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10 Biggest Gadget Fails of All Time

By Vadim Newquist Sep 27, 2012

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4. R.O.B.

R.O.B. (short for Robot Operating Buddy) was a marketing gimmick devised by Nintendo, and accompanied the original Nintendo Entertainment System in its first year of sales. Its design was pretty much a rip-off of Johnny-5, the large eyed robot with a heart of gold from the Short Circuit movies. It looked pretty freaking cool, actually, but was ridiculously difficult to play with, and quickly R.O.B. was taken off the market.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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