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These videos have been making the viral rounds today. They’re a sneak peek and a draft promo video for a six-legged robotic toy in development at Wow! Stuff in the UK. And the toy is definitely a wow. The R/C walker has interchangeable weapon heads that fire foam darts, ping pong balls, poker chip-like disks, and the toys have interchangeable armor that flies off when hit by other walkers.

The developers are looking for a name for the toy and ideas for armor designs and customization pieces. They’ll be giving away one of the toys for the name they choose and for any designs they use. I love this toy designer’s child-like enthusiasm. We have to get him to Maker Faire!

Name Our Toy

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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