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Roboraptor

3.7 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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  • Fluid biomechanical motion
  • Multi-sensor environmental awareness
  • User-changeable moods
  • Multiple touch sensors in the head and tail
  • Videogame-style controller
  • 3 distinct moods: hunter, cautious and playful
  • Auto shut-off function
  • 40+ pre-programmed functions
  • Demonstration mode
  • Manufacturer's recommended age 8+

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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight9 g
Product Dimensions81.3 x 27.9 x 20.8 cm
Batteries:6 AA batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:8 years and up
Item model numberW8095
Number of Puzzle Pieces2
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
Remote Control Included?Yes
  
Additional Information
ASINB0007SXAKC
Best Sellers Rank 159,761 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.4 Kg
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available25 April 2005
  
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Product Description

Roboraptor is a predatory dinosaur robot with instincts to match his wild technology! His mood determines his behavior. He'll go into predatory mode, nervous and cautious mode, or into a friendly, playful mode depending on how he wakes up. Laser tracking system allows you to draw his path to the prey, and he'll follow it. He loves to play tug of war, and he's sensitive to his environment, so he'll stay away from table legs. Requires 6 "AA" batteries (not included) and 3 "AAA" batteries for the remote (not included). Measures 32"L x 11"W x 9"H. (Measures 32" from head to tail.)


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Having purchased a Roboraptor for my daughter it has generally lived up to expectations. It looks VERY good and it's movements are impresive. Sometimes when it is doing its own thing it does not seem that responsive to the controller, however giving the 'stop' command first fixes this.
Do not use ordinary batteries for this machine as its performance is vastly improved by using top notch (2000+ mAh) NiMH rechargable batteries. The difference to the walking and general movements was very noticable it also allowed it to walk on more surfaces.
I would recommend this product to anyone who is interested in robotics or just wants a cool looking interesting toy.
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Well just got one of these for my birthday and it is pretty cool. Looks good and is quite amusing to play with.

The only problem is that most people will lose interest in it after 5 minutes. The description of it gives the impression it will be running about the place in a smooth fluid way, reality being it very jerkily waddles about the place slowly. If you have wooden or laminate floors it doesnt cope very well.

so really its a fun novelty toy that kids will quickly get bored with. For me its a cool toy that I'll keep around, next to my Zoidzilla!
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In my opinion... NO
I paid £89.99 for one of these and i must admit it is larger than i expected but my son was bored of it very quickly. it will probably end up being sold on ebay!!
my recommendation is, if you can, buy one used. in my case it is alot of money to spend on something that the novelty wears off too fast.
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By A Customer on 5 Nov. 2005
I will try different batteries as mentioned in the previous review, and I hope there is some truth ib the claims it will improve its walking ability. All it does at the moment is wobble in one place! I have tried it on wood, smooth slabs, cushioned flooring, and carpet, and it doesnt walk on any of them! This is a christmas present and I can see my lad being dissapointed if I cant find something it walks on, after all, it is one of the main functions of this kind of robotic toy.
Its a shame as its build quality is great, and the sensors react to sound and movement as promised. Its just a pity it nose-dives when it lurches forwards.
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The walking motion is excellent and the whole toy is generally so animated than. I took note of another review which indicated that the batteries made a big difference and tried a set of ordinary batteries then a set of brand name alkaline batteries. The toy did work with the ordinary batteries but with the alkaline batteries, it worked with much more vigour.
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Dont buy this !! After great advertisement my son longed for one of these so I paid £90 for it but it is worth between £5 and £10 in my estimation...if that. It did move and sniffed and roared but didn't bite anything in the right direction, then fell over. After all the build up and expectations it was switched off after five minutes. What a shame and a waste of money...fortunetly I'd bought him loads of cool things to play with for christmas. With 3 kids this has been the most expensive and biggest rip off toy I have bought!!
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The reviewers here are totally wrong; so says my 9 year old son who got a roboraptor yesterday. He has played with it ever since, and as for not encouraging imaginative play it is currently standing on top of a garage having eaten a polly pocket doll and a car! My son wants to make a Godzilla movie with Roboraptor as the star. I think this toy is only limited by your imagination!

The raptor does move better on carpet rather than wooden floor, and can be fussy about carpet which is to thick. It also needs very good batteries as another reviewer has said already.

As for not doing what was expected, I think it does everything we expected and we have got it to hold things in it's mouth. It has walked around the room and detected obstacles quite well.

My son described this as his dream present.
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Growls - check.
Sniffs - check.
Head turns authentically - check.
Realistic tail movement - check.
Walk - er not really.
Running - no chance mate.
What a waste of money!
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