Where was this store when I was a nerdy 11-year-old who couldv'e used some robot friends? Oh, well, now I'm a nerdy 32-year-old and it still seems pretty cool. Located in Chicago, Robot City Workshop sells "make your own robot" kits as well as Roombas, Rock'em Sock'em Robots, and pretty much anything robot-related you could buy in a store.
From their site:
"Robot City Workshop isn’t only a store, it’s a headquarters. We are a sanctuary for lifetime tinkerers and an asylum for all those robot fanatics! From our base in Chicago, we hope to spread our enthusiasm for robots to all ages and experience levels. In addition to selling a variety of robots, kits, hardware and other fun robot stuff, we provide educational workshops at local schools and at our store."
• Make Your Own Robot Kits
• Galaxy Robot
• Rock'em Sock'em Robots
• Bunk Bots
• Mr. Robot Head
• Smoking Robot
• Scooba Cleaning Robot
• Rovio Interactive Robot
• U-Command Wall-E Interactive Robot
• RoboSapien V2 Interactive Robot
For more information, check out their online shop.