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Meet the chattiest voice-activated Spider-Man toy everSphero's Spider-Man doll is full of jokes, choose-your-own-adventure stories, and other Marvel surprises.
Check this out. I'm gonna pretend to sleep to throw off intruders. Spidey sure is talkative. Sphero's new Spider-Man toy isn't a robot, it's a voice-activated doll. Spider-Man has 1000 comic books' worth of entertainment inside his smooth little rubber body, written in partnership with Marvel. It feels like a giant vinyl toy. Paired with an Android or an iPhone it can download new games and stories, but Spidey's mostly a standalone toy. Double click his spider belly button and make a request or tap a button in the app. Spiderman tells jokes. What do sprinters eat before a big race? I don't know. Nothing, they fast. [MUSIC] Read stories. A story? Sure, so before I got these sweet duds- And his Choose Your Own Adventure-style stories, you can interact with. [SOUND] Hey, look at that! We actually caught him. Yes. Great Job, partner. Spiderman can also act as an emotional alarm when you set him to stand guard.>> Guard mode is so on. He doesn't shar information in the cloud, and spear of promises the toy is private. It's basically a big, cuddly story telling doll. And maybe in the future, Sphero will make other voice activated things [INAUDIBLE] Like robots. But Spidey can't move on his own, yet.