Although entertaining enough for adults, kids can benefit from this friendly, stimuli-responding robot.
-- It is a winner of the Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award. -- It was rated four stars by PC Magazine. -- It communicates “feelings” to its owner, inspiring communication in the user, and can perform up to 67 pre-programmed functions.
WowWee Ltd. merges technology with nature in their newest line of robotics - WowWee Alive. Their first animal to come out of the wild into the living room is a highly detailed, realistic-looking, life size bust of a Chimpanzee. Using cutting edge Facetronics the Chimp is able to duplicate signature sounds and movements like his real life brothers and sisters. With realistic skin, hair, and moving features, people will find it hard to believe that he isn't alive.
Standing at around 14” tall, this second-generation robot was designed by robotics physicist Mark Tilden to surpass its predecessor, Robosapien, with improved articulation and more than 60 pre-programmed functions, including picking up, throwing, giving a high-five, whistling and dancing — all of which users control with an easy-to-use remote. In V2, Wow Wee has added a vision color system that enables the robot to identify objects and see skin tones. The robot also waves, shakes hands and can respond and react to environmental noise. It won a 2006 Oppenheim Toy Award.
This RC robot toy is the first of its kind to be based on the science of applied biomorphic robotics. A plentitude of features will keep girls occupied for hours. — Robosapien was a huge hit during the 2004 holiday season for boys and girls and continued to be a top seller at CompUSA in June 2005. — This product has won accolades from more than 30 award organizations worldwide since its inception. — In addition to his preprogrammed functions, he can be “taught” to learn a new series of functions.
Wow Wee adds another unique product to its incredible line of robotic creations with its invention of an animal robot called Robopet. This robotic puppy can sit, roll over and give paw if asked and can even interact with its owner and environment. Robopet also is intelligently equipped with sensors that detect sound and also has infrared vision.
In addition to the Robosapien and Robopet, Wow Wee is now introducing the Roboraptor. The robotic dinosaur is fully functional in three modes: remote-controlled, where the owner controls his actions; free-roam mode, where the Roboraptor's artificial intelligence takes over; and guard mode. Motion sensors, infrared vision and laser-tracking technology all make this dino one of the smartest toys on the market, as well as one of the most fun and unique. — “The coolest toy on the market. Everyone wants one,” effused Danny Southerland, owner, CEO and head banana of Shenanigans in Austin, Texas. — “I was surprised that at this price point Roboraptors are outselling toys one-tenth their cost,” explained Rikki Desoto, manager of The Play’s The Thing in Rochester, N.Y. — “Amazing. Can’t say enough about it,” piped Tom Finci, owner of The Toy Stop in Portland, Ore.
Capable of reaching speeds of up to 18 mph, the radio-controlled flying insect features an ultra-light, dual-wing design and crash-resistant structure. It flaps its wings like a real insect and can take off from any smooth surface and soar, dive-bomb, hover and glide. The motion of the flapping wings can keep the bug aloft for up to 15 minutes.The futuristic bug also features multifaceted LED eyes, two pairs of fluttering wings, a powerful tail rotor and an elongated body that fits in the palm of one’s hand.
Wow Wee is known for its robot dinosaurs and other heavily boy-oriented stuff, but here’s a change. A cuddly robot? Yup, the RoboPanda is an interactive, infrared and touch-sensitive, accelerometer-installed product of the 21st century that can tell stories, recognize its playmate, track objects, avoid obstacles and more. The Jetsons are now. It even has “moods.” It stands almost 2’ high and is just the right size around for hugging. David at Wow Wee was at a loss for more details, but said he’d been inundated with questions: “I don’t know anything other than lots of people seem to want to find out about it.”
This four-legged intelligent life form is equipped with multi-directional movement capabilities and advanced sensory awareness, including an infrared beam vision system that permits him to spot movement up to 13” away and sound sensor technology that allows reaction to possible intruders. Roboquad features multicolored flashing lights and funky sound effects, and his remote control has an eight-way directional pad. He can function either by remote or autonomously. Launch date: Fall 2007.
With a full-color LCD screen, hand-mounted tweeters and a back-mounted woofer, a USB connector and MPE and MP4 playback, RS Media can display and store data easily from a PC. Users can utilize the personality editor to edit his movements, sound and video files, and even programming. Launch date: Fall 2007.
