Here's one for the tweeners or any robot loving fallible in the family — the $230 second generation Robosapien v2 with remote from WowWee. This 24-inch intelligent bot is not your father's robot. Oh no, the Robosapien v2 can see, hear, touch, and interact with you and his surroundings with a full range of fluid movement. Seething with attitude, his full-functioning arms with grippers allow him to pick-up and throw objects and then kung-fu your azz if you sass him. He features 100s of functions including a low-level gastro-intestinal condition resulting in the occasional air-biscuit or belch to your children's (and yours, admit it) amusement. He's also fully programmable which means you'll find hacks-a-plenty in the open-source community allowing you to extend his functionality. Just be careful you don't accidentally script-in consciousness 'cause you bet he'll hunt you down and enslave you like an elf.