This was an idea for an anthropomorphic, character based metal detector. The idea was to get little kids interested in something that we currently only see old men in sandals and black dress socks engaging in. When I was a kid, I had a metal detector & I loved that thing! When you don't have a dime, it's an epic event when you find one. With silver at $36/oz. and gold at $1400/oz. this puppy could quickly pay for itself.
The concept went nowhere of course, but I still think it's a good idea...any entrepreneurs out there?