25 best real robots

Who needs R2-D2? These are our favourite plastic pals that are fun to be with

Mandi Go

This 13-inch tall chap is a breakdancing phenomenon, performing the sort of loose-limbed moves more suited to the streets of the 1980s Bronx than your living room floor. So get some lino laid down and watch him do his thing… once you’ve shelled out the US$1,000 price tag, of course.