April 14, 2009

RC Transmutation Android


This transformer may not be the scariest on the block, but its garish color will certainly embarrass the others. At 28cm tall, the RC Transmutation Android has flashing chest lights and five joints in each arm, and can protect you with its blaster rifle. It can morph into a vehicle and run forward, backward, left and right with the controller. Coming from China, the default charger for the bot is 220V, so in addition to the $17.95 price, you may need to order a 110V adapter.

Via Chinavasion

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April 13, 2009

Frightened Grasshopper Robot Kit


This mini-insect kit runs on solar power. The Frightened Grasshopper may sound like something out of a bad David Carradine TV show, but can in fact perform either in direct sunlight or any light bulb that is not fluorescent. At about 2", your kids make it for a science fair project and you can use it to freak out the cat. The kit comes with a PV cell A motor, solar power panel and everything else to keep it hopping.

Via Frightened Grasshopper

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April 10, 2009

Must Have Robot: Free Bunk Bots!


Bunk Bots never seem to stop reproducing. To celebrate the latest lines, Jason Hilbourne has come up with Star Trek and Watchmen plushies and are giving some away! How awesome is that? Visit Plastic and Plush before April 20 and let them know in their comment section which is better, Star Trek or Star Wars?

Then head over to Toycyte by April 12 and discuss "Nite Owl vs Batman: who has cooler gear?"

Via Bunk Bots

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April 9, 2009

Tomy's Transformer Robo-Qs


Remember the Robo-Q? Tomy enjoyed their success with the tiny robots so much that they have expanded their line with non-transforming Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in honor of the movie "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." Standing about 1.3" tall, they are coming out in Japan early next year at a price of about ¥4200 (~$42.00.)

Via TFW2005

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April 8, 2009

Robots to Hang With in the Kitchen


Crafters will love the Robot Lolly Mold that can be used for chocolate candy, soap, plaster and cement. FDA approved, the molds are recommended for kids over 3. Each figure is 4 1/4 x 2." The company makes other molds as well, but what can top a chocolate robot?


Melonie is a timer that can be used by older kids as well as parents. Made by the French company Crea Crea, it winds up and when time is up the 7" Melon bot will do a little samba. Ole!

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April 7, 2009

Robot Duck Will Drive You Quackers


If it waddles and sort of looks like and sounds like one, then it must be a Robot Duck. We found one, but unfortunately its feathers have been replaced with robotic parts. It comes with motor and a small part that requires assembling and needs to eat 2 AAA batteries (not included) to waddle on down the road. When completed, the ducky project is about 4". Get two and you can add a Robot Goose when someone clever enough devises one.

Via Robot Duck

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April 2, 2009

ASIMO Becomes Action Figure


Now you can have an ASIMO for your very own. The 6", 1/8 scale action figure performs nearly all of the feats of his larger humanoid counterpart with 26 - 34º of joint freedom. Although he retails for about $20.00 in a Science Museum Gift Shop in Japan, we notice that by the time he makes it to eBay, he costs considerably more than that.

Via Robot Watch (translated)

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March 27, 2009

Must Have: Special Edition Black Lego Mindstorms NXT

Never doubt the talents of someone who can combine a Mindstorms NXT, a Bionicle, a Technic set and a few Lego bricks added into the mix. Should it show up in our neighborhood, we will be on the first train out.

Speaking of Mindstorms, Lego is celebrating their 10th anniversary of the micro-controllers with a Special Edition in black. If you get in on the action, you will have access to other materials such as a special program for the NXT, a personal certificate of ownership, wallpapers and building instructions for special models. This certainly qualifies it as our Must Have this week.

Via Bionicle Robot Head

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Bandai Namco to Erect Giant Gundam


How does Bandai Namco celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Mobile Suit robot franchise? You build a life size Gundam, of course. Made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic over a steel frame, the replica's head will move, 50 points on its body will emit light and mist will be shot out on unsuspecting tourists. The Gundam will be erected in the Odaiba Shiokaze park in July but will only be up for 2 months. They haven't quite decided what to do with it after that time. We think it would make a great companion to the Statue of Liberty.

Via Bouncing Red Ball

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March 24, 2009

Watch Out for mechGorilla!


Rong Yiren plays with Legos and has made some awsomely creative spyBots, mecha/droids, medBots and polarBots, but it is this mechGorilla that caught our attention. We expect it will protect until a mechKing Kong comes along.

Via Rong Yiren

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