After months of teasing and waiting, Cerevo’s “first officially licensed smart toy DOMINATOR” from Gen Urobuchi’s hit science fiction crime anime series, Psycho-Pass, will finally be hitting the market next month, As expected, they won’t be coming cheap.
There are actually two versions for these 1:1 scale replica Dominators. The Standard Edition costs 79,800 (excluding tax) , and the Special Edition, which costs 89,800 (excluding tax). The difference between the Standard and Special Editions is that the Special Edition comes features a grip made from natural rosewood with a polished finish. According to the official website:
This product has been created under the supervision of Production I.G director Naoyoshi Shiotani and Nitroplus designer Makoto Ishiwata. DOMINATOR features characteristics identical to the devices seen in PSYCHO-PASS such as automatic transformation, voiceover and sound effects, authentic LED lighting, touch sensor activation, Crime Coefficient analysis and more.
The official website also lists the functions and features of their Dominator.
Automatic Transformation Between Paralyzer and Eliminator Mode
Using geared motors provided by Nidec Corporation, DOMINATOR can automatically transform between Paralyzer and Eliminator modes according to a target’s Crime Coefficient score. DOMINATOR is the world’s first smart toy to commercialize an electrically‐powered deformation mechanism.
Crime Coefficient Analysis
When DOMINATOR is aimed at a target, it will automatically analyze and readout the target’s Crime Coefficient score. Connecting a smartphone will allow DOMINATOR to capture and stream an image from its built-in camera to the companion smartphone app and overlay Crime Coefficient data on the target image.
Official Voice-over by Noriko Hidaka
DOMINATOR features over 100 different voice samples from Noriko Hidaka who provides the Dominator voiceover for PSYCHO-PASS. DOMINATOR can automatically playback voiceovers depending on the situation, such as grasping the grip, detecting an authorized person and more. DOMINATOR has a built in speaker for voiceover and sound effects and can also playback sound via a connected smartphone’s speakers.
Grip Touch Sensor and over 200 LEDs
DOMINATOR has a touch sensor built into the left and right hand sides of grip, enabling detection when held in either hand. Just like in PSYCHO-PASS you can register your DOMINATOR to activate when holding the grip or lock out unauthorised users. DOMINATOR’s body has a total of 217 full color, high brightness LEDs, the LEDs have authentic lighting patterns to replicate Paralyzer, Eliminator or charging modes.
Each Dominator comes with these specifications:
- Wireless Connection: Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
- Lighting Specifications: Total 217 full colour, high brightness LEDs
- Smartphone: Requires iOS 8.1 or later or Android 4.4 or later
- Operating Time: Parallelizer Mode 90min, Eliminator Mode 30min
- Weight: 750g (including Battery)
- Recommended Age: 15 and above
Pre-orders began last 7 February, during Wonder Festival 2016 (Winter) at the Cerevo booth.
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