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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

BIONIC BOPPER BOXING ROBOTS!

BIONIC BOPPER BOXING ROBOTS!

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots are a classic toy, passed down from parent to child for a few generations. It was a simple dynamic that wormed its way into the hearts of millions. The aim of the game was to control a clunky toy robot, aiming its clunky toy fists at its rival robot’s head until it shot upward. It was a game as simple, and nearly as vicious, as Hungry Hungry Hippos. With time, however, comes innovation and upgrades to classics. Monopoly has gone digital and even Scrabble has had a few facelifts.

The Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em bots have changed a little from their classic look, but never quite like this. These life size bots the size of bumper cars try to make the game all too real. The Bionic Bopper robots allow users to climb inside and control the robot fists much more closely. Of the potentially dangerous robotic duo, their site states:

“These are the motorized boxers controlled by two drivers who battle to deliver chin-lifting uppercuts for victory. Similar to bumper cars, a driver up to 300 lbs. sits inside the robot's protective steel cage cockpit and uses a thumb-triggered button on two independent joysticks to activate two pneumatic-powered, tire-tread-fisted arms, which throw upward punches at an opposing robot's head. A successful hit sends an opposing robot's head back, scoring a point.”

No worries, two friends can duke it out inside some Bionic Boppers without causing any permanent damage. A safety cage shields each user from getting hurt. To get the real Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em experience you’ll just have to get into a regular fist fight. The gas powered boxers, however, do come at a hefty price. A set of two costs a total of $17,000.

TO SEE MORE ON THE BIONIC BOPPERS AT HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER'S PRODUCT SITE CLICK HERE

1 comment:

  1. Bish, I'm tryin' to type this with my Etch-a-Sketch and the corners are all straightening up on me. HANDS-DOWN when there's a memory to bring down 'round us that still punches out the stuff that yesterday was made of . . . you're like a Slinky comin' down the staircase.

    So cool, so cool.

    ~ Absolutely*Kate who can tell you're Mattel - you're swell

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