CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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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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.
ADULT ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the cutest thing we have ever bought for our grand children!!!!Published 6 months ago by Debra
My grandson loved this until he outgrew it. We donated it to the Ronald McDonald house where other children could enjoy it as much as our grandson did.Published 14 months ago by H. Justus
Kota is great I bought it in 2008 for my son and it still going strong but $400 is a lot of money I paid $193 in total this is way over priced for a toy your going to have to pass... Read morePublished 17 months ago by vanntastic
This dinosaur is wonderful , very sturdy and does everything it says and it is worth every penny !Published 20 months ago by theresa smith
My boys love Kota! They just can't get enough. She is kind of big so be prepared for that, she will take up a lot of space but it is worth it. Read morePublished on March 4, 2014 by Frances V.
This is super cute, bought this several years ago when it first came out for my niece and 2 nephews to share. Read morePublished on December 3, 2013 by Micah