Robot Village has been operating out of New York's Upper West Side since 2004. It's a one-of-a-kind store—its opening prompted the Yellow Pages to add a new "Robots" category. The store is either the beginnings of mankind's harmonious future with our mechanical brethren or a site of future agony during the inevitable robot revolution.
Robot Village carries a wide selection of robot-related goods, everything from novelty items like "Robot Vision" kaleidoscopes to high-tech toys like Pleo and i-SOBOT. It also has resources for building your own robots, including kid-friendly kits such as the RobotiKits line and more advanced ones such as Vexplorer and the LEGO Mindstorms NXT.