Why do companies invest so much money in buttery-voiced spokespeople who try to lure us in with their melodious voices when a monotone robot is scientifically proven to be 6 times more effective? Maybe they were sold on the human voices by robots? It is a lingering mystery. Whatever the reason, I am glad, because I cannot resist a robot doing a sales pitch. This was especially an issue in the golden age of commercial robots, the 1980s. I have seen a few great robots over the years, but this Giant Toys R Us Robot is perfect for this time of year and has a lot going for it.