Robot fanatic? Bendable action figure maven? Junk art connoisseur? If you can
identify with any of these titles, then you will probably get a chuckle from the
CanDroid robot construction kit toy from
Hogwild. This metal kit gives you all the parts necessary to build a retro
looking robot thingy that will stand guard over your desk.
2 spring loaded hands / claws
2 magnetic feet
10 joints / parts used to create torso, arms and legs
As you see below several of the joints already come pre-assembled. However,
they can be dismantled though by using the Allen wrench if you want to create
your droid from scratch. One cool feature to point out is that all the parts
including the wrench can be stored in the painted tin robot head.
Putting the CanDroid together is as simple as loosening the various screws so
that the ball joints can snap in place. Once the screws are tightened, the 8
inch tall CanDroid becomes a figure that can be posed in many different ways.
Strong magnetic feet allow the droid to be attached to a file cabinet,
refrigerator or any other metal surface. Spring loaded pincher hands have the
ability to grip thin and thick objects like weapons for world domination… ok,
maybe papers and CF cards.
Although the CanDroid is a simple construction toy, I find it oddly
intriguing and just a little bit creepy. For some reason, it sort of reminds me
of the little evil Zuni doll from the movie
Trilogy of Terror… Build it if you dare!
Price: $19.99 (available from ThinkGeek.com)
Easy robot kit