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D-Rex Interactive Dinosaur 2009

by Mattel

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  • The ultimate Prehistoric Pet is back with new features for 2009!
  • A ferocious yet loyal interactive dinosaur with an independent personality
  • D-Rex combines robotics, sensors and reptilian-like skin
  • More realistic facial features creating a lifelike appearance and behavior
  • New tug-of-war play pattern
  • Now you can teach D-Rex tricks and program him to perform up to 30 actions!
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 9.5 x 14 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002GJUU4O
  • Item model number: R9415
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 12 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,634 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Product Description

Dinosaur lovers of all ages are in luck The DRex 2.0 Interactive Dinosaur is a friend, guardian, and prankster all rolled into one toy. DRex combines robotics, sensors and reptilianlike skin to create a lifelike appearance and behavior. Designed for kids eight years and older, this dinosaur, brought to life with "biomorphic robotics" features over 100 sounds and movements. Using a boneshaped remote,DRex responds to an "attack" command by roaring and stalking a victim, and he wags his tail when kids pet the back of his head. Like a real pet, DRex will follow the sound of your voice, make funny noises and protect your room with his roaring guard mode. DRex's level of interaction increases with the ability to memorize and perform a sequence of up to 30 actions.Though he wears a collar and stands only 14 inches tall, this DRex is still a "fearsome" predator. Kids will be enthralled by his realistic skin, and lifelike movements, which are possible thanks to biomorphic robotics. His fiery orange eyes scan the room, and his neck and tail "muscles" ripple with movement. DRex has a personality all his own with over 100 sounds and movements, as well as sensors that respond to light, sound, and touch.DRex Interactive Dinosaur by Mattel Includes: DRex Interactive Dinosaur Five "C" batteries Bone control (Two "AAA" batteries for the remote control not included.)

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Dinosaur lovers of all ages are in luck! The D-Rex 2.0 Interactive Dinosaur is a friend, guardian, and prankster all rolled into one toy. Designed for kids eight years and older, this dinosaur --brought to life with "biomorphic robotics"-- features over 100 sounds and movements. Using a bone-shaped remote,D-Rex responds to an "attack" command by roaring and stalking a victim, and he wags his tail when kids pet the back of his head. D-Rex's level of interaction increases with the ability to memorize and perform a sequence of up to 30 actions.

At a Glance
    Ages: 8+

    Requires:
  • 5 "C" (included)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries (not included)
  • Screwdriver for battery installation
What We Think

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The Good: Biomorphic robotics enable D-Rex to interact with you like a real pet.

The Challenging: Realistic features may frighten youngsters.

In a Nutshell: This ultimate pet is trainable, wards off enemies, and comes when you call him.


At 14 inches in height, D-Rex features over 100 realistic movements and sounds.
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Take command of the prehistoric predator using the bone-shaped remote. View larger.

Fearsome Predator or Lovable Pet?
Though he wears a collar and stands only 14 inches tall, this D-Rex is still a "fearsome" predator. Kids will be enthralled by his realistic skin, and lifelike movements, which are possible thanks to biomorphic robotics. His fiery orange eyes scan the room, and his neck and tail "muscles" ripple with movement. D-Rex has a personality all his own with over 100 sounds and movements, as well as sensors that respond to light, sound, and touch.

Become His Master
Using the bone-shaped remote control, kids can program D-Rex to perform a number of actions from up to 25 feet away. Pressing "attack" mode makes D-Rex stand alert, and pressing it a second time sends him on a roaring rampage. In "guard" mode, D-Rex stiffens and scans the room, moving his head from side to side. At the first sound of an intruder, D-Rex will roar to alert you.

While D-Rex is an effective guardian, like any pet he has needs of his own. If D-Rex's tail stops wagging, he may want attention. Pet his head and quickly get his tail wagging. Also, to keep his hunger at bay, kids can feed him. His jaws will move up and down, stopping only after he has had his fill.

Lifelike Interaction
As kids learn to tame D-Rex and keep him happy, they can relate to him much like a real-live pet. In "seek" mode, D-Rex comes when you whistle, and in "prank" mode, he repeats funny sounds. Best of all, an advanced training feature allows kids to teach him a specific sequence of actions that he will then repeat on command.

As a power-saving feature, D-Rex takes a "Dino-nap" when not being used. Parents will want to assist with removing the toy's packaging and installing two "AAA" batteries (not included) in the bone remote control.

What's in the Box
D-Rex Interactive Dinosaur, five "C" batteries, and bone control. (Two "AAA" batteries for the remote control not included.)




Advanced, "biomorphic" robotic technology allows D-Rex to function like a real pet.

Customer Reviews

My son absolutely loved it.
Rick
I did not open yet so I can not say for sure there is not an issue with the skin.
Amherst Mom
What I can tell you is that I am glad I took the leap of faith.
lbrlartist

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By O. J. McDaniel on November 26, 2009
I should start by saying that I am a very picky toy buyer and owner. But this toy is AWESOME! He is so funny when he answers your questions by shaking his head and saying "Uh-uh." He is just plain fun! We got this for Christmas last year and still play with it at least once or twice a week...all of us! I have to assume the other reviews about the bad skin are due to a bad production batch from Mattel. I'd say keep looking.

