We've wanted a robot ever since we were kids. Well - not just any robot. If someone bought us a C-3PO, we'd probably hit it with a sledgehammer within a week. We prefer the buzz, whistle, and actually-get-things-done type. Sadly for us, the great technological minds of the globe keep putting all their energy into developing better ways for bored people to play Angry Birds instead of inventing the robots we're all waiting for. For the time being, we'll have to settle for this Planet Robot windup ($17). He won't project holograms or help us override security computers, but he will waddle around and make sparks, which is almost as cool.
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