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Switch & Go Dinos Blister the Velociraptor

Switch & Go Dinos Blister the Velociraptor

Fall 2013 Toys
Ages: 3 - 8 yrs.
Manufacturer: Vtech
Price: $24.99

Blister the Velociraptor is just one half of VTech's Switch & Go Dino toy. The creature also becomes a helicopter, complete with a working propeller and plenty of sound effects. Blister demonstrates over 70 sounds and phrases which can be activated with the push of a button. It also launches a rocket, has moveable arms, a working searchlight, and a small screen on its front. The screen displays dinosaur eyes when in the dinosaur position (eyes can be changed) and when in the helicopter position, displays a pilot (pilot can also be changed). Kids loved all of these features, but parents' favorite feature was a volume control knob.

Even parents who prefer battery-free toys for their children appreciated Blister's ability to encourage boys to engage in pretend play. They noted that unlike some 2-in-1 toys, the Blister was very easy to transform, too.

Cassandra Bishop   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Cassandra Bishop holds a BA in Psychology and has her Master's degree in Social Work well within her grasp. The mother of two young and very energetic boys is passionate about the environment, healthy living, and education.

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