Top 6 Coolest Toy Robots for Geeky Kids

The days of fire truck red robot arms, with holographic eyes and decal aesthetics plastering chests are over.

While A.I. isn’t quite at the level of C-3PO or Gort (for you non-film Geeks, that’s from The Day the Earth Stood Still… Watch it), robots have evolved to the delight of geeky kids worldwide.

Whether it’s pranking a sibling with a nerf gun shooting spider, building a programmable robot with your kid that grooves to the beats, or positioning a sentry to guard a treasure chest, our kids (and us as parents, too!), can have a blast with the robots available.

These Ain’t Your Papa’s Robots

Robots today are pretty sick. Sure, they won’t shoot lightsabers out of hidden compartments when your kid is stuck in a bind in some far off galaxy, but they also won’t return from the future with a T-800 shotgun.

Find out for yourself all the fun you and your kids can have with robots. Then be jealous that you couldn’t play with them when you were 8 years old.

1. Bioloid GP Grand Prix Humanoid Robot Kit

bioloid gp grand prix humanoid

This is a robot kit that you and your kid can construct together one Sunday afternoon and play with for a lifetime. And it’s by far the most uber of humanoid robots available.

With high strength aluminum frames, this machine can survive the crashes and falls that your tyke is bound to give it.

If you have a mad scientist on your hands, this is the robot for him or her. Not only can they build it, but it’s a competition grade robot that can kick, attack and pick up objects.

It also comes with a RobotPlus Motion and Task programming tool, so your kid can begin their coding career by programming a robot.

The only element that isn’t amazing? The price tag. Be prepared for sticker shock.

Crave it? Get it!

2. Bossa Nova Prime 8 Gorrilla Robot

bossa nova prime 8 robot

The Bossa Nova Prime 8 is a gorilla robot that is perfect for terrorizing the family.

Think Planet of the Apes meets Terminator. An ape made for destruction and rampage.

Prime 8 comes with an X-Box esque controller that enables your kiddo to easily Prime 8 into various modes:

  • Guard Mode – Prime 8 acts as a sentry and guards whatever treasure maps are stashed away in a shoebox. When some rogue attempts an act of thievery, Prime 8 sounds the alarm and shoots nerf bullets at him.
  • Autonomous Mode – Rolls around your hardwood floors to find things to destroy. Hey, better than a cat, right?
  • Game Mode – Play dodge ball, racing, target shooting or laser tag with another Prime 8
  • Dance Mode

While the clip below may remind you of a 90s Infomercial, it paints a clear picture of the fun you and your Geek can have…

Crave it? Get it!

3. Tyco R/C N.S.E.C.T. Robotic Attack Creature

tyco rc insect

The only thing that would make this creepy, awesome robot better was if it were an arachnid, like Shelob from The Hobbit.

Instead, we got one creepy, scurrying, creepy crawler that’s part beetle, part spider, part Terminator, part awesome.

N.S.E.C.T. has two modes: Explore and Attack and it’s laser eyes change colors depending on what havoc your kid’s wrecking with it.

Just check out how much fun these two are having together:

Crave it? Get it!

4. WowWee FemiSapien Humanoid

wowee femisapien

Compared to other robots, the FemiSapien is rather mild mannered. Rather than seeking out siblings to torture, FemiSapien is designed for the Gleek in your family.

She has a unique Learning Mode that enables you to create a dance routine for FemiSapien. Once put in Learning Mode, move her into unique positions and she’ll memorize your routine.

Wave your hand in front of her (seriously… hand gestures teach her what to do), and she’ll get out of Learning Mode and begin grooving to the routine you made for her.

While no Beyonce, she can get down with the best of FemBots. Here’s a cool review of Femisapien from RobotsRule.com.

Crave it? Get it!

5. Mr. Robot Remote Disc Shooting Robot

mr robot remote disc shooting robot

Mr. Robot reminds me of the type of robot you’d expect to conquer Mars one day.

Mike (that’s Mr. Robot’s name), can communicate with other-worldly creatures (in English), dance to his own tunes, and defends his land by shooting foam discs at alien invaders (or dogs).

Mr. Robot is the perfect introductory robot for your 6 and under Geek.

Crave it? Get it!

6. Talking Bender

talking bender robot

OK. Being a little selfish here. Sure, you might be some Uber Parent and raised some Uber Leet kiddo that loves Futurama. If so, I bow down to you. And you can get this for him or her.

If not, join the crowd and buy yourself the best cubicle ornament you could ask for.

Then, when your boss comes around next time and asks for some lame ass TPS report, ┬ájust push lil’ ol’ Bender and have him splurt out one of your favorite lines, including:

  • Who are you and why should I care?
  • Would you kindly shut your noise hole?
  • Bite my shiny metal ass!
  • And more!

Then, as you’re packing up your desk, push him one more time and hope he blurts out, ‘Goodbye losers whom I’ve always hated!’.

Crave it? Get it!

But Seriously… Aren’t Those Robots Epic?

You might not have the dough to lay out 2 grand on a robot. I know we don’t.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Most of those robots are under 50 bones and will definitely entertain you and your Geek for at least 50 minutes.

What say you? Have you gotten your Geek to love robots? If not, think any of these will do the trick?

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About Perry Rosenbloom

Perry Rosenbloom is a Geeky Dad trying to raise a Geeky Son. He is the founder of GeeksRaisingGeeks and enjoys everything from killing orcs & trolls to building ergonomic workstations. When not at his Sit/Stand desk, he can be found adventuring throughout Colorado with his family.

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