We're big fans of the retro Japanese tin robots, and are always looking for a good one to add to our collection, so the new Robot R-35 kit immediately caught our attention. Surprisingly the price is less than USD$20. What's the catch?
Well, this Robot R-35 kit doesn't use any tin. It's a pre-cut foam and card stock kit that you assemble, power up with a single AA battery, and then play with, or just admire.
While it closely resembles the classic tin robot, and can walk forward while swinging its arms, it does not walk backwards, and its eyes don't light up. Apparently it comes in either blue or gray color schemes. Looks like it might make a great stocking stuffer for the robot geek in your life, even if that's you.