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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mechatars Review and Giveaway: What's More Fun for Kids Than Robots!


I had a chance to be a total rock star mama in my oldest son's eyes. Because I had a ROBOT for him to test out. What six year-old boy wouldn't love to play with a robot?

He tore into his Mechatar and was eager to see what this robot could do. iLoveRobots calls this toy a "blended reality" because it is both an online experience and an RC robotic toy: combining both virtual play and what I call "playing on my family room floor."

Though there is much to explore on the Mechatar site, you can simply open the box and start playing with it right away, in Drive mode.
There are also Battle and Mission modes that you need to connect your Mechatar to your computer to be able to access. It's easy to connect to the computer with the included USB cord.

We took a look around and watched how a battle plays out:

We checked out the store(items can be bought with points that you earn from completing challenges on the site):
And we tried some challenges(which worked on my son's computer skills, though he may just be better at the ones that have to do with your reaction time than I am):
There are "social" options where your child can battle against friends who have Mechatars, too.

These toys are recommended for ages 6-12. At this point, my son thinks this is a really cool toy, but mostly just wants to play with the Drive mode. Since he is at the very beginning of the recommended age range, he likes the simplest of its functions. I like that this is a toy that has the ability to grow with him instead of being a toy that he will lose interest in after just a short period of time. There is so much more that he can learn to do with it.


You can find Mechatars at stores like Radio Shack, Toys R Us, Target, and on Amazon and iloveRobots.com. (MSRP $39.99) From now thru 11/30, if you use the code MECHMOM you will receive 10% off your purchases at iloverobots.com.

OR you can win one here!

Giveaway: One of you will win a Mechatar! US only. Giveaway will close at 3pm ET on 9/23 and winner will be randomly selected. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. If your email is not visible in your profile, you must leave it with your comments.

Easy entry: Tell me which Mechatar you would like to win! (actual prize may vary, though company will attempt to fulfill your request)

To see the Mechatars available:
*Visit the Mechaverse
*Click on "Play Now"
*Click on "Register" (no info needs to be submitted)
*Check out the Mechatar lineup


I was selected to participate in this sponsored post series by Clever Girls Collective.


This giveaway is now closed and the winner is #12: Galit Breen. 

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89 Comments:

Blogger Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Oooh! I want a Mechatar! I mean ... my BOYS want a Mechatar. :) Kodar looks awesome - but then again, they all look pretty cool.

ritatempleton@gmail.com

September 18, 2011 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Mami2jcn said...

My son would like the Wrexx.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

September 18, 2011 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger dddiva said...

How fun these look. Alpha for us. :)
discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

September 18, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger kygirl said...

These look so cool. I like alpha the best.
stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

September 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Teresa1982 said...

Very cool! I think wrexx is pretty cool!

September 18, 2011 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Allen S. said...

Took a look, Alpha for my Grand Son
ajsis at windstream dot net

September 18, 2011 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger slb3334 said...

I would like Kodar.

slb3334@gmail.com

September 18, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Cool! Elijah would be all over this! He wants the Alpha!

September 18, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger abfantom said...

I would like to get my nephew the Wrexx Mechatar

abfantom at yahoo dot com

September 18, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

My son is jonesing for a Wrexx.

September 18, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger BethElderton said...

Kodar!
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

September 18, 2011 at 9:22 PM  
Anonymous Galit Breen said...

Oh girlfriend, NOTHING is cooler than a robot for a 6 year old {and their dad! Hee!}. I have no idea which one we'd want. But I do know that we'd play. A lot. :)

September 18, 2011 at 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alpha if you please!

cary.voss@victoriacollege.edu

September 19, 2011 at 1:41 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

ALPHA - the tactical leader
tvollowitz at aol dot com

September 19, 2011 at 1:52 AM  
Blogger Bossy said...

Three robots. Three boys. Three favorite colors. I don't know how to choose. If I had too, I would based on closest birthday and his favorite color is blue so Kodar for the soonish to be birthday boy. I hope these are on Radioshack's Black Friday list!
Kira

September 19, 2011 at 3:39 AM  
Blogger smilekisses said...

