November 17, 2010

Plex Speaks and Lights the Night

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If your kids are into the strange world of Yo Gabba Gabba, then they will surely appreciate the Gab 'N Sing Plush Plex. About 12" tall, he talks and sings and is designed for kids over 2 years old. For those who like the dark, the Plex Talking Flashlight is 7" long and needs 3 AAA batteries (included.) When they lift its arm, a black eye panel opens and he speaks while activating a light.

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November 10, 2010

Minnie, Mickey and Goofy Turn Robotic

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We never cease to be amazed at the imagination used these days when it comes to creating clever robot toys. Such is the case when it come to the windup trio of the 5" Minnie Mouse Mickey Mouse and their bud Goofy. Better yet, you can save a few bucks by purchasing all three of the Disney characters in a set.

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November 4, 2010

Quasi Goes Commercial

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Hammacher Schlemmer always does top of the line and the 54" tall Emotive Robotic Avatar is no exception. He can show that show he is happy, confused, angry, sad, or embarrassed with his eyes, body language and antenna colors. Controlled by an included tablet PC, a microphone and pinhole camera lets the operator keep track of what the emotional bot sees and 19 motors control his movement. The built-to-order aluminum robot can respond to questions. Our first would be, "Where are we going to get the $65,000 to pay for you?"

By the way, for those of you that think he looks familiar, this is Carnegie Mellon's Quasi, first developed in 2005.

Via Hammacher Schlemmer

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October 26, 2010

Bigtrak Jr. Updates Original

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Witness the return of the 70's BigTrak rover. Like the original, Bigtrak Jr. has an onboard keyboard that can be programmed to go forward, turn and fire its photon canon while navigating around obstacles. Improvements include a memory save and accessory port for things to come. Moon crater accessories are included so that you can make your own other worldly obstacle course.

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October 19, 2010

'Real Steel' Wraps Filming

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Filming has concluded on "Real Steel," Hugh Jackman's new Sci-Fi movie. The plot concerns a former boxer (Jackman) who has to reinvent himself when 2,000 lb., 8 ft. tall robots take over the sport. He teams with his estranged son to build and train their own oversized Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot. Partially filmed in the thumb of Michigan, their camera helicopter caused temporary chaos last month when it snagged a power line. DreamWorks has planned a 2011 opening.

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October 12, 2010

Fujitsu Bear Cubs Still on Life Support

Fujitsu's Bear Cubs are still in the developmental stage, but you can tell by engadget's interactive video clip from CEATEC 2010 in Japan that they can giggle as obnoxiously as Elmo. The prototype first made its debut in May and creeped us out even then. It now can accomplish about 300 actions with 12 actuators, 13 skin sensors, a tilt sensor and a mic but it will be still a while before its public unleashing.

Via engadget

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October 11, 2010

Trekbot - Affordable Robot Battling

Desk Pets' RC Trekbot should be ready to rumble soon. The hubless micro-robotic racer can turn on a dime, do headstands and flip in one of four frequencies so that multiple racers can perform. A thirty minute charge from your US port will give you 15 minutes of competition. The bots will be available in black, gold, white, and a clear shell at Toys 'R Us and Radio Shack for a mere $19.99.

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October 8, 2010

Must Have: RC Iron Man

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The 5.2 x 12 x 14" RC Iron Man from Hasbro will boldly go into battle with lights and sounds that will scare the evil Ivan Vanko away. If that doesn't work, fire off his four missiles. That'll teach 'em. The metallic dude comes with ammo, targets and batteries to get you going.

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September 27, 2010

EyePet Ready for Adoption

We saw our first Halloween commercial last week, as if we needed reminding to chow down on those mini-chocolate bars sooner than necessary and, even scarier, holiday spots are creeping in now, too. Less than 24 hours after announcing the arrival of the Playstation Move Bundle, the EyePet made its commercial debut on the boob tube. The good news? This is certainly the definitive answer to family members who want a puppy this year.

Via EyePet

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September 17, 2010

Must Have: Crabs and Inchworm Hexbugs

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Hexbugs now come in Crabs and Inchworms. Add them to your current collection, register them online and track your Nano collection. They come in various colors, can creep out your friends, family and pets and are less than 4" long so you can spook out the next cubicle.

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