This tough little robot is easy to build in less than an hour, and just one motor powers three complex motions. His “angry” walk is giggle-worthy, but if he falls over, he’ll pick himself right up and keep on stomping. He can also dance and do somersaults. A huge hit at Tokyo’s massive International Robot Exhibition, this pint-size robot kit is a great introduction to gears and motors.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARDsmall parts not for children under 3 years.
For ages 8 and up. Two AA batteries, not included. 4 1/4"W x 8"H x 3"D.
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My seven and a half year old son really enjoyed putting this together (with help--it's a bit tricky), and is entertained by the silly robot movements. But it is flimsy, and pieces keep coming off while the robot is moving, especially the red pins that hold its legs on. Not a high quality toy.
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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The instructions were difficult to follow but we eventually got it working. It's very difficult to get a battery in with the switch pushed down, and if you don't push the switch down, then when you connect the connector, the robot comes to life in your hands and starts tumbling, and bits fall off. Once we got it working, it was fun watching it tumble and try to get up. We'd recommend this product only for experienced model builders.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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