Test Tube Aliens: robots, or sea monkeys?
The biggest journalistic question about the Test Tube Aliens was, are they toys, or are they a new twist on the sea monkey? The answer is: a lot of column A, and a bit of column B. They hatch like sea monkeys, but after that, they broadcast status information via heartbeats, which can be decoded at TestTubeAliens.com if you – get this – hold the alien up to your screen so that it can “communicate through the internet”. Doubtless if you take good care of yours, it will eat you last when the invaders come. $15. [GT]
Test Tube Aliens [via Popular Mechanics]