Robots Among Us
I was going to do this as a Wordless Wednesday post, then realized there were lots of words I wanted to say about these guys, so I didn't.
The wise Strongbad once said "Robots are technology shaped like square people. They are primarily used for destroying Japan and serving hors d'œuvres."
These robots on my coffeetable do neither of those things. They were a 16th birthday present from my dear friends, and my husband has found them in our closet and has dubbed them the Best Toys Ever. The red and blue robots are controlled with simple remote controls, and each have little "laser guns" to shoot at the other robot. Each robot has a sensor, and when it gets a hit, it spins around 180 degrees and loses one 'hit'- when one robot loses 4 hits, it 'dies'. To reset the robots, the players hit the button on the top of the robots' head, and the robots get all their hits back and say their name- "I'm Chaos" or "I'm Deedaydler". Yeah, the second name? I've never been able to understand what it's saying. And there is NO WHERE on the internet I can find these things, not even Ebay. The robot's name will continue to be a mystery.
I thought about making up a really good story about robots with plasma cutting lasers attacking us in our apartment, and us fending them off and saving the world from their invasion. But I guess I'm just not creative enough for that. The robots aren't from outer space, they're from Radio Shack.