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We are so excited to have the opportunity to review VTech’s Switch & Go Dinos. If you haven’t seen them yet they are an electronic, animated, dinosaur and car all-in-one! It’s my boys’ dream to combine a dinosaur and car!
When we first got them in the mail I told the boys to wait for me to help them open the boxes, and they said “It’s like Christmas, only I know what the present is. And I STILL can’t open it!” They were pretty excited.
There are 7 dinos all together starting at $15.99. We got Horns the Triceratops, Sliver the T Rex, and Attila the Ankylosaurus. Attila is cool because as a car he can tow the other cars, and as the dino his tail flips around. The boys were actually pretty excited about them and finding out what they said (they have a talk button that plays fun phrases and dino facts).
The thing I though was really clever was that each one has a volume button! Thank you for that VTech!
We loved watching the LCD screens on each one. In car mode they have different drivers you can choose from, and when you switch it into dino mode the eyes change too! My boys always seem to notice eyes and facial expressions in illustrations in their books so they thought it was pretty funny that these dinos had animated eyes.
I wasn’t sure what they’d think, but I think the fact that they were packed in a backpack for a trip to a friends’ house says it all. They loved them! Dinos and cars all in one package? A pretty good idea if you ask me.
They actually got the boys talking about the types of dinosaurs, and they pulled out their books to find out more about the Ankylosaurus because they didn’t recall reading about him before. I think the way they added the sound and high quality electronic components into these was really clever. It has the modern look of an electronic toy (that the kids like) but still allows for plenty of imagination. The package says ages 3-8 and I’d say that’s right on.
Right now VTech is having a really fun Show & Tell with Switch & Go contest where they are challenging kids to transform their imaginations.
Show – What does your child’s Switch & Go Dino look like?
Let your child choose 1 of 3 ways to show-off their home-made Dino creation and record it on video:
- Draw: They can use markers, crayons, paint or pen to sketch your creation on paper
- Build: They can use foil, paper, cardboard, or any non-branded household items to build your Dino
- Customize: They can update their own VTech Switch & Go Dino with accessories and fun props to give them a new image!
Tell – VTech wants to hear about the cool things your child’s Dino does. What makes it large and in charge? Encourage your child to name it and share its roaring sound effects
- From October 8 through October 19 cast your vote for the coolest, most creative and fiercest video.
- One grand-prize winner will get a kid’s lifetime supply of educational toys from VTech. And your video will air on a VTech commercial on Nickelodeon, which you can watch at your very own viewing party with your family and friends. And VTech will also transform your living room into the ultimate Dino den!
My little man made his own video to hopefully inspire your kids to make one (we’d LOVE to see an All for the Boys reader win!) So go make your own and share it on the VTech Facebook page!
You can check out other bloggers’ videos and reviews on the VTech brand page on BlogHer.com.
Remember: It’s EASY to enter! Simply DRAW or BUILD your own Dino for a chance to win! Purchase of a VTech Switch & Go Dino is NOT necessary to enter.
Let their creativity come through by having them tell the world what their dino looks like, what it eats, what it sounds like, and more – it’s THEIR VERY OWN DINO!
Thanks for this: I've just been wondering what to buy a school friend for his birthday in a couple of weeks, and I only have girls!!
I was surprised at how much my boys played with them (they still are) – I'd definitely add them to my "birthday gift" list!