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66 of 76 people found this helpful
on August 18, 2011
My 8 year old daughter visited the Fijit Friends website every day for two weeks before her birthday, and was SO excited to finally buy this toy with her birthday money. We ordered it, and when it arrived she began playing with it right away. Its little light-up face is cute, and it has a dozen or so interactive responses, though we discovered right away that it didn't always respond correctly to the "prompts" you'd give it. For example, if you say "let's dance", it's supposed to dance, but instead, it would ask "Where are you going?"
Within literally a few hours of opening the FF, the rubber "skin" of the toy already had a hole in it (and my daughter was not being overly rough with it, by any means...on the contrary, she carried her Friend around like a baby and gave it its own pillowy bed in her room), and an hour after that, the thing stopped working! It was like the interactive components shorted out, and it just sputtered gibberish. We thought maybe the batteries needed replacing, but even with new batteries, the toy was busted. My daughter was inconsolable at first, but then kind of realized it wasn't as much fun as the ads/website made it out to be to begin with. We returned it and got a refund, and we will not be ordering another one.