Remember just a few years ago when digital pets were just little hand-held devices that beeped when they needed to be digitally fed, and sometimes didn’t utter so much as an appreciative beep in return for your attention? Well, good things times have changed! I recently discovered WowWee’s Robopanda, a toy that doesn’t demandcare, but gives attention to your children actually engaging them in play. He’s a crowd-pleasing panda who gives hugs, holds conversations, shares stories (think Teddy Ruxbin), tells jokes, and even crawls!
Robopanda works without a remote control by responding to sound as well as eight touch sensors on his body. In Training mode, Robopanda interactively explains his features to your child. Then, in Friend mode, he becomes talkative with jokes and engaging conversation. In Menu mode, Robopanda tell stories, sings songs, plays games with your child, and even learns tricks to perform later
Once turned on in Friend mode, Robopanda “awakens,” yawns, stretches, and greets his new friend. He might tell a story about a time he went camping, pausing to ask your child questions along the way, which can be answered by making contact with the touch sensors on specific limbs of Robopanda’s body (“Touch my right paw if you’d eat bugs in the wild; touch my left paw if you’d rather eat bamboo in the wild”). Scooping Robopanda up off the floor will usually have him exclaiming, “Ooo, where are we going? I love to fly!” --- but not so fast --- he doesn’t much like being held upside down! Robopanda can also crawl on all fours and sit up by himself. While he may be self-sufficient, he’s not too proud to ask for help; when Robopanda can’t seem to sit back up, he starts to cry and ask his friend for a hand!
With Robopanda’s changing facial expressions, active little limbs, and sharp mind, this is one toy that just might avoid being slung into the toy box unforgotten like the last toy you bought! Learn More!