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Toy Story 3 Sparks Robot

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Kind of steep for a robot that stands only 3.75 inches tall, but for $12.99+tax

you can now get the Toy Story 3 Sparks Robot from Toys-R-Us:

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The $10 "Seek 'n Destroy" Sparks stands 6 inches tall:

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Thanks Max! Hunh...and I was just at TRU and didn't see them :unsure: . Well, I bought one online anyway. :)

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So what are you saying? There are 2 versions of Sparks robot? one is 3.5 inches and one is 6 inches and the 6 inch one costs less that the 3.5 inch one? Do they have any functions?

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Well, the ads don't give much info on the figures. The 6 inch ads says:

"Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 Action Figure - Seek n' Destroy Robot features:

* 6 inches in height

* Full articulation

* Fun toyetic action"

I have no idea what "toyetic" action means :huh: ...that's not even a word. The only main difference appears to be the size and the extend-able arms. I assume the claws open too. I'll know more when it gets here.

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I picked up one of these Sparks Robots the other day at TRU.

It came in a window box marked Adult Collection. This was the $12.99 version.

Collectors edition = higher detail (NOT) and higher cost.

Highth is more like 21/2 inches and does not do any thing but roll on wheels.

Arms and head are posable.

Nice design.

Still looking for the bigger one.

Have Fun!

Mr. Jan

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Well, it finally arrived...I can finally put to rest the explanation of "toyetic" action :huh: . I suppose it has something to do with the movements it performs in the movie; in addition to the features Mr. Jan mentioned with the smaller version, when you press a panel on the large robot's back the spring loaded telescoping arms extend, but the claws do not open...Tadaa!! :blink: That's it, show's over folks, nothing else to see here, go on home. :lol:

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I thought those little ones might be on the lame side, but Wal-Mart (and Amazon, etc) has a cool 10" tall version that launches Hot-Wheel cars (or maybe custom-made rockets, eh?) out of its feet! And it's priced right too; less than $12 at WM stores and a couple bucks more at Amazon.

10" Sparks Robot

and better photos here:

Sparks on Mattel Website

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Well, 10 inches is just peachy, but it doesn't do anything, really. Why can't they just make a real battery operated toy that lights up and does actual robot stuff? Quit it with the fake robot toys. <_<

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........quit it with the fake robot toys. :P :D :lol:

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...See, Phil agrees with me! :P ;)

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This is bizarre when you think of it...collectable toys...of toys. :blink:

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That's the difference between a robot toy, and a toy robot. :blink:

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The latest entry in the Toy Story 3 Sparks saga is the 8-inch tall "interactive action figure" by Thinkway Toys. Here's the description:

"This poseable robot figure comes with an articulated head, waist and extendable arms. Press down on head or push Sparks on his wheels for light-up feature! This free wheeling robot has gripping hands" and stands 8-inches tall. From the illustration, it appears the chest lights up. Note the phrase "free wheeling," which means you push it. A description at amazon.com said the robot takes one AA battery.

The toysrus price is $25. Check it out.

I've been impressed with Thinkway's toy output with Wall-E and earlier Toy Story line, but this Sparks bot is underwhelming for the price.

P.S. amazon.com charges $29.

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Actually, compared to the three previous versions, this one is the closest to what a real "toy robot" would be. What can I say, yeah, I bought one. Now watch, they will come out with a 12 inch, radio-controlled version that does everything, then I'll have to buy that one too. :rolleyes:

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