March 4, 2011

Must Have: Hasbro Walkin' Kitty


Hasbro's latest contribution to the robotic pet population is its Furreal Friends Walkin' Kitty. Load her up with the 3 included AA batteries and she will walk over to you. Pick her up or pet her and she will respond by meowing or purring. Unfortunately, she also kneads, which we find to be an annoying trait in a real cat. At least you will not have to invest in kitty chow.

Via Hasbro Furreal Friends

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March 3, 2011

Mike Tyson Topples Jimmy Fallon

If you watch "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" regularly, then you already know he is the timidest of hosts. He cringes at wild animals brought on his show and turned down an offer from Jeff Probst to be a celeb Survivor. So watch how he reacts when Mike Tyson takes him on with the game Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots.


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March 1, 2011

Wappy Dog Plays or Games


i-Dog now has a younger brother, Wappy Dog, born as a result of a mating of Sega and Activision. Due out later this year, the robopup can interact with a NDS game or alone. You can pet, chat and play with your pet and he will react almost in kind. Wappy was introduced at the recent NY Toy Fair 2011, but no price has been released.

Via Akihabara News

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February 25, 2011

Must Have: Finn McMissile Literally Climbs Walls

Cars 2 will soon be coming out with a new character (voiced by Michael Caine) named Zero Gravity Finn McMissile. Debuting at the recent Toy Fair in NY, a copy of the real thing will soon be available to kids everywhere to drive up the wall and drive their parents crazy. Look for the RC car to debut in May for about $35.00. In the meantime, you can let your kidlets watch the original "Cars" out now on Blu-ray and DVD.

Via Disney

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February 18, 2011

Must Have: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots


So we are tooling around Amazon the other day and noticed that the ranking (how many purchased) of the original 1966 Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots recently increased 486% in a 24 hour period. This is no doubt partially due to the upcoming Real Steel, due to be released November 18, 2011. We suggest that the production company come up with an updated version of the game and really clean up.

Via Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

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January 31, 2011

TankBot Controlled by iPhone


TankBot claims to be the planet's first micro-robotic toy for Apple fiends. It has 3 modes to navigate, roam about and clear obstacles. A dongle hooks into your iPhone/iPad/touch and you control it by tilting. A built-in charger can give 15 minutes of power after a half hour. Desk Pet's toy features accelerometer technology, IR sensors and free roaming mode (with tank sounds) and comes at a price of $20.00. Available in orange, blue, black and green, look for its debut at the NY Toy Fair this month.

Via My Desk Pets

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January 28, 2011

Must Have: Valentine's Day Sing-a-Ma-Jig


It wasn't enough to release a special Holiday Sing-A-Ma-Jig that is dressed as Santa and sings "Jingle Bells." Now Fisher Price has added a Valentine's Day Songster that sings "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." This one can chatter, sing or harmonize with other members of the Sing-A-Ma-Jig family. Aww.

Via FP Sing-A-Ma-Jigs

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January 21, 2011

Must Have: Enter the Lego Ninjago


Lego has entered the realm of Ninjago with its new Ice Dragon Attack Set. With a Krazi skeleton figure, the 11" long Dragon can spit iceballs, move its legs and tail and has bendable/folding wings. A total of 158 pieces includes 2 minifigures, ice shurikens and two weapons.

Via Lego Ninjago

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January 11, 2011

Sphero Plays Chicken

Orbitix will eventually release Sphero, a robotic ball that can be controlled by your iPhone or Android based smartphone. Drive it around a series of games included in its app, like going through a maze or competing with other Sphero in a robotic version of chicken that you can play for pink slips (you win, you get your opponent's control.) Look for the ball wa-a-y down the road (the 2011 holiday season) at a price of $99.

Via Go Sphero

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January 7, 2011

Must Have: Syma Mini-Copter


If you really wanted to harass your family, work mates, or small pets with a mini RC helicopter but couldn't afford the expense, Syma has one that is definitely affordable. This flyer has a built-in gyroscopes and can go up, down, left, right, forward, and backwards. With a flight range of 30 feet and a size of 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.5", the S107 is designed for inside flight.

Via Syma Mini-Copter

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