He tore into his Mechatar and was eager to see what this robot could do. iLoveRobots calls this toy a “blended reality” because it is both an online experience and an RC robotic toy: combining both virtual play and what I call “playing on my family room floor.”
Though there is much to explore on the Mechatar site, you can simply open the box and start playing with it right away, in Drive mode.
There are also Battle and Mission modes that you need to connect your Mechatar to your computer to be able to access. It’s easy to connect to the computer with the included USB cord.
We took a look around and watched how a battle plays out:
We checked out the store(items can be bought with points that you earn from completing challenges on the site):
And we tried some challenges(which worked on my son’s computer skills, though he may just be better at the ones that have to do with your reaction time than I am):
There are “social” options where your child can battle against friends who have Mechatars, too.
These toys are recommended for ages 6-12. At this point, my son thinks this is a really cool toy, but mostly just wants to play with the Drive mode. Since he is at the very beginning of the recommended age range, he likes the simplest of its functions. I like that this is a toy that has the ability to grow with him instead of being a toy that he will lose interest in after just a short period of time. There is so much more that he can learn to do with it.
You can find Mechatars at stores like Radio Shack, Toys R Us, Target, and on Amazon and iloveRobots.com. (MSRP $39.99) From now thru 11/30, if you use the code MECHMOM you will receive 10% off your purchases at iloverobots.com.
OR you can win one here!
Giveaway: One of you will win a Mechatar! US only. Giveaway will close at 3pm ET on 9/23 and winner will be randomly selected. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. If your email is not visible in your profile, you must leave it with your comments.
Easy entry: Tell me which Mechatar you would like to win! (actual prize may vary, though company will attempt to fulfill your request)
To see the Mechatars available:
*Visit the Mechaverse
*Click on “Play Now”
*Click on “Register” (no info needs to be submitted)
*Check out the Mechatar lineup
I was selected to participate in this sponsored post series by Clever Girls Collective.
This giveaway is now closed and the winner is #12: Galit Breen.