There's been a few remote-controlled K-9 toys over the years since the Doctor's canine companion trundled his way back into our hearts with the revived version of Doctor Who — but this latest version uses a smartphone app to give you the ultimate Robot Dog toy!
SKITTERBOT claims to be the fastest legged micro-robotic toy in the world. And from the video, which shows a swarm of these colorful $20 robo-cockroaches zipping around in a frenzy, I can imagine that might be correct.
Let's say you want to dig yourself up a little garden or terrorize the local rodentia. Or both! Well, meet the EC280 Excavator. It's a tiny little monster with a kickass demo soundtrack. Everything about this is ridiculous and wonderful.
I'm sorry, roaches that I've squashed. I didn't know that one day your kin would be our nuke-detecting salvation.
I love robot toys that sound a little different. The Robini-i has the usual programmable stuff, but also includes playing field accessories for real-world matches (if you can convince a friend to get one), and connects to an online community.
This RC helicopter is a scale model of a Russian Mi-24 chopper, a monstrous beast that's 55 feet long. The scale version looks about 1/8th the size, and still scares the crap out of us. Check out the video below.
Until we get organic cyborg beetles at the pet store, we'll have to use these RC helicopters that look like real roaches.
Fans of the early Ultraman series now have something to put on their gift list thanks to this R/C craft from Tokyo-based toy-maker Wiz.
Definitely more awesome than Tokyo Wars, VS Tanks feature rotational turrets that fire AirSoft shells, and can go disco with a "super spin" move to bewilder and confuse opponents. On top of the obvious remote control goodness, you can outfit each one with an action cam so you can relive your friend's humiliating…
The last time I played with Lego's my parents had to ask me what it was, since they couldn't even fathom a guess as to what I had created. If only I could have put together something as amazing as the motorized Lego Monster Dino. He walks, roars and definitely doesn't need an introduction.
This remote controlled Pirate Ship isn't branded Pirates of the Caribbean. But it should be. Come on, it wouldn't take much. It already has a Jolly Roger flag. Just stick a G.I.Joe action figure painted up like Keith Richards at the helm. And you could even make Ken and Barbie walk the retractable plant, right into…
Shaq's finally going to get his oversized clown hands on the WowWee Dragonfly RC robot now that Radio Shack has them in stock. $49.99 and some change will get you a green Dragonfly that you can steer around and dive bomb pigeons with.
GUNDAM!! Who hasn't watched a Gundam cartoon and wished they were 13 years old and piloting one of these huge mechs? Here's the next, next, next, next best thing to that. The remote controlled Gunwalker robot lets you walk the guy in "true two leg walking action" by using the "Magna Traction System".
No matter how long I sit here, pondering this gadget, I still don't know whether it is cool or completely useless. It is really pretty simple. It is just a basic R/C car controller complete with the trigger and turn-y wheel. Plug it into a USB port, install the game and have a good 'ole semi-R/C time. I dunno, there…