January 2, 2012

Evolta Mascot Made Into Charger

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Panasonic certainly knows how to take advantage of its Evolta robotic mascot. After attracting plenty of attention at the Iron Man Triathlon last September, they have now turned the little guy into a battery charger. We figured that sooner or later he would become a living, breathing boy robot. So far he is only available at Amazon Japan for 3,910 JPY (~$50.00.)

Via Plastic Pals

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December 26, 2011

Bachman Bothered by Bot

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Poor Michele. You just never know who she will run into in pursuit of her political dreams. On her recent stopover to Iowa City's Hamburg Inn, the presidential candidate had to deal with a couple of dozen hecklers including this "gay robot." The Roboprof chimed in with them saying, "I am a gay robot. I oppose Bachmann's position on gays, whether they are human or robot."

It turns out that the bot in question was Kambrew McLeod, a U of A communications professor who also showed up at a 2007 rally for Bill Clinton. Loud holiday music was blasted over some loudspeakers and local police were called to the fracas, but no arrests were made.

Via Iowa City Patch

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December 9, 2011

Robot Snob Holiday Gift Picks - Buzz and Nightlight

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Look what Santa found. This Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear Dancer can not only talk in his original Tim Allen voice, you can hook up your iPod or MP3 player and he becomes a dancing fool while his external speaker plays the tunes. Looking for a night light to brighten up the darkness and save you from the evil ones? This Atomic Robot has glowing eyes and mouth and each is individually created by Katsu Designs.

Via Robot Accessories

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December 6, 2011

Dress Up the Holiday Tree With Bots

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It's tree trimming time and to make your botty presence known, why not decorate with this set of 10 Domo Tree Ornaments? Each is 2" and comes in lime green, yellow, tear drop, robot, brown, metallic blue, red and purple velvet, glitzy glitter and squiggly striped.

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Fans of Dragon Ball Z will appreciate this collection of 10 that features androids, cyborgs and robot characters.

spacerobots.jpg This set of 4 Space Robots are made of blown glass, are about 3" each and are gift boxed.

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Brighten up the tree or window with these 10 R2-D2 Lights that span 138".

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Don't forget the 5" Robotic Santa on a silver cord or the retro Reinbot on a gold one.

Via Tree Ornaments

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October 21, 2011

Must Have: Kikkerland Kitchen Helpers

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Kikkerland does more than just cool wind-up critters. We found two robots that you can add to your collection that also have a function. The 4 piece Robo Measuring Cup Set comes in red, is made of food safe ABS plastic and is a mere 3-1/4 X 7-3/4 X 2-1/4-inch" when stacked.

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The Robot Tea Infuser is made of rust-proof stainless steel, has arms that will fit any sized cup or mug and includes a tray that can double as a saucer.

(Thanks, Laura)

Via Kikkerland

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October 6, 2011

Robot Wants Kitty App for iPhone

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Recently updated, 'Robot Wants Kitty' is a platformer with the user helping the bot collect kitties and enhance its abilities. Made by Raptisoft, the app is good with iPhone/iPod touch and iPad iOS 3.1 or later. The first level is free with other levels at $.99 each.

Via iTunes

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September 16, 2011

Must Have: Robot Accessories

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Looking to expand your Sugarbooger Dinner Set for your tot? They now have a Mini-Bib Set that comes with two 12 x 9" pieces that are non-toxic, machine washable and have snap closure.

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Their covered Bowl Set is a melamine bowl with removable suction base, an airtight seal, is dishwasher safe (but not microwavable) and comes with a silverware set.

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For those who are leaving the nest, the laminated Lunch Sack is fully insulated, can be wiped clean and line dried, has a hook and loop closure and an ID card in case it gets lost.

Via Sugarbooger

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August 19, 2011

Must Have: NFL Robot Action Figures

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Football season is finally here so why not go robot while you go team? The 12" Eli Manning has a magnetic hand for holding included football and is fully articulated so that you can play between the action. Push a button and the player becomes a bot. If you prefer Dallas to New York, the 10" Cowboy is for you.

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Wait, there's more! How about a 10" bot representing the Green Bay Packers? Perhaps the 12" New England Patriots Robot is more to your personal preference. Each is posable and goes great with chips and dips at halftime.

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August 8, 2011

Limited Edition Toy Story Alien Webcam

Take a look at the Toy Story 2 Alien Webcam, courtesy of Disney and Pixar. The 15", 1.3 megapixel cam hooks up via USB, has glowing eyes and antenna, and emits strange alienish noises. Unplug him and you get an external speaker with 2 more USB ports. It's fun, it's freaky, it costs a whopping $299.99.

Via eBay

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June 17, 2011

Must Have: Robotic Water Fun

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Bubbles can be much more fun when they come in robots! This gift pack of Robot Bubbles contains 24 plastic bottles with .7 oz of liquid and wands, enough to make any botty party gleeful. And if the party moves to the tub or pool, there are a dozen rubber Robot Duckies. Each is 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 x 2" and can squirt water in a liquid free-for-all.

Via Robot Party Favors

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