January 22, 2009

Dave, the Solar-Powered Zombie Bugbot


Anyone who ever had a Furby and wanted to kill it after the first 20 minutes can surely sympathize with Etsy artist "tiny minds." As part of his Solar Bugbot series, he took what was left of his and turned it into Dave, the solar-powered zombie Furby. In order to do this, he skinned and gutted the deceased creature then installed a small solar motor. He subsequently mounted it on a plinth, whatever a plinth is. After Dave stores up enough energy his eyes, ears and mouth get moving. Even tiny minds calls it "eerie." Be that as it may, the one of a kind Dave can be yours for $95.00.

Via Etsy

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WowWee's New Pets

At the recent CES in Vegas, WowWee displayed their next generation of toys, including Joebot, (the latest incarnation of Robosapien,) who can walk, dance and beatbox. Also displayed were the Spyball spycam, a mini-Rovio which has WiFi and is remote controlled, and new Alive Cubs, the Seal Pup, Husky Puppy, Koala Joey, and Leopard Cub. The Alive Sleeping Cuties pets include the Labradoodle Puppy, Beagle Puppy, Cinnamon Persian Kitten, and White Persian Kitten.

Via Gearlog

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January 16, 2009

Must Have Robot: Rosie the Robot


We think that one of our first exposures to robotics had to be Rosie from "The Jetsons," the ultimate service bot. We loved her so much that we have made her our Must Have robot this week. This Funko "Wacky Wobbler" is about 7" tall, comes in her own themed window box and is made of PVC plastic. Best of all, you can put her on your desk or dashboard for only $10.90.

Via Jetsons Rosie the Robot

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January 13, 2009

Mr. Robot Head Plays Games


Think eco-friendly with Mr. Robot Head. Wind him up via his handle and watch him play. He is actually a puzzle and if you can get the loop to go from one side of the wire to the other, you will be rewarded with the bot flashing his LED eyes and making strange noises. At a size of 9" square and a two pound weight, he is recommended for kids over 4 at a price of $28.99.

Via ThinkGeek

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January 12, 2009

Cam-BABY - Robotic Whining


Robots can not only be treacherous, they can be obnoxious as well. The Cam-BABY is 4" tall and responds to sounds. It will try to walk to you, its eyes flash and it makes gurgling noises. If it trips and falls, expect crying that will only cease when you pick it back up. Frankly, we find them a bit eerie, but they are available for $44.95 each.

Via Audio Cubes

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January 9, 2009

Must Have Robot: Elektra the Robot Girl


We don't know why, but robots have a tendency to be male. We came across Elektra the Robot Girl made by Schylling and decided she rates as our Must Have of the week. She is 5" tall, works by a key to wind her up and also features an on/off switch. If you do not have a fembot in your collection, this is an inexpensive choice for $20.95.

Via Robotoys

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January 8, 2009

Tomy Rocobo Robot Pet - Pay Attention!


Takara Tomy has come up with yet another useless but kewl robot they dubbed Rocobo. This robotic pet virtually eats, sleeps, sings, and demands your attention with an occasional pat on the head. (You know what happens if you ignore them for long.) Available in your choice of colors and designs, you can get your own Rocobo for $24.99.

Via Gizmine

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January 1, 2009

The R2-D2 Chorus Line

Perhaps the only thing geekier than a chorus line of R2-D2s are the clothing choices of their handlers. Thanks to Orudo Vansan and team. This was done a couple of years ago but still worth a viewing.

Via R2-D2

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December 26, 2008

Toys Found to Have Private Lives


It's sad but true. While we are crashed out for the night, our toys have their own secret lives. The Web Urbanist managed to document this when they knew theirs weren't paying attention. We have no doubt that this is true, for we often find our own robots in other positions in the morning and sometimes we notice some of our TicTacs are missing. (Really. Robots dig TicTacs.) Check out the entire hilarious gallery.

Via Web Urbanist

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Must Have Robot: Bugbots


There is nothing like spooking out your family and friends during the holidays and New Year's party. We suggest WowWee's Bugbots, our Must Have for the week. You get Flapper, Skipper, Zook and Trax. Not only will they scare your Aunt Gladys, they will collide with each other for your amusement. Recommended for ages over 4, they are now at a reduced price of $59.99, marked down from $89.99.

Via WowWee's Bugbots

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