December 22, 2008

Last Minute Savings on Robotics

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It's getting down to the wire and we found a couple more good deals for last minute shoppers. Most of these are about 1/2 price and have free shipping! For example, the WowWee Tribot is only $49.99 (from $99.99,) the Star Wars Interactive R2D2 Astromech Droid Robot is $97.20 (was $169.99,) and Tomy's I-SOBOT Robot is a mere $94.95 (formerly $179.99.) Better hurry, we expect the prices will go back up after the holidays.

Via Cheap Robots

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December 19, 2008

Must Have Robot: PEZ Robot B-9

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We found a great stocking stuffer that is this week's Must Have Robot. The Giant PEZ Robot B-9 comes with candy for $15.66 and will surely amuse and nourish if it doesn't eat it all first. (You might want to order some refills.) We also found the bot from the movie "Meet the Robinsons".

Via PEZ

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December 18, 2008

iDogs Bark for Less

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Those holiday deals just keep pouring in. If you always wanted a Hasbro I-Dog, this is the time. The Amp'd in White, Green Spots and Orange Tropics are now only $14.99 each. You save $20.00 which equals out to 57%. That's a very small price for a pet that you don't have to feed, clean up after, and can boogie down with the best of them. Well, at least those who have a minimal amount of rhythm. Each will work with most MP3 players and comes equipped with starter batteries.

By the way, i-CY is now only $19.99 and the I-dog Clip is a mere $4.99.

Via iDogs

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December 15, 2008

Bunk Bots, Plush But Still Evil

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We love the Bunk Bot site almost as much as their products. The plush robots are each 8" in length, large enough to cuddle as well as terrorize your other machines. They were created by Jason Hilbourne after his sons asked to take their plastic ones to bed. Stepper has a threatening demeanor and you know you cannot trust Ninja Servo (red eyes mean death on robot worlds.) Each is a mere $9.99 at ThinkGeek. Others can be found at Posh for $9.60 apiece. For more retail locations and more of the collection, hit the link.

Via Bunk Bots

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December 4, 2008

Mickey the Robotic Mouse

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Even Mickey Mouse comes in a robotic form. At a height of 30cm, the Sega Toys creation has a 600 word vocabulary, plays games and adapts to its user over time. His mouth and nose move, and his eyes blink while he runs on internal body sensors. Designed to teach kids to speak and listen, he also has an internal clock that helps him keep track of the time of day. Unfortunately, the robotic rodent speaks only Japanese which is probably why he is only being sold in that country at a price of $221.00.

Via Japan Trend Shop

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November 28, 2008

Must Have Robot: Black Friday Deals

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We spent weeks scouring the Internet to bring you some Black Friday deals, making them all our Must Have Robot(s) of the week. Well, maybe not that long, but we did manage to come up with a few from Amazon. Here then, since you are probably too tired to do much beyond shop from your 'puter, are our picks.

Videos
Robot vs the Aztec Mummy - $2.21
Robots, Widescreen Edition - $3.99
Robot Chicken (which isn't technically about robots, but it is the Star Trek Episode) - Season 2 - $9.99

Other Kewl Robots
Star Wars Episode I Tatooine Accesory Set with Pull-back Droid - $8.01
i-Que Personal Robot - $79.99
Tin Can Robot Science Kit - $14.95
GelaSkins with Screen Protector for iPod Video 5G (Red Robot) - $9.64
Tekno the Robotic Puppy - $24.99

Still haven't found what you want? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide and this kewl book with gift ideas, Robots Rising, for only $0.01 (really!) Happy shopping!

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P.S. We found one more! A whopping $100.00 has been taken off the Playskool Kota My Triceratops Dinosaur, which reduces the animated creature to $299.99. This is a third off. Not bad, eh?

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November 27, 2008

Paper Robots Can Be Tough, Too

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If you cannot afford the real thing, how about a Paper Robot? They come in all shapes and sizes. Choose between a basic blank robot, Megatron, Magnus Style Prime, and Optimus Prime, who actually transforms into a truck. These, and many others, have plans that are free to download.

Via Paper Robots

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November 21, 2008

Must Have Robot: Elmo Live

Here's the skinny on Elmo Live, our Must Have Robot this week. We recently took him out to play and made a quickie video to share. Our kitten Radar couldn't quite figure him out. We guess he thought he was for him.

So the bad news. Elmo doesn't move his legs. That is not that big a deal, but we would have liked that to be incorporated into his design. He sheds. Not much, but enough to keep babies away from him. He sometimes makes so much noise when flapping his arms, etc. that it is difficult to understand him.

The good news is that he will be adored by younger kids, toddlers (and kittens.) He tells stories, jokes, dances, and is easy to interact with once you get the hang of him. Squeeze his nose, left foot, tummy or back and he does his thing. By the way, he comes with 6 AA batteries. Make sure that you put him on a flat surface or he will fall over as he did at the end of the video. Yeah, we know you can hear us snigger when he does.

Via Elmo Live

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November 20, 2008

Robbie The Robot Times 2

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If you already have your Robbie the robot wind-up, we have found 2 more related items. The Coin Bank also functions as a digital alarm and slot game. Standing 10" high, he displays your balance, lights up as his chest moves back and forth, and talks. The bank is available for $39.95. Your collection wouldn't be complete without the original Forbidden Planet from 1956 that starred Walter Pidgeon and Ann Francis. It's available in DVD for only $10.99.

Via Robbie the Robot

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November 14, 2008

Must Have Robot: iRobot Wall-E Roomba

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It's a double Must Have Robot Friday. "Wall-E" is coming to home video Nov. 18. Pre-order the Blu-ray Three-Disc Special Edition for $22.99 now to get one for the holidays for family fun. You also get a download. There is a widescreen single DVD available for $16.99.

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If you are an extreme fan of the movie bot, iRobot has teamed with Disney/Pixar to create a limited Wall-E themed 530 Roomba. Due to come out the 20th, 400 special editions are similar to others of the series. It will clean three rooms with help of wall transmitters and knows to return to its dock for a recharge. Contact iRobot if you can cough up the $860.00 deluxe price.

Via electronista

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