From toyland.gizmodo.com we are told
When a decades old toy breaks down and stops working with no hope of repair, you usually just toss it or find some way to recycle the parts. But what if you're as attached to that toy as you were a pet? In Japan, people are giving Sony's robot AIBO dog actual funerals to say goodbye to their faithful, electronic companions.
How anyone becomes attached to such a ghastly gadget is beyond me. Cute it isn't.