13 Best Remote- & App-Controlled Figures & Robotic Toys

List Updated March 2021

Bestselling Remote- & App-Controlled Figures & Robotic Toys in 2021


WowWee Mini Minion MiP Turbo Dave - Miniature Remote-Controlled Robot Toy

WowWee Mini Minion MiP Turbo Dave - Miniature Remote-Controlled Robot Toy
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Meet Mini Turbo Dave, your own remote control Minion
  • Miniature collectible toy with dual-action driving capabilities
  • Drive your miniature Minion MiP forward, or spin it around
  • Travel-sized edition stands less than 5" tall
  • Perfect for kids age 4+

WowWee - MiP The Toy Robot - Black (Frustration Free Packaging)

WowWee - MiP The Toy Robot - Black (Frustration Free Packaging)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Gesture Sense allows your WowWee robot to respond to gesture-based interactions like swipes, claps, touch and more
  • BLE allows your WowWee product to seamlessly connect to and interact with your smart devices
  • Sound detection system allows your WowWee robot to react to noises in its environment
  • Free app provides control and/or enhanced gameplay on your smart device

Sphero Mini Orange: The App-Controlled Robot Ball

Sphero Mini Orange: The App-Controlled Robot Ball
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Drive - Drive Mini several ways with the Sphero Play app - Joystick, Tilt, Slingshot, or Face Drive.
  • Gaming - Sphero Mini can be used with the app as a video game controller. Play 3 games with more updates on the way.
  • Coding - Download the Sphero Edu app and program your Sphero Mini bot using JavaScript.
  • Interchangeable Shells - Colorful, interchangeable shells allow you to switch one out to suit your mood.

HEXBUG Nano Robotic Cat Toy - Assorted Colors

HEXBUG Nano Robotic Cat Toy - Assorted Colors
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Navigates around objects with lifelike moving patterns
  • Can flip over from its back to its feet in an attempt to escape its captor
  • Batteries included

Original BB-8 by Sphero (No Droid Trainer)

Original BB-8 by Sphero (No Droid Trainer)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • BB-8 app-enabled Droid with a tough and waterproof polycarbonate shell
  • Bluetooth Smart connection allowing Gyroscopic propulsion to a 30m range
  • Induction charging stand providing 60 minute battery life
  • Compatible with the Force Band for control via gestures
  • Free iOS & Android compatible apps; allow Adaptive Personality and view holographic recordings

Smalody App Controlled wireless robotic ball for IOS Android Devices robot ball Intelligent remote control toys (White)

Smalody App Controlled wireless robotic ball for IOS Android Devices robot ball Intelligent remote control toys (White)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Smartphone APP wireless control, wireless charging function.
  • Colorful LED lights, self-adjusting led light color,Flashing mode,mix thousands of LED color
  • Control the ball to move forward and turn around with your smartphone,support various mobile phone games like Piano&Drum,gravity ball, golf, billiards, trackball, etc.
  • Pet's new gift,Water-proof,could swim in the pool,basin,streamlet
  • Best gift for kids

Orbotix S003RW1 Sphero 2.0: The App-Controlled Robot Ball

Orbotix S003RW1 Sphero 2.0: The App-Controlled Robot Ball
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • App controlled robot ball traveling up to 7 ft per second with a high impact polycarbonate shell
  • SMART Bluetooth connection with a range of 100 ft
  • 2 ramps included so you can build obstacle courses
  • Includes inductive charging base providing over an hour of full throttle fun
  • Over 30 free apps can be downloaded to upgrade your play from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Item can only be used with Apple or Android products

Walking Series Dinosaur World Remote Controlled Battery Operated RC Toy T-Rex Figure w/Shaking Head, Walking Movement, Light Up Eyes & Sounds

Walking Series Dinosaur World Remote Controlled Battery Operated RC Toy T-Rex Figure w/Shaking Head, Walking Movement, Light Up Eyes & Sounds
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Remote controlled - control your dino with the press of a button on the included fossil controller!
  • Walking dinosaur - when switched on, this T-Rex will walk unassisted through your home or the great outdoors!
  • Shaking head, light up eyes & roaring action-with the press of a button your dino will roar and shake its head! Comes with infrared equipped eyes! Can be used in dark environments!
  • Battery operated - requires 6 AA batteries for the dinosaur and remote control.
  • Approximate dimensions - length 20" inches, height-11. 0" inches recommended ages - 3+.

