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Sightings for August 27

  • FlyTech Dragonfly: In the Roanoke Times (VA), kids rated nine different hot summer toys, including the FlyTech Dragonfly. Dragonfly received a number of A's for "Awesome". The article mentioned the product is “pretty cool” but intended only for solo play.

  • Alive Elvis: The Courier Journal (KY) mentions Alive Elvis in the context of Elvis paraphernalia for die-hard fans looking to commemorate his memory. The Charlotte Observer (KY) picked up the NYT review by Warren Buckleitner. Tom Samiljan of Rolling Stone Magazine reviewed Alive Elvis stating that the product is for “Elvis worshippers, karaoke lovers and gadget-hounds who like to creep out their party guests.” TheGreenHead.com also reviews the product positively.

  • RoboPanda: RoboPanda is reviewed in the Toronto publication NOW, which states that his responses and motions are eerily lifelike.” Digg.com describes RoboPanda as an “unbearably cute bot” that is the “most sophisticated bot WowWee has ever rolled off the assembly line.”

  • Roboquad: Roboquad is reviewed positively on Digg.com, which states that the products “confounds and confuses, but ultimately wins you over.” Roboquad is also mentioned in the context of upcoming toy movies in the Daily Herald (IL).

FLYTECH DRAGONFLY

 

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ROANOKE TIMES Circ./Aud.: 100,369
Roanoke, VA 07/24/2007
"Kids grade the summer's hottest"

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ALIVE ELVIS

 

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COURIER-JOURNAL Circ./Aud.: 218,796
Louisville, KY 08/16/2007
"Above all others, Elvis endures"

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER Circ./Aud.: 270,347
Charlotte, NC 08/12/2007
"1972 is back in style"

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WowWee Alive Elvis - Animatronic Singing and Talking Lifesize Bust
By contact@thegreenhead.com (Michael Kiely)
WowWee Alive Elvis - Animatronic Singing and Talking Lifesize Bust This is the animatronic Elvis, a singing and talking robotic bust adorned with The King's trademark leather jacket, sideburns, and pompadour.
The Green Head - Finds Cool New Stuff! - http://www.thegreenhead.com/

 
 

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Gadget Envy: WowWee Alive Singing Elvis Head
Rolling Stone - USA
... say, desk and singing and talking to you, the WowWee Alive Elvis has twenty licensed songs and thirty-seven spoken Elvis-isms ("Lookin' for trouble?

 

ALIVE CHIMP

 

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The Ugliest Robots in the Universe
By Hrafn
I think we can safely dub WowWee as the worst robot designers in the world. With their second robot on the list, this has to be one of the ugliest robot I've ever come across. I'm guessing the idea for it was born on the same acid trip ...
Think Artificial - http://www.thinkartificial.org

 

ROBOPANDA

 

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NOW Circ./Aud.: 110,349
Toronto, CN 08/01/2007
"technology"

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Wowwee Robopanda: An Unbearably Cute Bot
You've got to give WowWee credit for reaching. Its Robopanda may not exactly be the robot companion of your dreams, but it is, in some crucial ways, the most sophisticated bot WowWee has ever rolled off the assembly line.
digg / dig - http://digg.com/

 

ROBOQUAD

 

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DAILY HERALD Circ./Aud.: 1,340
Arlington Heights, IL 08/07/2007
"Toy stories"

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Wowwee Roboquad: An Odd but Perceptive Droid
With four legs, a body like a 1970s airport terminal, and a longish neck topped off with a flat head, Wowwee 's new Roboquad Confounds and confuses, but ultimately wins you over.
Digg RSS News Search for over - http://digg.com/rss_search?search=ove...

 

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