Posts Tagged ‘toy’

As a kid I loved exploring. My friends and I would wander into the woods and fields on the outskirts of the small town where we lived, whether rain or shine, and go on mini adventures to see what treasures we could find.  Our nets would be out as will sifted through the dirt on the river bed, our mini shovels would dig holes under the trees… and we would go home with a small bag full of colored glass and smooth rocks thinking we’d be rich!

What would have happened if we’d found mysterious alien gun parts on our treasure hunt expeditions?

When the going gets tough and aliens invade your hometown, you don’t want to be one of those scared kids who runs and hides behind your mom and dad waiting for the trouble to pass over! You want to be on the front line of the action! Putting together those strange, mysterious gun parts you’ve found to battle those aliens and run them out of town!

You’ve got 9 mysterious raygun parts and more than 20 wacky combinations which you can use.  Maybe you’ll blast goo or lightening…. Or maybe you’ll have to try the various combinations and see what happens!

Have hours of fun over the holiday season battling aliens to save your hometown!

Have you played Mysterious Raygun? If so, go to our Facebook page and share with other Mysterious Raygun fans what your favorite and the most effective gun combination is! https://www.facebook.com/AppGear

I’ve been asked a lot recently what it was like to meet UFC fighters and get to know them outside of the Octagon… And let me tell you, fans and non-fans of the UFC… it was an incredible experience!

As a UFC fan you watch these guys inside the cage, using a combination of fighting styles and skills to win the belt and become the best-mixed martial artist in the world. You know that to become a fighter it takes a lot of hard work and dedication and that most fighters train enough hours per week to make it their full time job…  I doubt they get the chance to spend their Friday nights sitting at home watching a movie and eating a full tub of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream… which is something I do on a regular basis!

The first fighter AppGear had the pleasure of meeting was Johny Hendricks… who (as most of you will know if you follow us on Twitter and Facebook) won his fight on Saturday, November 17th  2012 at UFC-154 with the only knockout of the night.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, USA, Hendricks started his wrestling career at Oklahoma State University where he won the 2005 and 2006 NCAA division. Hendricks graduated Oklahoma State in 2007, moved to Las Vegas and signed with Team Takedown where he began his training in Mixed Martial Arts.

On Tuesday November 13th 2012, we had an exclusive interview with Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks where we got to know what was going on beneath the tough fighter exterior. We had the chance to learn about his family, what he thinks of the holidays, his secrets and even his opinion of past UFC fighters like Royce Gracie and Brock Lesnar.

One of my favorite quotes from “Bigg Rigg” during the interview was his opinion on wrestling, which is a huge passion of his “Wrestling prepares you for life better than other sports… other sports give you a team to rely on. I like individual sports because they teach you how to win and how to lose, and everyday business is that right there…”

To see the full interview click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-CrJ9FfSto&list=UUuJ4xiHEbbIiRm4iOU6ocYA&index=2&feature=plcp

Let us know what your favorite part of the interview was.

Happy Monday friends!

Today, we thought we’d throw it back old school and dig up one of our awesome legacy toys – Roboquad!

Roboquad burst on to the scene in 2007 and is an inquisitive animated robot with unique multi-directional movement capabilities and advanced sensory awareness. Featuring multi-colored flashing lights and techno sound effects, Roboquad is the first true robotic arthropod.

With cool sensory features such as Flinch Response (if an object approaches his scanner very quickly he will react, according to his aggression level) and a Sound Sensor (reacts to sounds and scans for nearest object when disturbed), Roboquad is an incredibly interactive robot.

Check out this 2007 video from CES with Roboquad’s inventor Mark Tilden!

When we developed our Chatterbot™ line of computer accessories, we wanted to include some wacky characters that you could have sit by your monitor and interact with you while you work.

If you’re not familiar with the Chatterbot line, they are a line of collectable, highly stylized character figurines that always have something to say about what you are up to – and it’s not always appropriate!

One of our most outrageous character designs came from the minds of our California office.

Dubbed “The Fairy Godfather Chatterbot“, our designers immediately got a kick out of the concept and began illustrating their take on the wacky idea.

Here’s an illustration and the final product. Please note the perfectly pointed toes – 10/10 for technique.

AppGear is right around the corner and we’re gearin’ up for an amplified Spring — all puns intended.

Here’s a quick recap of some of the press we’ve received for this exciting lineup of amplified reality toys.

ToyXplosion
“I love it when a toy company takes play trends seriously and then creates an amazing product. As a family with 4 iPods, an Android smart phone and a tablet, apps are quite popular. “Mom can I buy this app?” is a phrase I’ve heard countless times.”

Techland Time
“It’s a familiar refrain among parents of young children: Kids don’t want to play with toys anymore because they’d rather play games on an iPad or a smartphone. Now, some toy makers are trying to adapt by fusing phone and tablet apps with store-bought toys. One of these companies, WowWee Toys, recently showed me some of their prototypes as part of a toy line they’re calling “App Gear.””

Engadget
“WowWee, the company best known for its endless supply of adorable robot toys, is kicking off 2012 with something a little more virtual than visceral. AppGear combines actual physical toys with iOS and Android apps, like the launch title Foam Fighters. Each collectible, action figure or playset is paired with its own free, downloadable app that offers an augmented reality game or virtual way to interact with the toys.”

Coolest-Gadgets
“After all, who doesn’t want to see their toys come to life? It looks like the Alien Jailbreak works by placing the alien jail toy in front of you and then shooting the aliens with an iOS or Android augmented reality application of some type.”

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

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.