Tuesday, July 31, 2007

D’oh! Homersapien Invades Springfield

Timed to coincide with the release of the new Simpsons movie, a Homer Simpson-skinned version of Wowwee’s Robosapien toy has just been sighted trampling Springfield
in various gadget shops on the Internet. It appears that the product is
primarily available in the UK, as I’ve yet to find a North American
shop that’s selling one.

Regardless, Homersapien features a bevy of features that Simpsons
fans should recognize. Here’s an excerpt from a product description
over at UK-based retailer Gadgetshop:

With 67 new pre-programmed functions, Homersapien
can pick up objects, throw objects, kick objects and dance around the
room as well as the more expected “Homerisms” such as belching,
snoring, farting, and the classic Homer “Doh!” - he’s even programmed
with a number of Kung Fu moves! Homersapien is pre-programmed with
catchphrases galore taken from all manner of shows from various series’
and even has his own Krusty Burger cup which he holds so dear.

Now that everyone’s favorite underachieving (albeit lovable) slacker had been roboticized, will he go the way of Futurama’s Bender and turn to the consumption of alcohol for energy? Or perhaps the Asahi beer-bot
can be modded to dispense Duff-brand beer? Regardless, it’s clear that
Homer has more technical wherewithal than we’ve previously given him
credit for. (Source: Gadgetshop)

Nxbot.com: Homersapien

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