That cute and cuddly Manoi robot we peeped in September is about to enter the market with a new and properly menacing visage. That's fine by us 'cause if a robot isn't throwin' flame or probing criminal orifices, well, then it isn't really being true to its nature now is it? This 13.3-inch, 3.1-pound robot sportin' a mean bag of tricks can be pre-ordered for about ¥147,000 (or about $1,300) with shipment set for August.

Panasonic's 32 and 26-inch Viera LCD televisions