The FurReal Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walkin Pup is a toy that’s great for kids who beg for a dog, but parents who don’t yet want them to try taking on that kind of responsibility. It’s lifelike, but not overwhelming.
The FurReal Friends toy line has been a smash hit ever since it was released. This year, for the Christmas 2014 season, the Get Up and GoGo My Walkin Pup is going to be the one all boys and girls ask Santa for when they hop up onto his lap.
When your child takes her out of the box and names her, that’s when the fun begins. Using four double A batteries (which are not included), she comes to life and starts barking and making precious doggie noises.
The FurReal Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walkin Pup sounds just like a young puppy, and she’s active, too! Your child can put her on a leash and walk her around. The leash has a built in remote control. Just like most toys this year, playtime isn’t limited to the offline world.
It’s also set up to work in conjunction with a free iOS or Android App called FurReal Friends that your child can download. With the app, your little one can create delicious meals for her new four legged friend.
As she interacts with your child, she not only barks and walks, but she does other fun things, too! She wags her tail and she can sit. You know how a dog tilts their head to the side when you speak to them? Well, this toy does that, too!
The FurReal Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walkin Pup has blue eyes, a purple color and a pink bow. It’s a perfect toy for girls ages 4 and up, depending on when they lose interest in plush toys that interact with them.
Or, she can give the dog a bubble bath – without the offline mess it would create if you put a new real puppy in the bath. This Hasbro toy is very plush – so she’s soft and fun to snuggle with.
Parents have said this toy is very lifelike, so your kids will love it. They don’t even have to use the leash – clapping your hands has the same effect to get it to walk. It moves perfectly on wood, tile or carpet floors – and if your child forgets to turn it off, that’s no problem – because it shuts off automatically so battery life isn’t wasted.
How Much? $99.99
The average price for the Futuro Cube is approximately: $100
One of the biggest trends in kids entertainment is creating toys and devices that utilize smartphones and tablets to create an interactive experience.
A wide array of toys have been released and are due for release that depend on smartphones entirely for their functionality, and the rapid evolution of phone technology has allowed for increased experiences with interactivity. Ubooly is one such toy, and it is by far one of the cutest.
Let’s take a look at some of the features
Ubooly is a loveable orange creature. He is a small, furry blob that only has a tummy, face, and a pair of inquisitive ears. To make the toy come to life, users must install the free app on their iPhone or iPad Touch and then insert it into the slot on top of his head. The screen displays his face and projects his voice.
The app itself is a learning creation that recognizes voice commands, tells stories and jokes, plays games, and requires love and care to remain happy. Regular updates are released every month that continue to bolster Ubooly’s repertoire and improve his learning capability.
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Many of the toys that incorporate smartphones that have been released are involved, expensive creations. Ubooly simplifies that and streamlines it down to the most basic idea, and it does so in the form of an adorable, little creature. He has the potential to teach kids valuable lessons in responsibility and care, all while entertaining them with his constantly-expanding knowledge base.
Because Apple iOS devices utilize standard, proprietary device programming and standards, it’s much easier to create devices such as Ubooly for only that platform. Since there are so many different types of devices that use Android, those device users are out of luck, at least for the time being.
Ubooly only currently works with iPhones and iPad Touch devices, so owning one of them is a prerequisite to purchasing him. Aside from that, who wouldn’t want to buy such a loveable, smart, orange little monster?
Purchasers may return Ubooly within 30 days for a full refund, provided he is still in new condition.
With the functionality and potential for learning available in the free app, the $29.99 price tag for Ubooly himself is well worth it!
Consumers can purchase Ubooly from this link: http://christmastoy-store.com/Ubooly , as well as other websites such as Amazon. The app is available exclusively through the iTunes App Store.
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Within a simple plush exterior lies a cute, incredibly smart little creature. Kids and adults alike have fallen in love with Ubooly, offering up rave reviews every time anyone encounters him!
Product Review – Romo Smartphone Robot
A huge number of toys and devices that utilize smartphones have already been released this year, and many more are on the way. While most of those toys incorporate smartphones in new and exciting ways, none of them convert the smartphones into actual robots.
Romo Smartphone Robot is the one exception. Installing the free app onto your iPhone or iPod Touch and then plugging the device into the Romo station transforms a lowly phone or MP3 player into a fun and lovable robot.
Product Review – Talking Tom Superstar Toy
Talking Friends is a facial editor and playback app widely popularly among kids. They can take pictures of themselves or friends, add all sorts of goofy features like handlebar mustaches, and then record messages which the app will play back in a variety of voices as though the edited face on the screen was saying it.
The app also includes various characters that play back what they hear in their own voice. Talking Tom Superstar Toy is one of those characters brought to life in the form of a lovable grey tomcat.
Millions of iPads have been sold over the last few years, and today’s children are among the most avid users of the device. As much as technology has evolved over the years, however, one thing has remained the same: kids still love to draw and color. Artsee Studio joins the two areas by letting kids do one of their oldest pastimes on a relatively new device.
