In my recent flight from Hong Kong to Seoul, I met by coincidence a guy who likes robots, enjoys playing with them, and even creates them! Mr. Mike Kim, with whom I have had a pleasant chat and who is seen in the picture below, works with "Wow Wee", the company behind the famous Robosapiens.
Robosapiens can be programmed to run a sequence of events and controlled by a remote control. The "RS Media" robosapien pictured below is an advanced one. As you can notice from its name, its multimedia-centered. It can record and play audio, takes pictures, and incorporates a small LCD screen. And its best feature, for Geeks, is its Linux kernel-based brain, which means you can tweak it as hard as you can!
If you ask how much? It is about US$ 300 only! I can say this is a fair price right now in the toy robots market. As of March 17th, when I chatted with Mike, the RS Media was only available in the Australian market and I guess it will be available soon in the US. Mike surely has a fun job, but more than that, he has some nice ideas for the future of toy robots and am sure his enthusiasm and vision will bring him further!
Here is a link to the official Robosapiens web site: http://www.wowwee.com/robosapien/robo1/robomain.html