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Life became duller ever since FedEx took away our last annoying little robot, so we got our hands on a new but less chatty plastic companion -- say hi to Robonica's Roboni-i programmable robot. Since its last Engadget appearance we've seen a drastic price drop from the original $299.95 to $159.95 a...

February 4th 2010 at 11:47am 0 Comments
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WowWee may have some new competition, but it should come as no surprise that it's not about to rest on its laurels this holiday season, and it's now rolled out a pair of new "robot buddies" that it hopes will wind up at the top of plenty of kids' (and some adults') wish lists. First announced way b...

October 1st 2009 at 5:29am 0 Comments
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Upstart toymaker Robonica has been making promises about its Robini-i programmable robot for a little while now, but it looks like it's now not only managed to get the bot out the door, but land it on the cover of the new Hammacher Schlemmer holiday catalog as well. Headed up by a former Hasbro exe...

September 28th 2009 at 3:13pm 0 Comments
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Step aside, Wall-E: Buzz Lightyear, courtesy of Thinkway Toys, has arrived to claim his rightful place at the top of the robot-based-on-Disney-character heap. Maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but Buzz's facial animation, sexy moves and trademark catch-phrases have all been wrapped up into a nice li...

June 26th 2009 at 9:42am 0 Comments
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We were pretty stoked about PlaySkool's Kota the Triceratops robotoy, but after an hour or so studying the beast with the help of two diminutive guest reviewers, we're just not all that sold. Sure, Kota turns his head, wags his tail, opens his mouth and plays sounds effects in response to his 11 to...

October 16th 2008 at 1:01pm 0 Comments
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It looks like the folks at WowWee may have felt a little bad about forcing its Roboboa dancing robot to bust a move all by itself, with the company apparently taking steps to avert any potential robot loneliness by producing at least one dance partner for standard-issue Roboboa, this one clad all in...

February 8th 2007 at 5:35pm 0 Comments