CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Prehistoric Pets Terrordactyl Interactive Dinosaur
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- Terrordactyl is a fast-snapping, projectile-spitting interactive dinosaur
- Advanced dino-robotics allows you to interact with just like a real pet
- Tame him and carry him on your arm or send him on a snap attack
- Features 20 different dino sounds
- Set him in guard mode to launch a sticky strike on anyone who comes by
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The only thing I am sorry about is that this is made by Mattel. Honestly, I cannot believe in this day and age that Mattel is witless enough to advertise this as "A Toy for Boys."
As for educational value-- not much. The shape is wrong for pterosaurs, especially the wings and the long tail. Your budding Paleontologist though may overlook this and appreciate it for what it is. Or it might be a reason for an educational discussion about the differences. Also, due to recent research into fossils, this would definitely be a female. Male pterosaurs are the ones with the huge probably brightly colored crests that they would use to attract the more sedately headed females of the species. Take that, Mattel!
To get the full range of activity, one needs to know that there is a switch and there are three positions on the switch. The "off" position is the middle position of the switch. One activity position is pre-set on the toy in the box, so people can "test" the animal while it is still in the box--obviously used most when the toy is sold in retail locations. However, to get ALL the functionality, one must push past this position, past the off position, and then to the other position on the opposite side of "Off".
The other advantage that this toy has is that one can carry it on one's arm, similar to how someone would carry a falcon. This allows the holder of the toy to show it off, and be able to easily activate the additional button on the tail to get the toy to snap at someone who gets too close.
What ages does this appeal to? Well, this was bought for my 5 year old nephew for his B-day, and he absolutely loved it as well as his friends. His two and a half year old brother quickly snapped it up every time his brother stopped playing with it. The only way I could get it away from the two year old was by telling him it had to take a nap, and then put it in the bedroom.
Great fun, great value. The only other interactive dinosaur toys you can get for the 15 dollar range are much smaller and have less functionality.
He is not very good at guarding though... he does a long screech before the attack. But if you are thinking of buying it; I am sorry to say but I would not pay that much, I got him much cheaper!
I hope you have fun with him!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Packaging was little beat up and the batteries were dead. After replacing the batteries the toy was awesome!!Published 8 months ago by Mark Welzenbach
This is the coolest toy. Not only did my son play with it, but I did, too. It is motion activated and I must say, I enjoyed scaring the adults in my house.Published 11 months ago by DeeBee
My nephews loved this toy and have had a blast with it. It bites at your fingers and makes all kinds of noise. The dogs were terrified and the cat tried to fight it. Too funny!!! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Laura
My husband's nephew received one for his 9th birthday and I fell in love with this cute little Terrordactyl and knew I had to have one. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Connie
Man this toy works as advertised and scared the crap out of my little granddaughter. The kids really got a kick out of it. This is a toy my grandkids will play with and show off.Published on March 3, 2014 by Bassin "Phil"
this was really good for the price the kid really liked it but as all toys got bord with it really quickly he played with it for about 2 weeks and was donePublished on February 14, 2014 by gigigrover87