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A Farting Minion On A Hoverboard Is The Greatest Toy You Never Knew You Wanted

Technology may change. But fart guns don’t.

Don’t ask me why this Minion is on a hoverboard. Don’t even ask me what a Minion is. (Is it a monster? Or is it, like, a living emoji? And why don’t they all have two eyes?)

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But what I can say is, robot manufacturer WowWee stuck a Minion on a hoverboard and made it programmable through the iPhone. It might not be as enticing as the latest coding toys coming out from Lego and Sony, but for $80, available now, it brought me back to playing with my Verbot the 1980s.

And it reminded me, while technologies and tastes may change, one thing never will: Humans will always love the absolute power of bossing around a seven-inch toy robot on wheels. That is, until it spins around, farts, and enslaves us.

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Mark Wilson is a senior writer at Fast Company who has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years. His work has appeared at Gizmodo, Kotaku, PopMech, PopSci, Esquire, American Photo and Lucky Peach

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