No one escapes the reach of WeChat in China! Even 3 years olds can use the messaging platform through WeChat toys. Introducing ‘Mon-Mon’ a soft toy character which children can use to send and receive WeChat messages with their busy parents while they are away at work.
Above: Mon-Mon, a WeChat enabled soft toy!
Don’t believe us? Check out the 20 second advert below from the toy’s creators, Chinese toy company Dan Dan Man (旦旦面).
Mon-Mon is controlled through a WeChat official account (WeChat ID: idandanman). Via a combination of bluetooth and Wi-Fi the toy connects to your phone.
Scan the QR code on Mon-Mon’s tail to add the WeChat account
Parents can use the Mon-Mon official account in WeChat to send personal voice messages and pre-recorded English courses or bedtime stories to the toy while they are at work or traveling.
Above: Chosing English songs through the Mon-Mon official account
Children immediately get those stories or messages, and can press Mon-Mon’s belly to reply to their parents’ WeChat account in a message delivered back as a voicemail. Below is a demo video for a rival WeChat toy that works in exactly the same way.
Video length: 1:04 mins
Wait. Haven’t I seen Mon-Mon before?
That’s right Mon-Mon was a popular WeChat sticker, he’s still available on the Chinese sticker store today.
Below: Long press the QR code below if you want to buy Mon-Mon on WeChat (299 RMB).
For the record: China Channel has no association with any WeChat toys including Mon-Mon or Mon-Mon’s creators (though we do think he’s kinda cute).