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Minions MiP Turbo Dave (Ages 4+)

When a new figure, like Minions, first comes out on the market, children throughout the world practically beg for it and here’s yet another toy many children are going to want. At the Toy Fair in London this year (2017), a new minion was revealed – Minions MiP Turbo Dave and he can be controlled by a remote! Right now, we are going to tell you everything we currently know about this little guy, so pay attention to what we have to tell you.

What is Minions MiP Turbo Dave?

Minions MiP Turbo Dave is a remote-controlled robot that is being released by WowWee in May of 2017. It will be released in time for Despicable Me 3, which debuts in theaters on June 30. It operates via a Bluetooth app that is available on Android and iOS devices. Kids and adults alike will love this toy as they can simply drive it around using an app or they can sketch out a route for it to take on its own.

WowWee

WowWee is the mastermind behind Turbo Dave. For those of you that are not familiar with this company, WowWee is the company that build CHiP, the robot dog – this dog was a big hit among children last year. This is a privately owned company that is based in Hong Kong – they are fully focused on “breakthrough consumer technologies.” They are well known for their interactive balancing robot MiP and their biomorphic robot RoboSapien. They are a leading developer, designer, distributer and marketer of innovative robotic and consumer entertainment merchandise. In 2004, they introduced Robosapien, which revolutionized the way we interact with robots. Robosapien sold more than six million units and was one of the most popular entertainment robots in the world that year. Seeing the type of successful robots this company has made over the past years, it makes us really excited to see what’s in store for Minions MiP Turbo Dave.

Responds and Navigates

Turbo Dave is pretty cool, because it can respond to hand gestures, making it an interactive toy that your little ones are going to adore. There’s a build-in infrared sensor that catches hand gestures like pulling and swiping. For example, if you draw your hand away, you will have Dave follow you. Not only does it respond to hand gestures, it can also navigate around the room. As we said before, you can download the app called Turbo Dave and use it in order to remotely control the Minion. Through the app, you can plan paths that he will self-navigate as you watch or have Dave interact with other characters or props from the Despicable Me series. There’s also a coding platform that children can use in order to program Turbo Dave, which we personally found pretty cool.

Conclusion

If your child is a big fan of Minions, then Turbo Dave is a must have. This robot responds to hand gestures, can navigate on its own, or have you control him. This is the type of robot children will love.

Hasbro

Hasbro
The Hasbro company is the creation of the Hassenfeld brothers. The still popular doctor and nurse kits that children love were produced by this company. Besides those kits, the company is well known for the Mr. Potato Head toy.
In the early 1980s, the company created the My Little Pony in addition to their other toys. The games that are created by the company are just as popular as their other toys.
One of their popular games is the game of Life, which continues to be a high selling game. They also make Monopoly (Despicable Me edition) and the Operation (Doc McStuffins edition) games.
The Connect 4 Game is one of the company’s game creations that continually hits bestselling games lists. The game is lauded for its challenge as well as its simplicity of play. The game consists of a grid in which players drop checker pieces. The first person to get four in a row, including diagonally, wins the game. It’s suitable for ages 6 years old and up.
Another one of their popular games is the Jenga Classic Game. This is a game that requires patience and skill. Players build the block up until all the blocks are gone. Once all the blocks are built into a tower, each player must carefully remove one of the blocks and place it on top. The player who causes the blocks to fall over loses the game. The set comes with 54 of the blocks and can be played by kids age 8 and up.
One of their later game editions that’s wildly popular is the Sorry! 2013 Edition Game. This is a fun race around the board in an effort to get home before another player bumps you back to start. The game comes with the board, 12 pawns, playing cards, tokens and the game play instructions. It can be played by kids 6 to 15 but adults also enjoy this game.
The ever popular party game Twister is from the Hasbro company. This game calls for players to put hands and feet on the colored spots on the mat. You can’t touch the mat with anything but your hands or feet and if you do, you lose the game. If you remain in place at the end, you win the game. The game comes with the mat and a spinner along with the instructions.
While Hasbro is well known for their games, they’re also the company that brings kids great Nerf guns like the Nerf N-Strike Elite: Strongarm Blaster.
The Blaster has the rotating barrel, which lets kids quickly add the darts. The Blaster can hit a target up to 75 feet away. Included with this toy are 6 of the darts, but you can buy the darts in separate packs. You’ll want to have a good supply of these.