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1st Nov 2013

The Toy Insider
UK

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21st Oct 2013

Venture Beat
UK

Combat Creatures are little, spider-like robots with six legs. The first versions of these robots are known as Attacknids, and they can fight each other, firing projectiles with a range of 30 feet. If you can knock the shields off the legs of your opponent, you score points.

 
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20th Oct 2013

The Toy Insider
UK

The Combat Creatures Attacknids, from Wow! Stuff, are six-legged robots that stand more than 12 inches tall and move with realistic spider-like motions across multiple terrains (Grass, snow, carpet—nothing stops these robots!). The 360-degree rotating head delivers ultra-maneuverability and control so they won’t get stuck in corners or behind objects.

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17th Oct 2013

Boys Life
UK

You’ll be ready for battle with the Combat Creatures Doom Razor Attacknid robot. It moves like a spider over all sorts of terrain, its head rotates 360 degrees and its leg armor blasts off on impact. Fire Dissector Discs up to 30 feet. ($79.99)

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14th Oct 2013

Dad's Choice Awards 2013
UK

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14th Oct 2013

World Technology Network
UK

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Attacknids inventor Jaimie Mantzel and Wow! Stuff founding members Richard North, Dr Graeme Taylor and Kenny McAndrew are finalists in the prestigious 'World Technology Award' for their work on the Attacknids and Combat Creatures brand!

Past finalists have included MIT, Google and Microsoft! And now Combat Creatures, not a bad group to be included in!

18th Sep 2013

Independent Toy Awards
UK

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16th Sep 2013

Gadget Man
UK

15th Aug 2013

Australia Toy and Hobby Magazine
UK

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1st Jul 2013

The National Parenting Seal of Approval
UK

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5th Jun 2013

Tech Life Australia
UK

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5th Jun 2013

PC & Tech Authority
UK

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28th May 2013

Popular Science
UK

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24th Mar 2013

Nickelodeon
UK

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8th Mar 2013

Game Arena
UK

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7th Mar 2013

ABC News
UK

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6th Mar 2013

TheAge.Com
UK

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4th Mar 2013

Today Show
UK

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1st Mar 2013

PopSci Best of Toy Fair 2013
UK

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Our Attacknids were awarded 'The Best Of Toy Fair 2013' award by huge publication 'Popular Science'. The award was given to the Attacknids as they stood out to the publication at New York Toy Fair 2013.

1st Mar 2013

AUSTRALIAN BOYS TOY OF THE YEAR 2013
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We are extremely proud to announce that the Combat Creatures, Attacknids have been awarded Boys Toy of the Year 2013 by the Australian Toy Association. The Attacknids were given the award at their first ever unveiling in Australia at the Australian Toy and Hobby Association.
20th Feb 2013

Reuters
UK

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18th Feb 2013

Time for Kids
UK

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16th Feb 2013

Blue Peter
UK

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13th Feb 2013

Live with Kelly and Michael
UK

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13th Feb 2013

Popular Science Magazine
UK

Best of Toy Fair 2013

Attacknids: Six-legged badass robots battling each other. Need to know more? Each robot stands 10 inches tall and has a head that rotates 360 degrees to aim its gun. The interchangeable blasters fire disks, darts, or balls, and plastic armor for each spidery leg flies off when it’s hit. After three direct hits to a plastic switch on the face, the robot shuts down. The electronics are in the robospider’s body, so it can wade through water and mud up to 3 inches high. Battles can last up to three hours on 6 AA batteries, and you control the bot with a wireless R/C handset. (Available fall, about $90)

Popular Science also awarded Combat Creatures with their 'Best at New York Toy Fair 2013 Award'

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12th Feb 2013

Mashable
UK

Robots were a plenty at the 2013 Toy Fair in New York City, including one called the Attacknids from U.K.-based company Wow! Stuff. The remote controlled Attacknid robot moves with realistic spider-like motions and features a rotating head. It fires discs up to 30 feet and can be synced and controlled with other Attacknids when in game mode.

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12th Feb 2013

Wired
UK

Besides its nightmare-inducing size and walk, the Wow! Stuff Combat Creatures features interchangeable add-ons, including Bionicle-type heads, a dart shooter, and a disc thrower. Armor on the Combat Creatures' body and legs can be knocked off in bot-on-bot combat.

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11th Feb 2013

PCMag.com
UK

Combat Creatures combines the grace of robot spiders with the cerebral experience of shooting foam darts at things.

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4th Feb 2013

Popular Science Best at New York Toy Fair
UK

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3rd Feb 2013

Trusted Reviews
UK

Sure to become the bane of many a household pet, the Attacknid has fast become one of TrustedReviews’ favourite gadgets. It’s solid, well-made and it’s refreshing to play a great game that’s not confined to a screen. Attacknids also have longevity, one of the things most robot toys are not best known for, with owners telling us they still play with them months after purchase. 

