Battroborgs, an electronic update of the old Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots toy, are a lot of fun, and hardly need the hype that the marketing team for the toy has thrown at it.
The advertising, Web site, and the free Battroborg Trainer app show animations that variously make the Battroborgs look as if they shoot sparks, use martial arts moves, and have light-up eyes. They don't. They do two things: throw a punch with the left, throw a punch with the right.
And that's plenty enough to have fun.
You punch using hand-held radio controllers. Hold one in each hand, and when you throw a punch, the Battroborg does too. Alternating lefts and rights move the robot forward. Throwing repeated punches with one arm turns the Battroborg. It can take a little bit of practice just to get them in fighting proximity.