Disney Consumer Products collaborated with WowWee, a leading developer of innovative hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products, for the creation of an elegant flying toy wonder inspired by Tinker Bell. Disney Fairies fans will get big thrills with Tinker Bell, a vertical flyer featuring enchanting flight patterns, graceful wing design and a flower wand remote controller designed specifically for children’s hands. Users can control the height and speed of the Tinker Bell flyer with ease, allowing her to soar, dive and glide. Her light-weight, crash-resistant materials prevent her from getting into mischief. Featuring a dual-wing design to provide lift and propulsion, the Tinker Bell flyer brings the magic of flight to the hands of a younger generation of girls. The product requires 4 AA batteries. Launch date: Autumn 2008.
When its left ear is pressed, this interactive lion cub comes to life, moving its mouth, blinking its eyes and growling like a cub. It even purrs as it falls asleep. The cub comes with an adoption certificate and requires 4 AA batteries (included).
This indoor flying machine features an Autopilot Mode with sensor-based navigation that allows it to avoid ceilings and other obstacles while gliding. It also comes with a three-channel digital IR remote controller, plush a Dogfight accessory for use when pitting two Bladestars against one another. The crash-resistant Bladestar boasts lightweight "high-flex" materials and is for indoor use only. It has a 12" wingspan, and 20 minutes of charge time results in about five minutes of flight. It requires 6 AA batteries (not included). The product received a CES 2008 Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award.
The WowWee Alive™ Baby Animals are lifelike, huggable baby animals that feature plush bodies and animated facial and vocal expressions triggered by users’ touch. Children and animal lovers alike can nurture a lovable WowWee Alive™ Husky Puppy, Koala Joey, Leopard Cub or Seal Pup in their very own living rooms. Four AA batteries are included. The cubs were featured in Time Magazine's "The Best Inventions of 2008 - Tech Buyer's Guide." Launch date: July 2009.
The WowWee Roborover™ robot is a talking, tread-based, roving explorer with an inquisitive personality that grows to become more confident as users navigate and play with him. The Roborover robot is operated via remote control and features poseable arms, head and waist. This shy little explorer features spoken content, various driving-based games, infrared sensors for obstacle avoidance, and tilt sensors allowing him to perceive when he has fallen over. It takes four C batteries, and the remote takes three AA batteries (not included). Launch date: August 2009.
Featuring a two-channel remote control and a tail rudder for directional movement, the FlyTech Hoverpod racer can jet across most smooth surfaces and be controlled to maneuver around obstacles. Made from durable, lightweight materials, the racer is designed to be crash resistant. A simple 10-minute charge will last for up to five minutes of play. It requires 4 AA batteries (not included). Launch date: June 2009.
Paper Jamz offers the same fun of playing music as Guitar Hero and Rock Band, without the video game console. The paper-thin, paper-based products in the Paper Jamz line are self-contained and designed to make and play real music. The one-inch thick stringless guitars are touch-sensitive, which means you only have to strum or tap the special circuit-embedded paper on the surface to get a professional sound. The electric guitar features three modes: Rhythm, Play and Freeplay. Three AAA batteries required. Launch date: July 2010. Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010
This set features a Fairy and her magic light wand. The toy features a color wand that uses a patented technology to collect color from any object. Once captured, the color can be shared with other toys in the product line. The magic wand also can play three interactive games. Different playsets are available. Launch date: Fall 2011.
This laser tag game features fingerprint identification so that no one can use another player's weapon, long-range LED targeting, built-in health and ammo meters, and the ability to play with up to four teams of unlimited size, bringing video games to life. Each fully customizable shooter includes interactive lights and sound effects. Launch date: August 2011.
WowWee Paper Jamz are affordable and innovative instruments that provide an instant rock star experience and open-ended play. The creative blend of technology and play is made possible with Active Graphics Technology circuit-embedded paper, which allows kids to play like a pro by simply touching the paper surface. With cutting-edge technology, this Paper Jamz Pro microphone lets anyone sound like a pop star. USB cable included. For ages 8 and above. Batteries 3 x “AAA” (not included).
A line of collectible toys that interacts with free downloadable apps. Six choices include Foam Fighters, ZombieBurbz, Alien Jailbreak and more. Foam Fighters, for instance, comes with two planes the size of paper airplanes that can be flown by themselves or attached to a smartphone device by an arm with a suction cup. The smart device scans the chosen plane into the app's playing field for air battle. Launch date: April 2012.
Meet MiP, Your New Robot Friend! Equipped with GestureSense™ technology, any hand motion controls MiP. Using its free app, you can drive it, play games & more all while MiP balances on two wheels! Awards: 2015 TIA Innovative Toy of the Year