I'll admit it. It's cute. It's soft. It's nice to look at. But, what does it DO? Well, nothing, really. Not the first one you buy. My daughter received this toy as a gift for Christmas. She was so excited when she opened it that we couldn't get it out of the box fast enough. What a disappointment to see her abandon it minutes later. Why? It doesn't DO anything! It says on the box that it sings 3 songs. It does not. It sings the FIRST LINE of three songs. But, if we had another one, then they would sing whole songs. So, no, this toy does not cost $24.99. It costs AT LEAST $49.98, because you have to get another one. As a bonus draw to this product, you can buy even more of the dumb bears and they will all play together. You can't even just cuddle with this toy, because it isn't really soft. If you ask me, don't bother!
Update On Feb 15, 2008: Ooops! Okay, I'm still not that impressed, but if you actually turn the on switch from "demo" to "on" you can get some more play out of a single bear! Mommy brain moment!