Tag: toys

May 18 2016

Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid Unboxing

BB-8 - Right

Jun 29 2015

LEGO Technic Set # 42027 Desert Racer

Lego Technic #42027 Desert Racer Package - Front

Dec 24 2014

LEGO Ideas Exo Suit 21109

LEGO Ideas Exo Suit

What did your mother-in-law get you for Christmas?

Sep 09 2014

Looking for What I’d Lost (Part 1)

The Little Prince

The Little Prince once said, “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” In his case he was referring to a series of drawings he had done of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant whole, but it took me delving back into …

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Mar 22 2006

NXT Pre-Orders Start April 1st

Gizmodo.com is reporting that retailers will begin taking pre-orders for the forthcoming Lego Mindstorms NXT robot development kit starting April 1st. The system, priced at $249, will not ship until late summer and will be available at Amazon, Target, Fry’s and Wal-Mart. This follows the news from earlier this month that Lego had chosen 100 …

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Feb 14 2006

Video of Ugobe’s Pleo at DEMO

Ugobe Pleo demo

A little over a week ago at the DEMO 2006 conference Ugobe announced their first designer life form, Pleo, a robot modeled after a one week old Camarasaurus. Pleo is the first offering from the new California-based robotics company co-founded by Furby designer Caleb Chung. In the weeks prior to the announcement, several tech blogs …

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Feb 06 2006

Ugobe Announces Pleo, a Designer Life Form

Ugobe Pleo Dinosaur Robot

When Sony announced recently that they would be terminating their well-known robot dog Aibo, robot enthusiasts began looking desperately for another company and product to fill the void. Last week, Ugobe, the California-based robotics company co-founded by Furby designer Caleb Chung, caught the attention of many tech blogs, including Robot Gossip, who wondered if they …

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Feb 04 2006

Robosapien Creator Mark Tilden Interviewed

I’m a little bit late posting today so by now just about everybody else has already reported this, but in case you missed it (or in case NeuralDump is your sole source for news), You-Review.net has posted an interview with Mark Tilden, the controversial roboticist who’s responsible for the immensely popular line of WowWee robots …

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Jan 08 2006

WowWee Announces Three New Robots at CES

Robosapien RS2 Media Robot

WowWee announced three new robots at the Consumer Electronics Expo (CES) in Las Vegas last week, and the guys from both Gizmodo and Engadget were able to swing by their booth at the Sands Convention Center to get firsthand glimpses of the new bots, and to provide for us, the unfortunate non-attendees, some great pictures. …

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Sep 30 2005

A Robot That Preschoolers Can Call Their Own

Robosapien Junior

Gadget Madness is reporting today the first official sighting in the wild of the newest member of the Robosapien family, the Robosapien Junior by Playskool. Like it’s older siblings, the original Robosapien and the Mini Robosapien, Junior is one tough-looking robot. With “Bump-n-Giggle” technology (Hasbro’s term, not mine), it’s usefulness as a hacking platform is …

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