Toy companies do have a rather difficult task on hand, where they will need to churn out a new kind of toy, one after another from year to year so that kids will always have something new and exciting to look forward to. Of course, some of these toys and games do end up as classics, but those are far and few in between. How about introducing an electronic update of the old Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots toy? This is what the Battroborgs are all about, where it will be accompanied by a free Battroborg Trainer app which will depict various animations that make it seem as though the Battroborgs are “alive”.
Not only that, they do maintain tradition by performing a couple of things – to throw a punch with the left arm, as well as do the same with the right. Sounds too simplistic in nature? Yes, but this does not mean that it is insufficient enough to deliver a barrel of fun – or more. You “punch” via the hand-held radio controllers, holding one in each hand. When you alternate lefts and rights, it will move the robot forward. If you decide to throw repeated punches using one arm, you will be able to turn the Battroborg. It will take a slight learning curve to get into a close fighting proximity. Each Battroborg play set will cost $80, where it comprises of a pair of Battroborgs and an arena.
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