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Pleo is an autonomous robotic life form modeled on a one-week-old Camarasaurus dinosaur. The cute-looking robot is designed to mimic life which means Pleo thinks and acts independently, just like a real animal would do. In general, it looks, moves, and behaves in ways that would almost make you think it is actually alive. Specifically, Pleo has organic body language, exhibits evolving emotions, is aware of his surroundings and has recognizable behaviors that change over time. At the heart of Pleo is Life OS, the operating system software that enables Pleo to act independently and will evolve Pleo’s personality according to his interactions with you and the environment.


The robot-toy progresses through three different Life Stages. When first awakened, Pleo is a hatchling. As you interact together, Pleo transitions through an infant stage to become a juvenile dinosaur. Then the fun really starts! As Pleo is a highly sophisticated product which evolves into an inquisitive animal that requires attention and care, Pleo is not suitable or intended for children under 8 years old. Smaller children may damage the robot, so it is a good idea to be careful when deciding to get it or not…


Camarasaurus (KAM-ah-rah-sawr-us) means “Chambered Lizard” (Greek kamara = chamber and sauros = lizard), referring to the holes in its vertebrae. Camarasaurus is the best-known sauropod found in North America and the most abundant of fossils from the Late Jurassic period. Camarasaurus also lived in Europe, where it survived into Early Cretaceous times. A complete, nearly perfect skeleton of a juvenile, 17 foot (5.2 meters) long, was found in Utah. Its head was short and box-like with nostrils set above the snout and in front of the eyes. The weight of its backbone was lightened by holes in its vertebrae. Its neck was shorter and thicker than most sauropods, and it possessed a short and somewhat flattened tail. The forelimbs and hind legs of Camarasaurus were about the same length.


Of course the best thing you can expect from an electronic toy is to have a power on/off button, unlike a real pet. Pleo uses a Ni-Mh rechargeable battery that can last for about an hour or 1:20 hours of play time with a single charge. There is also an SD flash card reader and mini USB connection so that you can program the dinosaur (with additional software) or update the built-in OS, when updates are available. Currently Pleo is the most realistic looking and acting robot toy, something you can also see in the video below showing the robot-dinosaur in action and also even interacting with a second Pleo…


In USA you can get Pelo for as low as $309.99, and in Europe it will cost you about $457.

To get your Pleo Robot-Dinosaur in USA for $309.99…

To order a Pleo Robot-Dinosaur in Europe (about $457)…

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If you are a true Sci-Fi movie or comics fan you should know what we are talking when mentioning Cyclops from X-men, yes the guy that has to wear a special type of visor so that he won’t blast everything around him away with the optic blasts that come out of his eyes. Now you can look just like your favorite superhero when wearing this very realistic looking replica of Cyclops’ visor that is actually an authentically duplicated from the actual 20th Century Fox X-men. And although you probably can’t blast energy from your eyes this visor will make you look more like Cyclops at least when he is in his battle suit wearing the visor (otherwise he’s wearing a set of special sunglasses that are also quite cool looking).

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The visor comes with an awesome all-metal display box with a certificate of authenticity and visor blueprints on the inner side of the top of the storage case. This way the Cyclops’ visor will look very cool even when you are not wearing it, stored in its special case that must be left open in order too make your friends jealous when they see what new “toy” you’ve just got. You should also have in mind that the visor comes with red iridium polarized sunglass lens that actually allows you to use it just like a pair of normal, very cool looking sunglasses… 😉

The Cyclops visor replica can be yours for $74.99.

If you want to look just like your favorite X-men hero…

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This cool R2-D2 robot replica from the Star Wars movie series accepts voice commands, navigates around the room will make your home feel like a true Star Wars movie decor. The voice activated R2-D2 can recognize more than 40 different voice commands such as “Turn around!” or “Move forward two units!” or play a game of tag with you, using its built-in infrared sensors. His sensors help him follow you, or it can be set to detect motion, turning your R2-D2 into a room sentry that sounds an alarm when a secured area is invaded by someone. R2’s lights, swiveling dome top, and distinctive happy and sad sounds faithfully mimic the real thing, right down to his occasional “bad mood”. R2 can also replay sounds and dialog from the Star Wars movies, answer yes-or-no questions, and dance while playing the famed Cantina music. The voice-activated R2-D2 robot is fun to own, but is also a great gift for any true Star Wars fan…

And here’s the the little R2-D2 droid in action…

The voice-activated R2-D2 robot is priced at $169.95.

You can get your own Star Wars R2-D2 robot in here…


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