The Takara Toys homepage (Japanese) has a cute link with photos of winter kotatsu activities. The section titled ‘Boys’ features step by step instructions on how your kids can use their Robosapien to chuck mikans (a Japanese orange/tangerine), play a simple game, or even clean up their desk.
Well, I have to be honest about it. This being Japan, the Robosapien mikan instructions actually show how you can have him carefully pick up a mikan from the bowl, walk across the table, and politely hand it to your kid brother. It even has Robosapien holding a towel for your kid brother to wipe his face with. Those sure aren’t the kids in my neighborhood. They would definitely be chucking mikans at each other, and leaving the mess for Mom to clean up.