NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MY FRIEND CAYLA the best-selling interactive doll, will soon be coming to North American retailers, announced tech toy manufacturer Genesis this week. Until now, the beautiful 18-inch doll that allows real-time two way conversations, via speech recognition software, has only been available internationally. MY FRIEND CAYLA was a coveted toy on holiday shopping lists this past season, and according to NPD, proved to be a top 10 overall toy for powerhouse retailers Amazon UK, Tesco, Argos and Carrefour. The interactive doll has also been a hit with critics and parent associations, for its high educational value. By pairing the doll with its proprietary app, MY FRIEND CAYLA is able to access an encyclopedic database to answer children's questions, and present the information in a kid-friendly dialogue. Most recently, MY FRIEND CAYLA, won the prestigious Innovative Toy of the Year award by the London Toy Industry Association.
In recent months, toy industry analysts have noted a surge in demand by children for tech-related toys. Peter Magalhaes, General Manager of Genesis, said of the announcement, "Cayla is a beautiful doll, that through the magic of our Kid Safe technology, has brought wonder and amazement to children all over the world this past year. At Genesis, we have been able to enhance an already classic toy, and provide hours and hours of additional interactive and educational fun."
In addition to real-time two way conversation technology, the doll can play games, tell stories and 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.
Funded in 2013 under the mission: To entertain children around the world and become a memorable part of their childhood, Genesis has connected with like-minded individuals to establish itself as a leading designer, developer and marketer of innovative hi-tech children's entertainment products. With its wildly successful international launch of its award-winning doll, MY FRIEND CAYLA, in 2014; Genesis is now focused on introducing its cutting-edge technologies to U.S. consumers later this year.
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