Whatever you’ve gotten or are getting for Christmas this season (and man, I hope it isn’t canned goods) just throw it away. Put it right in the trash. Because it’s not going to be this I-Sobot programmable toy robot, and the incredible homemade arsenal it wields. This video of five minutes of the I-Sobot just kicking styrofoam cup and plastic toy dinosaur ass. I mean, it starts out amazing when he fires the bow and arrow without even looking at the target, but by the time the sniper rifle and the interceptor missile came around, I was weeping with joy, just to know it exists and that I saw it in action, but also sadness, because I know that I will personally never own this, the greatest toy of all time. Infinite thanks to Clarence for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.