September 23, 2009

Tomy Transformer Mouse Actually Works


Watch out. The Transformer Mouse is coming. Tomy is releasing a laser mouse that doubles as a dinosaur this November. It comes in different colors and is fully functional as a mouse. We are not sure when this one will hit the states, but it carries a MSRP of ¥4,042 (~$40.00) in Japan.


While you are waiting, you can order an 8 x 9 3/8" rectangular, easy clean Transformer Mouse Pad. The pad has rounded corners and is 1/4" thick.

Via Tomy Transformer Mouse

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September 18, 2009

Phone Meets Robot?

KDDI AU's iida has teamed with Flower Robotics to create Polaris, a sort of combination cell phone and robot that can be your personal secretary. It remembers details of your life and learns about your tastes and habits. For example, the device will monitor your physical condition and diet and offers recipes for staying healthy. It suggests sites with medical, business and entertainment information. While still at the design stage, Polaris is said to "await the chance to be brought to life."

Via iida Polaris

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September 4, 2009

Must Have: Robby the Robot Lives on Through Hallmark


Every year, Hallmark comes up with a few keepsakes for the holiday and this year is no exception. The 41/2" battery operated Robby the Robot is aimed at fans and even talks. Due out in October, you can add it to your wish list for $18.50.


In the meantime, we have found the definitive homage to Forbidden Planet with the Ultimate Collector's Edition. Included is a remaster of the original 1956 release, lobby cards and a second disc with "lost footage" (special-effects test footage,) "The Invisible Boy," a 1957 flick that featured Robby and "Watch the Skies: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us," a 2005 documentary from TMC. You also get a 3" die cast Robby, but alas, it doesn't speak.

Via Hallmark

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August 24, 2009

Robot Salt and Pepper Shakers


Feed your face with the Robot Salt and Pepper Shakers Set. Each stands 2.5 x 2 x 4" and uses magnets to keep itself together. They even come gift boxed so you can get a pair for your closest buds.

Via Robot Salt and Pepper Shakers

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August 21, 2009

Must Have: Create a Robotic Nursery


Mom and dads to be, pay attention. Ya gotta love a designer that carefully coordinates your baby's first room with robots. Sumersault's Robots Bedding Collection is unisex in red, blue and green and is made of 100% cotton. The Robots Wallhanging is a set of 3 squares, each 11 x 12". The Valance (short curtain for us common folk) have three baby bots and measures 11.3" x 8.1" x 0.8".


The Decorative Cushion (pillow) is 11.4 x 11.1 x 4.5" and don't forget the Diaper Stacker.

Via Sumersault Bedding

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August 20, 2009

Build-a-Robot Online Game


We know that we have too much time on our hands, but we found a clever little game that allows you to build your own robot, online at least. Using your mouse, you can customize until you are happy with your creation and can then share on As simple as the game is, put the eyes on last as they follow you around the screen like those nasty puppies pictures.

Via Build-a-Robot

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August 19, 2009

Cyborg Skull - Smoke and Die


This is the gift to give if you want someone to stop smoking as it is sort of an odd cause and effect reminder. The wicked-looking Cyborg Skull has the functionality of an ashtray. At a size of 7 x 8 1/2 x 6", the skull is made of cold cast resin. Part of it has a bone finish while the rest is covered in metallic silver paint.

Via Cyborg Skull

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August 14, 2009

Yummy! Robot B-9 PEZ Dispenser


Who doesn't love giant robots? Who doesn't love PEZ? Put them both together and you get the Giant PEZ Robot B-9. The 12" tall robot from "Lost in Space" comes with 12 packages of candy and will be your best friend when you need a quick sugar high.

Via Giant PEZ Robot B-9

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August 11, 2009

Sony Partyshot Turns Your Cam Into a Bot


Now there is a robot for your camera. If you purchase a Sony Cybershot TX1 or WX1, you can also opt for the Partyshot. The mount, which is controlled by the camera, pans, tilts and zooms, has face detection and will snap photos automatically while you and your buds party on. Sony claims that it works by using the rule-of-thirds which can't be any more difficult than pictures shot by an inebriated host. The Partyshot and cams are available for pre-order now.

Via I4U

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August 7, 2009

Must Have: Two Robots to Help Beat the Heat


Those fortunate enough to be in an area where the sun is shining and the ocean beckons should take advantage of it and show the robot love with the Transformer Towel. Made of 100% cotton, it is 30 x 60" and fiber reactive.


And while you are lazing by the pool remember to include your RC Cooler. Recently reduced in price, it holds up to 12 brews and works both indoors and out with a 30 ft. range. When you finished the partying, the cooler collapses for storing.

Via Coolers

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