Thursday, June 15, 2017
Sphero Rolls Out Talking Spider-Man Toy With Disney
Sphero, the robotic toy developer which was part of the Disney Accelerator program in Burbank, has again teamed up with Burbank-based Disney on a robotic toy--this time, a miniature Spider-Man which can tell jokes and talk with users. The new Marvel Spider-Man includes speech recognition, animated eyes, automatically updated content, and interactive Spider-Man themed content accessible via smartphone. The new device costs $149.99. Sphero was discovered by Disney's Bob Iger when the company was selected for the Disney Accelerator in 2015, which resulted in the robotic BB-8 toy, and recently an animatronic version of Lightning McQueen.