As if your poor kids didn’t have enough toy robot dangers to be worried about, they have no way of escaping from the Prime-8 robot gorilla (::snork::), which is fast enough to run them down. The bipedal robot propels itself forward by rotating its two gigantic arms around at high speed, and according to its creators at Bossa Nova, “it can run as fast as a small child.” On grass, no less. This is supposed to be an excellent way for kids to get exercise, and I couldn’t agree more, especially if the Prime-8 comes with a chase mode and angry ape noises (no details on that). To defend yourself, you chuck balls at it until you hit it in the crotch. I’m not kidding, that’s one of the eight included games.
Prime-8 is partially autonomous, although you can control him with buttons on his body or a remote (thank god). It should go on sale for Christmas of this year for about $140.