Gift Idea: WowWee Robots

If your child is interested in robotic toys, WowWee, best known for their RoboSapien, makes some robots that your kids might enjoy.

WowWee MIP Black and Silver The WowWee MiP – Black and Silver has been compared to a Segway due to the fact that it can balance itself on two wheels, much like you can on a Segway. The MiP responds to hand gestures and has 7 different modes that will keep your child entertained. These modes are Dance, Roam, Stack, Tricks, Cage, Tracking, and MiP. It does NOT come with its own remote control, but can be controlled via an app available for iOS and Android devices. The app features: drive, path, dance, boxing, battle, stack, and cans. The package includes 1 MiP robot, 1 balance tray, 1 stand, and 1 tray sticker sheet.

Amazon also has exclusive MiP Deluxe Packs, available in both black and white versions. The black version includes a black MiP with silver trim. The white MiP includes a white robot with black trim. Both exclusive deluxe packs have the following extra items: rechargeable battery pack, a teeter ramp, a set of off road tires, and a set of blue rims.

WowWee Robosapien X Robot Kit The Robosapien X Robot Kit is WowWee’s successor to their popular Robosapien. It requires 3 AAA batteries for the remote and 4 D batteries for the robot itself (sold separately). It includes the Robosapien X, a remote control, and also a dongle for use with an iOS or Android device.

It has fast, full function arms with two types of grippers. It has multi-speed, fast, dynamic walking, running, and turning and 6 different kung fu moves. There are 67 preprogrammed functions: pick-up, throw, danc, kung-fu, fart, belch, rap, and more with 3 demonstration modes. It is fully programmable via remote control and can also react to touch, pickup, kicks, or sound. Up to 84 steps can be programmed from the remote control, while the iOS & Android app allows for unlimited program steps.

WowWee Roboraptor X Dinosaur Robot The WowWee Roboraptor X is a dinosaur robot that is powered by 6 AA batteries (not included) and 3 AAA batteries (not included) for the remote control. Roboraptor has different moods: hunting, playful, and cautious. It also has tail, chin, and mouth touch sensors.

The remote can control: hunting gait, walking gait, running gait, backward movement, turn left & right, walk left, walk right, stop. The remote also lets you move its head clockwise or counterclockwise, move the tail left and right, or bite. There is also a demo mode.

Roboraptor also has a free roam mode. If left alone for three minutes, it will autonomously explore its environment. He uses his infrared sensors to avoid obstacles. There is also a guard mode – in this mode, Roboraptor uses his infrared vision sensors and stereo sound sensors to guard the area around him. If he detects any sound or movement, Roboraptor will react with a roar and become animated.

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