35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
This is our second V-Tech Switch and Go toy and is has been every bit the immediate hit that our first (Sliver the T-Rex) was. In fact, the boy was quick to run and grab Sliver and show that he also launched off the back of Brok, in addition to the blue pteranodon car. What I love about Brok (and the Switch and Go toys in general) is that they continue to combine two of his favorite things: cars and dinosaurs. They are easy for him to transform back and forth with pretty much no learning curve (they're very intuitive). They're not overly electronic - in fact most of the fun of playing comes from his imagination. Sure, he'll spend time choosing eyes or a driver, and occasionally having it make noise, but what he likes to do most is roar and drive them around. My one complaint about Brok is the foldable on ramp at the rear (to get another car into the launch/carrying bay) - it falls off ALL. THE. TIME. In fact, it pretty much just doesn't stay on, ever. Now, sure, the 4 year old can reattach it on his own, but it's annoying to have it keep falling off. The only reason we keep trying to put it on (and are working on a gerry-rig) is because it keeps the ride along car from rolling out the back when Brok is driving/walking. If we could get along without it, we totally would. As it is, we'll figure something out.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2012
Personally this toy seemed big, bulky, and clumsy, but my 5 year old really enjoys it. It was easy to set up, the hardest thing was getting it unhooked from the box! It has kept my son's interest and he enjoys switching it from dino to truck. It has lots of sounds and phrases but is not too loud and the sounds won't drive you crazy. The toy seems well made and as already taken a few licks.
23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2012
When my son first received Brok, he was very excited and began playing and transforming him from a vehicle to a dinosaur and back. While the toy did offer a challenge, it wasn't impossible for my son to figure out. In fact, he showed me how to do it. We've never owned a transforming toy, so I can't comment on how it compares to others but we were impressed with it's durability, ease of use, and longevity with regards to play. I always strive to purchase toys that entertain and educate and I feel like this toy does both well. When it's in dino mode, children can learn interesting facts about their dinosaur. While it requires batteries, Vtech includes one set with the toy! The prices are actually quite modest, even for the most expensive dinosaur. I also appreciate that there are dinosaurs in a variety of price ranges so parents can decide which one is within their means. I anticipate this will be a popular toy come the holiday season.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This thing's got it all! What's not to love? A giant, brachiosuarus dinosaur, pterodactyl(or is it pteronadon? Why do they keep changing the names? And tell me again, what happen to brontosaurus? I guess that ages me. Sorry, got off track.), semi-truck, race car, talking, moving transformer. Whew!
Yes, transformers are as popular as ever. One sees it in the movies, Transformer, Battleship, Avengers, etc. My kids already have 2 of the Switch & Go Dinos, Silver the T-Rex and T-Don the Pteronadon(Oh, there they go again!), and they love crashing them and transforming them and trading them.
It runs on and includes 4 AA batteries; made of durable plastic, the control panel on top moves the motorized neck up, gives a few facts on dino's, which I need to bone up on, and it makes a bunch of sounds. One can choose the driver's image and control the volume- turn it down! On the back, load up your race car armed with pteryldactyl (not a pteronadon) which you or your kids can shoot up into the air.
The box state "over 80 wild sounds and phrases"- haven't counted that many, yet. The legs can stomp if pushed or roll or transform from dino to slick racing vehicle. If dino, one can change it's eyes or move its jaw by hand. It's a good size toy. Also, it pictures boys on the box, and yes, they'll eat it up, but my 2 girls give it 2 roaring, thumbs up! LIsted for ages 3-8.
This is a great toy, not cheap, and fun for dads, too. No set-up, just play with it right out of the box. "And you'll get your turn as soon as Dad's done with his."
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2012
Its a sizeable toy and the appeal factor for the 4 year old crowd fades away soon. It has some repeat value when friends are visiting. At least that's how it has panned out in our house.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
As soon as I received Brok the Brachiosaurus, the package was torn open and my grandson and I were on the floor playing with the wonderful toy. This durable plastic fun-machine changes from a car to a dinosaur with just a few clicks, easy for a four year-old to do.
The eyes can change, the neck is motorized, and there's an electronic control panel that lets little ones hear dinosaur facts. Of course there's also the button that allows you to hear the variety of sounds this toy can make. We stopped after listening to about twenty.
