Admit it. You are the first to run to any new Zombie movie. Now you can terrorize your friends, co-workers, and pets with your own RC undead toy. He stands 7 3/4-inches and you can activate him by simply pressing a button on the brain-shaped remote. Once revived, he will drag himself around while moving his neck, shoulders, and hips, and, as a bonus, will moan a bit. The remote controlled ghoulie needs three AAA batteries (not included) to work and comes with a MSRP of $24.95.
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Lazy parents will have one less chore now that the Nabaztag will be able to read English. Teaming up with Ladybird, Violet will release an English speaking version with Goldilocks, Cinderella, and The Elves and the Shoemaker books. The rabbit reads the RFID Zstamp and speaks, and kids can navigate through its ears. Even better, in case of a longer tale, the robotic pet will remember where it left off. The Nabaztag set will be available for £118.40 (~$231.00.) Sign up with Violet if you want future notification.
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Even remote control toys are getting smaller. The R/C Mini Car is only 35 x 25 x 20mm and weighs 30g. Powered up by 4 cell button batteries (included,) it comes in basket, baseball, soccer, and tennis ball models. When you are done playing with your tiny vehicle, you simply store it inside the ball that doubles as the control panel, and wear it with a lanyard (also included.) Each one is available for $12.99.
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We never tire of USB toys and found one of the reptilian ilk. Sit the Chameleon on your monitor or desk and plug him in with the included 1m cable. The 12cm long creature will rotate his eyes and randomly flick his tongue. The Chameleon is available in three different color patterns for £12.99 (~$25.33.) At the very least, it will scare off any anamatronic flies or mosquitoes in the area.
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How could we not pay homage to our newest and favest bot? Wall-E debuted today and although we couldn’t make the premiere, we did notice that there are already a truckload of toys and other tie-ins, like this Interaction Wall-E. The little guy’s eyes light up, he moves his head and arms, and has the original movie voice and sound effects. If that isn’t enough, when you talk to him, he responds and, if you are too busy, can communicate with Interaction Eve. At a size of 6.5 x 10.5 x 8.5-inches and a weight of 2.1 pounds, we found one on Amazon for $43.99.
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This wins our award for the ugliest MP3 Player on the planet. The CJ7 Dog Doll has built-in speakers and 1GB flash memory via USB. At a size of 3.19 x 1.34 x 3.35-inches and a weight of 6.98 oz., the creature comes with what the site describes as a “cute dog doll outfit.” Uh huh. No doubt Paris Hilton might find this amusing, but for $18.67, we think we will pass until they come up with one that works without the fru-fru.
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Takara Tomy has yet another toy for the masses. This time it is Bank Quest, a combination RPG and change bank. The more money you put inside, the more weapons and armor you can “buy” to avenge the baddies. The bank can hold up to about ¥50,000 (~$466.00,) runs on 3 AA batteries (not included,) and should be available for those who have spare change around August. At least in this instance, as opposed to those gathering places we call arcades, you actually get to keep the coinage when you play the game.
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For an RC system to the max, check out Fat Shark. Although they already sell their cams and headsets separately, they now have an all-in-one system with VR VGA video goggles with a 4WD FPV remote controlled car with its own cam for a driver’s eye view. The remote can control the camera direction with a tracking mechanism that can be controlled with only a pan or tilt of the head. They also sell an Aviator Edition goggle to go with RC planes. Contact Fat Shark to get in on the action by mid-July.
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Amazon has put some of our fave toys on sale through June 18, in case you still haven’t gotten anything for Dad. Save 70% on selected Transformers, up to 50% off Spy Gear, and 20% off Air Hogs. They are also offering a free Jive Pod if you purchase 2 items. While this is a wondrous thing, shop quickly, because in most instances there are only a few of each left. Think of it as Amazon’s belated spring cleaning.
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WowWee has finally moved on from their inane Chatterbots to bring us all the Tribot, which we first introduced you to in February from the CES. Obviously named for its three-wheeled base, the bot can move in 8 directions (including diagonal.)The kewl tilt trigger button allows you to move him in directions by just moving the remote around. He will also tell jokes and stories and refers to himself as “the most rad robot in the galaxy.”
Wait, there’s more. Use Tribot as a guard against alien bots or dogs, as an alarm that needs a tap on the head to shut him up, challenge him to a game of hide and seek, or play one of three driving games. We would have been happy if he just cleaned up our room.
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