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Fisher-Price Imaginext Spike the Ultra Dinosaur

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  • Brontosaurus styled dinosaur is controlled by a wireless remote
  • The dinosaur can walk forward, turn left and right, open its mouth, blink its eyes, stand up on its hind legs, and even throw a boulder
  • The neck on the dinosaur will rotate around similar to the neck on the mega t-rex, and when the dinosaur stands up, spikes down its back will light up
  • Dinosaur sound effects and motions bring life-like movement
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Product Description

Meet Spike, the dinosaur that kids bring to life at the touch of a button. He walks, he stands on his hind legs, he blinks, his mouth opens and closes, and his spikes even light up. You make it all happen with the easy-to-use remote control! Spike also makes lots of fun sounds, too. He growls, snorts, roars and more. Requires 3 "AA" alkaline batteries, not included. Also uses rechargeable 9.6 Volt NiMH battery, included (a $25 retail value)! Spike stands 27" tall.

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The pre-historic world comes roaring to life with the Spike the Ultra Dinosaur, an Imaginext toy from Fisher-Price. Flashing lights, blinking eyes, and grunting dino speak make this big, green remote-control dinosaur a fun companion for adventurous play. Rugged and curious, Spike has a quirky personality that will draw children ages three through 10 into an exciting world of their own imagining.



Spike stands on his hind legs, waves his tail, and roars. View larger.


Big, illustrated buttons make the remote control kid-friendly. View larger.
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The Good: Dynamic remote-control dinosaur with lights and sound effects

The Bad: Large size makes traveling with Spike tricky

In a Nutshell: An awesome new friend for imaginative kids
At a Glance

Ages: 3 to 10
Requires: 3 AA batteries
A Fearsome New Friend
This awesome oversized, plastic dinosaur stands 27 inches tall, with textured green skin, a yellow underbelly, gnarly teeth, and plenty of serious spines--enough to make any young dino-enthusiast swoon. Before Spike is ready to roam the Earth, you'll need to snap his legs and tail into place. These pieces are color coded to prevent confusion, and the instruction booklet offers a nice illustration. Make sure all three connection points on each front leg are securely attached, otherwise he'll struggle to walk.

You'll also want to fully charge the included NiMH rechargeable battery before kids get their hands on this dinosaur, a process which may take up to four hours. With all the use Spike will be getting, you'll enjoy the long life of this power solution. The convenient wireless remote requires three AA batteries (not included) for operation.

Innovative and Easy to Control
As soon as you turn him on, spikes on this long-necked dinosaur's back and tail light up, and he starts blinking his eyes. Big, kid-friendly buttons on the durable remote control let you make Spike walk forward, turn left or right, and swing his neck around. At first he can be a little tricky to maneuver, but with just a few moments of practice, he becomes incredibly easy to control.

Holding down any one of the four middle buttons unleashes a new action. Pick between having him stand on his hind legs, swinging his neck around while unleashing a huge roar, or hanging his head low. Another button controls the motion of his jaw. Practice combining movements to snatch up the plastic boulders off the ground or toss them in the air (a skill we never perfected). There's even a mystery button that lets Spike pick any motion he wants to perform. Press it again and again to get a sense of his playful nature. Two modes let you pick between having continuous background music accompany play or just hearing occasional growls, snorts, and roars.

Durable and Adventurous
The well-crafted Spike was still going strong, even after our vigorous testing. We crashed him into table legs trying to make him crawl over obstacles that were just too high, and even though he might not have been happy about the way we dropped the remote control repeatedly, he kept right on doing all those dinosaur things that make him a fun addition to any family. While this ultra dinosaur held up well in the face of vigorous use, he could succumb to the rough reality of enthusiastic play and be damaged by children sitting on him or pulling apart his otherwise sturdy joints.

Spike's large size makes him a great outdoor playmate, but be sure to warn kids that, since he is battery-operated, he shouldn't play in streams or jump in puddles. Cooperative kids will love putting their heads together to think up new places for their friend dinosaur to explore. The height and length that make Spike so much fun may make it hard for smaller children to carry him around, especially if they are headed to a far off relative's house. While this dinosaur is recommended as a companion for children three through 10, even adults are likely to be charmed by Spike's fun-loving personality.

What's in the Box
Dinosaur, remote control, 9.6V NiMH rechargeable battery, battery charger, two plastic rocks, and a plastic bone.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 5.7 x 16.1 x 29.9 inches
Item Weight 12.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 12.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Origin USA
ASIN B0015UXJOI
Item model number M8126
Manufacturer recommended age 36 months - 7 years
Batteries 4 AA batteries required. (included)
Best Sellers Rank #231,353 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#18,843 in Toys & Games > Action & Toy Figures > Action Figures
#85,209 in Toys & Games > Preschool > Pre-Kindergarten Toys
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 100 customer reviews

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Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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DANGER! To prevent electric shock, do not immerse in water; wipe clean with a damp cloth.

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By Steffan Piper VINE VOICE on October 28, 2008
I bought this toy for my 18 month old son, Fox. When he saw this thing while walking around Target one early Monday morning, he couldn't stop from hitting the big orange button on the front of the plastic case. About a half-hour later I was able to break free, but only after he understood that I was taking the Dinosaur box with me.