I like Wrexx the red one.
dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

September 19, 2011 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Kir said...

I love the Kodar. I am sure Gio would love love love this. Jacob might be scared of it.
However, maybe John would love it. ;)

September 19, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger pauline15 said...

I would love to get my son Kodar, the loyal protector. Always great to feel safe and secure!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

September 19, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Anonymous ANGIE FRYER said...

I HAVE 5 GRANDSONS AND 3 GRANDDAUGHTERS WHO WOULD LOVE PLAYING WITH THIS!

September 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM  
Anonymous ANGIE FRYER said...

FORGOT TO SAY THAT THE ONE WE WANT IS ALPHA.

September 19, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger mogrill said...

Wrexx is cool.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

September 19, 2011 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger tia said...

I would like the Alpha.

tmoyer6980 at charter dot net

September 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger The Crazy Gengler Boys said...

i like the alpha the best-- aggiegrad02@gmail.com

September 19, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Tajlund said...

My kids like Wrexx

September 19, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Sweeter the berry said...

So cooool. My son wants the Kodar.

letessha@yahoo.com

September 19, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger judy said...

Mechatars, absolutely, thanks

September 19, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger judy said...

forgot my email
jsg51605754@yahoo.com

September 19, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I'd love to win Alpha - thesuburbanjungle @ gmail.com

September 19, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger scarpeta said...

My son would LOVE Alpha.

scarpeta1217@gmail.com

September 19, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous melissa h said...

We would love to have Alpha. Thanks for the chance to win!
jm.harrelson@yahoo.com

September 19, 2011 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger ranya112 said...

My grandson would love the Wrexx.
iridia718 at gmail dot com

September 19, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Sassy said...

My son would love Wrexx. Heck, what am I talking about... I would love Wrexx!!!!!! :)

sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

September 19, 2011 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Pamcakes said...

My kiddo would love the ALPHA
b dot ringer at hotmail dot com

September 19, 2011 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger bored2quickly said...

I follow your blog on GFC and like you on Facebook! I would love to win this for my son! He would love Kodar! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters
bored2quickly@hotmail.com

September 20, 2011 at 2:29 AM  
Anonymous Charlotte Varner said...

My child would love any of them!! The "Alpha" one looks cool though!

CharLuvsAbby3@yahoo.com

GFC Follower
FB Fan

September 20, 2011 at 3:47 AM  
Blogger crystletellerday said...

kodar crystletellerday@yahoo.com

September 20, 2011 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I like them all but if I have to choose it would be Kodar.
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

September 20, 2011 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Just Jennifer said...

I think we'd like the Wrexx!

September 20, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think my son would like Aplha. These look really neat.

astormer at comcast dot net

September 20, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger daniel healey said...

I would get wrexx for my son.

dhealey123@yahoo.com

September 20, 2011 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Gary E said...

I would get Kodar

gefr71@gmail.com

September 20, 2011 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger vmkids said...

KOdar

vmkids3 at msn dot com

September 20, 2011 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger Jenn S. said...

My son would love Alpha.
jas8929(at)gmail(dot)com

September 21, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Hotsnotty2 said...

I would want Kodar

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

September 21, 2011 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger littlelatina said...

enter me thanks

September 21, 2011 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I like Alpha
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

September 21, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Marianna said...

I like wrexx!
mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

September 21, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I'd probably go for Alpha because it/he is a thinker - just like my oldest!

kristinextras at hotmail dot com

September 21, 2011 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Ann Marie said...

I would love to win Kodar. SweepsGirl@aol.com

September 22, 2011 at 12:43 AM  
Anonymous shirley H said...

my son would like the Kodar


cpsnsamples@aol.com

September 22, 2011 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Becca Ann said...

