Sunday, 25 June, 2017

New Sphero Spider-Man Toy Is A 'Storyteller'

Emilio Banks | 18 June, 2017, 01:46

Sphero's interactive Spider-Man is Wi-Fi connected, but only for content updates. Both The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gave players the option to use alternative costumes and skins, for example, with the latter offering up Miles Morales' suit.

Sphero's Spider-Man in some ways feels similar to this, but in a much larger capacity, with a microphone that can listen to your phrases and respond, and with an app that you can take on various adventures.

Spider-Man will be released in 2018 exclusively for PS4.

The toy is a nice little tie-in with the new Spider-Man movie that has been getting a lot of traction recently. It's not the one Tom Holland wears in in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's not the black symbiote Peter Parker wore in the comics (that eventually turned into Venom), but one that has a white spider design that's completely new. The Sphero Spider-Man is on sale now for $149.99 online at the sphero.com store.

Sphero continues its partnership with Disney today, with the launch of a new toy based on the Marvel superhero Spider-Man.

I left that demonstration full of excitement and hope for Spider-Man.

When not fighting bad guys, hang out and strike up some banter with Spider-Man.

The toy also comes with LCD eyes, which lets Spider-Man be a bit more expressive.

Ultimate Experience - Spidey's web connection allows you to get content updates.

The toy also connects to a free accompanying app on iOS and Android devices, unlocking additional features like a Guard Mode for detecting intruders in a room, or tracking how many missions or adventures kids have completed.

All this interaction and engagement might make you nervous, but Sphero spent a lot of time thinking about privacy.

To turn this toy into a talking and listening companion, just click the spider on his chest.

In general, though, this could be the ideal companion for a Spider-Man-obsessed 8 year-old (or older) who wants wants to live the Spidey lifestyle with all the entertainment and activity value, but none of the real-world risks.

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