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OWI Robotics, Kingii Dragon Robot & Air Power Racer (@owi_robotics)

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Last year’s Toy Fair was my first time interviewing Dan Ramirez of OWI Robotics about the company’s awesome wind, solar and water powered robots and this year he was back with more great products. In the video he gave me a quick demo of the new Kingii Dragon Robot and the Air Power Racer.
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Gasoline is currently the fuel of choice, but petroleum used to make it is becoming increasingly difficult to find and is contributing to environmental issues and worldwide problems. Automobile manufacturers know this and are spending tremendous amounts of money to develop alternative fuel for the future. A few years ago, OWI introduced a Salt Water Fuel Cell vehicle and is now introducing another alternative fuel and eco-friendly vehicle. Let us introduce you to OWI’s Air Power Racer.

Air as fuel…could possibly be another alternative to petroleum. Air is available 24/7, does not run out and it’s free. By golly, we might have something here and OWI’s Air Power Racer can break down this technology to its simplest form. This is an amazing kit that uses the vision of our ancestors back in the middle of the 19th century. Now, your child can bring that vision to life and gain valuable insight into propulsion via compressed air. ~OWI

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Native to Australia, chalamydosaurus kingii or frilled lizard is one of the wackiest lizards to roam planet Earth. So in order to keep young lizard enthusiasts out of harm’s way, OWI has created a freakish robot lizard that is fun to play with. The Kingii Dragon Robot is a smart super lizard with artificial intelligence (AI). Similar to the original from Australia, when this robot feels threatened, it gapes its mouth, flashes its eyes, and dramatically spreads and flaps its frill (pleated material that encircles its head) in a threatening manner. If you are not intimidated by these shenanigans, it then turns around, front and back legs erratically move as if it were scampering away from danger.

Kingii Dragon Robot by OWI has an infrared sensor that is programmed to “escape” or “follow-me”. If the infrared sensor is activated in the “escape” mode the robot will automatically act “shocked!”, spreading its frill, dropping its jaw, illuminates its bicolor LED eyes and will scurry away until it escapes to a safe distance. If the infrared sensor is switched to the “follow-me” mode using the 2 way function switch, then the robot will assess danger by bluffing the attacker (unfurling and shaking its frill). When the robot does not sense danger it might approach you like a pet lizard. ~OWI

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Hyper Toy Co. – Bikes, R/C’s, Ride-On’s And More At Toy Fair NY

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Big BMX, MTB and Toys things happening with the brand!

For the first time ever Hyper Toy Co. setup shop at The North American International Toy Fair  in New York City!

As most of you may already know, Hyper is known for their high end BMX racing frames and freestyle frames (High end MTB frames coming soon) under the Hyper Bicycles Brand. Hyper is also known for their full range of entry level BMX, casual bicycles and Nitro Circus branded goodies through their retail partners, Walmart, Target and Sam’s Club. But what most of you may not know is Hyper has been making Ride-On toys like the Yamaha Raptor Ride-on for 10 years!!

Now with the addition of their new Yamaha R/C cars, scooters and skateboards, Hyper is making the move to put all their products under the Hyper Toy Co. brand!

I caught up with Hyper Brand manager and good friend Jud Ciancio who talked about the new branding direction. He also gave me the run down of the products Hyper is coming with this year like their carbon (full carbon frame) MTB complete which will be available at Walmart for $399. The awesome Mission 1 high end BMX racing frame gets an upgrade and will be called Mission 2. The high end MTB dirt jumper is getting a lot closer to being released and a lot more!!

I didn’t know Hyper was going to be at Toy Fair so it was definitely a pleasant surprise!!  Jud has been supporting me as a rider and event promoter for years and it’s awesome to see the growth of the brand over the years. It’s looking like this year is gonna be the best one yet!!

Visit Hyper Toy Co. to find out more info.
Visit HyperBicycles.com for more info on the high end products

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RAIN OF TLALOC custom Bambaboss figure by Ink Visuals!

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The mastermind behind the amazing creations of Ink Visuals Rob Ramirez recently dropped this piece called “Rain Of TLALOC” and it’s sick! Rob took a diy Bambaboss by 3A and hand painted with Swarovski Crystals. He also laced it with Swarovski Crystals.
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Each of my customs have 3 crystals in a row to represent passed loved ones. ~Rob Ramirez

About TLALOC
“As supreme god of the rain, Tlaloc was also a god of earthly fertility and of water. He was widely worshipped as a beneficent giver of life and sustenance to the urban jungle.”

 

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Martian Toys x Quiccs x Gorgocho – UKIUK Vinyl Figure Collabo

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The folks at Martian Toys announced its world premier of UKIUK by Gorgocho!! The new vinyl figure will launch at at Toycon UK 2018 which goes down on April 7th and 8th. “Ukiuk” is Gorgocho’s first production vinyl figure and we’re diggin it!
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Gorgocho (Charles Rodriguez)teamed up with Martian Toys and Quiccs Maiquez and created this dope figure by simply swapping out the head of popular TEQ63 Vinyl body and replacing it with his “UKIUK” head . The end result is Fire!!

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