With the help of small LCD screens, digitally animated eyes are giving once-stoic toys—from race cars to Cabbage Patch Kids—a highly expressive makeover.
Michael Hsu writes: In humankind’s seemingly never-ending quest to give life to toys, we’ve reached a major milestone: digitally animated eyes, rendered with small LCD screens. With these enhancements, no longer do dolls need to stare blankly into the distance. Now playthings can appear to glance around the room or scrutinize you directly. Some can even alter their expression … (read more)