Attacknids made their debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. These battling robots are among many robots on display at the show.
Attacknids, sold by Wow! Stuff, have been under development for the past eight years and are the first in a line of fighting robots called Combat Creatures, invented by Jaimie Mantzel. The Attacknids are spider-like robots with six legs. They can fire weapons up to 30 feet and can rotate 360 degrees.
Each comes with Bolt ‘N’ Battle Combat Armor that explodes off when hit by something. You can stage a battle between robots until there is only one left standing. The Attacknids cost under $100.
The weapon projectiles include the Snyper Dart, Destroyer Spheres, and Dissector Discs. You can control up to 40 robots at a time using a wireless remote control handset with 2.4 gigahertz wireless technology.
Check out our video of the Attacknids in action.
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