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DIY Fighting Robots

The Robocraft Boxing Kit

— October 26, 2008 — Tech
The Robocraft Boxing Kit is the newest product of the Japanese toy company Tamiya. The robot toys look like the modern day counterpart of the Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots, as they do nothing but beat the crap out of each other.

Once the robots are assembled, boxing is controlled with the wired remote that lets you control the robot's movements and punches. The options are limited--just upper-cut and straight jab punches, and forward and backward movement.
Trend Themes
1. Robot Combat - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop advanced AI technology for autonomous robot combat.
2. DIY Toy Kits - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create customizable and modular toy kits that encourage creativity and problem-solving skills.
3. Retro-style Gaming - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine nostalgic gaming elements with modern technology to create new gaming experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate emerging technologies, such as augmented reality, into toy manufacturing.
2. Robotics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop robotic systems and components specifically for combat applications.
3. Gaming - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new ways to incorporate physical movements and experiences into interactive gaming.
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