Wall-E by Disney Consumer Products, Pixar Animation Studios, Thinkway Toys
and WowWee, Recommended age 8+, retail price $384.99
upon a time an appealing little robot was the star in a strangely romantic movie.
Brave WALL-E won the hearts of all who watched him. The makers of the movie were
inspired to bring the robot to life... and the result is the Ultimate WALL-E.
may be the ultimate geek toy. A real robot that can be controlled by a remote
control and so much more. Using the remote control, it's easy to program WALL-E
to move, dance and play.
controls are set up to work with a pretty simple touch programming system so WALL-E
can be 'taught' by making patterns on the remote control's touch pad. There are,
literally, thousands of combinations of movements that can be programmed for the
little guy. It sounds a lot more complicated than it is. Kids actually don't have
any problem getting the hang of working the controls.
voice activation and follow-me mode means WALL-E can follow the sound of a human
voice and actually seems to 'know' when someone enters a room. It really does
seem like the robot is responding to you... Kids are clamoring for the opportunity
to make friends with their own little 'bot.
version of the WALL-E robot has 10 built in motors that allow it to move around
in ways that no kid's toy has ever been able to before. The special infrared sensors
allow him to detect obstacles and steer around them, sonic ears that detect sound
direction, and touch sensors add to the feeling that this toy is "real".
WALL-·E is also MP3 compatible which means favorite songs on your iPod
can be filtered through the built-in speakers. Good news for owners - USB cables
and rechargeable batteries are included.
addition to the Ultimate WALL-E Thinkway and other WALL-E inspired robots there
are action figures, playsets, a role-play WALL-E robot arm, novelties and collectibles
for the ultimate Wall-E fan.
recommended age for this "toy" is 8 or over, but many grownups have
been caught by the spell of this charming little robot. It has equal appeal for
girls and boys. The price tag is high, but with the rechargeable batteries and
the wow factor... WALL-E is flying off the shelves and supplies are not going
to last through the holiday season. There are less expensive versions: U Command
Wall-E (109.99), Interaction Wall-E (69.99), Transforming Wall-E (59.99) and i-Dance
WALL-E (41.99) all look basically the same, but none of them can do all
that Ultimate WALL-E can.