WowWee Sightings for August 16

In today’s scan for WowWee coverage, the Ocean County Observer (NJ) reviewed Alive Elvis along with Switched (NY), a division of AOL News focusing on “gadgets, tech, and digital stuff.” Switched editors posted a video of their experience with Alive Elvis and wrote that the product is “sure to please Presley fans and probably scare everyone else with its eerily realistic appearance.” Boston College’s Weekly Standard also mentioned Alive Elvis in an article about the anniversary of the King’s death.

Also, please note the Toronto Globe and Mail and ABC7Chicago.com picked up the NYT article on Roboquad that ran yesterday. Time.com and Zee News Online also mentioned Robosapien in the context of movie studios collaborating with toy manufacturers.

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Times-Beacon Newspapers Circ./Aud.: 13,968
Manahawkin, New Jersey 08/15/2007
"Ocean County Observer - STILL THE KING"

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Zee News Online
New Delhi, India 08/10/2007
"Barbie, Hot Wheels, G.I. Joe to turn into live-action movie stars"

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TechSmart: Innovations for your life
ABC7Chicago.com - IL, USA
A company named Wow-Wee makes the Roboquad. And it sells for about a $100. Here's a new docking system for your iPod from Denon. It allows you to connect to ...

 

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Elvis Is Reborn -- As a Robot Head!
Switched - New York,NY,USA
Sadly, it's the 30th anniversary of Elvis's death today, but the King lives on in the Wowwee Alive Elvis, a singing, catch-phrase-saying, animatronic head ...

 

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From Figurine to the Big Screen -- Printout -- TIME

Time.com (Time Magazine) (NAT) circ: 4,027,000; 8/16/07 4:49 PM 623488782

... the American Girl dolls, the animatronic robot toy Robosapien and He-Man are in the production pipeline. For movie studios and toy manufacturers, toy movies ...

 

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Blu-Ray? HD-DVD? Bahh!

Toronto Globe and Mail (Canada); 8/16/07 4:14 PM

... like a crab and uses seven batteries? It's Roboquad, a cat-size robotic toy from WowWee that manages to be both cute and creepy at ...

 

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Weekly Standard

Boston College (Policy); 8/16/07 3:29 PM 623442065

For instance, right now you can buy the WowWee Alive Elvis, an animatronic bust of the singer in a black leather jacket and pliable ...