We have a lot of fun playing with the remote together. This is actually a toy that he can use without any problem or difficulty. He wakes up in the morning now and 'Roooaaaaarrrrs!!!!' ... runs out of bed and hits the activation button on the Dino's back to wake him up, which then gets a big yawn from his new green, plastic friend.

I had to explain to several relatives when they were shocked to see my Son "roaring". They didn't have a clue that he was 'playing Dino'. When I told them I bought him the Dinosaur toy from Target, I got a few raised eyebrows because I purchased it the first few days it was out and paid the $169.99 they were asking. I've now seen the price drop to $129.99 everywhere from Amazon to Wal-Mart. Strangely though, Wal-Mart is the only place that doesn't have the large plastic display for it, or at least not where I live and it's a Super-Wal-Maze.

'Spike' The Dino utters several guttural phrases like what sounds like 'moose meat' when he sniffs the ground. I'm hoping my son doesn't start to continually repeat 'moose meat!' either ;) , He also walks like an awkward beast and 'booms' with every step.

There's a button which turns on the 'jungle music'. Your toddler is sure to dance right along with it as mine does every time.

The Dino sounds are:

1. Laughing (Ha ha ha ha haaaaa)
2. Sneezing (Raaaa-chooo)
3. Sniffing (Sniff Sniff Sniff Sniff...)
4. Moose meat! Moose Meat!
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We took our 3 year old son to the store to buy a new toy with his Piggy Bank savings and when he saw this toy on a store display, he wanted it immediately! It was so cool looking, we couldn't resist, so we pitched in the difference - we got it for $129.99. We have been playing with it for almost 2 hours straight now, and it is DEFINITELY worth the money! My son and 1 1/2 year old daughter absolutely LOVE it! I was amazed at how well it worked, and it is loaded with surprises, like going to sleep (yawning & snoring included) after 2 minutes of inactivity, and a music button that plays jungle-type music that is pretty neat.

My son is almost 4, and he is able to use the remote pretty well in making Spike do what he wants him to do. Unfortunatley, my 38 year old husband keeps hoarding the remote! This is a great entertainment piece if you have friends over, and I am sure this will be one toy that is not simply played with for five minutes and then tossed aside.

One thing to note: it takes 4 hours to charge the included battery, so pull that out early and charge if it will be a present. Also, you need 3 AA batteries for the remote (not included).
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yes it's expensive, but my 4 yr old girl loves dinos. it is very interactive, it has a sense of humor and HUGE! if you have a dino loving kid and don't mind the cost, it's really a cool toy, also we don't live in an area that would stock a toy this pricey so ordering it online we saved and got an awesome toy. shouldn't be missed for dino lovers!
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By Willie D on September 27, 2008
My daughter has a friend who has a six year old son. His birthday is coming up and my daughter asked me what he would like as a gift. I happened to be in a store and I saw Spike on display. The little boy has had a difficult life so I did not think twice about shelling out the $130 for Spike. I know my daughter's friend's six year old son will love Spike. The only problem is I took it out of the box to assemble it and to charge the batteries.....I've been playing with it for an hour.....the kid's not getting it.....it's mine! I love it and I'm 62 years old!
PS my childhood buddy who is a local dentist happened to stop by my home. I showed him Spike and he flew out of my house to go purchase a Spike for his 5 year grandson for Christmas....I hope my buddy gives it to his grandson!
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We purchased this toy for our son for his 6th birthday and it was the hit of the party!! It's very easy to use and is truely amazing! It walks, burps, growls, sniffs, throws the included rock, and more!! I'm predicting it will be THE HOT TOY for the 2008 Holiday Season! So buy it early! Also, Amazon's price is the best to be found!
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I bought this toy for my 18 month old son, Fox. When he saw this thing while walking around Target one early Monday morning, he couldn't stop from hitting the big orange button on the front of the plastic case. About a half-hour later I was able to break free, but only after he understood that I was taking the Dinosaur box with me.

We have a lot of fun playing with the remote together. This is actually a toy that he can use without any problem or difficulty. He wakes up in the morning now and 'Roooaaaaarrrrs!!!!' ... runs out of bed and hits the activation button on the Dino's back to wake him up, which then gets a big yawn from his new green, plastic friend.

I had to explain to several relatives when they were shocked to see my Son "roaring". They didn't have a clue that he was 'playing Dino'. When I told them I bought him the Dinosaur toy from Target, I got a few raised eyebrows because I purchased it the first few days it was out and paid the $169.99 they were asking. I've now seen the price drop to $129.99 everywhere from Amazon to Wal-Mart. Strangely though, Wal-Mart is the only place that doesn't have the large plastic display for it, or at least not where I live and it's a Super-Wal-Maze.

'Spike' The Dino utters several guttural phrases like what sounds like 'moose meat' when he sniffs the ground. I'm hoping my son doesn't start to continually repeat 'moose meat!' either ;) , He also walks like an awkward beast and 'booms' with every step.

There's a button which turns on the 'jungle music'. Your toddler is sure to dance right along with it as mine does every time.

The Dino sounds are:

1. Laughing (Ha ha ha ha haaaaa)
2. Sneezing (Raaaa-chooo)
3. Sniffing (Sniff Sniff Sniff Sniff...)
4. Moose meat! Moose Meat!
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