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It was the dancing sunflower that kicked off all this Big Billy Bass, singing moose-head nonsense. Then, one by one, their stems got bent and the slig

It was the dancing sunflower that kicked off all this Big Billy Bass, singing moose-head nonsense. Then, one by one, their stems got bent and the slightest noise would turn them into dancing maniacs as they gradually wiggled their way dangerously on one edge before finally toppling over and spasming on their upturned sides. Well, enough nostalgia. The dancing flowers are back, only this time with a bit more technology than a sound sensor and a revolving stalk. First of all Mi-Flower has its own built-in speaker and plugs straight into your MP3 player. And, rather than flapping around aimlessly, it tailors its moves to suit the vibe. From a gentle sway to gangsta-rap groove, the smiling stalk has it all. An LCD face allows it to adopt suitable expressions from moody teenager to blissed-out hippy. Best of all, it won't die if you leave it on the window sill for sixth months without water. In fact, don't water it at all. That would be bad.

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 Mi-Flower  Price: £20  On sale: Now  Contact: Firebox    Related stories:   i-dog old hat, i-fish new hat