You could not find a cooler-looking arachnid. This chrome-covered,
remote-controlled creature measures about 9 inches across and
scuttles around, in either fast or slow mode, on eight shiny legs!
A wrist-mounted, infrared remote moves the spider
forward, left, or right. The remote can also set off spacy, sci-fi
sound effects, turn on the spider's eerie green running lights,
or program it with a series of steps. And though it's not very
nimble (it can't back up, which causes trouble sometimes), the
Cyber Spider does have an additional fun feature. When it's set
in the "scurry away" mode, the spider will skitter off
whenever anyone (or any curious cat, for that matter) approaches.
Requires 4 x AA Batteries (not included)
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in action (apologies for the cheesy commercial!). Format Quicktime
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Spider the fully remote controllable mechanoid arachnid. Cyber
spider features realistic spider walking and turning motion
with futuristic mechanical sound, throbbing mechanical heartbeat,
glowing green night light, attack position and scurry away
mode, all controllable on a futuristic looking wrist remote
controller. Features two walking speeds and twelve pre-programmed
Reviews: "This is one cool spider.
Everyone wants one, including my husband. This was purchased for
our seven year old son, even after reading the posted reviews.
For the money, it's an awesome deal! My son loved it and so did
his friends. Our carpet is low nap, so it walked everywhere just
fine. Our dog was afraid of it, and took off after it a few times,
but the Spider prevailed, and has not fallen apart yet. The newness
( 5 weeks later), is still there, uncommon for a new toy. I think
the thing that all the kids liked? It's a spider!"
"The ability to program the Cyber Spider
is the neatest of its capabilities. Using the remote, you can
define a number of actions for the Spider, then have it execute
them. You can even program the Spider to do two things at once,
walk left and play the heartbeat sound, for instance.
Just operating the toy, without programming it, is fun. Its locomotion
is entrancing; with its eight legs it can scurry across tiled,
wood, and carpeted floors. The green lighting that illuminates
the underbelly of the Spider and the floor made me want to turn
off the lights to operate the toy. "