CES 2012 impressions: Nyko's Yo-Gabba-Gabba lineup

5:55 PM, Jan 26, 2012   |    comments
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  • A prototype Nyko's Brobee hip pack.
  • A prototype of Nyko's Muno Time alarm clock/radio/docking station.

While the company is not exactly known for making licensed video game accessories, Nyko Technologies is currently working on various gaming items inspired by the Nick Junior television show 'Yo-Gabba-Gabba'.

Nyko exhibited a pair of 'Yo-Gabba-Gabba' items -- both for the Nintendo DS family of handheld gaming systems -- and each featured a different character from the show.

The furry green monster Brobee is being made into a fanny-pack designed to hold any DS as large as a DSi XL.  Of course, it could technically hold anything up to that size including smartphones or a deck of playing cards.  The pack has a couple of pockets and a screen cleaning cloth featuring Brobee himself.

The red cyclops Muno is the featured character on Nyko's other shown 'Yo-Gabba-Gabba' item.  The Muno Time is an AM/FM alarm clock/radio and docking station.  In addition to being able to charge a DS, the device also has 'Yo-Gabba-Gabba' character buttons with three songs each from the show.  If using the alarm, users can choose to wake up with either the radio or a random song from the kids show -- meaning that there's a chance you or your child could wake up to a chorus of "Don't bite your friends".

These items and others in Nyko's 'Yo-Gabba-Gabba' lineup are expected to come out over the course of the year.

Our verdict:  WTF?!?


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