December 26, 2008

Must Have Robot: Bugbots

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There is nothing like spooking out your family and friends during the holidays and New Year's party. We suggest WowWee's Bugbots, our Must Have for the week. You get Flapper, Skipper, Zook and Trax. Not only will they scare your Aunt Gladys, they will collide with each other for your amusement. Recommended for ages over 4, they are now at a reduced price of $59.99, marked down from $89.99.

Via WowWee's Bugbots

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December 19, 2008

Must Have Robot: PEZ Robot B-9

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We found a great stocking stuffer that is this week's Must Have Robot. The Giant PEZ Robot B-9 comes with candy for $15.66 and will surely amuse and nourish if it doesn't eat it all first. (You might want to order some refills.) We also found the bot from the movie "Meet the Robinsons".

Via PEZ

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December 12, 2008

Must Have Robot: A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000

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It seems we just can't watch an animated movie or TV show lately that doesn't include robots. Take a peek at Treasure Planet and hear one of our now fave lines, when the cyborg B.E.N. loses part of his brain and asks, "Was I ever dancing with an android named Lupé?" If South Park is more to your taste, Cartman becomes A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000 in Episode 116 of Season 8. We dug the cardboard performance so much that we have made him our Must Have robot this week.

Via A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000

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December 5, 2008

Must Have Robot: Motorized Robot Kit

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We have loved Erector sets since way back. So we felt it was time to feature one as our Must Have of the week. This Interactive Motorized Robot Speedplay Set from Meccano builds 6 different motorized robots that can be programmed. Simple to assemble, the kit includes over 500 metal and plastic pieces. It comes with a power tool that also doubles as another motor. Start building for $99.99.

Via Motorized Robot Set

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November 28, 2008

Must Have Robot: Black Friday Deals

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We spent weeks scouring the Internet to bring you some Black Friday deals, making them all our Must Have Robot(s) of the week. Well, maybe not that long, but we did manage to come up with a few from Amazon. Here then, since you are probably too tired to do much beyond shop from your 'puter, are our picks.

Videos
Robot vs the Aztec Mummy - $2.21
Robots, Widescreen Edition - $3.99
Robot Chicken (which isn't technically about robots, but it is the Star Trek Episode) - Season 2 - $9.99

Other Kewl Robots
Star Wars Episode I Tatooine Accesory Set with Pull-back Droid - $8.01
i-Que Personal Robot - $79.99
Tin Can Robot Science Kit - $14.95
GelaSkins with Screen Protector for iPod Video 5G (Red Robot) - $9.64
Tekno the Robotic Puppy - $24.99

Still haven't found what you want? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide and this kewl book with gift ideas, Robots Rising, for only $0.01 (really!) Happy shopping!

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P.S. We found one more! A whopping $100.00 has been taken off the Playskool Kota My Triceratops Dinosaur, which reduces the animated creature to $299.99. This is a third off. Not bad, eh?

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November 21, 2008

Must Have Robot: Elmo Live

Here's the skinny on Elmo Live, our Must Have Robot this week. We recently took him out to play and made a quickie video to share. Our kitten Radar couldn't quite figure him out. We guess he thought he was for him.

So the bad news. Elmo doesn't move his legs. That is not that big a deal, but we would have liked that to be incorporated into his design. He sheds. Not much, but enough to keep babies away from him. He sometimes makes so much noise when flapping his arms, etc. that it is difficult to understand him.

The good news is that he will be adored by younger kids, toddlers (and kittens.) He tells stories, jokes, dances, and is easy to interact with once you get the hang of him. Squeeze his nose, left foot, tummy or back and he does his thing. By the way, he comes with 6 AA batteries. Make sure that you put him on a flat surface or he will fall over as he did at the end of the video. Yeah, we know you can hear us snigger when he does.

Via Elmo Live

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November 14, 2008

Must Have Robot: iRobot Wall-E Roomba

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It's a double Must Have Robot Friday. "Wall-E" is coming to home video Nov. 18. Pre-order the Blu-ray Three-Disc Special Edition for $22.99 now to get one for the holidays for family fun. You also get a download. There is a widescreen single DVD available for $16.99.

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If you are an extreme fan of the movie bot, iRobot has teamed with Disney/Pixar to create a limited Wall-E themed 530 Roomba. Due to come out the 20th, 400 special editions are similar to others of the series. It will clean three rooms with help of wall transmitters and knows to return to its dock for a recharge. Contact iRobot if you can cough up the $860.00 deluxe price.

Via electronista

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November 7, 2008

Must Have Robot: Retro Glass Ornaments

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Plasticland has just let us know that these Retro Robot Glass Ornaments have been restocked, however they are in limited supply. They therefore qualify as our Must Have of the week. Each one is 4.5 x 2 x 1.5" high. The set of four is limited to one per person and will not become available again until next year, so we suggest if you want them to grace your tree this year, you should head over to their site and plunk down the $28.00.

Thanks, Rebecca

Via Plasticland

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October 31, 2008

Must Have Robot: WowWee Rovio

Yeah, we know that WowWee's Rovio is simply a glorified webcam, but it still deserves our Must Have Robot of the week status. The Wi-Fi enabled telepresense robot features autonomous navigation, is self-charging, and has a color cam and mic. You can be anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection. What a great holiday gift for a family member who is overseas. Pre-order for $299.95 to get yours.

Via Rovio

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October 24, 2008

Must Have Robot: R2-D2 Astromech Droid

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Start thinking holiday shopping before the prices go up. Trossen just got in a new shipment of the Star Wars R2-D2 Astromech Droid, our Must Have Robot this week. The Interactive bot stands about 15" and walks, talks, and responds to over 40 commands. He can serve as security guard, play games, freaks out if you mention Darth Vader and can find you if you are up for a game of hide and seek. R2 needs 4 AA and 4 D batteries (not included) and needs a limited amount of assembly. Pick one up for $159.99.

Via Trossen

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