Research Log: Bio-Toy Development
Date: January 10th, 2015
Researcher(s): Dr. Hanson Lauren
Objective: To create a small biological organism with unique properties and characteristics using genetic engineering techniques.
- Hasbio laboratory equipped with necessary tools and chemicals.
- Specifically selected species of animals for DNA extraction.
- Computer software for genome editing and manipulation.
- Growth medium for the organism.
Recently, there has been a decline in interest and sales for Hasbro’s My Little Pony brand.
To address this, Hasbro has created a subsidiary called Hasbio.
The company aims to develop a new product that can help revive the My Little Pony brand and bring it back to the spotlight.
The Hasbro executives themselves hired me, Dr. Hanson Lauren, a bio engineer, to develop a novel product that would spark a My Little Pony comeback.
I was given complete access to the Hasbro toy, blueprint, and document archives, as well as the Hasbio labs for upcoming tests and research.
I stumbled across a schematic for the toy “Baby Alive” while searching through the Hasbro archives.
This doll attempts to mimic a child by crying talking, eating, drinking, and even passing waste.
It was originally produced by the defunct toy manufacturer Kenner, which was eventually acquired by Hasbro during the mid 90’s.
It’s fun to play with a toy that mimics the behavior of a living thing,
but what if the toy had its own natural reactions and had traits that are comparable to those of a living organism?
Thats it! A Biological Living Toy!
A toy that will Eat, Sleep and Play till the ends of time.
When planning such a concept, it was important to take into account a number of factors, such as the size of the living toy,
if it was going to capable of thinking and speaking and how it would react and interact with People and its sorroundings.
Upon arriving at work, I commenced the process of devising a functional blueprint for the living toy.
To this end, I initiated the distribution of two distinct surveys.
one aimed at the employees of Hasbro Offices and the other targeted at children age 10 and below.
The surveys were designed to elicit information on the ideal pet preferences of the respondents,
with specific focus on aspects such as pet size, hair type, lifestyle, cost, and housing requirements.
The data obtained from these surveys would serve as a crucial foundation for the development of the living toy.
a majority of the surveys had people wanting small to medium sized pets,
Many have expressed a fondness for cats, primarily because of their soft fur and independent nature.
They have gained popularity due to their low maintenance requirements.
In contrast, some have shown a preference for dogs due to their unwavering loyalty and infectious energy.
The affordability of owning pets has become a crucial consideration, with many individuals seeking pet-free options.
Moreover, those polled have indicated a preference for keeping pets in small areas of their home or apartment.
Upon reviewing the children’s surveys,
it was observed that a significant number of respondents had included drawings depicting their ideal pets.
Many of these illustrations featured small, vibrant, oblong creatures that appeared to be approximately one foot in height.
These creatures were often accompanied by speech bubbles expressing their love for their owners.
Additionally, several drawings depicted owners and pets engaging in various activities such as playing, singing, sleeping,
and consuming food items that are typically not consumed by animals or inanimate objects, such as chocolate and avocado associated food.
With this new data I was able to create the perfect Living toy for anyone and everyone.
I have listed the animals chosen for DNA extraction and reasons why said animal(s) were chosen for this project.
- Cats -
Cats are renowned for their self-sufficiency and may require less attention and interaction than dogs.
They possess an innate curiosity and enjoy exploring their surroundings.
Despite their independent nature, cats can be highly social and form strong bonds with their owners.
They are playful creatures, engaging in activities that stimulate their natural hunting instincts.
These are some of the common traits observed in feline companions.
- Dogs -
Canine companions are affectionate, loyal, and intelligent animals that make excellent companions.
With a variety of breeds, each with their own unique personality,
dogs thrive on human interaction and require regular exercise and mental stimulation to maintain their well-being.
They are protective of their owners and enjoy cuddling.
With proper training, dogs can coexist peacefully with both humans and other animals,
and their keen sense of hearing and smell make them ideal guard dogs.
Despite their protective nature, dogs are also known for their affectionate nature and enjoy spending time snuggling with their owners.
- Parrots -
Parrots are colorful birds with strong beaks and intelligence.
They like to be social and can form strong bonds with humans.
Parrots are playful and curious, and they can learn to mimic words and sounds.
They need attention and social interaction to stay happy and healthy.
Parrots need a warm and humid environment with fresh water and space to fly and play.
They make great pets for those who enjoy interacting with animals.
- Rabbits -
Rabbits are cute, small mammals with long ears and come in different colors.
They like being with other rabbits, playing, grooming, and snuggling.
They can be shy at first but can get used to humans. Rabbits love to run, jump, and play, so they need space to exercise.
They eat plants, hay, vegetables, and fruits. They need to chew on things to keep their teeth worn down.
Rabbits make great pets for those who are patient and provide them with a safe, healthy, and fun environment.
- Horses -
Horses are highly valued for their beauty, grace, strength, and speed.
They possess long, flowing manes and tails, muscular bodies, and powerful legs,
and come in a variety of colors and breeds, weighing between 382 and 2,200 pounds.
Horses are social animals that form strong bonds with their herd mates,
communicate through body language and vocalizations, and possess intelligence and sensitivity to their surroundings.
They are naturally curious and playful, but also fearful and easily spooked. With proper care and training,
horses can become loyal companions to humans.
- Ponies -
Ponies, a breed of small horses, typically stand under 14.2 hands and possess a stocky, muscular build.
They are renowned for their hardiness, endurance, and adaptability to diverse environments, including mountains and marshlands.
Ponies exhibit a friendly, curious nature, possess excellent memory, and thrive in social settings.
They are intelligent and versatile animals, capable of being trained for various activities,
but may require a firm and patient handler due to their occasional stubbornness.
Proper care and attention are essential for ponies to flourish.
- Pigs -
Pigs are classified as omnivores and have the ability to consume a wide range of foods
, including fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy products. In certain cultures,
pigs are even fed with human waste and still maintain good health. However,
it is not recommended to feed pigs with human food waste due to potential contamination and health hazards.
It is essential to provide pigs with a balanced and appropriate diet to ensure their well-being, similar to any other animal.
A Small, affectionate, and loyal omnivorous creature, possessing limited human speech and cognitive abilities, is the subject of my current project.
In order to prevent any potential rebellion or harm towards its owner and surrounding individuals,
I have chosen to restrict certain functions of its mind and body.
In the unlikely event that this living toy surpasses its genetic coding and exhibits violent tendencies towards humans,
its physical stature and strength will render it incapable of causing any significant harm or damage.
To ensure the appropriate size for this Living Toy (L.T.),
I have determined its dimensions to be:
10 inches in length,
7 inches in width from front to back,
and 11 inches in height.
This is comparable in size to a domesticated cat or a throw pillow, depending on personal preference.
I eagerly anticipate presenting my plans for this project to the higher-ups.