The Hip-Swinging Monster and other dancing figures are popular holiday novelties or gag gifts. You've probably seen many of the different versions at a store in the mall, at the flea market or on television. You activate them by doing one of three things:
Robots that move to music have become popular holiday decorations.
When activated, the figure begins moving in time to a popular tune that comes from the base of the figure. Instead of having built-in music, some versions actually dance to the music from your own CD player or radio!
- Making noise
- Moving in front of them
- Pressing a button
Click here to see a short video of the monster dancing.
In this edition of How Stuff Works, we will open up the monster and take a look inside. What makes the music? How does he move? How do his eyes light up? We will answer all of these questions as we take a look inside.