Archive for December, 2011

RS Media™ is the perfect fusion of cutting-edge technology and personality modeling software. In effect, RS Media allows you to take total control.

It brings technology to life as it interacts with it’s environment.

The design inspiration for this multi-function robot was to integrate the motion-sensor technology into the helmet while maintaining a visor-like look and feel.

The head-mounted camera and IR vision also had to come together seamlessly and the helmet began taking shape with this in mind.

Take a look at some early concept illustrations. The final robot can be seen in the link above.

We’re pumped… Like really pumped. Actually, you might want to sit down for this one…

WowWee is amplifying reality with AppGear, our new line of products that merge toys and apps for interactive digital and real-world fun. This new product category will redefine gameplay by upgrading the physical experience with digital action.

The folks at TechCrunch got a sneak preview. Check it out below.

Hands-On With WowWee’s AppGear AR Gaming Toys

If you look up ‘cute’ in the dictionary, don’t be surprised if this video pops up.

We fell in love with this little girl as soon as we saw this.

Her facial expression at 0:37 is ADORABLE… But then again, what about this video isn’t?

If you caught the Live! with Kelly show on Monday, then your surely witnessed her rendition of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ with the Paper Jamz Pro Mic.

Taye Diggs sure got a kick out of it too! He followed up Kelly’s singing with some of his own tunes!

Chris Byrne from Timetoplaymag.com also showed off the wonderful color of Lite Sprites.

You can find both of these hit toys on our Toy Shop!

Watch the video and enjoy!

Dave from Geekanoids saved his best for last – Light Strike!

Every day he has been unwrapping a new present for his Gift Guide, so we were very grateful to be included in this exclusive group of top gifts for 2011.

Check out his unboxing video below.

Check out this fantastic video overview on the Paper Jamz Pro Microphone.

Watch as Sydney gives a thorough look at all the voice enhancements and music sync process.

You can also see the differences in her voice with the various combos of voice effects.

via PJexpert.com

TGIF!

The holiday season is officially upon us, and that means major shopping time!

This can be lots of fun, and very stressful at the same time.

A major item this year seems to be tablets, but they don’t come cheap. That’s where the creativity of this video really shines.

Check out this Plasticine iPad stop-motion animation short:

One of our super-talented toy designers (Benny) gave us the inside-scoop on some of his sketch books dating back several years.

What we found inside these gems was a mix of product concepts, toy design ideas, character sketches and loads of fun drawings. Let’s just say that we ended up taking a good afternoon flipping through them in awe.

It’s time like this I wish I could draw more than a stick-figure and accompanying smiley face.  :D->-<

Anyways, enough about my lack of design talent, take a look below at Benny and the team’s inspiration for Roboraptor™.

From the man himself:

“Our inspiration was based on the ‘cool factor’ of a T-REX and Velociraptor and the robotic enhancements that could make it that much more intimidating. So, we took a predatory dinosaur shape and infused it with a robotic metal skeleton. Ultimately, we wanted to create a bionic dinosaur (think the Terminator of dinosaurs), by adding elements of technology while maintaining the fierce nature of this prehistoric beast.”