Need I say more?
Parents, this will be the hot holiday toy for boys ages 6-12. Hands down. The moment I heard about Mechatar - the latest invention by iLove Robots - I knew that my 7 year old would be in love. The moment the box arrived for me to review it, Darius was all aflutter with excitement. Too bad the kid had to wait a week to earn it. That's what happens when my smart boy decides it's more fun to read at school rather than do (in his words: easy peasy) class work.
We've had our fair share of remote controlled toys. The helicopter my brother bought at one of those kiosks in the mall? Crashed and burned the second time out. The ATV car that looked indestructible? Lost two wheels when "off-roading" in my father-in-law's backyard. I was a little hesitant to take on a new device, but so far this one has stood up to the ruthless beatings by a little boy. Even now-walking baby Cooper wants in on the action.
Mechatars are a new, interactive play experience iLove Robots call “blended reality.” Brand-new and launching this fall, Mechatars combines the best of online gaming and RC robotic toys by connecting the physical world and online world through cloud computing. Honestly, getting to play online at mechatar.com has become our new reward. This replaced Wii Star Wars, y'all. Three years of Wii Star Wars on the top and I never thought that we'd find something he'd love more. Mechatars blew it out of the water.
Even young kids expect a high-level of tech sophistication and Mechatars meets them where they are playing. Accept missions in the physical world to traverse the terrain and then continue to battle it out online using strategic tactics to earn points to upgrade your weapons across the Eight Elements in the Mechaverse. Parents love the affordable price point AND the significantly extended play.
We haven't yet tried the Adventure mode - where you put your Mechatar into a real-life adventure. But I do know that we'll be buying another Mechatar when they launch nationwide in Fall 2011 at stores like Target, Radio Shack, Amazon, Toys R’Us and iloveRobots.com (MSRP: $39.99).
But you don't have to wait for the launch. One very lucky Who's the Boss? reader will get to win a Mechatar of their own!
How to Enter the iWant a Mechatar Giveaway:
- visit www.Mechatars.com
- Review the Mechatar lineup. In order for you to see the Mechatar line up, you'll need to click on “play now” then “register” but no information needs to be submitted.
- Leave a comment on this post telling me which Mechatar you'd most like to win
Additional entries (each requires a separate comment):
- Like Who's the Boss? on Facebook
- Follow @whostheboss on Twitter
- Tweet the giveaway: I entered to win a free Mechatar. Check it out here: https://whosthebossblog.com (via @whostheboss) #CleverRobot
NOTE: You can tweet once per day for additional entries - just remember for it to "count" you must leave a seperate comment below with the permalink.
All Who's the Boss? readers (and their friends and family) can get 10% of the purchase of a Mechatar at iloverobots.com using the code: MECHMOM. Coupon is valid until November 30, 2011.
Disclosure: I was selected to participate in this sponsored post series by Clever Girls Collective.