October 5, 2012

Must Have: Robotic Bath Fun

Take a fun bath with the Alex Mix and Squirt Robots. The three can be mixed and matched, then easily snapped together. Safe for ages as young as toddlers, we can think of some adults who would like them as well.


For older kids, the Edushape Magic Creations Playset comes with 20 foam pieces that stick to any smooth surface when wet.The kidlets may actually stay in there long enough to get clean.

Via Robot Bath Fun

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September 28, 2012

Must Have: Elmo Rocks TV In Pre-Holiday Ads

Holiday commercials get earlier every year. Just last week we saw Elmo popping up on TV ads. This year they are re-introducing "Let's Rock! Elmo", the version that sings six different songs and comes with drums, tambourine and microphone. We suppose that toddlers continue to fall for the red Muppet, unlike parents who are probably sick of hearing him giggle endlessly.

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September 21, 2012

Must Have: Vintage Wearables


The "Ancient Style" Robot Necklace sports a treble clef and small crystals. It also seems to have its own ear phone. At a size of 2.7 x 2.76 x 106", you get a randomly selected pendant on a 24" chain.


For the male robot fanatic, CuffCrazy's vintage Robot Cufflinks are each 1.5 x 1". Made of metal, they have a pseudo energy gauge and come in their very own spaceship gift box.

Via Robot Jewelry

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September 14, 2012

Must Have: Be that Guy at the Mall

Velveeta's latest hero for their Shells & Cheese commercial is "that guy at the mall that sells the remote-control helicopter" They dig the dude so much that they set up an interactive site. We don't know if we share his taste in cheese food products, but we do admire his toys. Get yours!

Via Eat Like That Guy

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September 7, 2012

Must Have: Pillows and Placemats, Oh, My!


Little Acorn's Decorative Pillow features 4 friendly robots with embroidered details. The 12 x 16" cushion is made of hypoallergenic polyester and its linen cotton cover is washable


The same company also puts out a set of Placemats. Who could describe the set of four any better than the company itself?

"Make mealtime fun, and be good to the environment at the same time with our patented placemats. Cleverly designed to hold utensils and napkins in a fun and silly way that nurtures children's imaginations, while mealtime nurtures their tummies."

Via Little Acorn

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August 31, 2012

Must Do: Vote For Robot Hall of Fame


When Carnegie Mellon's Robot Hall of Fame selects its honorees, the task generally falls to those in the industry. However, this year mere humans who simply dig robots can determine the final vote. Nominees include Wall-E, Rosie, Jason (used to find the Titanic,) iRobot's Packbot, PR2 and Robonaut.

Internet voting will select the four laureates from a field of 12 nominees and will include both fictional and real bots. So go online before Sept. 30 and decide who you want to receive the prestigious prize. Winners will be inducted Oct. 23.

Via Vote Hall of Fame

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August 24, 2012

Must Have: Sega Homestar R2-D2

Sega's HomeStar planetarium came out several years ago, so we guess it was time to redesign, repackage and reintroduce it into the republic in R2-D2 form. The final frontier can be projected on ceiling or wall and needs 4 AAA batteries (not included) for 3 hours of viewing time with a range of 4.9 - 7.5 ft. The claim is that you will see 10,000 stars including the Death Star. At a size of 3.9 x 8.3 x 3.5", the ad is a bit cheesy and despite what Sega's site claims, we believe that both boys and girls will love it.

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August 17, 2012

Must Have: xkcd Explores Robot Apocalypse


Randall Munroe has come up with what he believes would happen when the robot apocalypse occurs. His theory, one that we secretly agree with, is that left to their own devices, robots are too clumsy to beat us. Besides, all we need to do if our Roomba tries to corner us is install more shag carpet. Check out his site, xkcd, for this and other answers to obvious questions and revel in his comic genius and stick-figured wit.

Via xkcd

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August 10, 2012

Must Have: Robotic Bouncing Balls


Activate the Robotic Laser Ball by clapping and it will spin, move and rotate around the room. It flashes lighets and plays music which can thankfully be turned off after a time if you want to try it on a reticent pet. The Lanard self-bouncing Fusion Ball spins, wiggles and jumps to techno tunes and needs 3 AA batteries (included.)

Via Robotic Balls

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August 3, 2012

Must Have: Robot Buddies


Robots go plushie with this 18" Robot Throw Pillow. Stuffed with polyfill, it has embroidered accents and would make a fine addition to any robot-loving human. Pair it up with a Bottle Buddy by Stephen Joseph, a nylon mesh cover with adjustable straps, and you get a pair of botty buds.

Via Robot Buddies

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