I like alpha! Hes my fav color

September 22, 2011 at 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The coolest thing about having a kid is that I get to relive my childhood by playing with all his toys! They really should have had these kinds of things when I was young, but I suppose better late then never... I think Jr. (and I) would really love to have the Kodar model!
kanderspina~at~yahoo~dot~com

September 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger tracey said...

kodar looks cool
traceyj40@sbcglobal.net

September 22, 2011 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger weta1972 said...

My son would love Alpha!!
weta1972@yahoo.com

September 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger kelley said...

Kodar ,thanks!

September 22, 2011 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

They all look awesome, but Alpha is a leader and so is my son! :-)
kershuk at comcast dot net

September 22, 2011 at 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Michelle Hagewood said...

I would choose Kodar for my son.

boylaneely at hotmail dot com

September 22, 2011 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger bendoppsw said...

My son would love to have the Blazor!
BendoppSW@gmail.com

September 22, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Anita Yancey said...

I would love to get the Alpha for my child. They are so cool. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

September 22, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger mommy2one126 said...

Aplha looks pretty cool!

mommy2one126@yahoo.com

September 22, 2011 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Selena said...

these look awesome! for the boys anyway... i like wrexx.


selenajowest at live dot com

September 22, 2011 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger kathy pease said...

i like Alpha: Tactical Leader

September 22, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Mom's Freebies said...

My son would like the Alpha,

Thanks for the chance :)

Momsfreebies@Insightbb.com

September 22, 2011 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger natashagt said...

I would love to win the Alpha Mechatar! :)

natashagt (at) live (dot) com

September 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Jammie said...

love kodar! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

September 22, 2011 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Molly K said...

They all look really cool but I think my son would like Wrexx the best.

September 22, 2011 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Lubelle said...

I think my little nephews would love the Wrexx.

chipper101 at hotmail dot com

September 22, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kids would love Wrexx wilcarvic
[at]gmail[dot[com]]

September 23, 2011 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger c allen said...

Alpha looks cool! my son would love him, clallen at ntin dot net

September 23, 2011 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I like Alpha!
textbookmommy at gmail dot com

September 23, 2011 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger Amanda S. said...

Kodar!

September 23, 2011 at 1:48 AM  
Blogger Amanda S. said...

gfc follower

September 23, 2011 at 1:48 AM  
Blogger Clair said...

I think that the Wrexx looks pretty cool!

September 23, 2011 at 2:10 AM  
Blogger jsc123 said...

My son would love Kodar the Loyal Protector.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

September 23, 2011 at 2:11 AM  
Blogger babytrees said...

oooh!! Kodar looks cool

theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

September 23, 2011 at 2:12 AM  
Anonymous cass said...

Kodar or any for little Evan!
wombatspurple[at]yahoo.com

September 23, 2011 at 4:08 AM  
Blogger raniny78 said...

We would love Kodar. He seems the best fit for my family. Both my kids would love to play with it.

September 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger susansmoaks said...

i would love kodar
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

September 23, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger amy16323 said...

wrexx
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

September 23, 2011 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Kodar

September 23, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Ardy22 said...

I like the Alpha best! Our son loves stuff like this!
brich22 at earthlink dot net

September 23, 2011 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger mail4rosey said...

I like Alpha best, he has the best colors and looks like a dog, which my son would get a kick out of, for sure.

msurosey@yahoo.com

September 23, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger dvice12 said...

I'd like Alpha

September 23, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger /\Heather/\ said...

Kodar for us!
heatherpooh (hotmail)

September 23, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger degood said...

I think my son would like Alpha.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

September 23, 2011 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger ShesAnAngel said...

I think my son would love to have the Kodar, but they all look awesome!

justine417@comcast.net

September 23, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger sumn said...

I like the Frenzied Fighter.

September 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Love the Wrexx! All of them are awesome though.
Allison Lesley
alliesjunk@yahoo.com

September 23, 2011 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger HollenAngi said...

My son wants Kodar

September 23, 2011 at 5:30 PM  

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