1-2-3-4, I Declare A Miniature Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots Thumb War

Hot on the heels of its remote control robotic Battrogborg pugilists, Tomy has revealed another toy designed to quench our robo-combat lust. This time it’s a way to bring thumb wrestling into the 21st century with a pair of small, thumb-controlled robots that duke it out until one loses its head.

Sound familiar? Of course it does. The Battroborg Thumb Wrestlers are basically a miniature version of the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots many of us grew up with. But that’s ok, because the one failing our childhood robotic warriors had was that they were far from portable, where as these are. And each one will set you back just $US12, with no need for batteries. Which means you just found the perfect way to kill time on that eight-hour flight you’re staring down. [Takara Tomy via Akihabara News]