*Disclaimer - I received Blister the Velociraptor from VTech in order to facilitate my honest review. My son tried out the new toy for me. All experiences and opinions are my own.
One of my son's first words was, "High-tow". That was what he called a helicopter for the first 2 years of his life.
At almost 6, he can now say, "helicopter" and thanks to television and documentaries he can also say, "velociraptor". When I was approached to try out VTech's newest Switch & Go Dino, Blister the Velociraptor, I knew Blister would be an instant hit in my house.
My son is pretty sure he is going to be a Paleontologist in his free time. You know, when he isn't driving a tractor on our farm? Well, being a dinosaur fan surely fueled his interest in the new changing toy, but it wasn't the only reason.
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Unlike the changeable toys of my childhood, this helicopter/velociraptor also has motion activated sounds, talks and has a light. It also gives out some fun dinosaur facts that my son now has memorized. I think the first thing my son did was push all the buttons to see how it worked. He was over the moon when he found out how to launch the rocket.
My son had no problem figuring out how to switch his helicopter into dinosaur mode. The pieces move easily and fingers do not get pinched. Even his 4 year old sister figured out how to move all the parts.
It will launch from both the helicopter and dino mode. The light is underneath the helicopter, or shines from the dinosaur's mouth.
In helicopter mode, the pilot shows up in the cockpit, but switch it over to a velociraptor and see it's big eyes watching you. I love how the toy can switch over so completely for seamless play.
Additional Dinos in the Switch & Go line include Jagger the T-Rex™, SkySlicer the Allosaurus™, MC Roar the Giganotosaurus™, Stompsalot the Amargasaurus™, Quiver the Stygimoloch™, Torr the Therizinosaurus™ and Akuna the Velociraptor™. So many options for 2-in-1 play!
Overall my son loves it and has played with it several days straight. Now he wants to add some of the other new Switch & Go Dinos to his Christmas wish list.
Blister the Velociraptor retails for $24.99. Connect with VTech on Facebook and Twitter for product updates and offers.
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