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Playskool Kota My Triceratops Dinosaur

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  • Animatronic, life-size baby dinosaur stands over 3 feet tall and comes to “life” with realistic sounds and motion!
  • Responds to your voice and touch with roaring and laughing sounds, and expressive tail, head, eye, mouth and horn movements.
  • Plays 4 different adventure-themed tunes for immersed, make-believe fun!
  • Convenient volume control switch. Maximum weight is 60 lbs.
  • Dinosaur figure comes with leafy snack and instructions
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Product Description

Product Description

Loaded with cutting-edge animatronics features, Kota is a lifelike pet from the past. Kota will quickly become your preschooler's best friend, and his realistic features will leave kids in awe! Measuring over 40" long, tots can sit on Kota for some rompin' stompin' dino adventures. A hidden handle and spring-loaded seat provide a fun and safe ride. Kota's tail, head, eyes, horns and mouth are animated, and he comes with a fun music mode so riders can trounce along to dino songs. When he's hungry, kids can feed him special leaves and he'll be happy. Kota measures 21"L x 44"W x 28"H. Requires six "D" batteries, not included. Holds up to 60 lbs.

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An awesome, prehistoric friend, KOTA The Triceratops Dinosaur from Playskool is ready to accompany your imaginative child on all kinds of adventures. With lots of sound effects, including music, munching, stomping, and roaring, this baby dinosaur is a realistic creation. He even moves his head and tail and blinks his eyes. KOTA is built so that curious kids three and older and up to 60 pounds can enjoy a bouncing ride.

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The Good: Big, blinking, roaring, tail-flipping, leaf-munching Triceratops

The Bad: Large size can be awkward to store

In a Nutshell: This unbelievably cool, prehistoric friend is ready to take your child for a ride

At a Glance

Ages: 3 and up; up to 60 pounds
Requires: 6 D batteries


KOTA can support children up to 60 pounds. View larger.


KOTA will munch on food you put in his mouth. View larger.
Make Friends With Your New Pet: A Baby Dinosaur
Before you child goes for his or her first ride, an adult will need to prep KOTA. The included instruction booklet makes it easy to snap his tail in place and secure his furry coat over it. There's also an excellent illustration of how to use a Philips head screwdriver to insert six "D" cell batteries (not included) in KOTA's belly to provide power.

Once the batteries are in, just flip KOTA's power switch to "Play" or "Music" mode and start having fun. In music mode, bouncing on the dinosaurs back inspires four different dino adventure theme songs. In play mode, 10 different sensors help this triceratops respond to your child's actions.

When you touch KOTA's nose with your hand, he will "sniff" it. Tickling his belly or chin makes him "laugh," and when you feed him by putting an object in his mouth, he responds by munching on it. There's also touch sensors in his three horns, on his tail, and on his two sides. A sound sensor in KOTA's forehead helps him know when your child is "roaring" a dino greeting, and a weight sensor in his back ensures that he knows when there's a rider to entertain.

Realistic Design with Soft, Kid-Friendly Features
We really appreciated the way this green and brown Triceratops looks scaly and realistic from far away, despite the fact that his hide is soft, furry, and kid-friendly. And his wide, blinking eyes combined with the way he wiggles his horns and tosses his head make it seem like he has a personality all his own.

Whether kids play with their pet dino alone or invite friends over and take turns exploring the jungles, marshes, and deserts of the prehistoric world, there's lots of possibilities for make-believe fun that can be inspired by bouncing on the spring seat in this dino's back. A hidden handle on the back of his neck helps kids hold on, so they can bounce without slipping off. For a brief instant, we were disappointed that KOTA bounced in place instead of actually walking, but then we realized that this is one of the design factors that makes him so stable, safe, and durable.

Overall, KOTA is a fun, unique, animatronic playmate that your child won't quickly forget. At more than three-feet long and just over two-and-a-half-feet tall, KOTA is big. Also, even though it includes an handle for your child to hold on to, slips and spills are a possibility. It's likely that you'll need to watch smaller children with an especially close eye when they are first adjusting to what it feels like to ride on a dinosaur.

And while KOTA's large size is what makes him so much fun, it can also make him tricky to pick up and move around. He's one toy that your child will have to keep at home. And for parents, once you've heard the dino theme songs several times, you'll appreciate the convenient volume control. The power-saving "sleep" mode that goes into effect when it has been 60-90 seconds since your dinosaur's last human interaction will also be a big winner with parents.

