A story of the aftermath of an alien invasion and a prototype military robot who is attached to a group of survivors. If you are looking for something new, away from “The Big Two”, try your hand at this Top Cow book. I mean, who doesn’t love aliens and robots? If you don’t feel like hunting for the books, Mechanism Vol. 1 (#1-5) comes out January 2017.
What is it like to watch a battle between a giant Gundam Mobile Suit and Zaku? Well, Bandai Namco in Japan will take you there VR-style with there experimental VR Zone Project iCan in Odaiba. The Gundam VR attraction is located in the Divercity Tokyo Plaza shopping mall right next to the giant Gundam statue.
I admit I’m too selfish to have a dog or cat, plus it’s hard finding apartments that allow animals. But I could use a low maintenance mini-robot friend. The time is now for the kid in me to drop some dollars on this Anki Cozmo robot. Anki states Cozmo has a high-tech A.I. and straight out of the box, it will be compatible with your iOS or Android devices. It can roam around my apartment floor and make emoji faces at me.
If you remember a couple of years back when this LEGO Ideas 21303 Disney*Pixar Wall-E item came out? Well, it actually took LEGO Ideas member and fan designer Angus MacLane around 10 years to build the ultimate version of Wall-E. Here’s an interview with animator and director Angus MacLane of Pixar Animation Studios.
While everybody is trying to get their hands on the Sphero BB-8 toy from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, about trying to get your hands on this Toys’R’Us exclusive Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens – R2D2 Interactive Robotic Droid from Thinkway Toys! The iconic droid R2D2 is loaded with playable features fun for all ages.
One of my favorite G1 Aubotcars was Tracks since it transform into a plane mode and fly. Now Takara has made a Transformers Masterpiece version and it looks sweet. Tracks in robot mode looks like his G1 cartoon days and transforms into the iconic 1970’s Chevy Corvette Stingray. Tracks can transform into his classic G1 flight-mode. The Masterpiece figure also comes with other extras, like a flight display stand, Raoul figure and Blaster in boombox mode.
There has been word that there will be a Westworld remake or a series adaptation for television for the past couple of years, and Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams names are tied to the project.
Westworld was the first film that made me fear the dawn of the robot age – that computer embedded and wired life-like human operational machines can take over. Notice that I didn’t mention android or artificial intelligence? The reason being is because this film was released in theaters in 1973. It was very rare that anyone referred an intelligent robot as an android or artificial intelligence to some extent; the terms were far-fetched to the greater public at the time and not widely used.
This is LEGO Friends:
Many custom LEGO builders are now getting on-board and building customs from the LEGO Friends product line. I like the size of the LEGO Friends mini-figures and now custom builders like 3D Foundry has built custom mecha-suits for the Friends mini-figures.
This is the latest Takara Transformers Masterpiece collector’s toy: MP-24 Starsaber. Starsaber is from the 1989 Japan only release Fight! Super Robot Life-Form Transformers: Victory series which featured 44 episodes.
All runners out there, meet: Tomatan. The leading Japanese juice company Kagome teamed-up with design studio Maywa Denki to create this robotic backpack wearing device where it can feed runners on the go who need to eat veggies like tomatoes. The backpack weighs 18 pounds extra.
One cool action figure or robot I should say to get this year is the limited run Robocop ED-209 by NECA. This action figure is from the original Robocop 1987 film. We ’80s kids should remember this kick-ass flick.
These toy robots will be great stress relievers in your cubicle. Combat Creatures – the Attacknids can fire battle discs at unsuspecting co-workers. Batteries are not included. From the office desk, grab the remote control and sync these Attacknids together for the attack.