Build Jurassic Park in your backyard with remote controlled robotic dinosaurs. These RC dinosaurs can walk and run and respond to sights and sounds they encounter. Some varieties can interact with each other or with other robots in the same family. Use the remote control to have the RC dinosaur perform a variety of actions, go on the hunt, explore, or stand guard.
Fisher-Price Imaginext Spike The Ultra Dino at eToys.com
From Fisher-Price, this RC dino is huge. Well, huge for little kids at 27" tall. He walks, growls and snorts, and lights up. He'll even stand on his hind legs, open his mouth wide and roar with all his might. Aimed at ages 3-10, the younger ones might be a little scared at first so I'd introduce Spike gently, but he is an impressive-looking dinosaur. About.com Toys Guide Dipika Mirpuri gives him a 4 star review
saying, " If one overlooks the hefty cost, the awesome features in this one of a kind Spike the Ultra Dinosaur toy will make it a worthwhile buy."
Discovery Channel Roboreptile Image Courtesy of PriceGrabber
This special version of the Wow Wee Roboreptile features a more realistic color-shifting skin color. The radio controlled robot has realitistic -- not typical robotic -- movements, sensors that help it respond to light, sound, and touch, pre-programmed actions, and artifical intelligence personality. It can walk and run and uses 4 legs or 2 legs.
Wow Wee Roboreptile Image Courtesy of PriceGrabber
The 32-inch black and white Roboraptor walks, runs, and hunts. Control his movements and actions with the remote control or let him roam freely, responding to sound, motion, and touch in aggressive, cautious, or playful modes. He can interact with Robosapien V2 and Robopet robot toys too.
Wow Wee Roboraptor Image Courtesy of PriceGrabber
Like its newer cousin Roboreptile, the Roboraptor walks and hunts, makes noises, and has the ability to respond to external stimuli. He has preprogrammed functions and takes commands from the Robosapien V2 robot.
Discovery Channel T-Rex Dinosaur Image Courtesy of PriceGrabber
T-Rex uses an infrared controller shaped like a bone. He lights up, roars, swings his head and tail, and walks on his big hind legs. He's comfortably priced for those who want to ease into the world of remote controlled prehistoric fun.
This white, gray, and black dinosaur is a whopping 81" long and has movable arms, head, tail, and jaw. He can walk and run, has infrared vision for avoiding obstacles, makes dinosaur sounds, and operates in free-roam or guard modes.
Pleo Interactive Robotic Dinosaur at eToys.com
A "scientifically accurate dinosaur," Pleo has sensors that let him move around and interact with his environment. He's like a pet who likes to drink, play, and rest at different times. Pleo is robotic, not remote control -- doing what he wants when he wants.
Kid Galaxy My First RC Dino T-Rex Image Courtesy of PriceGrabber
Not so scary or as realistic in appearance or actions as other radio controlled dinosaurs, this one is aimed at the preschool set. He has a simple one button control to make him spin around and move his head, legs, and tails.
My First RC Dino Triceratops Image Courtesy of PriceGrabber
Another one for the toddler and preschoolers, this cute little blue dinosaur spins and moves with a one button Trilobite remote.
Jasman Mighty MegaSaurs: Dragon Image Courtesy of eToys.com
This wired RC dragon from Jasman Toys flaps his wings as well as walks and roars. Consider him for the younger side of the 5-8 year age range.