What's in the Box
Triceratops, tail, leafy snack, and instruction manual.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 21.4 x 38.4 x 28.9 inches
Item Weight 24.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 35.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B0016H1OPQ
Item model number 08143
Manufacturer recommended age 36 months - 5 years
Batteries 6 D batteries required.
Best Sellers Rank #202,163 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#523 in Toys & Games > Electronics for Kids > Electronic Pets
#77,349 in Toys & Games > Preschool > Pre-Kindergarten Toys
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews

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By Steffan Piper VINE VOICE on October 29, 2008
"Kota, Kota, Kota ... hahahahaha ..... rrrruuuuuup!" is the new catchphrase at the house lately.

My 18 month old son got one of these recently because his father couldn't resist, ahem. His mother says several times a day that his father is living his second-childhood.

Kota is a Triceratops that (with supervision - in the beginning) your little one can sit on and play with like there's no tomorrow. There's a handle behind the 'ear flaps' to help them stay on as well as a button for music.

The animal responds to voice and touch and makes an array of noises that are all humorous and laughable. My son giggles endlessly every time the thing belches, which is pretty funny.

Lately these toys have become a lot more advanced and much more interesting and interactive for kids. I've bought too many toys that my son just becomes quickly bored of, but both Kota and 'Spike the Dino' are his favorites.

I can't find anything at fault with this toy, and it's a better substitute for climbing on rather than the arms of the couches or trying to maneuver up unto the dining table. This is a good toy worth a few hours everyday. Turning it off also teaches a good lesson about sleeping, or rather "Doo daa doo daa"

The only thing I don't like are the 6 D batteries it uses rather than the rechargeable battery that comes with Spike. It's a minor point though. No biggie.

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I agree with the user who's husband was experiencing a second childhood. I bought Kota for the same reason! Many of the Aibo-knock off, digital creatures have been such a disappointment. They are often made of cheap quality plastic and have incredibly limited behavior that is hardly life-like. Kota struck me as a major exception. He's high-quality, easy to assemble, and his behavior is so lifelike that his sounds and movements have often startled me, when I entered my condo in the dark. The battery life is also decent, though I do wish he could be recharged like Spike. The only downside--if it is one--is my 2.5yo toddler is not so enthralled with Kota. Currently, Kota's more of an occasional climbing toy than a dinosaur "friend." I think that may change as my son grows older. For now, I'm certainly enjoying him!
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I bought this item as a gift for my father, who is simply wild about the triceratops. This item was so easy to assemble. The animatronics are amazing; Kota actually seems to be a living, blinking, bellowing, chomping dinosaur. I almost didn't want to give him away! An adorable toy that any child (or adult) would love.
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Gosh - this was such a hit. Doesn't walk or anything but sooo realistic. It roars and moves its head and munches on a leaf. It jiggles and plays music. It sleeps. It took up too much room and my husband made me sell it at a yard sale. Why, oh why, do I listen to my husband??? Wish we had kept it. Can you still get them???
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We bought this toy for a 2 year old and his dad and they BOTH love it. The little one is slightly afraid to "feed" him but he does stand with mom and dad when they "feed" him and he loves sitting on his back and talking to him. I am really happy with they way this toy is built, very sturdy and looks like it will last quite awhile. I totally recommend this toy for any child. Just remember that it is big and can be scary for kids under 3 so make sure you acclimate your child to the toy....our 2 yo grandson had no problem with the toy once he saw mom, dad and grandpa with it.
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We've put Kota through a lot, and after more than 3 years of play, he's still in great shape! Kota has been played with outside as well as inside; been roped and tied; harnessed, saddled and pulled all over. His sounds and movements are still as crisp and solid as the day he came home with us, and his coat is still like new! I've got 4 year old twins (boy and girl) and they can still ride Kota together (about 80 lbs)! I would highly recommend this toy!
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Kota is a wonderful playmate for our 6 year old son who is autistic !! He wanted a pet for CHRISTMAS and SANTA listened well. His reaction on CHRISTMAS morning was Magical! He is PDD..everything has to go his way..in his order and he does not like surprises. This is the first CHRISTMAS he has been this happy and was smiling all day it seemed. He ripped into all his gifts and this is the first CHRISTMAS for that also.Thank you and I would highly recommend Kota !!
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We were lilucky enough to have a friend give us her son's Kota. Her son is now in middle school and she had to sneak it out during school because he doesn't want to give it up! He looks like a new toy and everything works. My grandkids LOVE him! They are 3 and 2.
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