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Inventor claims this robot is "the greatest toy in the universe," might be right

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The toy robot's launchers can be aimed by remotely tilting it and shoots farther when the fire button is held down longer
The toy robot's launchers can be aimed by remotely tilting it and shoots farther when the fire button is held down longer
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Inventor, Jamie Mantzel, has created a remote control, six-legged robot that can be cutomized to shoot different projectiles and has break away battle armor.
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Inventor, Jamie Mantzel, has created a remote control, six-legged robot that can be cutomized to shoot different projectiles and has break away battle armor.
Different attachments that can be fitted to the top to fire foam darts, discs, or ping pong balls from the toy robot
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Different attachments that can be fitted to the top to fire foam darts, discs, or ping pong balls from the toy robot
Armor pieces in various colors and designs can also be outfitted to customize the toy robot
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Armor pieces in various colors and designs can also be outfitted to customize the toy robot
The toy robot's launchers can be aimed by remotely tilting it and shoots farther when the fire button is held down longer
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The toy robot's launchers can be aimed by remotely tilting it and shoots farther when the fire button is held down longer
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If you're going to call your invention "the greatest (fill in the blank) in the universe," you'd better be prepared to show off something truly amazing. Luckily for toy maker, Jaimie Mantzel, he may be onto something with his remote-controlled, six-legged robot. It may not have a name yet, but with its various attachments for shooting different projectiles and break away battle armor, it's sure to show up on some Christmas lists in the future.

Inventor, Jamie Mantzel, has created a remote control, six-legged robot that can be cutomized to shoot different projectiles and has break away battle armor.
Inventor, Jamie Mantzel, has created a remote control, six-legged robot that can be cutomized to shoot different projectiles and has break away battle armor.

Mantzel's little robot walks on six legs and is guided by a remote control, but what makes it stand out are the different attachments that can be fitted to the top to fire foam darts, discs, or ping pong balls. The launchers can be aimed by remotely tilting it and shoots farther when the fire button is held down longer. Armor pieces in various colors and designs can also be outfitted to customize the robot, some of which break off when hit just right with a projectile, making it perfect for robot-on-robot battles.

Armor pieces in various colors and designs can also be outfitted to customize the toy robot
Armor pieces in various colors and designs can also be outfitted to customize the toy robot

Right now there are only a few prototypes to show off, since the finished version will require a few mechanical and design tweaks. Currently the robot is pretty loud when in motion, but Mantzel says that's just for the prototype and that the final product will be much quieter. He also plans to implement a target attachment for battles that will light up when hit with a projectile and possibly shut the robot down after three hits.

Toy company, Wow! Stuff, is already on board to produce and distribute Manzel's toy and is holding a contest to name it, with the prize being the finished product.

Check out the videos below to see a sleep-deprived Mantzel demonstrate the little bot as well as Wow! Stuff's very toy commercial-like take on it.

Sneak Peak Greatest Toy in the Universe!

The original "Greatest Toy in the Universe" - Now available as Attacknids!

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41 comments
Stanley Dickie
Arachnibot
Edgar Castelo
Fantastically COOOOOL!
Mark Smith
Lol! Super cool!!!!! I\'m still a big kid ;)
MyToy King
Cool robot toy. Real fun to play with.
ellman
Crabula!!!
Marcus Carr
LameAss?
Dave Yuill
Hexagonian - love your work and ethusiasm hope it kicks some butt :)
Stephen Dedman
Reminds me of the song, \'The Murderous Toy\'
http://www.guntheranderson.com/v/data/themurde.htm
Slowburn
\"the greatest toy in the universe,\" NO. The greatest toy in the universe is either a large cardboard box, or a big pile of LEGOs.
B Petersen
How about Attacknids