14 Jan 2004
Robots(HKTDC Toys & Games , Vol 01,2004)
Lost In Space
Space toys and robots that can transform their shapes remain firm favourites with children the world over. Hong Kong's toy makers have a plethora of such items, in all colours and made from sturdy plastics and/or die-cast metals.
Happy Kid Toy Group Ltd's two-in-one Wing Fighter is an action toy with electronic space sounds and lighting effects. This fighter moves his head and swings his arms as he walks and shoots missiles. Detachable parts, accessories and interchangeable parts are included. There are eight fighters, boxed in pairs, to collect. They form a 22-piece play set in total.
Large Roboxing Fighters from Goldlok Toys Mfy Co Ltd are equipped with infrared, multifuction remote controls, making them exciting toys for children aged five years and up. The medium-sized Robotic Battle series comes as a two-pack, or as a collectible series of four battlers. The built-in power shut-off for battery economy is a big plus.
Die-cast metal toy fans will thrill to these scaled-down super vehicles from Flying Dragon Toys Mfy Ltd that transform into mighty robots. Some models like the mini-coupe have free-wheel action, while the emergency truck also has lights and sound. Besides these, there is another range of prehistoric transforming animals.
The robotic Machine Man is controlled by infrared signals fired from a gun and also functions as an interactive alarm clock system. There are wake-up features such as talking sounds, hourly chimes and super bright LED lighting effects. Toy maker Project King Int'l Ltd also offers a talking robot alarm clock.
This tall battery-operated robot from Pokar Industrial Ltd will excite any space-happy youngster. The Star Warrior cuts an imposing figure as he walks and talks. His lights blink and his waist rotates 360 degrees. The warrior also comes with a detachable shield, sword, face mask and missile gun.
Standalone blister packs of single items like the Dinosaur Robot form changer/assembly and combination sets like the five-in-one Beast Empire set are highlights from Champion Crown Industries Ltd's colourful range. The Spacebot Team 2X2 is sure to grab attention, while the Thunder Fighters five-in-one set builds to a super Thunder Warrior. Individual items are collectable as a series.
Robot Runner ...
From Uni-Fortune Toys Industrial Ltd comes Robotrek, the running robot that specialises in fast movement. Featuring authentic details and complete with four rest styles, this dual colour, two AAA battery-operated toy comes in sturdy plastic. Extra skates are included. Aimed at ages three and up.
Walking Tall ...
From Kwong Fei Expectation Electronic Co Ltd comes the Competitor WE-1, a robot toy with a human-like walking action, LED eyes and remote control operation. It moves straight when coming forward, but swivels when moving backward. This toy also features an automatic switch-off after three minutes for battery economy.
WRITTEN BY TONY HENDERSON
Goldlok Toys Mfy Co Ltd
Rms 418-20, Tower A
New Mandarin Plaza
14 Science Museum Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Project King Int'l Ltd
9/F, Blk A
Mai Luen Ind Bldg
23-31 Kung Yip St
Kwai Hing, New Territories
Uni-Fortune Toys Industrial Ltd
Flats A-C, 21/F
Cheung Hing Shing Centre
21-27 Sha Tsui Rd
Tsuen Wan, New Territories
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