Traveling with two kids is not always easy. It's hard enough packing everything I need for my baby girl but I don't want to forget to keep my 4 year old son entertained either. Between doctors appointments, visits to family and running errands we spend a lot of time in the car.
I have discovered some great new toys from VTech designed for 3 to 8 year olds that are perfect to keep in the car or throw in my diaper bag to help keep my son entertained while on the go.
VTech Switch & Go Dinos
"offer an exciting play experience by fusing easy transformations with cutting-edge electronics. Boys will love the unique animations and roaring sound effects that bring the toys to life. With their awesome personalities and fierce designs, they're dino switchin', racing fun! "
I was very excited for Shane to be chosen to review some of the Switch & Go Dinos
My Son Shane's favorite one is the Span the Spinosaurus
Cool, confident and fun, Span’s sense of humor will keep kids laughing!
In dinosaur mode, Span lurches forward with the press of a button on his tail. He comes equipped with a crane and rescue cage for other Switch & Go Dinos, as well as a small dinosaur that is included. By pressing action buttons, Span will teach kids about himself, saying up to 30 expressions like, “Hi, they call me spine- lizard because of the long spines on my back.” He’ll even share jokes like, “What's up! I'm Span the Spinosaurus. Nice to eat you! Er, I mean, meet you! Heh, heh!”
Boys can customize Span by selecting from four animated dinosaur faces on the LCD screen.
It’s time for takeoff! Span the Spinosaurus provides double the fun when he transforms from a dinosaur to a plane. The plane is equipped with sensors to detect movement and respond with exciting flying sound effects. Kids can practice landing with the included landing gear, and have fun with launchers that send out discs of food. As a plane, Span can be heard shouting up to 30 phrases like, “I'm faster than the speed of sound!” among other fun facts and vehicle sounds. Kids can select from four animated driver faces to customize their experience.
He loves the airplane vehicle the best. There is so much for him to do including listing to the realistic airplane sounds, picking his own pilot, lifting up and "Flying" with the included cage and shooting disks from the airplanes wings. When he gets tired of the airplane he transforms it into Span the Spinosaurus where it makes dinasour noises and he can chose Spans eyes among other things. I love the fact that it is easily packed up and transported and that it has a volume button. I also love that its two toys in one so it keeps him entertained much longer.
There are also 2 other Switch and go dinos new out from VTech
Attila the Ankylosaurus
The dino who never backs down from a fight, Attila the Ankylosaurus can get you out of any jam!
In the dinosaur mode Attila comes equipped with a tail that swings back and forth with the press of a
button, and can be heard making dramatic dinosaur sounds and sharing 30 fun expressions, like, “I’m an herbivore. I chow down on plants” and, “I'm built like a tank with armor all over my head, back, and sides.”
Boys can customize Attila by selecting from four animated dinosaur faces on the LCD screen.
In 5-6 steps, Attila transforms into a construction vehicle complete with a movable crane. Included are two accessories that plug into the crane: a wrecking ball and a tow hook. An accessory truck is also provided, which doubles as spikes and armor in dinosaur mode. These accessories, together with Attila the construction vehicle, create a realistic construction set for boys. In vehicle mode, Attila makes several sounds and yells up to 30 phrases, like, “I'm a one man wrecking machine,” and, “Yahoo!” Boys can customize the driver in the Attila vehicle by choosing from four animated faces.
Brok the Brachiosaurus
Easygoing and rugged, with the personality to reflect it, Brok the Brachiosaurus is the ultimate dinosaur vehicle!
Equipped with a motorized neck and legs that move up and down while rolling across the floor, Brok the Brachiosaurus is pretty easygoing, but don’t get on his bad side! With the press of the action button, Brok will make dramatic dinosaur sounds, and say more than 40 phrases like, “I'm large and in charge!” or an educational fact, including, “The name Brachiosaurus means arm-lizard.” Boys can customize Brok by selecting from six animated dinosaur faces on the LCD screen.
Within 6-7 simple steps, Brok easily transforms into a vehicle. In this form, Brok can interact with other Switch & Go dinosaur vehicles, as he serves as a car carrier equipped with a launch pad to send vehicles flying. Brok also comes with an included smaller race car that launches a flying dinosaur when sent down his ramp. In this mode, Brok makes vehicle sounds, and says up to 30 expressions like, “Keep on truckin’,” and, “Saddle up partner,” among others. Six animated driver faces are available for customization.
VTech is running the Show & Tell with Switch & Go Video Contest on their Facebook page.
From August 22 through October 1, visit https://www.facebook.com/vtechtoys/ to enter.
• Simply upload a 30 second video of your child's home-made Dino creation. They can show us their new Dino by drawing, building or customizing their existing Switch & Go Dino. We want to hear about the cool things your child's dino does!
• View and share your favorite video entries with your friends and family!
• From October 8 through October 19 check out the top 10 to cast your vote for the coolest, most creative and fiercest video! Everyone who votes may be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win one of 25 sets of Sliver, T-Don, Horns and Tonn.
• One grand prize winner will get a kid's lifetime supply of VTech toys, plus a chance to see your video air in a VTech commercial on Nickelodeon, which you can watch at your very own viewing party with friends and family. VTech will also transform your living room into the ultimate Dino den!
• Everyone who votes on the top ten starting in mid-October and submits their email address will be entered into a sweepstakes to win one of 25 sets of Sliver, T-Don, Horns and Tonn
participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for
VTech. I received VTech Switch & Go Dinos product samples to
facilitate my review.”