Cozmo Toy Robot Is Officially Sold Out - Updates

Posted: Dec 13 2016, 12:13am CST | by , Updated: Dec 19 2016, 10:56am CST, in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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Cozmo Toy Robot is Officially Sold Out - Updates
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One of the hottest holiday toys for 2016 is sold out. New batch to miss the Holidays. Updated.

Back in early October to cute and AI loaded Cozmo toy robot was easy to find. Amazon sold the Cozmo for $179. On Black Friday, the Cozmo was even on sale for $149.99. We anticipated this and have warned our readers back in early October that Cozmo will be a hard to find Holiday toy besides the Hatchimals.

Update: Dec. 19: Amazon offers pre-order for Cozmo for delivery next week. Cozmo is back in stock on Dec. 27. The incredible toy robot is worth the wait. 

Update Dec 13: Cozmo is back in stock on Amazon.com for $179.99. Despite the official confirmation of having sold out the initial production run, there is  still Cozmo robot inventory popping up occasionally. Best Buy has sold the Cozmo on Dec. 10 online. It is not known if Best Buy has more Cozmo robots left in its warehouse. It is worthwhile to keep an eye on the Cozmo stock tracker at zoolert.

Anki has now confirmed to I4U News that the initial back of Cozmo is sold out. "Needless to say, we're overwhelmed by the current demand for Cozmo, and for this, we're grateful. Our first batch of Cozmos have already sold out and we have ramped up our production lines to meet this high holiday demand," the Anki spokesperson said.

Some retailers might still have Cozmo in stock says Anki. Right now though we could not find any availability at the official retail partners of Anki for Cozmo. The Cozmo robot is only available from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, ToysRUs and Apple. The fact that the Apple Store carries the Cozmo is just another confirmation how cool Cozmo is. 

The reseller prices of Cozmo are hitting $500 on the Amazon marketplace. The reseller price is almost 3 times of the list price. This high price will be out of reach for most consumers and the Holidays will have to be spent without Cozmo around.

Anki offers customers to sign up for notifications when Cozmo is available again.

The toy maker spent years creating Cozmo. The goal was to create a robot in the real world with a personality that only can be seen in movies. Anki totally delivered on that vision with Cozmo and continues to make the tiny fellow even better.

Owners of Cozmo can get the new v1.1 update to add new fun capabilities to Cozmo. The little Wall-E inspired robot reacts now to dogs and cats. He’s also got a new game. Cozmo can also repeat words out loud and users can take more control in Explorer Mode. Cozmo can be controlled and updated through the Cozmo app on iOS and Android.

Cozmo and Pets

Cozmo is a self-aware robot that is jam packed with sensors. He is able to recognize faces and call out the person's name. Anki gave Cozmo all kinds of skilles including to play games. One of the games is testing your reflexes against Cozmo. This is like playing with a cat.

Cozmo is here for the long haul. Anki will continue to release updates that make Cozmo more intelligent and versatile. Cozmo works out of the box, no assembl required. The box comes with a charging station and three interactive power cubes. Words do not give Cozmo enough credit. The best way to get to know him is through videos. Watch the Cozmo introduction video, new updates and a Cozmo review.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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