25kids.com prints life size pictures of you, your kids, your pets, etc for sticking on your front lawn. I saw them this morning on one of the national news shows.
They are printed in color on a plastic substrate to make them weatherproof. The company claims they will hold their colors outside for years.
The news show I saw was discussing how many people slowed down when they drive by your yard because they think children are playing by the street.
You can buy some of the standard kids pictured or print your own kids.
All three people in the image shown are “fake”.
This is not exactly a virtual pet, but interesting none the less. This product fills in one more gap between real and virtual life.