The Clockman Talking Clock not only chats to you, but also makes faces depending on events. Each colour (there are four) has a distinct personality, from polite to comical. Unfortunately it’s all in Japanese, but at least the faces are universal. $61.00.
Clockman is the alarm clock that will definitely get you out of bed. He wakes you up with an assortment of remarks (all in Japanese) designed to get you up and about, but with a smile on your face as you start your day.