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I think that robot toys from older eras are awesome, in a retro-chic kind of way.  Who am I to talk... let the community speak for itself!  We have lots of fans here of older robot toys who are bound to be thrilled by WowWee's re-released Retro series of toys and robots.

WowWee T-Rex

Perhaps she's RoboRaptor's...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/29/2010 - 15:10

Though it may be premature to claim that robots are taking over the world, it is safe to say that they're on the move to invade your living room and take a dominant place under the Christmas tree. Companies like Wow Wee Robotics are making innovative, fun robotic toys that are suitable for users of nearly any age. If you've decided to...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Fri, 03/23/2007 - 10:02

You cam use the WowWee™ Robosapien™ remote controller (included) to control Femisapien. 
The remote controller requires 3 x “AAA” size batteries. To install the batteries, do the following:

1.  Open the battery compartment located on
the underside of the remote controller using a
Phillips screwdriver (not included) to...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 05/04/2009 - 12:51

This is the last of four articles about adding a "parasitic" microcontroller to the WowWee Elvis Alive that allows control of this device from an external PC via a serial interface. This article covers the use of MIDI sequencer software (Multitrack Studio) to create animations for the modified Elvis Alive which I am now calling "PC Elvis". Any...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:12

Welcome back; I hope you have enjoyed the first part of this hack!

Now, it's time to remove the skin. This part is one of the most time consuming steps. First, DO NOT use a sharp razor blade. Instead, use the small flat blade screwdriver. This will prevent any slipups; you could potentially cut the robot skin in...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 02/11/2008 - 09:30

This article will show you how to modify your original WowWee Elvis cartridge to accept an xD picture card. If you want to retain the original files from your cartridge, you will need to do that on your own.  I cannot post the original files because of their copyrighted content. Please do not ask me or any other members for these files...

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By: RetroPlayer
Posted: Wed, 09/10/2008 - 13:31

When Innvo Labs adopted the widely known (but poorly sold) Pleo robotic dinosaur from Ugobe, they've made several appearances at trade shows with an improved version of the adorable baby Camarasaurus.

Dubbed "Pleo rb (re-born)", the new Pleo offers more and improved sensors, voice recognition, and an...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:21

Allow me to introduce you to my RoboPanda, this is him, and thats more than a gleam in his left eye! but more on that later. You will be happy to hear that Wow Wee's resident deranged mental patient is still alive and well, designing packaging. So if you buy a RoboPanda, you won't be getting him out of the box in a hurry. The...
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By: Nocturnal
Posted: Mon, 04/28/2008 - 11:29

Robosapien V1 was the first robot designed and produced by WowWee, as well as the first biped robot to not use wheels in its feet. It was extremely well received, becoming one of the "Must Have" toys in its first year. It quickly aquired a devoted fanbase of robot enthusiasts and hackers, and continues continues to be one of the mpst...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

I'm sure that you have your own desktop companion, and if you don't - you should! They're fun and they often take on a personality all their own. If you have a wild imagination, like I do, even the inanimate ones can be pretty fun. In this photo you can see my tireless companion Piplup, my rotating trout, and my desktop Death Star...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Wed, 04/16/2008 - 11:57

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