CNN: Hot Toys Of 2007 -OP Voice-Changer Helmet

Fellow allsparker Bass X0 reports about an CNN Article thats partly about the Optimus Prime Voice-Changer Helmet thats coming out in June prior to astf. The article is a good read, and gives some details as well as an image of the helmet. You can either go here to read the article at CNN’s site or click on “Read More” below to read it all here.

Many, many thanks to Bass X0 for this news!

Lots of robots
Toy robots are a rage this year, thanks to the upcoming July 4 release of the live-action “Transformers” movie from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. Hasbro, which owns the Transformers brand has created the “Optimus Prime voice changer helmet” which makes your voice sound like a robot. The product will hit stores in June, selling for $29.99, suggested retail price.

The Air Hogs Robo Copter from Canadian toymaker Spin Master is a pretty cool innovation in the remote-control toy category. With the push of a button, the Robo Copter transforms from a robot to a helicopter. Kids can drive it on the ground or fly it in the air.

“If you’re looking for one of the biggest `Wows’ of Toy Fair, I think we have it,” said Harold Chizick, spokesman for Spin Master.

The Robo Copter is expected to sell in the fall, priced at about $110, for kids 10 years and older.

“Robots are classic toys and a natural place for companies to incorporate new technology,” Byrne said. New from Jakks’ Xtreme Performance Vehicles (XPV) line of remote-control flying vehicles is the XPV R.A.D. series, which stands for Robotic Air Defense. XPV R.A.D. apparently is a flying RC robot that travels on land and then launches in the air. The company said XPV R.A.D can switch from a standing android to a flying robot capable of performing aerial stunts. The series is expected to sell in the fall.

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