Interactive Spider-Man from Sphero cracks jokes, brings you on superhero missions

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Speaking during the PlayStation live stream at E3 2017, Insomniac Games explained that Spider-Man will be its own world, with numerous same memorable elements of the property's version of NY but with some creative flourishes that will "surprise people".

As it turns out, the map of the PS4-exclusive Spider-Man will be substantially larger than a recent notable open-world project from Insomniac Games.

Super Smarts - Spider-Man listens & adapts to your unique personality.

The toy is a nice little tie-in with the new Spider-Man movie that has been getting a lot of traction recently.

Thanks to a pair of LCD displays, Spider-Man's expressive eyes match those in the comic books.

Generally, Spider-Man doesn't look or act as impressive robotics-wise as Sphero's prior releases, but it still pushes the toy market forward with voice controls and a more interactive experience.

The Spider-Man toy from Sphero appears to have an infinite supply of jokes that it can tell on-demand.




When I connected the app to Spider-Man (you just hold the phone near Spider-Man), he immediately used my name and asked me if I was royal by birth.

Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 will release in 2018.

Though based off of Marvel's famous characters, Insomniac's Spider-Man universe is self-contained and doesn't have any connection to other franchises (like the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film).

When not fighting bad guys, hang out and strike up some banter with Spider-Man. Will you be picking one up? The infrared sensor enables the toy to enter "guard mode" to warn users if someone enters their room. He's only listening when the spider on his chest lights up, and conversations are never retained or shared.

All this interaction and engagement might make you nervous, but Sphero spent a lot of time thinking about privacy.

In general, though, this could be the flawless companion for a Spider-Man-obsessed 8 year-old (or older) who wants wants to live the Spidey lifestyle with all the entertainment and activity value, but none of the real-world risks.

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