May 22, 2009

Must Have: Terminator Salvation Gimmees

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You may not be able to rent or buy Terminator Salvation after this week's premiere, but in honor of the event, we have found some kewl related stuff that qualifies for our Must Have of the week. Sign up to be notified when the film will be released, order a t-shirt, get an action figure, play the soundtrack or the Xbox game. Let us not forget the pièce de résistance, the 6" T-bust designed by Mike Locascio, which will be released mid June.

Via Terminator: Salvation

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May 15, 2009

Must Have: Virtual Families Review: The Next Best thing to AI

Technically these are not real robots, but they are about as close to AIs as you can get. Our buds from LDW (Last Day of Work) were kind enough to let us play their new game Virtual Families. You pick your main character and teach him/her to work, repair the house, cook, clean up, etc. Then you find a mate, start having kids and teach them the same. The game operates in real time so it is more casual than most games, but the SIM can go on for generations!

The play is similar to the company's other games, the original Virtual Villagers, VV 2 and VV 3 in that it takes time for the characters to learn certain skills. When they do well you, reward them with a green pat on the head and when they do something you disapprove of you are supposed to chastise them with a red one. There are also objects to discover and a shop where you purchase food, pets, room improvements and more.

We figure it will be the only game we will play for decades. At this point, we are still on the first generation, but we noticed that you have to make sure your buds are happy, well fed, and rested as they can catch diseases. Kids will like the special features of buying clothes and treats for their family as well as getting trophies for their efforts. We just dig having the SIMs around as company after a long day of work.

(Thanks, Caitlin)


Via LDW

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May 8, 2009

Must Have: Monster vs. Aliens Clone Robot

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"Monsters vs. Aliens" has only been out about a month and already the market is flooded with licensed products. We found a 6" Clone Robot with fire boost that will launch missiles from his head and Gallaxhar's Space Attack UFO that houses both the evil genius and the robot and drops two bombs. And although the movie won't be out for renting/purchasing for awhile, you can always play your fave character in a game on Nintendo DS or Wii.

Via Monsters vs. Aliens

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May 1, 2009

B2B Robot 2 Pack - Kill or Be Killed

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Cepia's B2B Bots make Rockin' Robots look like girly men. Crusher and Buzzsaw each have attitude and will shout insults while punching his way to victory with accompanying sound effects. Radio controlled, the pair have four wheel drive and have surely earned their title of Must Have robot this week.

Via Cepia B2B Robot 2 Pack

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April 24, 2009

Robots in Crystal for Mom's Day

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Mother's Day is coming up, so to prove to her that you love both robots and her (or your mate,) why not get her a bit of jewelry for the occasion? The Black Robot Charm is movable, is over 1 1/2" in length and has a crystal heart and hat. The silver movable jointed Robot Charm is about 1 1/4" and also has crystals on his heart, chest, mask and legs. And if your mom is a pink freak, a third Pastel Charm is 1 1/4" in length and accented with pink and Aurora Borealis Austrian crystals. All come with necklaces.

Via Robot Necklaces

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April 17, 2009

Must Have Robot: iRobot Scooba 380 Reduced for Mom's Day

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No sooner is Easter over, than Mom's Day is on the way. In honor of the occasion, iRobot has a deal for them (and stay-at-home dads) online. Grab an iRobot Scooba 380 before May 10 and you get $50.00 off and a free bottle of cleaning solution. The Scooba preps, washes, scrubs and squeegees hardwood, tile and linoleum. This premium version can handle 3 to 4 average size rooms per charge. The offer is good until May 10.

Via iRobot Web Specials

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April 10, 2009

Must Have Robot: Free Bunk Bots!

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Bunk Bots never seem to stop reproducing. To celebrate the latest lines, Jason Hilbourne has come up with Star Trek and Watchmen plushies and are giving some away! How awesome is that? Visit Plastic and Plush before April 20 and let them know in their comment section which is better, Star Trek or Star Wars?

Then head over to Toycyte by April 12 and discuss "Nite Owl vs Batman: who has cooler gear?"

Via Bunk Bots

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April 3, 2009

Must Have Robot: Echobot Takes Messages

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The EchoBot can record messages up to 10 seconds from your buds or workmates. When the eye sensing device is triggered (within 3 feet,) it will play back the message. Available in both Belle and Mel models, each is 7" tall and has accordion style legs with suction cup feet. So the question here is, if you have both and you are not present, and one plays a message while the other is in the same room, do either of them make a noise?

Via EchoBots

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March 27, 2009

Must Have: Special Edition Black Lego Mindstorms NXT

Never doubt the talents of someone who can combine a Mindstorms NXT, a Bionicle, a Technic set and a few Lego bricks added into the mix. Should it show up in our neighborhood, we will be on the first train out.

Speaking of Mindstorms, Lego is celebrating their 10th anniversary of the micro-controllers with a Special Edition in black. If you get in on the action, you will have access to other materials such as a special program for the NXT, a personal certificate of ownership, wallpapers and building instructions for special models. This certainly qualifies it as our Must Have this week.

Via Bionicle Robot Head


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March 20, 2009

Must Have: The Gunslinger

One of our absolute fave movie bots was played by Yul Brynner. Known in the movies "Westworld" and
"Futureworld"
only as "The Gunslinger," he was as scary as they come. We have made the endearing Wall-E and Pleo as our Must Haves, but we think it is time that one of the evil ones gets credit, too. If you have never seen these 70's movies, now is the time. Although they do not have the advanced CGI and effects as current ones, how can you resist this guy? Head to YouTube for more clips if you aren't convinced.

Via The Gunslinger

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