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It’s not every day you get to see talk-show host Kelly Ripa dive-bomb her audience with a fighter plane, but Foam Fighters has that effect on people. The Foam Fighters segment starts about 4 minutes into the clip.

[Check out Foam Fighters and the rest of the AppGear line on the official site, Twitter or Facebook.]

With our Light Strike laser-tag system and our color-sharing Lite Sprites dolls, it’s obvious that WowWee likes, well… light. So, it’s no surprise this video by photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton was making the rounds in our office today. It’s a simple premise–send a snowboarder down the slopes wearing an LED-covered suit–that creates a trippy, ethereal dreamscape.

Sutton said about the project: “I was really drawn to the idea of a lone character made of light surfing through darkness [...] I’ve always been excited by unusual ways of lighting things, so it seemed like an exciting idea to make the subject of the film the only light source.”

[Via Nowness]

Laptopmag.com has published the first video of AppGear at Toy Fair 2012 in New York City.

Here’s what they’re saying about our new product line that merges collectible toys and app games:

“WowWee’s AppGear is looking to make a name for itself in the appcessory games category, and it certainly looks like the company is off to a good start. AppGear took home Toy Fair 2012′s Best New App Toy award, and its various games use augmented reality and physical toys to create a unique gameplay experience.”

Check out their video of Foam Fighters to see how you can take to the skies with WWII fighter planes for immersive aerial combat.

What an enjoyable Grammy show this past Sunday!

There were some notable moments and performances during the festivities.

Here are our top three:

1. The tribute to the late Whitney Houston performed by Jennifer Hudson was show-stopping. Her stirring cover of ‘I Will Always Love You’ brought the house to tears and silence and might have been the moment of the Grammys.

2. The supremely talented Adele swept the top Grammys available and delivered an amazing performance of her hit song ‘Rolling in the Deep’. Ever humble, Adele is a great example of perseverance and dedication and is bucking the trend of female ‘pop’ singers. Unbelievable voice and a very worthy winner.

3. They only had 60 seconds to make an impression, and they definitely left their mark. Twitter was set ablaze with mentions of @thecivilwars and their amazing sound. If you’re unfamiliar, check out the video below of their Grammy award winning hit ‘Barton Hollow’.

What were your favorite moments of the 54th annual Grammys?

We wish all of our fans a very Happy Valentine’s Day. Our supremely talented graphic-design team has created these special cards for your favorite WowWee brands.

The Lite Sprites have their heart in the right place.

AppGear's favorite teen zombie wants to give her heart to you.

Foam Fighters think you're just plane awesome.

Even robots need love.

Cinemin Swap – used to connect a digital source, such as most laptops and netbooks to a Cinemin Slice or Swivel – has been a difficult find recently.

As such, we have two great alternatives for you should you want to connect your device sooner rather than later.

We’ve split these solutions up into two parts: The easy, convenient method and the slightly more complicated, but cheaper method.

Option 1

This all-in-one Mini DisplayPort | ThunderBolt to TV RCA Composite Video and S-Video Converter replicates the functions of the Cinemin Swap. It’s easy to use, but is more expensive.

Option 2

This requires the assembly of two cables.

The VGA to TV RCA AV 3 Adapter Cable (attached to your computer)

and the 3 RCA AV Video Cable

This cable connects to the included RCA to single jack cable in your Cinemin Slice or Swivel box.

This solution is slightly more complicated (due to the connection of several wires), however is much more cost efficient.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment and we’ll do our best to get you back to projecting asap!

Robosapien is a fusion of technology and personality. Boasting a variety of functions, it has been heralded as one of the most popular biomorphic toy robots in the world.

With a full range of dynamic motion, interactive sensors and a unique personality, Robosapien is more than a mechanical companion — he’s a multi-functional, thinking, feeling robot with attitude!

If you’re not familiar with this popular fellow, you can read more about it here.

Along with its popularity came a variety of new colors and interesting skins.

Here are our Top 3!

1. Homersapien

There’s no denying the popularity and donut-loving brilliance of Homer Simpson. Homersapien’s launch coincided with the launch of The Simpsons Movie in 2007.

 

2. Spidersapien

What’s better than a web-slinging action hero? How about a biomorphic one!

3. Graffitisapien

Created by one of our talented designers (Benny Dongarra), this one-of-a-kind gem’s lovely home is the WowWee office showroom in Montreal, Canada!


Which is your favorite Robosapien?

The biggest game of the year has come and gone, and the ending couldn’t have been more exciting.

For many, it isn’t the game itself that draws them to their television, rather the incredibly expensive and highly-touted commercials that sandwich the tackles, interceptions and touchdowns.

Superbowl XLVI provided some creative ones no doubt. We always love looking for entertaining, fun and inspiring ads that are share-worthy.

Here are our top three favorites from this year:

1. Budweiser Flash Fans

2. Sketchers Mr. Quiggly

3. Chevy Sonic Stunt Anthem

What were your favorite ads?