Robot Snob continues to seek out the most obscure trinkets for lovers of all things robotic and this week we found some frosted
Robot Suckers. You get one dozen 4" lollies that come in various fruit flavors and designs. All are fat free.
And if you need something to keep them in, what could be better than the Rosie Cookie Jar? Fully licensed, the ceramic Jetson maid doesn't beep but will certainly cheer up your kitchen counter.
With Father's Day coming this month, why not give the man in your life a Return of Frankenbot Gift Basket. Inside is a Perkins Designs 15 oz mug, 4 coasters, some biscotti and 5 types of gourmet coffee. The set comes boxed in their signature Black Planet box.
Janna Salak designed this Robot Gift Basket that contains the same, a 15 oz. mug,, biscotti, coasters and gourmet coffee. Both contain French Vanilla, Kenya AA, Decaf Colombian Supremo, Chocolate and Italian Roast Espresso.
Wild and Wolf have a couple of robots for those who want to add to their private collections. Venus is 3.1 x 2.7 x 5.5," nicely pink and comes with its own key. The Lilliput is 3.1 x 3.1 x 6.3," butterfly yellow and also winds up. Both are replicas of 1920 toys designed in Shanghai, comply with Toy Safety Regulations and are not intended for small children.
Although there still seems to be more April showers than May flowers, keep your tots dry with Stephen Joseph's Robot Umbrella with easy push and pull closure. Don't stop there. They also make a kid-friendly Raincoat to match. Designed for sizes 2 - 7, the coat is made with a waterproof polyurethane outer shell and soft cotton lining.
Babies can share the robot love with this Carini Bambini designed Mobile with 4 enchanting bots. It also plays "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to help the infant get to sleep.
Once awake, take him/her out with Rusty, the stroller and car seat toy. Baby can mix and match his body, experience different textures and strengthen those muscles when pulling and squeezing the cuddly bot. A Lamaze link makes for easy attachment.
Create your own magnetic action robots with Mudpuppy's Robot Kit. There are three sheets with body parts, clothing, accessories and 2-sided cards for backgrounds that come from the creative Pablo Bernasconi. This kit is not for small children, more for those who like decorating their fridges or water coolers at work.
While you await the release of Disney's Cars 2, which will be out June 24, you can at least play with its star, Fisher Price's RC version of Lightning McQueen with Geotrax Radio Control. This special Radiator Springs Edition claims to be 2X faster than wimpier Geotrax cars and includes phrases from Owen Wilson to show your superiority over non-verbal RC vehicles.
Throw the ultimate mega-robot bash with this Party Pack for 16, count 'em, 16, revelers. Large enough for any celebration, it comes with 16 invitations, dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, forks, spoons, 32 napkins, solid-color tablecover, foil balloon, 12 balloons (2 colors), curling ribbon (2 colors), crepe paper rolls (2 colors), and candles.
Rovio's Angry Birds has been downloaded over 100 million times so it was only a question of time before licensed plushies came out. Case in point, both the Bird and Pig are not only fun friends to have around but will make annoying sounds when patted on top. Each is 5.5 x 4.8 x 4.5" and recommended for ages 1 and up. We guess it won't be long before the company makes RC Birds. Ka-ching.
Just when you thought you were safe from a futuristic horde of creatures in evil robot suits in the Australian desert, The Time Guardian appears. The 1987 film features Dean Stockwell and a very young and fresh Carrie Fisher. "It is not just our fate that lies in peril but that of all humanity."Star Wars" it ain't but if you like your sci-fi with a touch of morality, this is a good rainy day flick.
On the other hand, if you like your movies current and animated, Megamind is finally out on DVD. Lots of evil pet robots running around, robotic suits and a very cutesy Minion. Not the best of its kind over the last few years (with movie references intended for adults) but still, Will Farrel is in his element. (We love the way he pronounces "Metrocity" with an accent on the second syllable.)