New from classic engineering toy brand Meccano is a retro-style robot that somehow screams “Christmas” despite no explicit yuletide imagery to be found. It’s the Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS, a toy robot with some 21st century tech underneath its old-fashioned futuristic exterior.
Once you put it together, the Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS is powered by ten different motors for an array of realistic movements. But its real killer app is its computerized “brain” that works with the included MeccaNoid app for various voice recognition applications. It can talk, it can move, it can understand your commands, and you can turn it off if you start to get tired of it – the perfect companion!
If you agree, or if you know someone you’re willing to spend $300 on who would, you can get the Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS from Amazon right here, where it’s priced at $300, and comes with “1223 Parts, 1 AC/DC Wall Mount Charger, 1 Rechargeable 1800mAh NiMH Battery, 1 Meccabrain, 1 LED Module, 2 Hand Tools, 8 Servos, 2 Rear Wheel assembly, 2 Motor Gearbox Assembly.”