October 17, 2008

Must Have Robot: R2-D2 Soy Sauce Bottle

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This was so weird that we had to make it our Must Have Robot this week. The R2-D2 Soy Sauce Bottle stands 4.75" tall. Tilt his head and he spreads Star Wars joy soy sauce on all your Oriental cuisine. We expect you could also fill him with sugar, cream, or another liquid, still ya gotta have a weird sense of commercialism to think this thing up. You can get one at a price of $45.00, soy sauce not included.

Via R2-D2 Soy Sauce Bottle

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October 10, 2008

Must Have Robot: Scribbler Robot

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Our Must Have Robot this week is so simple that even those who tend to be somewhat robotically challenged can program it. The Scribbler Robot starts off with pictures rather than words. It comes fully assembled with a BASIC Stamp 2 brain and is pre-programmed with eight demo modes. Put a marker in its pen port and it will draw as it moves along. Included with the Scribbler are light, object, line detection, and stall sensors, a speaker, 3 LED lights and 2 independent DC motors. The bot comes at a price of $99.99.

Via Scribbler Robot

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October 3, 2008

Must Have Robot: RobotronX Kit

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Since the holidays will soon be upon us, it is time to order some of those gifts now. Our Must Have Robot this week is a fine solution for newbies who want to do it themselves. The Discovery Exclusive Build Your Own Robot Kit is a simple to assemble bot with light and sounds and about 40 pieces. It not only includes step-by-step instructions and a screwdriver, it has a mini-price of $19.95. The RobotronX comes with a tethered remote and is recommended for those who are aged 8 and up.

Via RobotronX

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September 26, 2008

Must Have Robot: Tomy Croaking Crooner

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We once lived in a house that had a small pond in the back where frogs would mate twice a year. It about drove us crazy. Now you can do the same for others with the motion-activated Tomy's Croaking Crooner, our Must Have Robot of the week. Battery operated, the Cornell School of Ornithology authenticated its voice, and the water-resistant amphibian is so realistic that his throat inflates and deflates. Available in brown or green, he can be yours for $16.79.

Via Croaking Crooner

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September 19, 2008

Must Have Robot: Mattel SBD 3000

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Our Must Have Robot honors goes this week to Mattel's SBD 3000, aka Secret Bank Deposit Robot. Save your coins while the dude dances, raps, tells jokes, and plays games. Take some money out and he starts all over again. The SBD comes with 4 AA batteries and will surely be a fun gift for kid or adult for $14.99.

Via SBD 3000

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September 12, 2008

Must Have Robot: Playskool Kota Triceratops

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Look what we found for our Must Have Robot of the week! It is the Playskool Kota My Triceratops Dinosaur, shown here with a kidlet, but much too sophisticated to waste on one. The creature is over 3 feet tall and responds to voice and touch with sounds, and tail, head, eye, mouth, and even horn movements. It also plays music. Go figure. We suspect the kid comes in because it can handle up to 60 lbs. of weight. Kota can be yours for $299.99 and you can pre-order for its October 15 release.

Via Playskool at Kota

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September 5, 2008

Must Have Robot: WowWee Mini Wrex the Dawg

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Standing at a height of 5.5", Mini Wrex The Dawg, is based on WowWee's original mutt and our Must Have Robot this week. He needs 2 x AAA batteries (not included) to run his wheels and spinning eyes. He also has a poseable head and legs, and can be your buddy for $29.99.

Via Mini Wrex The Dawg

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August 29, 2008

Must Have Robot: E.M.A.

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It would appear that Sega's female E.M.A. (Eternal Maiden Actualization) will be available to those of us stateside as of September 25. Made by Sega in Japan, the 200 × 360 × 100mm fembot has a whopping ¥18,900 price (~$172.00,) unlike its twin WowWee's Femisapien that will only set you back $99.99. Nonetheless, in the spirit of competition and fair play, we declare the E.M.A. our Must Have Robot of the week.

Via Amazon Japan

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August 22, 2008

Must Have Robot: Eco-Friendly Robug

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We thought this week we would help do our part to save the planet with our Must Have Robot. Use an ordinary aluminum soda and turn it into a Robug with this Green Science kit. It includes a plastic body, wire wings and legs, motor, wires, screws, and detailed instructions. The best part is that you have to recycle your own can, so the kidlets can use Pepsi, jockish geeks can utilize Red Bull but, as for us, we will stick with our Bud. The elementary bot comes in a gift box and has a price starting at $8.99.

Via Green Science at Robug

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August 15, 2008

Must Have Robot: Elmo Live

Elmo Live is finally available for pre-order and as such qualifies as our Must Have Robot of the week. At a size of 5.5 x 11 x 15" and a weight of 2.2 lbs., he bobs his head, waves his arms, stands, sits, and crosses his legs. He can be activated by tickling (of course) or a squeeze on his tummy, foot, nose or back. He sings, tells jokes and stories, and plays games. This is a must have that we predict will be the hottest toy this holiday season. He comes with a MSRP of $65.99 and will arrive October 14.

Via Elmo Live

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