Sphero's New Spider-Man Toy Talks, Offers Interactive Adventures

It doesn't more around like the droid or the racing vehicle, the new Sphero Spider-Man toy has actually been described as a "storyteller". Sphero's Spider-Man toy costs $149.99.

Stay tuned to our Marvel's Spider-Man preview straight from the E3 show floor, which should be swinging to the site soon.

The Spider-Man toy pairs with phones over Bluetooth, although you don't need a device to control it. And while it will draw inspiration from decades of comic book storylines and characters, the game is its own self-contained Spider-Man universe, right down to the unique, white-highlighted suit that Peter Parker wears.

One thing's for sure, the Spider-Man gadget isn't like your regular Sphero robot, with no moving parts and a small charging plate to stand on.

Spider-Man only listens to your commands while his logo is glowing.


Spider-Man connects to a mobile app, and he's interactive, meaning you can expect to hear lots of jokes from him as you complete missions together. After unveiling theincredible Ultimate Lightning McQueen R/C vehicle, the robotic toy company unleashes an AI powered Spider-Man doll. When not fighting bad guys, hang out and strike up some banter with your friendly neighborhood hero.

The toy includes expressive LCD eyes, a microphone, a speaker and an accelerometer - so he'll offer enthusiastic commentary if you pick him up and pretend to fight with him. It's hitting stores today for $159/£149, and you can get one for yourself from the Sphero online store or retailers like Best Buy and Target in the USA, or Argos, John Lewis and others in the UK. The infrared sensor enables the toy to enter "guard mode" to warn users if someone enters their room.

All this interaction and engagement might make you nervous, but Sphero spent a lot of time thinking about privacy. He said Spider-Man is only listening when the spider on his chest lights up, and the user's voice is never stored or shared.

If you weren't already hyped about the first Spidey game for four years, you really should be.

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