A couple of cautions: Read the directions. You have to use him correctly to make him work. Also, this is not a toy for little ones because he is a little scary, and the skin is stitched together in various areas. While this contributes to the flexible and realistic look, it also does add a dimension of fragility. If your child will be rough with him, DRex may not be the best choice.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Amherst Mom on November 27, 2009
I purchased this item for my daughter for Christmas. I did not open yet so I can not say for sure there is not an issue with the skin. But after reading the reviews on here I got worried and considered returning the item. Unfortunately this is the only toy my child wants. So I did a little research and I found out that D-Rex comes with a 2 year Warranty. As I said before I am not sure if my dinosaur is going to have any problems but at least I know there is something that can be done if there is a problem. Here are the details.

Warranty Length: 2 years

Supplier Warranty: Mattel, Inc. warrants to the original consumer purchaser that this product will be free of defects in material or workmanship for two years (unless specified in alternate warranties) from the date of purchases. If defective, return the product along with proof of the date of purchase, postage prepaid, to Consumer Relations, 636 Girard Avenue, East Aurora, New York 14052, for replacement or refund at our option. This warranty does not cover damage resulting from unauthorized modification, accident, misuse or abuse. In no event shall we be responsible for incidental, consequential, or contingent damages (excet in those states that do not allow this exclusion or limitation). This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidntal or consequential damages, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you. Valid only in U.S.A. 2 - Year Limited Warranty
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Hoover on November 19, 2009
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I have now ordered and returned two 2009 versions of DREX from Amazon. Both have had issues with the "skin" of the DREX being torn or actually rubbing off on the clear plastic display window of the packaging. I asked Amazon to look at their inventory and they said that all of their stock of 2009 DREX have the same problem. I have researched SPIKE v DREX and felt the DREX was the best fit for my 4.5 yo daughter, but I will have to buy it from somewhere else because either Amazon has a bad batch or they are 'melting' in the warehouse.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Baker on December 3, 2009
I recently got this toy for my son and cannot tear him away from it! He has been following D-Rex all over the house and telling his friends about it. He learned how to teach the D-Rex tricks and is so excited that he has an interactive toy to play with!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Walter on November 27, 2009
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I just opened the D Rex I purchased on Amazon in mid-November for my daughter as a Christmas present. After reading some of the reviews, I was concerned about its skin. The skin and the whole dino looks fine -- no problem with melting or tearing. I think my daughter will have fun training the dino and impressing others with its tricks.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By siniast on December 24, 2009
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RE: Confusing the sensors,,,,,,,,,,flourescent light,,,,squiggly bulb or stick,,emits wavelength that will affect sensors,,,,,as for sound,,,background noise will diminish sensitivity,,,,,,,,i believe they kept thresholds high to preserve battery life,,,,,kids local play area only,,,,,,,,rechargable batts are only 1.25 volt as compared to standard alkaline @1.5,,,,times multiple batts,,,(5 C cell) add up to loss of power to this power logic hungry device,,,,,,I dont recommend recharageables,,try,,,it may work for you,,,(and cheaper on batts,,,,use dollar store non alkaline batts,,,best bet,?????,,,i will repost with results in 2010,,},,im a video game tech,,,hope this helps,,,,,P.S.,,,,,,,,working on the thin skin issue ,,sounds like production issue,,,,,toys r us are fine,,,target/amazon problems,,,suspect storage warehouse conditions,,,mine sez made in china from canada 2009 on bottom of box,,,,,some say silicone spray keeps latex(if thats what it is,,,seems like a polymer to me,,finger tested mine out of box,,seems thin for mobility,,but ok so far}soft and supple,,used on haloween masks w/good results wrapped in plastic bag,,,as for tears already,,menards sells liquid electrical tape,,,i use it at work on wire insulation,, liquid rubber,,very durable,,if i tear this one,,i will patch with that,,,,,,,,happy holidays to you and yours,,,tim the tool man,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Trenary on November 25, 2009
Thank goodness for Amazon reviews! I recently bought this from Kohls and had put it away until Christmas before I stumbled upon these recent reviews here on Amazon. Since this dude costs so much, I was definitely worried. I took it out of the box last night, and right away I noticed a "spot" on his cheek that appeared to have been picked at or something. I ran my finger on it, and sure enough it started to peel off the color. The strechy rubber material seemed to be in tact, but the paint on the skin was rubbing off before my eyes with almost no pressure at all. It seems like a great concept, but POORLY executed. Last years version seems to have mostly positive reviews, so they must be doing something different. All I can say is don't waste a hundred dollars or more on this thing or you will end up extremely frustrated. I have emailed customer service to find out if there is a known production issue, but I have not heard back...
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