New Asimo Action Figures Are Heads Better than Old Asimos Action Figures

It's easy to lump Asimo into a stagnant pile of clips demonstrating a short robot waving, dancing and rolling down stairs since 2004. But as these 1/8 scale dolls action figures show, he's improved.

Honda has designed the latest Asimo to be thinner, taller, and carry a smaller backpack than Asimo of yore. And he gets a neck that can tilt. The result is a robot (or in this case, robotic action figure) that looks considerably less like an astronaut and more like a human...even if he's still no robot model.

The 6-inch action figure is available for about $20 in Japan. Tempting, but I'll stick with my anatomically modded Barbies for now.

New Asimo Action Figures Are Heads Better than Old Asimos Action Figures

New Asimo Action Figures Are Heads Better than Old Asimos Action Figures

New Asimo Action Figures Are Heads Better than Old Asimos Action Figures

New Asimo Action Figures Are Heads Better than Old Asimos Action Figures

[Robot Watch via BotJunie]