Hey gang, Valkor here. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, I enjoy taking time off and spending it in Japan. For the geek in me, there's always something fun to discover such as anime/gaming cafes, arcades, Universal Studios Cool Japan, and tons of sex shops. Maybe “tons” is an exaggeration. But there are a lot of them. And this brings me to my next PerfectView review, which is a collaboration of TENGA (maker of all things fleshlights and sex toys) and the Good Smile Company (maker of real toys), coming together to produce – TENGA Robo (Tenga Robot)! Nope, I do not regret this purchase, at all!
TENGA Robo takes the popular design of a TENGA fleshlight, reduces the size to something that can literally fit in the palm of your hand, and gives it an alternative robot form. TENGA Robo comes in three forms – Standard (red), Hard (Black), and Soft (White). Each figure comes with their very own accessories, such as with the Red Robo (the one I purchased), you get a hammer and beam gun. And if you really want to boost your TENGA Robo's firepower then maybe you'll be interested in the Mega TENGA Beam weapon (sold separately). I was really tempted to buy it, but ultimately I took a pass.
The TENGA Robo easily transforms from its fleshlight mode into its robot form with ease. And there's plenty of articulation, which includes the hands that I found was a nice touch. This makes it easier for Robo to hold his weapons and to place into some really funny poses. And if you're into stop-motion animation, you should be able to do some fun stuff with TENGA Robo. Turning Robo around, you'll find two flaps for wings and a third for a rocket port. And once you've had your fun with TENGA Robo in robot form, he neatly transforms back into his original, fleshlight form with ease.
If you're looking for an interesting conversation starter, something that's fun and unique to keep on your desk, or if you're simply a collector of odd yet fun items, then you should definitely get yourself a TENGA Robo. Sure it's designed after the famous TENGA sex product, but there's really nothing sexual about it. Like, you can't do anything with it. And even if you could, would you? OK, maybe there are those amongst us whose freak levels would take them there. But for the rest of us, the TENGA Robo is pure eye candy and non-sexual enjoyment. Now, all I want to do is go back to Japan and get the other versions. And should I find them I'll definitely own em. But until then, the TENGA Robo is a pretty nifty toy to have around the cave. Just keep it away from the youngins, or you'll have some explaining to do should this thing find its way outside.
I feel that the TENGA Robot is too small; when I first saw the advertisement I thought it would be bigger, about the size of a standard Transformer. But it's really small – even when it's fully transformed. If there's to be a second release, I hope TENGA and The Good Smile Company goes bigger. Ahem!
The TENGA Robo is currently out on the market. And if you're interested, you can snag yourself one either direct from the company (link to the right), or from a Japanese sex shop, should you happen to be in the country. They may have some in the US shops as well, but I'm not totally sure (I did find some available on Amazon). So, out of TOV 5 stars, I give the Tenga Robo a 4.5.