3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fun addition to the Fijit family,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Fijit Friends Yippits Scooch Figure (Blue) (Toy)
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Fijit Yippits are the newest addition to the Fijit line and they are one step behind the "big" Fijits in interactivity but still a lot of fun. My 7-year-old was disappointed that the Yippits don't have a chirp mode which allows them to communicate with the other Fijits. The original Fijit and Fijit Newbies have chirp mode which allows for some very limited interaction between them. Fijits will dance to the Newbies' music and Newbies can interact with each other by playing different parts of the same song together. Being how limited to function is, it wasn't too terribly missed in the Yippits. Scooch doesn't talk but instead acts more like a puppy and is able to be "trained" to do tricks based on how many times you clap. He will sit up, lay down, spin around and dance, all achieved by his little "peg legs" expanding and retracting in a specific order. Scooch will "forget" the tricks he learned every time he goes to sleep, but it is fun to reteach him as he learns pretty quickly. Repeating the trick 2-3 times is enough for him to learn the trick again and all tricks have been relearned in a few minutes. It is fun for my 7-year-old to reenact the process of teaching a puppy. Scooch also reacts randomly when one of his "eyebrows" are pressed, just like his older Fijit siblings. He will dance, spin, sing, pretty much do all the things he does in trick mode but in random sequence. Game mode is probably the most fun for my son and I to play together as it resembles "Simon" type gameplay wherein you have to repeat the pattern presented by Scooch with increasing difficulty which is a welcome addition over the original Fijit which didn't have any kind of game mode and very repetitive conversations. I'd take game mode over the same canned responses any day!
I do wish Mattel had held true to their promises to make all their Fijit products interactive not only each other but with iOS devices and their own website. I still feel kind of ripped off that they didn't ever expand on this facet of the product. Scooch is very well built, however, and has survived some pretty major drops. He's still going strong as are the Newbies and Fijit Sage from last holiday season. The Fijit line does not make any compromises when it comes to durability and that's always welcome. Overall I think Scooch is a fun addition but a bit overpriced. If he was closer to the $20 range I would say it's a must buy for fans of the Fijit line.