Robot toys for kids are fantastic play tools, learning tools and overall just great fun! Robots can be an interactive buddy loaded with numerous impressive features and most of them are now controlled with an iPhone, iPad or Android device.
They can do all sorts of amazing tricks, talk and respond either to your voice, hand gestures or a remote. Some robot toys are app enabled and this lets you do more with them, such as playing games or coding.
There’s something about a robot that gets kids (and parents) excited, because who doesn’t like ordering a robot around the place! Whether it’s a super cool gift or just for home, robot toys are a favorite with both girls and boys of all ages.
Here are 20 popular and new robot toys for kids that you don’t want to miss in 2017.
This article was originally published in 2016 and was last updated July 2017.
Best Robot Toys in 2017
2. Meccano: Micronoid
3. New Bright iRobot 710 Kobra
4. UBTECH Jimu Robot Buzzbot/Muttbotrobotic kit for kids includes two hundred and forty-nine interlocking parts, plus six servo motors that allow movement and a rechargeable lithium battery. Open the associated app for easy to use, step by step instruction on how to build your robot. Then use the app to code your robot to do fun tricks and moves.
5. Fisher-Price Imaginext Batbot
6. Battlebots Arena
7. WowWee – Mip, Miposaur and Chip Robot Dog
8. XYZrobot Diver
9. Transformers Trypticon
10. Air Hogs Smash Bots
11. Sphero Ollie
12. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movirobot pet moves. With the shapes function, Movi will demonstrate how your little one should move to make a shape, and then ask a question about the shape to reinforce what they just learned.
Robot Toys Coming Soon in 2017
13. Hero Droid BB-8 – red0 done wrong one
When the Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid ball first came out, it was the toy that everyone was waiting for. This year they are going one step further and have made it giant. Named the Hero Droid BB-8, when this hits the shelves it’s going to be the most wanted Christmas toy on every kids list.
14. WowWee Bot Squad
This construction crew Bot Squad will put the fun into getting it done! Two robots have been introduced in the series. GRiP is the boss and is able to pick up and place various blocks and objects. On the back he as a little truck bed to carry blocks with him to the construction site. Joe-Plow is ready to push through to the finish. This little pushing construction vehicle has a pushy personality and is ready to get the job done. He comes with an attachable hook for the back to pull things behind him.
15 & 16. Meccano M.A.X Robot and MeccaSpider
Oversized and fun for all is the Mecca Spider. This large red and black robot spider has various ways to play. Let him roam free in auto mode or set him to guard. He will sense intruders, pursue them and fire a water venom squirt at them. Also from Meccano is the M.A.X. robot. He is the ultimate personal assistant and playmate. The more you play with Max, the more he gets to know you and incorporates more phrases and games.
17. Air Hogs ROBO TRAX
If you love robot toys that are out of the box instant fun and have no limitations, then this is the toy for you. The Air Hogs ROBO TRAX is made tough to roll over rocks, mud, snow, rough terrain and more so that you don’t have any limit to where you can roam. This cool robot also stands up to balance on its two legs and can fire two missiles as it rolls. Included is an easy to drive remote control.
18. Zoomer Pony
Full of personality and fun, the Zoomer Pony is a perfect gift for the horse lover in your family. Zoomer Pony comes with many treats you can feed her such as an apple, a carrot and a sugar cube. She recognizes each item and displays her emotions and actions with her bright eyes. Watch out, if she eats too much of the sugar cube, then she will get hyper and start to sing and dance. Calm Zoomer Pony down by brushing her hair, she will relax while you use the included brush.
19. Hasbro Dance and Code Belle
Interact with your favorite Disney Princess Belle as she practices dancing for the ball. This is a great way for kids to learn and have fun playing with a singing and dancing Disney Princess. With the associated app, kids can code the robot, to perform certain dance moves. There is a simple block coding for younger kids or a more complex way to code Belle for older users. Belle talks and sings as she moves around the dance floor.
20. Lego Boost
Build one of five exciting robots and then bring them to life via coding with the Lego Boost set. This new Lego toy lets you choose which robot to build and then gives you step by step instructions to put it all together. You can choose to build a robot, a cat, a vehicle, a 3D printer or a musical guitar. Use the associated app to bring your toys to life and play. Use coding to program your toys with cool moves and abilities.
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