So I learned from a toy hobbyist that since this toy was shipped from Singapore, with only Chinese instructions, that it is most likely a bootleg from the Despicable Me franchise, which can also explain why the box came crushed from being tossed around in customs as the package traveled across the world to get to our doorstep.
Thankfully, the toy itself and the remote came with no scratches or signs of damage. I had to insert batteries of my own to start the toy, and the remote only worked 50% of the time, even though I am pointing at the toy in close proximity. It seems to be a neat feature that the toy seems to either
1) move on its own,
2) move in response to the remote 50% of the time,
3) when we press the button directly on top of this toy, or
4) a motion sensor (as it seems to move whenever I come closer to pick it up to put away).
Despite these limitations and quirks, my dog and I love this toy because it can move on its own, which can entertain my dog for longer without my direct attention, and it's super cute and looks just like the minions from the Despicable Me franchise. I would recommend this toy for other pet owners like me who love to spoil their fur babies, but do not have enough energy to keep up with them! :)
My dog absolutely loved it he played all day with it and when I finally put it away he started to cry next to do the door where I placed the toy .
I bought this for my litle dog that has bursts of energy every night after dinner. He played hard, I laughed hard for an hour and a half the first night we had this toy. An added bonus was he got exercise he would not have gotten without this toy. When it was bedtime, little pup grabbed his toy and took it into his crate for the night.