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Walkie Bits- 06.30.05

walkie.pngRhythmic robots from Japan

They’re shaped like little turtles, and while they don’t offer a whole lot of robotic functionality, they will remember rythms tapped out o n their shells and walk to that rhythm. They can also run, play melodies, and so forth. Walkiebits, with the “world’s smallest class” (Takara) body, feature four modes: “Walk” in which the turtle shakes its rear as it makes sound, “Rhythm Mode” which will imitate learned rhythms as it walks, “Race Mode” in which the turtle runs, and “Sing Mode” where the turtle will play melodies with electronic sounds.

[via ToiProtocol]


Put simply, “Walk,” offers 8 different types of pattern depending o n speed and sounds that are played. In Rhthym Mode, the turtle will walk in synchronization with a rhythm that is “clicked” o n its shell with a finger. For example, clicking a 3-3-7 rhythm o n the shell will cause the turtle to walk in a 3-3-7 rhythm. It will repeat remembered rhythms three times, and can store up to 15 clicks. Race Mode will randomly cycle between “quick pace” and “slow pace” 6 times, allowing users to have races with multiple Walkiebits to “see how far they go.”
Six colors will be available: Orange, Mint, Pine, Melon, Peach, and Soda. Included with each is a pop-like multiuse storage case, though to be used as a candy case. The shell of the Walkiebit can be removed, so that users can enjoy themselves by making combinations such as “the shell is Orange, and the body is Soda.”


OH. MY. GOD! I GOTTA have those!!! So cute!

----- ShadeElaine 01.07.05 01:36

i would like to know if they can ship them to indiana cheap

----- jackie akey 08.11.05 16:32

I know you can’t get them in America yet. I WANT ONE SOOO BAD!!!!!!!!!! *sigh* whoever thought that keeping them in japan for a while was an idiot.

----- Meredith 20.11.05 12:44

i love these:) i have 2 turtles of my own as pets, but these are way cuter!

----- Roxy Heart 22.11.05 12:51

You want walkie bits?I have them!I get them imported in from japan.They are awesome!
email me for info!

----- I HAVE WALKIE BITS 23.11.05 10:55

OMG!! I have to have them, they are sooo cute!
I’m adding them to my Christmas list!! Do they ship them to America?

----- Kate McMordie 23.11.05 15:29

omg! I want one soooo bad. I read about these in TIME magazine! SOMEONE GO TO JAPAN AND BUY ME ONE!

----- Turtleturt 23.11.05 18:07

my friend got me a blue one from japan!! get 1 there soo cute!

----- leafy_rocks 27.11.05 09:57

Damn I want one so bad. You reckon they’ll coem to america soon? Or have a website that sells/ships them to america?

----- Love At First Turtle 27.11.05 17:34


----- JYKW 29.11.05 06:33

They are great. I have a couple, and my wife absolutely adores them (we live in Japan.) I put an article on my blog covering what they can do and English instructions here: Walkie Bits Decoded

Hopefully Takara will start exporting them internationally.

----- tempusmaster 02.12.05 06:33

Need 1. i want the polka dot blue 1

----- Valentina 14.12.05 15:45


----- Valentina 14.12.05 15:46

My Walkiebit arrived today from Anytoys in London. Adorable. Still figuring out how he works since I can’t read Japanese, but he does lots of stuff on his own. Cost me an arm and a leg and my firstborn but I don’t care. Somebody has to start importing these.

----- Deb 15.12.05 21:16

Would like to get English instructions but cannot figure out how to get to them. Can you help me out?

----- Thomas A Alquist 16.12.05 09:01

Here you go, Thomas: http://www.takaratoys.co.jp/ir/eng/company/press-release/PDF/050630.pdf


If only I had a credit card. Dang.

----- Mai 18.12.05 07:05

My brother got me two and they’re so cute and adoribal!!!

----- Mckenna Shier 25.12.05 16:42

They are the best things ever made.
I’m getting one soon or else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

----- robert 03.01.06 11:46

You guys are so dumb! I live in Ohio and I have 2!
And I am 10!

----- Tommy Roberts 03.01.06 11:47

They are the best toys ever

----- Robert 04.01.06 14:19

My daughter (she’s 10) bought her first two of these today for 1199 yen each, so roughly about $10. She wanted more, but that’s all they had at the Toys R Us. She thinks they’re fun for being so small. Her blue one has polka dots on it and is named “Dots”. The yellow one has stars on it and is named “Star”. Original, huh? They are kinda cute.

----- Brutus 07.01.06 09:15

I need one not sure how to get please help me!!!!

----- Pat 20.01.06 22:21

Want blue polka dot one pink heart one and the green one

----- Pat 20.01.06 22:23

Yes. My father went to Japan last month for a bussiness trip and brought back one of these white/sky blue turtles for a present. They work quite well, and always corresponded toward my clapping sounds with elegance.

----- Rei Kana 25.01.06 16:27


Check ebay, thats where I got my blue walkie bits, which is the best thing ever! they are cute and adorable. I totally love mine.

----- Tai san 02.03.06 06:08

i love mine!My dad got it in Japan!He is soooo cute and cool!

----- wildlife lover 26.03.06 09:50

I want walkie bits!!!
Will the person who signed it as I have walkie bits email me atpoorlittlecrippledgirl@hotmail.com!!

----- Kayla Wolsiefer 24.04.06 10:29

I really really really really really really need 1 help me or I’ll die

----- Weido 11.05.06 11:44

hello my mom is going to buy me one

----- hi-hi ooe yomi ushe 24.05.06 20:23

Heya !
I bought 2 of them from this eBay seller
And I’m pretty happy with them, they are so cute !

----- CrazyBotty 06.06.06 19:05

Hi Everyone,
Here is a working link of the English instructions



----- AnyToys 13.06.06 14:58

Hi all, found cheap Walkie Bits on this website.
Bought one and its way cool.


Cheers, Paul

----- Paul U 31.08.06 10:54

man i have got to have one they are so cute i might die if i don’t get now! help me email me at whitneyxu@gmail.com!!!!

----- Whitney 09.09.06 11:38

Lol…some people sound really desperate:) I’m getting several of those from my Japanese friends (next to all the regional Hello Kitty’s:)..it’s good to have friends ;)

----- Keti 24.09.06 09:25

Walkie bits are COOLIO!! :)

----- susie 05.10.06 13:03

For all of you guys who want Walkie Bits, go to j-list.com and you can order them there! They’re at regular retail price of $16.00, and they have all basic colors, plus deluxe kits for Walkie Bits. Just go to the search bar on the main page and search, Walkie Bits

Any more questions, feel free to email me and I’ll answer them. I recently purchased a Walkie Bits deluxe turtle in Melon, and it came with three shells, decorations, fun clothes and items for the turtle, and so much more!

----- Kitsune 23.02.07 14:17

i love it.where are i buy?
i want answer.you write to me in my e-mail

----- jammy 19.03.07 21:06


----- jakkii-san ^^ 03.05.07 03:05

I have a walkie bits that was brought from Japan for me by a friend.I love it. Tis so adorable and cute. It crawls all over my desk.

----- Scarlet 19.05.07 15:01

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