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Thursday, September 27, 2012

VTech Switch & Go Dinos Review

We were blessed to be able to review two of the new VTech Switch & Go Dinos recently and my boys have LOVED them! Being all boy, both of them are very into vehicles and dinosaurs so these toys are perfect.Brok the Brachiosaurus

We received Span the Spinosaurus and Brok the Brachiosaurus to review.

Honestly, I was worried that my boys would quickly lose interest, but ever since we received Brok and Span, these toys have been played with almost daily for extended periods of time. C still has a bit of trouble and often needs help switching the toys but K has mastered both of them and really enjoys the versatility of these dinos. I appreciate that no matter what mode the toys are it, they are always on wheels (as cars or under the dino feet) so that the toys aren’t dragging and scratching up our floors or making that horrid scraping sound plastic toys can make.

Span the SpinosaurusSpan the Spinosaurus is a dino and a plane. As a plane, Span comes equipped with a crane and rescue cage for other Switch & Go Dinos and a little dinosaur. Span can also launch food discs to feed other dinos with. Both of my boys can now switch Span from dino to plane without any effort and I have loved seeing the different things they have figured out.

Brok the Brachiosaurus is a bit more complicated to switch, but my 3 year old adores him as a transporter truck with the little car he came with. Apparently other, smaller Switch & Go Dinos fit onto the truck as well. My favorite part about Brok is that his legs actually move while he is “walking”.  My boys really like that as a transporter, Brok can launch cars by lifting the platform. When in transporter mode, the front does drag a bit and I can’t figure out how to get the wheels to roll better.

Both toys have either race car drivers or dino eyes on the screen which can be changed, speak, and roar depending on the mode the dino is in. To switch modes, you just have to extend of retract the dino’s neck. My one complaint with this is that little bumps will push the neck in and my boys get annoyed that the dino’s eyes disappear.

All in all, these toys are a hit. They seem sturdy and I imagine will last quite a while even with two active boys playing with them. I am rarely tempted to buy a product after reviewing it, but depending on how long my boys stay interested in these toys, I very well might be purchasing some more dino friends for Christmas this year :).

Right now, VTech is running a Show & Tell with Switch & Go Video Contest on their Facebook page. Head over to check it out! You don’t need to own a VTech Switch & Go Dino to enter, your child can draw or build one!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for VTech. I received VTech Switch & Go Dinos product samples to facilitate my review.

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