Let’s take a look at some of the features
Artsee Studio is both an app and a physical mount the iPad fits into. While not required to use the free app, the protective mount and included artistic tools definitely enhance the experience. The mount has a handle on the top, is rounded plastic that securely encases the iPad within, and has slots that securely hold all the included tools.
The tools include five stamps that all perform different functions, such as adding sound or animation, and a stylus that can be used as a pen, pencil, paint brush, and several others. The app itself is incredibly easy to use with all options labeled clearly. It includes a number of drawing templates, such as underwater and safari; kids can load the template, fill in the details, and then make those details come alive and make sounds!
The app is free, and the mount and drawing tools cost $39.99 with free shipping at the time of this review.
The fact that kids can draw, color, and create designs with an app specifically designed for them is good enough, but the fact that they can then add sounds and animation to their creations is definitely one of the coolest things about Artsee Studio. The mount and tools are also very well made, designed to keep iPads safely protected and secure without being cramped or restricting usage at all.
There really is nothing to dislike about Artsee Studio! If anything, parents may want to oversee younger children as they use it. While the mounting case protects the iPad from falls and bumps, and the tools are rounded plastic designed for drawing, the screen is still open and vulnerable to scratching from any surrounding objects.
Artsee Studio is only compatible with all generations of the iPad, so ownership of said tablet is a prerequisite. After that, kids with a passion for drawing – which is most kids – will absolutely fall in love with it.
WowWee, the company behind Artsee Studio, offers a 30 day full refund for unopened products as well as a refund less 10% for opened products. The company will exchange any defective products for free, as well.
Considering the security of the mount and the plethora of functions performed by the numerous tools, the price tag is very reasonable.
The app is available from Apple’s iTunes store, while the mount and tools package is only available from WowWee’s online store as well as Amazon.
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At the time of this review, Artsee Studio is on backorder for the next month, and there is no greater testament to its popularity and potential than that!
As the name suggests iFirehouse has been designed to work with iPad, iPods and iPhones. It’s an interactive app that allows children to own their own firehouse. As well as the app though, they have released an iFirehouse play case. The play case even comes with a little figurine of a fireman, a fire chief or a firehouse dog.
Each room in the iFirehouse has different activities and games for a child to play with. Such as:
• Putting out fires, where the child can practise their fire fighting skills.
• Feeding the dog
• Playing hopscotch
• Painting the firehouse, where children can choose what colours they want in each room.
• Choosing their own fire trucks
The figurine that comes with the play case can also be put into the game by scanning the doll’s code. This allows children to interact with the digital version of their figures inside the app.
The iFirehouse app requires iOS 5.0 or later and can be played independently of the play case. This virtual firehouse dolls house allows children to take it with them where ever they go unlike traditional doll houses.
The iFirehouse has 6 rooms with each room having interactive areas and options for the child to customize it. For example the photo frames shown in the background of the app can be changed to show a photo previously taken on the tablet.
The iFirehouse app costs just $0.99 from iTunes. The play case and its free figurine cost $19.99.
Aimed at young boys the iFirehouse is sure to be loved by any child with a love of fire trucks. Every small boy at some time or other has had a fascination for the big red trucks that zoom by with their sirens wailing. So this portable version of a fire station will be like owning their very own fire station.
Things we like
What’s great about this is that unlike a lot of games, where the case is needed for the features to function properly. The iFirehouse app is all that the child needs to play this game.
Children growing up today are surrounded by technology and new games but the iFirehouse, while being played on an iPad still has the feel of being like a dolls house rather than just a new game. Also due to the fact that the iPad is portable children will be able to play with the iFirehouse app where ever they are. This will help parents on long journeys or flights to keep their children amused.
The play case that is bought separately is a great way for children to be able to carry the iPad as the top of the case is a handle. This helps to protect the iPad as well as making it easier for children to handle.
The figure that comes free with the case and can be scanned to create a virtual version is fantastic as children’s friends can also scan their dolls into the game. This allows two children and their two scanned in virtual friends to play together.
Things we did not like about the iFirehouse
While the iFirehouse is a great interactive fire station its features such as washing the fire truck could get old quite fast. With some children preferring games that have more features that unlock as they play the game.
It is also only compatible with Apples iPhones and iPads. This means that other tablets will not be able to play the iFirehouse app. This could be a disappointment as it means children will not be able to play on other tablets.
Once you’ve bought it though it will be stored in your apple account so even if your iPad breaks the game will be able to transfer to a new iPad.
At only $0.99 for the app it’s defiantly worth the money. Allowing children to be able to play with their fire station no matter where they are.
The iFirehouse app is available from apples iTunes for just $0.99.The play case made by AppVentures is available from This Link.
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Parents love the fact that although still being modern the iFirehouse is a great way for their children to enjoy the same sort of entertainment that they did while growing up. Its cheap price defiantly works in its favour as an app that’s less than a dollar is always a bonus. It’s a great way of blending the modern world with the traditional to make something both children and adults will appreciate.
Product Review – iDollhouse
One of the most rapidly growing trends with children’s toys is taking advantage of the exploding popularity of tablets and smartphones and designing toys that incorporate and work in conjunction with those devices.
A variety of toys that combine with tablets and smartphones are already available, and many more are slated for release in the near future.