories, and it offers a free Spanish language option for bilingual families. My Friend Cayla is also fully compatible with clothing and accessories for all 18-inch dolls currently on the market.