Interactive Robot Toys – No Screen Needed
These interactive robot toys do not require a child to look at a tablet or smartphone screen to enjoy the toys and have a lot of fun.
98K Robotic Kids Companion
Kids can interact with the 98K Robot Toy through touch sensors on the robot's head and ears and its microphone switch. These control areas will make 98K record dialogue and respond to commands, play music, dance, and move around.
Available in red or pink, 98K requires three AAA batteries, which you will need to buy separately.
Recommended age range: 3 years and up.
Interactive Unicorn Robot Toy
This remote control and interactive Unicorn robot toy has some cool moves. It will sit, stand, jump, step forward, neigh, prance, dance, and perform tricks.
Kids can control their movements with the remote controller and with simple hand gestures.
Kids can program unicorns in 'treat mode' by inserting treat keys into the robot's mouth. Each treat enables a different move. 'Adventure mode' allows unicorns to find their way around by themselves, avoiding obstacles.
The unicorn pet has a rechargeable battery, and the controller uses two AAA batteries, which you need to buy separately.
Playtime lasts forty minutes on a full charge, and a recharge takes about ninety minutes.
The Unicorn robot toy has a remote controller, a treat dish and six program treat keys, a mini toy comb, and a USB charging lead.
Recommended age range 3 years and up.
Hatching Toothless Baby Dragon
Kids can interact with Toothless Baby Dragon even when he's still in his shell. His eyes will light up. You can see them through the shell. By agitating it you can make Toothless hatch out, then train him to fly and plasma blast.
This cute little dragon has sounds and movements that are interactive. He can move his ears and flap his wings as you guide him. His mouth will glow, and he can roar.
Based on the movie 'How To Train Your Dragon 3' this baby dragon toy will get young imaginations working overtime.
Two AA batteries required, and are included.
Age range: 5 to 7 years.
Owleez Flying Baby Owl
Owleez, the baby owl from Spinmaster, is an interactive flying toy. Kids can choose between a pink or a snowy owl. Out the box you get a baby owl, its nest with charging lead, and full instructions. Kids will love nurturing her, petting her, and teaching her how to fly. She will show her emotions by changing eye color (nine different colors) and making cute sounds.
She's made of lightweight, durable materials and can survive crashes until she can fly properly. Until then, feed her berries and charge her up in her nest.
When she's airborne using her helicopter wings you can steer her with your hand.
- Charging Nest
- Over 100 sounds and movements
- Use USB cable to recharge
- 4 to 5 flights per charge
- Quick Start & Instruction Guides
Recommended age range: 6 to 8 years
Novie Interactive Smart Robot
The Novie Robot from Spinmaster is Boxer's younger sibling. Novie is an interactive smart robot that's ready to play out the box. He is motion-sensitive and controlled by hand gestures.
Small he may be, but he's packed with techy goodness. He has 12 tricks, can perform 75 different actions following 14 hand gestures, and uses more than 60 animations. His LED eyes change color as he moves from beginner to intermediate to advanced mode.
Novie comes in 4 colors - red, blue, green or purple - and he's suitable for group play. If kids each have a Novie, they'll play together.
Requires 4 x AG13 batteries.
Recommended age range: 6 to 8 years.
Kids can learn about robotics and engineering with the Tumbling Hedgehog from Thames and Kosmos. It's a new type of sound activated electronic pet, in kit form.
Assembly can be challenging. On a difficulty scale of 1 to 3, this would be a 2, so some adult input may be needed for younger kids who are more interested in playing with it than the building side.
Kids control their pet hedgehog's movements by different types of clapping. It will react by putting on a show of tumbles, rolls, and spins. It will curl into a ball and bristle its spines.
Full instructions are in a step-by-step guide, plus a detailed video on YouTube.
This is a fun toy that will appeal to kids interested in STEM and who enjoy putting things together.
Recommended ages: 7 years and up