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WowWee FlyTech ads make us want to be kids again [Video]

WowWee FlyTech ads make us want to be kids again [Video]

Since we're big geeks here at SlashGear, we're allowed to get unduly excited at the first inklings of WowWee's upcoming holiday range.  The toy and robotics company has revealed their latest ad campaigns for their new remote-controlled gadgets, including an update on the FlyTech Dragonfly, the CrashFX plane we saw back in April and a mini UFO with LED messaging.

Video demos after the cut

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WowWee Rovio taught to play soccer

WowWee Rovio taught to play soccer

With the weather picking up, there's nothing like stepping outside and kicking a ball around with some friends.  Or so I hear; I'm too busy inside glued to my laptop.  But a team of Rovio robots over at NYU decided to have a kickabout, their student trainers coming up with software that allows the WowWee 'bots to recognize a bright yellow tennis ball and shovel it toward the red goal.

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Rovio Fire Extinguisher mod

Rovio Fire Extinguisher mod

Sentry robots like WowWee's Rovio are all well and good - wandering around your house while you're away, and allowing you to log-in remotely and make sure nothing amiss is taking place - but they generally fall short when it comes to actually dealing with a problem.  That was the starting point for RoboCommunity member Colt45, who hacked his Rovio into a remote fire extinguisher.

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