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2005 WowWee Robotics Signature Series Line Available at The Sharper Image
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Oct 31, 2005
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HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 28, 2005--Sharper Image Corporation (NASDAQ:SHRP) and WowWee Robotics(TM) offer an exclusive line of today’s hottest robotic companions with the introduction of the 2005 Sharper Image Signature Series. Building on the success of the 2004 Signature Series Robosapien, this year The Sharper Image will offer a complete line of Signature Robotic Companions to include the all new Roboraptor(TM), Robopet(TM) and Robosapien(TM) V2.

In time for the Holidays, the Signature Series product line will be available at all 185 Sharper Image stores nationwide, The Sharper Image mail-order catalog and at http://www.sharperimage.com. Each exclusive version features specialized detailing and colorations and carries the signature of Mark Tilden, a former NASA biophysicist and one of the lead inventors at WowWee Robotics, the #1 consumer entertainment robotics company.

“A partnership with The Sharper Image, one of the foremost retailers of cutting edge, innovative products represents an excellent opportunity for WowWee to showcase our products,” said Richard Yanofsky, president of WowWee Ltd. “Through The Sharper Image we can reach our target audience and offer them a limited version of their favorite entertainment robot. We look forward to continued success with The Sharper Image and the Signature Series line.”

“Following the success of Robosapien, we are thrilled to be able to offer the special edition Roboraptor, Robopet and Robosapien V2 to our customers,” said Richard Thalheimer, founder, Chairman and CEO of The Sharper Image. “They are the ultimate robotic companions and exactly the type of innovative products our consumers have come to expect.”

Already touted by industry experts as the “must have” items for the 2005 holiday shopping season, the Signature Series Roboraptor, Robopet an Robosapien V2 are sure to top wish lists nationwide. Roboraptor and Robopet have garnered international attention from both the media and consumers as they continue to score numerous coveted awards for their excellent design and innovation.

The Sharper Image Signature Series (ages 8 years and older) are available at The Sharper Image Stores nationwide. Roboraptor (Retail price: $119.95) and Robopet (Retail price: $89.95) are available now; and Robosapien V2 (Retail price: $249.95) will be available in December. The toll free order number is 1.800.344.4444 or please visit the website at http://www.sharperimage.com.

About WowWee
WowWee Ltd. is a privately-owned, Hong Kong-based company, with offices in North America and a worldwide sales and distribution network. The Company is a recognized leader in the manufacturing of innovative hi-tech consumer robotic electronic and leisure products. Company divisions include WowWee Robotics, WowWee Tech, WowWee RC and WowWee Alive. For more information and to see the latest WowWee products please go to http://www.wowwee.com, http://www.roboraptoronline.com, http://www.robopetonline.com, Robosapienv2online.com.

About Sharper Image
Sharper Image is a specialty retailer that is nationally and internationally renowned as a leading source of new, innovative, high-quality products that make life better and more enjoyable. A significant and growing portion of sales are of proprietary products created by the Company’s product development group, Sharper Image Design. The Company’s principal selling channels include 185 Sharper Image specialty locations throughout the United States; the award-winning Sharper Image monthly catalog with annual circulation in excess of 98 million; and its primary Website, http://www.sharperimage.com. The Company also sells its products through its own online auction Website and an online Outlet store; both sites are accessed from the home page of sharperimage.com. The Company also has business-to-business sales teams for marketing its exclusive and proprietary products for corporate incentive and reward programs and for wholesale to selected U.S. and international retailers.

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