For those who have always wanted a pet hedgehog, but have been met with some resistance from parents, this robotic toy is the perfect solution. It is a STEM Experiment Kit by Thames & Kosmos and the product was a finalist in the 2020 Toy of The Year Awards.
The 'My Robotic Pet - Tumbling Hedgehog' boasts a total of 172 building pieces. The assembly of the toy itself is a very educational adventure that will give you insight into the mechanical workings of a robot. Thereafter, kids can play around with their robotic pet hedgehog who has built-in sound sensors. Different soundscapes cause the toy to "tumble, roll, spin around, bristle its spines, and scurry around." For example, when you clap multiple times, the pet hedgehog counts the claps and tumbles that exact number.