Meccano Spyke robot ready for duty

First spied glaring at the Lego Mindstorm sets at the British Toy Fair earlier this year, Meccano's mecanoid baby is finally ready to roll.He'll be wh

First spied glaring at the Lego Mindstorm sets at the British Toy Fair earlier this year, Meccano's mecanoid baby is finally ready to roll.He'll be wheeling himself into shops from September with a rather attractive £200 price tag attached to his caterpillar tracks.Naturally he'll be arriving in pieces, ready for your creative assembly in one of several menacing guises. Equipped with Wi-Fi he can do your robot bidding remotely, patrolling the hallway with his built-in webcam as you sip Mojitos on Blackpool beach.Despite his tank tracks Spyke can climb stairs, so don't think you can escape to the bedroom if he turns evil. He's also compatible with other Meccano pieces, so don't go leaving any of your old projects lying around – there's no telling what he could turn himself into.EssentialsMeccano SpykePrice: £200On sale: September Contact: Red 5Related stories:Spyke unleashed at the British Toy FairMeccano security bot comes in piecesRobots rule at CES