9/10

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1st Feb 2013

Metro
UK

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20th Dec 2012

Late Show with David Letterman
UK

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18th Dec 2012

Sunday Times Ireland
UK

Jaimie Mantzel, an eccentric American inventor, has a cult following on YouTube from his attempts to create a 12ft spider machine. When he unveiled a combat version of his creation for children in February, he got 2m hits in three days. The Attacknid, set to be one of this year's hottest Christmas toys, is a radio-controlled, six-legged battle bot featuring three removable weapons that fire projectiles 30 feet. It has a fully rotating head and armoured legs that blow off when struck by another Attacknid.

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16th Dec 2012

Attacknids on Fox News
UK

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14th Dec 2012

City AM
UK

14th Dec 2012

Readers Digest
UK

"These ten-inch, remote-controlled robots are the nearest you'll get to running your own army with your pocket money. They fire missiles up to 30 feet, have armour that flies off when hit by another robot and shut themselves down after three impacts, so you can make them fight to the (temporary) death."

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4th Dec 2012

This Morning
UK

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3rd Dec 2012

The Gadget Show
UK

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3rd Dec 2012

The Gadget Show
UK

"These newly launched arthropods from Wow! Stuff are the coolest remote control toys we've ever seen - and perhaps the most violent too. Not only do they totter along like crabs, but they fire plastic discs up to 30 feet from a spinning 360 degree cannon. Brilliant fun, especially if you can get more than one in the room at the same time."

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2nd Dec 2012

Reuters
UK

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1st Dec 2012

C|Net
UK

"It's time for Robot Wars! These remote-controlled spidery robots have been specially designed to go head-to-head in battle. They can be rotated fully through 360°and have an impressive walking action that allows them to travel across uneven terrain -- much cooler than old-fashioned wheels."

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1st Dec 2012

Wired
UK

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1st Dec 2012

The Late Late Show
UK

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19th Nov 2012

Stephen Fry's Gadget Man
UK

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18th Nov 2012

The Sunday Times
UK

"From action men to the kid at heart, look no further for that ultimate present... A battling robotic spider - scary"

18th Nov 2012

The Sunday Times
UK

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16th Nov 2012

The Independent
UK

"This is one for all the family"
"Number 1 R/C toy for 2012"

16th Nov 2012

The Independent
UK

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1st Nov 2012

Dream Toy Awards
UK

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30th Oct 2012

Daily Telegraph
UK

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22nd Oct 2012

GizMag
UK

"One of the must-have toys for the Christmas season"

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22nd Oct 2012

Toy Talk Awards
UK

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11th Oct 2012

City AM
UK

"Battle against other Attacknid robots by firing foam discs at your enemies to "flip" off their armour. These robots could be the big seller this Christmas."

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11th Oct 2012

City AM
UK

"Battle against other Attacknid robots by firing foam discs at your enemies to "flip" off their armour. These robots could be the big seller this Christmas."

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10th Oct 2012

Toy News
UK

The Attacknids were genuinely brilliant - Dominic Sacco

3rd Oct 2012

The Sun
UK

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25th Sep 2012

The Entertainer
UK

We've now seen the finished Attacknid robot under the Combat Creatures brand and it just blew us away. It has all the makings of another Robosapien* and is our top boys toy of the year. The creators of Attacknid and the Combat Creatures brand, Wow! Stuff, have done a really clever thing here by capturing a core children's gameplay of battling and combining it with one of the most advanced, controllable and exciting robots we have ever seen - Stuart Grant

25th Sep 2012

Toys R Us
UK

As the world’s largest dedicated toy only retailer it’s our duty to ensure we bring the best of, or new in, each category to market ahead of our competitors. We are delighted to once again be the first to do that with Attacknid - Mike Coogan

20th Sep 2012

Argos
UK

Attacknid and the Combat Creatures brand of battling robotics is a great example of a surprise toy which we feel will be very popular and so we have committed to obtaining as much stock as we can - Martyn Walker

16th Sep 2012

Independent Toy Awards
UK

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12th Sep 2012

Toy World
UK

I have to say your fighting toys are brilliant - Tom Roberts

22nd Aug 2012

Loaded
UK

10th Aug 2012

Huffington Post
UK

"Mantzel has teamed up with the award-winning toy makers Wow! Stuff to produce a line of combat robots for kids. And the result - a set of highly-manoeuvrable, six-legged, remote control spider bots with disc weapons, armour and "Battle Brains" - are among the most awesome gizmos for children ever invented."

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11th Jul 2012

Pocket Lint
UK

"Attacknid, that's the name of the toy your young man-child will be shouting at you over and over again come Christmas time hoping to see it under the tree."

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29th Jun 2012

Bloomberg
UK

Battle against other Attacknid robots by firing foam discs at your enemies to "flip" off their armour. These robots could be the big seller this Christmas.

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23rd Jun 2012

Stuff Magazine
UK

"These are going to sell out quicker than crackers at Christmas"

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20th Jun 2012

Stuff Magazine
UK

The Attacknids setup was amazing, and the product is fantastic - Will Findlater

12th Feb 2012

C|Net
UK

"Hottest toy of 2012"

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