A new toy will hit the stores soon, invented by a Lebanese entrepreneur [story]:

For children determined to keep prying parents out of their bedrooms, a Lebanese entrepreneur with a PhD in robotics has the answer.

Picked by the Toy Fair as one of the hottest new products of 2009, gorilla-based robot Prime-8 uses motion sensors to hurl coconut missiles at intruders with a bloodcurdling growl.

Dr Sarjoun Skaff has spent seven years developing robot technology. His US start-up company, Bossa Nova Concepts, is about to unleash Prime-8, retailing at £89.99, and its penguin-based sister robot Penbo upon the world.

Prime-8

Prime-8