Monday, May 03, 2010

The Question Is This: Why Don’t I Already Have a Tomy Hootbot?

What? There early 80s had a fad involving the Tomy-brand Hootbot, the robotic owl of joy? And this thing looks like this?

Listen very carefully: I don’t care what this thing even does. I need one. I can’t live without one. It is the one thing that has been preventing me from achieving personal happiness.

What’s that? You can show me what it does? Well what are you waiting for, man? Show me.

Ahem. So, I see that all it does is make different kids of noises. Essentially, it’s device to annoy people around you, then? Yes, you’re right. This does, in fact, deter me from wanting to track down a Hootbot down.

That’s a Hootbot.

No, I must now find one hundred of them. Because I’m starting a band.


  1. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
    I so want one.
    I am a child of the 80's and never saw it before.

  2. Anonymous6:13 PM

    For some reason it reminds me of the Otamatone:

  3. Anonymous7:28 PM

    I suppose you'll have to make do with a USB Robot Owl instead.

  4. Oh. My. God.

    How did I not know about this as well? This is totally getting a post.

  5. Not sure if this was actually posted just today.... Because there is just a time and no date attached to the previous posts.. But I was just helping my parents clean out things and we came across a Tomy Hootbot and popped some batteries in it and it works perfectly with the lights... Any of you interested in buying this awesme toy from back in the day and if this thread is still alive, email me