Zooby’s Babies has just released the Zooby Ultimate Baby Chris 1.0, their first Second Life baby and it is fantastic. Zooby’s Babies claims to have the ‘best SL babies’ and I definitely agree with this statement, because while I have never owned a baby before, I immediately wanted to get a hold of this one, and see for myself whether or not the Zooby baby is worth the $5,000L price tag.
Zooby is known for having quality realistic pets, so this venture in to baby making was definitely a surprise but not unexpected. There is definitely a market for babies, evident by the amount of baby products on the grid. While I don’t play Second Life family, I totally get the appeal. Having a baby would complete the ‘family’ for some couples, and this baby is as interactive as they get with just prims and textures.
[ This is the package the baby arrives in, a darling weave-basket ]
The Zooby Ultimate Baby Chris 1.0 package includes:
– 1 Zooby Ultimate Baby Chris 1.0 (copiable)
– Breastfeeding Bra
– Teddy Bear for Baby Chris
– Toy Piano for Baby Chris
– Zooby Partner Baby Chris (give to partner)
When you click on the baby, a drop-down menu allows you to choose clothing, accessories, gestures, AO, eyes color, name, sounds, etc.
I like the thoughtfulness of the gestures that Carrie Tatsu has built into this baby. The AO is gentle and includes versions for both Male and Female. You can Hold, hold with your baby bottle-feeding, and breastfeed (use with the breastfeeding bra). I also like the gentle ‘kiss’ that’s built into the Female AO, so your baby and your avatar can interact a little bit.
The baby has two fun gestures to choose from: Peekaboo and Blow Kiss! Both are soo adorable and irresistable.
This baby is brilliant, it recognizes toys! 🙂 When I rezzed the baby along with the teddy bear and the toy piano, it ‘plays’ with the toys in its crib. You can rez these items on anywhere, but the crib was a cute place. The crib has poses built into it to allow your baby to play, stand, sit, and sleep.
[ Zooby Ultimate Baby Chris 1.0 – Playing with toys ]
I like that the clothing options allows for the baby to be either a boy or a girl, and since these are copiable you can have a set of twins or triplets if you wanted that many babies at once.
When rezzed in-world, the baby can follow you or anybody you choose by crawling around, sitting, and playing.
This baby does a lot! Visit the Zooby’s Babies shop to see for yourself; the babies are rezzed there in all different clothing options and ao positions. For this blog entry, I am also using the Zooby Baby Girl Entire Room1, which has decor and furnishings that can interact with your Zooby baby and the quality and textures are fantastic.
Even people who don’t role play families and babies in Second Life can appreciate the skill and thoughtfulness that went into making the Zooby baby. I really think that we’re bound to see even more impressive things from the Zooby’s brand.
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