item #5401 by Tomy

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Not sure if this little fella works or not. My dad found him at the local Thrift Store. That place is like the Bermuda Triangle of remote controls! Not a single robot I have gotten from there has come with it's remote.

In any event, this robot responds to voice commands spoken through the remote control. He has eight functions that he can perform, including stop, smile, arms up, arms down, move forward, move backward, turn left and turn right - each programmed to your voice and command using the remote and the corresponding button on his chest. Problem is every time you turn his power off, you have to reprogram him.

I haven't tested this, but I have heard (or rather read) that If you loose the remote, walkie-talkies will sometimes work. I have tried this and it actually does work!

I still need a remote for this fella. If you have a remote that you would be willing to part with, please email me!

Year Released: 1984
Original Price: $60

Technical Specifications:
Power Supply:
   1 9-volt battery (for remote control)
   2 C batteries (for motors)
   4 AA batteries (for electronics)

Dimensions: 8½" tall x 6½" wide
Weight: 2 lbs

RF Frequency: 27 MHz

Click Here to Download the Verbot Owner's Manual

Just in case you wanted to see what your Verbot looks like naked:

Naked Verbot
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and for those of you interested in why this thing is so noisy:

Verbot's gears
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