OiDroids pop out and build robots
Before Box Buddies, there was OiDroids Pop-out and Build Robots.
Designed to be more fun than traditional trading cards and stickers, OiDroids were collectable pop-out and build robot cards.
Here’s a short history, for anyone who remembers them!
Created under Lunar Lime Limited, OiDroids Series 1 was launched in ‘Box of Awesome’ back in 2013, with a Special First Edition foil pack, featuring 64 pop-out and build robot characters.
Added to the original OiDroids 4 pack, there was a 12 pack and a Party Pack, featuring 10 OiDroids party sets.
An additional 32 characters were added for OiDroids’ launch into WHSmith and independent toy stores, along with a simple OiDroids Augmented Reality app.
Later the OiDroids Nuts ‘n’ Bolts Crew Sets 1 and 2 were added alongside refreshed versions of the Original Series 1 pack.
OiDroids won the LicenseThis! competition when it was presented it at Brand Licensing Europe in 2015.
An exclusive ‘OiDroids for Land Rover’ set was produced, featuring characters based on Land Rover vehicles.
OiDroids are no longer available, but Bitsabots is much closer to the original concept, which was intended to be a trading card that could be built into a toy.