ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

RoboRaptor Robot Dinosaur Best Xmas Present

Updated on September 28, 2016
Roboraptor Robot Dinosaur.  Photo by: norma_baboo
Roboraptor Robot Dinosaur. Photo by: norma_baboo

It must have been 4-5 years now since I first saw a RoboRaptor ... probably the world's most fascinating toy - and I am a fully grown adult.

I'd been teaching a class in a small seaside town and the subject turned to Xmas and I mentioned the RoboRaptor and somebody said that Marks & Spencer had them in - and you could play with them. Well, that settled it. I was off! The minute class was out, I was in my car and driving 20 miles to the county capital town. I parked up and took every short cut I knew about to dash to Marks and Spencer, up the escalator ... and there in front of me was The Beast. The RoboRaptor Dinosaur.... best kids' toy ever!


The RobRaptor was there, about 4' long from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail - and nobody else was near him! I lunged and touched the RoboRaptor, to claim my prize. Nobody else was going to get a look in. I'd waited for this, I'd not seen a RoboRaptor before .. and here one was, out of his box, batteries in him, the all clear to play with him - and nobody else had seized the moment before me.

I looked for the Power On switch and flicked it. OH NOES ... batteries were dead! Well, I wasn't going to give up. Oh no. I carried him carefully to the Customer Service Desk and assertively requested that they replace the batteries so I could have a go. They could see I was serious, I meant it, they had to get new batteries in because this mad lady wasn't going to take no for an answer.

It was only a short wait, but it seemed like forever, my mind churning with the expectation that they'd come over and explain to Madam that they had no spare batteries, but this was Marks and Spencer ... renowned for customer service, so, as if by magic, a new packet of batteries appeared. I eagerly put them in and turned on the RoboRaptor.

Ah ... 4' long... where to play?? I was just 8' away from Ladies' Lingerie. Ideal, they had these mannequins, posing in the latest lingerie, and the pedestal bases would make an ideal seat for me to perch myself and give the RoboRaptor a good run around.

Well, I was there about an hour. Oh, the fun I had. RoboRaptor has such life-like movements, he's almost real. It was fascinating, enchanting. I couldn't leave him alone ... and luckily for me, nobody wanted to mess with the mad lady sat in lingerie playing with the dinosaur toy!

That was probably the best hour of fun I've had for years.

So, if you're thinking of getting a RoboRaptor, do it. Go check them out. Whether you're 4 or 40 or 104, you'll just love the RoboRaptor. He's cute, endearing, enchanting - and remote controlled.

Brilliant! RoboRaptor: probably the best robot toy in the world!

Photos by: Robo Raptor: norman_baboo/Norman Richards

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Jordan Riley profile image

      Jordan Riley 

      7 years ago

      Insightful points that you have presented.

      Great job!

    • NaomiR profile image

      NaomiR 

      9 years ago from New York

      Great story! I used to love playing with dinosaur figures when I was a kid.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)