Attacknids in Letterman appearance

Lewis Tyler

By Lewis Tyler

December 21st 2012 at 11:08AM
Attacknids in Letterman appearance

Wow Stuff's six-legged robots star on the famous US chat show.

Every year David Letterman picks his favourite toys to appear on his famous talk show.

This year, Wow Stuff's Attacknids have appeared on the legendary US talk show.

The wily host first takes control of a single Attacknid, and then seven of the Combat Creatures at once.

See the appearance below:

Also, to celebrate Christmas, Wow Stuff CEO Richard North has composed an incredible 14-stanza poem:

'Twas the week before Christmas, and through every toy store,
The roof lights were dripping with tacky decor.
iPods played carols sitting in mangers of fake hay
And realistic snow was placed on the Dream Toys display

I'd flown many miles from the ‘North’ Pole this day,
Thought I’d check on in-store theatre, they made it pay
I'd come to this particular store for but one special reason,
To see for myself if they’d had one hell of a Season.

I hid in a corner and in a short while,
I saw the store manager march down the aisle.
He shouted an order to "Turn Mickey on”
And also Kitty in ‘cool’ pink blinking neon.

Up high from their 4th floor Christmas style alter
A shiny flying object was the 50th variant of R/C helicopter
And towering over the 5th floor Mezzanine,
A 12-foot Wills and Kate looked down on Wow Stuff’s demo team

The clock on the wall said two minutes to Nine,
This was significant, this was the time.
We’d worked through the night to set up our ‘Combat’ arena,
If it messed up now we’d be a has-beener

When out on the street there arose such a roar,
It rang to the rafters and boomed through the store.
It sounded exactly like street-repair drilling,
Or maybe VIVID and Moshi making a killing.

The clock it struck Nine, and the door opened wide,
And a great parents and kid avalanche thundered inside.
More fearsome than Gary Grants demeanour
Came kiddies with just one goal - "Combat Arena!!"

In front stood the greeters who didn’t stand a chance,
As a thousand excited kids moved to full advance
Our demo team thrust handsets into little boys hands
And Attacknids battled, surrounded by hundreds of fans

Egged on by their parents, the kids had one aim,
To blast at the manager, Keane was his name
They mobbed him and mauled him, the better to plead,
For Copters ‘n robots they’d sought in their hour of greed.

The Manager watched with a gleam in his eye,
As he thought of the toys that the parents would buy.
Of all Christmas come-ons, this crowd would attest,
That a visit to Hamleys was one of the best.

It was all too much for my soul to condone,
As I had lots of retailers who also wanted Arena’s on loan
I left that toy store with a hint of dismay
Thinking how could I get the other retailers to play

So to the new year and the toy fair nearly on us
Please check out Combat Creatures and all of the fuss
From Argos to Tesco and Toymaster indies 
Attacknids on TV in 2013 will be really big biz

So please take pity on us, please shed a tear
Our Mystery UFO is top 50 in NPD every year
But! It’s not listed in many of your shops
So how much biz are you missing, or are we being greedy chops?
We invite you all to visit our stand

And get 50 per cent discount and other stuff, unplanned
Now that took bloody ages to write so don’t let us down
Get to the toy fair and stop messing around

And Happy Xmas too. That’s not meant to rhyme…
But sod it, I’m adding mistletoe and wine.