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.
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.
We wrote about Syma's Mini-Copters back in January, and were surprised to find that the company has dropped the price so that now everyone can annoy others with one. No assembly is required and each has gyroscope technology that allows it to go up, down, left, right, forward and backwards for up to 12 minutes per charge. Each is 3.5", just large enough to do some damage indoors.
Willa is one of four Fijit Friends that debuted at February's Toy Fair and is ready to be your or someone you love's best friend. Made by Mattel, she can sing, dance, giggle and tell jokes. With soft, tactile skin and LED face, she responds to noise, movements and tummy poking. She reacts to over 30 specific voice commands, has about 150 phrases and can interact with mobile apps, TV commercials and other outside stimuli. When bedtime comes, she can become a nightlight.
The video is a bit juvenile, but then you have to consider the target audience and realize this will be a hot Holiday season for the quartet. Hit the link to see all four of the Fijit Friends.
Now that the kids are whining about the oppressive heat, find something for them to do if you are fortunate enough to have A/C. The Perler Fun Fusion Kit, recommended for kids over 5, has more than 2,000 beads, a pegboard, ironing paper and instructions to make many robots and rockets.
For kidlets into the world of glitter, Best Creation has a Kit that comes with chipboard, paper and glitter stickers, and 11 pages of happy robot projects. The paper is heavy duty and the stickers are acid and lignin free, but not recommended for tots.
We always like finding stuff from OWI as their kits make it simple for kids of all ages to build their products. This time we found a 3-in-1 ATR that can act as a forklift, rover and gripper. A wired controller allows the All Terrain Robot to go forward, backwards, turn and operate with a maximum lift of 200 gm. The ATR needs 4 AA batteries, not included.
There are plenty of robot books out there, but what really grabbed our attention recently was The Robot Book by Heather Brown. It not only has a delightful story line, it has moving parts to teach kids how he works and what is most important in both humans and non-.
Mater is the latest toy that has spawned from Cars 2 and turned into a toy for the masses. The decrepit, albeit lovable dump truck, voiced by Larry the Cable Guy, is remote control and can race Lightning McQueen . Both vehicles have flashing LED lights, cool sounds and quote phrases from the movie.
It didn't take long for the Google Android to appear in windup form. Now you can get a 3-pack in green, red and black to keep others at home or work annoyed. And if you prefer your Android in the dark, this Andrew Bell designed Key Chain will light up your nights (and help you find your keys.)
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.