4M Tin Can Robot

4M Tin Can Robot
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • The 4M Tin Can Robot teaches the value of recycling by repurposing a used can into a fun and functional robot.
  • No special tools or knowledge required; the kit contains detailed instructions and all the necessary parts.
  • Just add a used soda pop can and let the fun begin.
  • Use the kit to create a silly robot or a motorized monster, or a combination of the two.
  • Requires one AA batteries (not included). Recommended for ages 8 years and up. Works well and long with Polaroid Batteries.

WowWee Chippies Robot Toy Dog - Chippette (Pink)

WowWee Chippies Robot Toy Dog - Chippette (Pink)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Chippette is a classy pink puppy with a heart-shaped collar, who loves to cuddle with you after playing all day
  • Pet Chippette's head for different reactions including sniffs, barks, puppy kisses, and even a sneeze!
  • Use the matching remote control to make Chippette dance, sing, chase her tail, or tell her which way to roll
  • Chippies can explore your room, or guard it from intruders using their sensors
  • Chippies will sing together as a pack and can also interact with CHiP

Liberty Imports 16" Realistic Remote Control RC Snake Toy (Assorted Colors)

Liberty Imports 16
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Super Realistic and Fast Moving Rattlesnake
  • Retractable tongue and swinging tail
  • 3 Different Frequencies available for Play
  • Segmented body for excellent slithering action
  • Assorted Colors (Grey, White, Orange, Green) chosen at Random

Hexbug Spider, Random Color

Hexbug Spider, Random Color
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • 2-channel IR remote control
  • 360 degree rotating head
  • Crawls in any direction
  • Batteries included
  • Fits in your hand

4M Doodling Robot

4M Doodling Robot
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • The 4M Doodling Robot uses vibration and spin generated by its motor to create works of art. Adjust the angle and height of the robot's colored pens and watch it work.
  • No special tools or knowledge required; the kit contains detailed instructions and all the necessary parts.
  • Ideal for young science enthusiasts, especially those with an interest in robotics.
  • Requires one AA battery (not included).
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and up.
  • Challenge your child's imagination with 4M toys and kits.
  • 4M educational toys cover a wide range of educational subjects and include science kits, arts and crafts kits, robotics kits, and more.
  • 4M offers a wide range of toys and kits to let you build a clock, crochet a placemat, or turn your room into a planetarium--all in the name of making learning fun.
  • Vibration and spin help this creative robot doodle a picture without guiding your hand
  • Includes: parts, pens and assembly instructions
  • Be ready to frame your work of art
  • Requires one AA battery-NOT INCLUDED
  • Create a "Green Science" project

Homeschool Extra-curriculars: Robotics

Both homeschoolers and public school students both get many great enriching activities. One of the activities that homeschoolers love is robotics.

Homeschool robotics teams and clubs are usually run by a parent with an extreme interest in robotics. This parent may very well have advanced degrees in technology. At the very least, they are extremely passionate about it. This parent usually offers the homeschooling community opportunity to participate through word of mouth or email groups. Just as no two kids are the same, no two robotics teams are the same. Some teams, especially with younger children involve the use of Legos. Some involved more sophisticated materials. There are all girls' teams. There are all boys' teams. There are also mixed teams with kids of all ages, or kids of specific ages.

If you think your child might be interested in homeschool robotics, ask around at your local homeschool groups and homeschool friends. There are teams in every major city, and even in many smaller cities.

Here are some things students on robotics teams doing this year:

A homeschool team from Brighton and Whitmore Lake in Livingston MI recently gained a spot in the First Lego League, which is an international program that combines hands-on robotics in a sports-like atmosphere. There are five boys and one girl on this team.

A Robotics team in Muncie IN made up of homeschoolers and public school students is participating in the FIRST program that promotes science to young people. This year their robot has to remove a 40-inch air filled ball from a six-foot tall rack and move it around a course before throwing it over the track and putting it back on the rack.

A homeschooling robotics team from Bridgewater NJ won the first place trophy in a 44-team competition. The competition called the Garden State Rumble had competitors from private and public schools as well. The winning robot called Quad Quanri was able to pick up, sort rings according to color, and place them in different location. Last year the same team won the Garden State Rumble and competed in the International Championship in Atlanta.

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