September 6, 2010

Plex Outstanding on Jimmy Fallon

If you thought DJ Lance Rock, Muno, Foofa. Brobee, Toodee, Charme and robot Plex were simply characters in the Nick Jr. TV show "Yo Gabba Gabba!," then you missed their stopover from their recent tour to visit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" last week. We wouldn't want to deprive you of the honor, so here you go. By the way, we think that Plex, portrayed by Lindsay Crouse, was particularly animated.


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September 1, 2010

Robot DVDs for Rainy Days


Are your toddlers, significant others, pets obsessed with both TV and robots? We found some obscure DVDs that look like they were precursors to present day ones. "Tiny Robots" shows a striking resemblance to Wall-E and the "Backyardians" seem to have an entire series devoted to robots.


Almost every kid of the past generation has seen the animated "Robots", but doesn't this cover Little Robot resemble one of the originals?

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August 4, 2010

Own a Mini AWESOM-O


So we are watching South Park reruns (Season 8, Episode 4/14/04) and out comes AWESOM-O, one of our fave Cartman characters. How truly gifted are Trey Parker and Matt Stone to make the military and Hollywood the only ones (besides Butters) who don't know he isn't a robot. It turns out that you can own a piece of AWESOM-O as an action figure, magnet or key chain.

Via South Park

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July 23, 2010

Sex Changing Flobi More Simpatico

Watch this video from Germany's Bielefeld University that features Flobi, a robotic head that can go from male to female. They are hoping that the somewhat comical face will avoid 'uncanny valley,' the theory that humans are repulsed by some humanoid bots. When are roboticists going to learn we just want Rosie?rosie2.jpg

Via Spectrum ieee

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July 16, 2010

Must Have: RC Star Wars Episode III Planned

Fans of Robot Chicken will be pleased to know that "Star Wars Episode III" will be released Dec. 12 with Zac Efron as the voice of Anakin Skywalker. Until its release, both the original "Star Wars" and Episode II are available for your amusement.

Via Robot Chicken

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June 30, 2010

Martian Chronicles to Become Movie?


Rumor has it that Fox producer John Davis has optioned film rights to the Martian Chronicles. It had already been made into a TV mini-series in 1980 with Rock Hudson and Bernadette Peters. The producer's previous work includes "Alien vs. Predator" and "I,Robot" so don't expect a mega-movie.

Making Bradbury's classic seems a lot more feasible than another rumor kicking around that Mattel wants to produce a film based on their Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.

Via LA Times

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May 11, 2010

Robots and Wrestlers Visit CBS Sitcom


Just in case you missed Monday's episode of "How I Met Your Mother" on CBS, it featured Robots Vs. Wrestlers. While we are not great fans of the show, we were pleased to see the outcome of the match.

Via CBS Video

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April 30, 2010

Must Have: Lost in Space

We were watching "Lost in Space" last weekend and had forgotten how cheesy the show was. The show we saw (season 2, episode 7) featured not only Lyle Waggoner of "Carol Burnett Show" fame, it had a female robot that "spread terror throughout the universe." You gotta love that and the fact that the producers managed to dress the crew, including the males, in pastel.

Via Lost in Space

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April 6, 2010

Geoff Peterson Debuts on Late Late Show

Mythbusters' Grant Imahara agreed to build a robot sidekick for Craig Ferguson. If you are a fan of the Late Late Show, then you already know that Craig is into puppets, hobos and, ever since he got on Twitter, robot skeleton armies. The robot was named Geoff Peterson and during his debut last night seemed to say the wrong thing at the wrong time until the very last few minutes of the show. It's true that the bot is limited in what he can say, so we are thinking that this can get tired really fast. Geoff may have to be content to hang out on his own Twitter site.


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March 5, 2010

Must Have: Mattel Screature


While your wimpy friends are busy with their Pleos, you can surprise and attack with your Screature. He uses IR sensors to find and get his prey while screaming in that hideous dinosaur kind of way. Pet him on the back and he will be nice, but if you touch him on the nose, he will spit water at you. The Screature needs 3 AA (included) batteries to wreak havoc and can be placed in room guard mode to protect your other bots.

Via Screature

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