Do you want to build a robot?
He has been programmed to dance, talk, exercise and even to speak Singlish.
But for him to do that for you involves patience.
Robi was created exclusively for the Japanese division of Italian publishing house DeAgostini by Japanese professor Tomotaka Takahashi.
What does a robot have to do with publishing?
The parts of Robi the Robot have to be collected in 70 weekly magazine installments.
Each magazine contains educational information that telling the buyer understand how Robi works.
The first issue (out now) costs $9.90, with subsequent issues priced at $28.90 each. Four issues containing key technology cost more at $55 and $42.
In total, that is a wait of one-and-a-half-years and a cost of $2,082.
So what do you get?
Robi is 34cm tall and 1kg and can act as a companion of sorts - he can introduce himself and can even control some household equipment, including turning on your TV.
But while it can do some push-ups, Robi will exclaim that he's tired after a surprisingly short time (for a robot).
Professor Takahashi has designed a Singapore edition of the robot that can speak English, Mandarin and Singlish.
Robi has been programmed to understand over 250 commands in those languages.
It will not be officially sold as a complete unit, but for those interested in collecting and building, the magazine can be subscribed to online or purchased at convenience stores, some supermarkets and major booksellers here.