Wi-fi capabilities allow Spider-Man to download the latest updates and new missions, games, and more.
Opening July 7, director Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. Just use simple voice commands like, "Hey Spidey, tell me a story". But unlike those two, Sphero's Spider-Man toy focuses more on interacting with kids through actually speaking to them.
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Sphero's Spider-Man features expressive LCD eyes, a speaker, a microphone, and an accelerometer.
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BB8 ended up being a popular toy for Sphero and now the company has announced another one, the new Sphero Spider Man Toy.
When not fighting bad guys, hang out and strike up some banter with Spider-Man. But instead of playing music, providing weather updates, or turning on appliances, Sphero's Spider-Man Interactive App-Enabled Super Hero toy lets kids chat with the web crawler, listen to stories and jokes, and participate in villain battles that play out like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Aside from the eyes and web-slinger gear on its wrist, though, the toy is wearing a classic Spider-Man costume. He's also got super cool light-up eyeballs.
There's no camera, but Spider-Man can use its infrared motion sensor to detect movement, In sentry mode, which you activate by double-pressing the logo button and saying "Activate guard mode", Spider-Man says things like, "Freeze, knucklehead, you're not allowed in here".
To turn this toy into a talking and listening companion, just click the spider on his chest.
All this interaction and engagement might make you nervous, but Sphero spent a lot of time thinking about privacy.
If you saw Insomniac Games' Marvel's Spider-Man either in gameplay footage or in screenshots, you might have noticed that Spidey is rocking a different kind of suit.