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WowWee Tribot Talking Companion

by Wow Wee

Price: $285.00 + $7.49 shipping
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  • Tribot Talking Companion/Personality Packed Robot/ Interactive Conversations and Entertainment
  • Built in wheel encoder driving games
  • Three wheeled Omni directional motion
  • Multiple activity modes/alarm modes
  • Numerous sensors and LED indicators/ remote controller requires 3 x AAA size batteries, not included
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8.5 x 15 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0016CC284
  • Item model number: Tribot
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Batteries 8 AA batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,354 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Product Description

Tribot is one of the latest in the line of personal robots from WowWee.

From the Manufacturer

WowWee Tribot Talking Companion. Tribot is one of the latest in WowWee line of personal robots. This innovative talking companion is more than just your average robot Tribot is fresh out of the robot mold and is ready to interact with you whether it is playing with his built in games or telling you jokes.

Customer Reviews

When I opened Tribot on Christmas, I was so excited!
toevlugsoord
The biggest innovation is the tilt-sensitive remote control combined with a very intuitive remote which makes it much simpler to operate than Robosapien.
Telemachus
It is really a fun toy that you will enjoy watching the kids play with.
JB

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

72 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Telemachus on September 19, 2008
Of all the WowWee robots, I think Tribot is more fun than the Robosapien and far, far beyond WowWee Robotics RoboPanda. After being disappointed by Robopanda, we were really excited to see how Tribot would build off that failure.

Tribot does not look as human as WowWee Robosapien with Mini Robo - Silver, but it moves better, quicker, and more efficiently. The three-wheel configuration works great!! The biggest innovation is the tilt-sensitive remote control combined with a very intuitive remote which makes it much simpler to operate than Robosapien.

Like the RoboPanda, the sarcastic dialogue might get tiresome, but its not as immediately annoying. Still, there is something familiar and friendly with Robosapien's grunts. I wish Tribot had two modes to allow users to choose coherent or incoherent dialogue!! Uh-huh!!
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79 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Elisa N. Abbott on November 29, 2008
This toy is wonderful, my son has been asking for it all year. Finally we bought it. It's huge its fun. He ABSOLUTELY loves it. The only catch is it's a battery eater. After putting 8 batteries in him the first day. The very next day he's saying his batteries are low. That's all he will say I need more batteries! I highly recommend anyone buying this toy buy rechargeable and take the time to recharge him at night.
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67 of 74 people found the following review helpful By maxxpwr on December 11, 2008
I can't remember the last time I was so utterly disappointed with a toy to return it, but this robot did it. It is such a half-baked product on so many levels.

Let me get the positives out of the way first - the three-wheel omni-directional drive is neat and gives the robot great mobility.

That's about it.

Negatives:
* The controls are annoying - IR is good for remote controlling your TV, but not motion control; IR has too much delay, its range is too limited, and requires line of sight. All remote controlled toys should use RF. The IR control is very laggy and sometimes plain unresponsive. For example, Even though the robot is capable of of some pretty neat maneuvers due to the wheel design, it is nearly impossible to accurately control the robot - just trying to stop at the correct angle when spinning in place is frustratingly difficult. The tilt control is gimmicky at best.

*After you play with the robot for a while, you realize just how utterly simple the toy is, there is no depth. So it can record and playback your input. So what? Given how inaccurate the controls are, even if you did record your control input, the robot will not be following the same path on playback because of how imprecise it is. So what's the point of playback? The roaming free feature is also poorly implemented and of little value, as the robot will just sit there grinding its wheels against an obstacle that's too low for it to "see". In the end, the play value of this robot is not much more than that of a remote controlled car, but even there the IR control system will aggravate you to no end.

* If you look at the robot on display, you might expect for it to have a bit more motorized features. But actually it doesn't.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By toevlugsoord on January 1, 2010
This was my #1 wish for Christmas and my husband bought it for me off Amazon - what a great price ($39). He read the reviews on Amazon and realized that there were some unhappy customers but for the price, it was worth the risk to buy me what I'd wanted. He also bought rechargeable batteries (we'd already planned to do so eventually so why not now).

When I opened Tribot on Christmas, I was so excited! He was exactly how I thought he would be based on the videos I'd seen on WowWee's site with a very likable voice. You can't expect TOO much from a $40 robot. He is going to be able to maneuver around, entertain you, but he isn't going to be able to perform brain surgery! In other words, lower your expectations and just enjoy how cool it is to have a robot.

You can play games with him (which are actually kind of hard), set him to be an alarm, set him into "guard" mode, move him around at will or just watch him move around. He says the cutest little things! I love it! And after 1 week of playing with him a little each day, he is still going strong with the batteries that we put in him on the first day.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Choclodite Lensman on December 9, 2008
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Not a bad robot - looks great - kinda like the ideal toy company robot of the 60's with all of the moving gears...it's pretty neat with all of it's infrared stuff - and smart robot features....it's a little difficult to steer and you would think a robot of this age would steer more like a remote control race car. I can't slam it for the Amazon price...I wouldn't pay $100 for it like Target and KB Toys has it marked. It does have some really neat features like the "guard robot" feature or the alarm. The games can be neat for a kid with patience. I purchased this product because I have a robbie the robot that I purchased from the early 90's...so this is an added one.
I'd say it's a pretty nice toy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mary Jansen on May 18, 2009
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This is a really great toy, not only educational but fun to play with. I bought this toy as a gift for Christmas gift for a child that has Autism and I highly recommend this Robotic Toy!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Eyda L. Figueroa-rodriguez on December 2, 2008
Compared with Robosapien, Wow wee seems to be more fun to play with, and easier to operate.
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