If you push him, he'll walk and stomp his feet, when the dino turns into a car it will launch a Pterodactyl. (not so hard to hurt anyone)
I received this toy from the Vine program so I don't know what it costs, however, if you're looking for something to entertains kids (and grandparents) this toy is for you.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This toy is targeted for 3-8 years. My 4 year old is really behind developmentally and my youngest is 17 months, so I don't have a great deal of experience with older than that. I'd would think that for a 3-4 year old to have fun with this toy, they'd have to be awfully advanced! I recommend it for the older end of their target age. (That's just my little opinion, though! I'm not saying a 3 year old couldn't have fun with it.)
Our whole family was greatly disappointed in it, though. We have the smaller green T-Rex from this same line, and we liked it so much, we were really looking forward to adding this one to our toy collection. My boys continue to play with the T-Rex. We rotate toys, and it is one that I keep out all the time right now. Brok is just SO COMPLICATED!! Make sure you keep the instructions, not only for putting the thing together(There IS assembly required!), but for learning how the thing changes and works. My youngest doesn't even care to play with it, because he just doesn't see what it's all about. My oldest will occasionally pick it up, but he gets so frustrated, he doesn't play with it long. About the only thing about it he likes is the screen on the dino's head that lets you pick a driver and all. That same feature comes with the cheaper toys in this line, so it's hard to think about paying so much money for a toy if that's all that captures my children's attention.
It is a more realistic toy if you plan on spending a good bit of time playing and teaching your child how it works. If it's for alone play time(at least for the younger age group), I'd pick something else to spend my money on.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The "V-Tech Switch & Go Dinos - Brok the Brachiosaurus Dinosaur" has proven to be, for our family, fun for multiple generations. Our grandson loves both trucks and dinosaurs; his father, trucks; and his grandfather anything mechanical. Thus, V-Tech's "Brok the Brachiosaurus Dinosaur was a hit with all three; it provided an opportunity for "male bonding" as the three transformed Brok from one iteration to the other.
Brok transforms easily, and my grandson is able to play with the toy himself. He loves "vroom, vroom, vrooming" Brok when it is a truck and roaring when Brok transforms into a dinosaur. Because V-Tech's Brok is not just one thing, imagination takes on extra importance as a child decides when Brok should be transformed - the why's where's, and how's of creative story-telling. Changing dinosaur eyes; a motorized neck; and a control panel which gives little ones interesting dinosaur facts all add to V-Tech's Brok the Brachiosaurus Dinosaur's play value.
The "V-Tech Switch & Go Dinos - Brok the Brachiosaurus Dinosaur" seems to be a durable toy and one that will maintain a child's interest. While it is somewhat expensive, if you have a child who loves transforming toys, trucks, and dinosaurs, you may find Brok a worthwhile purchase.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2013
I woudl be delighted if I never heard it again. It is loud. It is not made of durable plastic. I will not buy another.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2012
The holidays are right around the corner and this is definitely a education toy that your little ones will be sure to love! The Vtech Switch and Go Dinos have a small LCD screen with animation when in vehicle and dino mode. The different action buttons makes learning fun by providing interesting facts about the dinosaur. There are 7 Switch and Go Dinos that ranges from $16-$50 which makes it available for any budget. Three of our visits included:
Span the Spinosaurus is a fighter jet that transforms into a dino. When he is in fighter jet mode he makes real flying sounds and their is a motion sensor that creates fun flying noises when my little run pretends it is flying around the house and it comes with 4 disks to launch and a hook so it can swoop down and save a baby dino.
Attila transforms from a construction vehicle to an Anklyosaurs in a few steps. The vehicle comes with a tow cable and hook that pulls his heavy duty trailer that becomes his tough shell when in dino mode. He even comes with a wreaking ball with real swinging action in dino mode.
The largest of the Switch and Go Dino collection Brok is as cool as they come. He transforms from a car carrier and allows you to carry around your included race car and Pterodactyl that shoots into the air when launched by pushing down on the spoiler. In Dino mode you can hear Brok stomp his feet when you push him and his head becomes motorized when you push a button on his back.
The Switch and Go Dino collection is so much fun that my son has yet to put them down since he got them. My son has two loves when it comes to toys, cars and dinosaurs the VTech Switch & Go Dinos combines both.
*Disclosure: I have received VTech Switch & Go Dinos to facilitate my review.