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BeeWi Bluetooth Fighting Mini Robot has IR eyes to blast enemies

BeeWi Bluetooth Fighting Mini Robot has IR eyes to blast enemies

We have talked about some of the remote controlled toys from BeeWi in the past. The company rolled out its sumo and soccer playing RC robot in September 2013. BeeWi is on hand at CES 2014 and the company has rolled out a new robot toy that is remote controlled called the Bluetooth Fighting Mini Robot.

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Wowwee RoboMe turns iPhone into a robot

Wowwee RoboMe turns iPhone into a robot

Robotic toys aren't that uncommon on the market today. Some of them are more like engineering projects than toy kits, but others are designed for people that just want to play. Toy manufacturer WowWee has announced a new robot aimed at kids looking for a simple robot to play with.

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Bero open source Bluetooth robot features autonomous navigation

Bero open source Bluetooth robot features autonomous navigation

Geeks like robots, everyone knows that. ThinkGeek has announced the launch of an interesting new robot that geeks of all ages will like called Bero. Bero is a Bluetooth-controlled open source robot that can be controlled using your smartphone.

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HyTAQ robot rolls on the ground and flies through the air

HyTAQ robot rolls on the ground and flies through the air

We've seen plenty of remote-controlled toy robots over the years. We've seen remote-controlled devices that can fly such as the AR Drone and remote-controlled devices that roll around on the ground as well. What I don't recall seeing is a remote-controlled device that combines both ground and air capability into one device.

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Sphero robotic ball now available in the UK

Sphero robotic ball now available in the UK

Playing with some types of balls in public can be troublesome and irritating to onlookers. We've all seen guys in public standing around throwing a football with no respect to people trying to walk by. However, if the balls you're playing with happen to be the robotic Sphero type, odds are other people will join in the play thanks to the easy to control nature. If you happen to live in the UK, you'll be glad to hear that you can now get your hands on your own robotic balls.

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iStrike Shuttle iOS drone drops ping pong balls

iStrike Shuttle iOS drone drops ping pong balls

There's certainly no shortage of tiny remote control helicopters on the market today. I've owned quite a few of these flying toys, and they are a lot of fun to play with. A different style of flying toy is now on Kickstarter seeking funding from a company you may be familiar with called Dream Cheeky.

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Desk Pets CarBot now available for $29.99

Desk Pets CarBot now available for $29.99

Desk Pets is a company that makes all sorts of small remote-controlled toys. Some of the first products offered from the company were shaped like little bugs. The last product we talked about from Desk Pets was the TankBot that we reviewed late last year. The company is back with a new toy called the CarBot that is now available.

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Romo smartphone robot back on Kickstarter

Romo smartphone robot back on Kickstarter

Last fall, a little tank treaded robot turned up on Kickstarter called the Romo from Romotive. The Romo used your iPhone as its brain to control the tank base to allow the little bot to perform all sorts of tasks. The team behind the little robot is back on Kickstarter right now looking for more funding.

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Angry Birds remote control helicopter hates pigs

Angry Birds remote control helicopter hates pigs

This may be the coolest little remote control helicopter I've ever seen. It has dual counter rotating rotor blades of top and a red unibrowed Angry Bird instead of a helicopter body. The helicopter is designed for indoor and outdoor play and promises to be easy to control and survive the inevitable crashes that come with this sort of toy.

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2,100 piece LEGO R2-D2 yours for £150 this May

2,100 piece LEGO R2-D2 yours for £150 this May

If you’re a LEGO fan, this may very well be the droid you’re looking for. LEGO are set to release a version of R2-D2 as part of their Ultimate Collector’s Series. R2 is made from over 2,100 individual pieces, and the attention to detail the designers have displayed is admirable.

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Avi Greengart’s Toy Fair 2012

Avi Greengart’s Toy Fair 2012

I have attended and spoken at a lot of trade shows over the years – consumer electronics, telephony, computing, broadcasting, database programming, home theater, whatever SXSW is – but I have always wanted to go to Toy Fair. Even the name of it sounds like fun – who doesn’t like toys? This year I finally found an excuse to go, and it wasn’t to see Star Wars toys. (Well, at least it wasn’t the only reason.) At CES this year, there were tons of connected toys – board games that interact with an iPad, children’s educational tablets, and lots of flying things with iPhone controllers. I covered a few of these in my holiday gift guide, but thought that it would be worth attending Toy Fair 2012 and seeing how deeply connectivity really went in the toy industry. What new gadgets would I find? Are vendors embedding 3G and 4G radios into toys, or just WiFi? Toy Fair agreed, and gave me a press pass.

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Minecraft Lego set revealed

Minecraft Lego set revealed

There's a cult classic video game out there right now called Minecraft, and if you've ever played this block-tastic adventure of a puzzler, you know it lends itself perfectly to the real world block toy Lego. What's just what hundreds and thousands of Lego and Minecraft fans thought as Minecraft grew in popularity, and through a special "vote them in" program with Lego called Cuusoo, and the developers behind the Minecraft game Mojang are at the helm of the project. What you're seeing here is the first, and perhaps only, Minecraft lego set ever to be produced.

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