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Darkside Ollie Childrens Robot Toy Review and Giveaway



Welcome to the Darkside. Dun, dun, dun! Okay; okay. This isn’t the evil sort of Darkside, although the new Ollie Droid, a kids toy robot called Darkside, may need an attitude adjustment; it’s the mysterious type that seems to know how to do all the right tricks to get you excited.


We had a lot of fun playing with this fun little droid. It’s simple to use; you just download the Ollie app and sync the app to the charged Darkside Ollie and off it goes spinning into oblivion. The hardest part about the setup process is choosing a name; no matter what name you choose, Darkside is not a fan. It really hits the ego.





Key Features

  • iOS & Android compatible
  • Top speed of 14 mph (6m/s)
  • Durable polycarbonate body LED glow with customizable color settings
  • Bluetooth SMART instant connection (100 foot range)
  • USB charging (over 1 hour of drive time on a full charge)
  • Driving apps: Ollie, Draw N’ Drive
  • Programming apps: MacroLab, OrbBasic Hackable and programmable internal robot
  • App updates that introduce new features and gameplay
  • Automatic firmware updates
  • Height: 4.7 inches / Length: 3.2 inches / Weight 8.5 ounces




Upon opening the box you find a card with “I own you” staring you in the face; it’s a bit intimidating. I thought, what am I getting myself into here but surely it’s just a toy. I quickly learned it’s because it’s so much fun to control. Each time you play with the Darkside droid you learn more tricks to do with it and earn points; it keeps you going back for more.




I took Darkside over to my nephew to try out and he loved it. I had tried it with my little ones, ages 2 & 5; as long as I was controlling the Darkside they were giggling and chasing it around the deck. They were a bit too young to control it themselves but we had fun with it as a family.


IOS or Android, this guy is compatible and Bluetooth enabled. For a limited time, you can get a free set of hubs and tires with purchase of your Darkside. If you’re looking for something unique, the Darkside is a droid young and old will enjoy doing tricks with.


Enter to WIN a Darkside Ollie Droid



It’s easy to enter, just tell me honestly if you would play with this fun ball of attitude or if you would let your child in the comments below and then fill out the form. Open to Canadians, excluding Quebec.



Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was provided product for the purpose of an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.


137 comments on “Darkside Ollie Childrens Robot Toy Review and Giveaway”

  1. I would love to try it first 🙂 ….it looks like fun!

  2. I would want my son to play with it first but…I know my husband would have to try it….he loves toys!

  3. I like that the camera has face detection. It means the faces in my photos will be that much sharper instead of blending into the scenery.

    • Oops, I meant this for the Fujifilm X-A2 post! But since I’m here: I would play with the Darkside Ollie first because I just have to make sure it’s safe enough for the LO to play with it.

  4. I would… *ahem* give them a demonstration.

  5. I’d let my son have a go at it

  6. I have to be honest I think I’d play first!

  7. Well of course I would play with the Darkside Ollie Droid toy first.

  8. Let’s be honest I ould play with it first then let the kids pllay with it lol

  9. I would play with it first then share!

  10. I would play with it first

  11. I’d be ripping it open and tearing through the house with it…however kids and self control must play a role…. 😀

  12. I’ll let my son play it first

  13. I’d let my son play with it first. I can’t say the same for my husband, however…

  14. This would be for my nephew.

  15. Oh, my husband play with this. Hands do

  16. we’d let our nephew try it thanks for the chance.

  17. I would play with Ollie the first time with my grandson. Oh the hours we would have laughing together would be priceless!

  18. I would let my husband set it up and try it out first, and I know the kids would watch and be next in line.

  19. I would let my child play with it first

  20. I would love to play with Ollie

  21. I think we can all share.

  22. Wonderful this would be great for my nephew

  23. I would let my daughter play first. Thank you for the chance.

  24. I would totally try it first! Then I could show the kids what to do.

  25. I would definitely try it first,then maybe my family lol 🙂

  26. My 5 year old son would most likely be the first person to pick up this toy he would love it !

  27. I’d play first to teach them how it’s done lol 🙂

  28. id have to check It out

  29. I would give it a shot first, then I would let me kids play.

  30. I would first, lol

  31. I am sure my Husband would try it first…………. haha he is a big kid!

  32. Haha, to be completely honest, of course, i’d play with it first lol. But only to get a better understanding of how it works so i could explain it to my little one lol.

  33. My child would first.

  34. I would play with it first, I would want to have some fun before it was taken away from mw

  35. I would probably let my nephew play first – it’s always fun to watch them open the box. Thanks

  36. i would play with it and i would share too!

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