Look! It's Transformer Wall-E!

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Every once in a while Wall-E pops up in a new form. This time he takes on Transformer. The 5.8 x 9.5 x 8.5" robotic dude starts out as a cube, but when you press buttons, he will reveal wheels, arms and head. A Transformer Eve is also available. She mostly resembles an egg until you press her buttons. No sexist jokes here, please.

Via Transformer Wall-E

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December 21, 2009

Letterman Wreaks Havoc on Robotic Pets

On Dec. 17, David Letterman had his annual "Late Night" holiday toy segment. The fascinating thing about this was that although 2 of the hot toys were the manually used Zyclone Blaster and the $25,000 Motorized Cupcake Car, the others were robotic in nature, FurReal Lulu, Hexbug Nanos, Zhu Zhu Pets and a very cool Blue Vectron Wave, a flying saucer from Air Hogs that you control with your palm. They are taking over, folks.

(Thanks, Mike)

Via The Late Show

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December 15, 2009

Designer Bots Featured Online

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So we are wandering around the Net and come across the site Kidrobot. It features lots of designer toys, including this 5" Auto + USBoombox by Superdeux that looks robotic enough for our taste. Made of vinyl, each comes with a hidden 1GB flash drive at a price of $60.00.

Via Kidrobot

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December 11, 2009

Must Have: WowWee ChatterBots

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Such a deal! You can now save almost 75% on WowWee's ChatterBot Dog/ Cat. Connect to PC or Mac via USB and they will tell jokes and make rude comments about you. The bot also keeps track of upcoming events and can be used as a speaker.

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The disruptive Fairy Godfather and Devil/Angel are also available at reduced prices.

Via WowWee Chatterbots

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Sushi Bots More Than Illustrations

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Illustrator/designer Pez Banana (aka Jose Lorenzo Pacheco) has taken two of his robots from his Maki Sushi 'Bot' series and is turning them into real ones. The 5.5" 'Sushibot' and 'Alaskabot' can each be pre-ordered now at a $30.00 price.

Via Patch Together

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December 10, 2009

Good and Evil Etsy Robots

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Every once in a while we surf by Etsy to see if there are any new robots lurking about. Susan Porteous crocheted this 2" Amigurumi Mechanic and stuck a bit of hardware to make him look a bit more menacing, we expect. And for the more macho, 'sleepy robot 13's' 1 1/2" Zombie Toast is holding jelly brains. Mmmmm, brains.

Via Amigurumi Mechanic

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Too Expensive, Will Robinson!

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How cool would it be to find this under (or near) your tree this year? The 6 1/2 ft., 275 lb. B-9 Robot from "Lost in Space" has been reproduced from archival molds, patterns and blueprints. Running on remote control, it features a 240W audio system and the voice of Richard Tufeld, who did the original. He will move his torso, his head flashes and he has those claws that made him somewhat creepy. All this can be yours for $24,500.00.

Via Hammacher Schlemmer

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December 9, 2009

Share the Holidays with Futurama

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Rumor has it that Futurama is returning to the boob tube. Get ready early with the Limited Edition Santa Bender and Robot Santa. There are only 2000 of the figures available, so order now to reek havoc on the rest of your holiday gifts.

Via Futurama

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December 7, 2009

Feds to Inspect Mr. Squiggles

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It would seem that the organization GoodGuide has decided that
Mr. Squiggles
, one of the Zhu Zhu Pets, has an excessive amount of antimony and tin on his hair and nose. While the maker of the toy, Cepia LLC, claims that he is safe and has undergone testing to the max, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is looking into the matter. We call that better safe than sorry and hope they put a rush on the report before little ones start chewing on their heads.

Via MSNBC

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December 4, 2009

Must Have: Transformer Watches

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Our Transformer gadgets of the week (it certainly seems that often) are these watches from Transformer Kids. They don't really do much, no bells and whistles, but they certainly look menacing at an inexpensive price. Choose between Optimus and Bumblebee.

Via Transformers

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