My boys have always loved dinosaurs. When we visit a museum, finding the archaeology and dinosaur exhibits are always on the top of the list. When we lived in Oklahoma, our next door neighbor was a retired teacher, and she had an entire plastic tub full of educational dinosaur toys, books, worksheets, and project ideas on dinosaurs that she gave to us. Three years later, they still utilize all of those tools!
My boys range in age from 8 – 11, and the vtech Switch and Go Dinos are targeted for ages 3-8. All kids are different in their preferences in toys, but this was a good fit for mine, they have had a blast playing with it. There are currently over 15 Dinosaurs in this line, VTech sent us this Blister the Velociraptor - currently priced at $24.55 at Amazon to test out and share our opinion on with you.
This is a toy that switches from a helicopter to a dinosaur and back again. In helicopter mode, it can launch a rocket, which my kids probably launched repeatedly for over an hour! It plays over 70 sounds and phrases (takes 2 AA Batteries), but does come with a volume control too (BEST FEATURE EVER, in my opinion!), and there are buttons the kids can press to spin the propeller and shine the searchlight. In dinosaur form, the arms are movable and they can change the dino eyes.
The toy was ready to be played with immediately after it was removed from the packaging, there wasn’t any assembly required. The weather is beautiful in our area currently, and the kids were at home when this package was delivered. We opened the box, I snapped a quick picture of it, and then they ran outside to play with it. They are really good about sharing, and they played hide and seek with it. One was the “Superhero” flying the helicopter and used the searchlight to help find his brothers. Later, they brought out some of their other dinosaurs and took them down to an area where there is some dirt near the woods with their plastic shovels. They did a small “archaeology dig” and looked for other buried items. I love that this toy has the modern features my kids want in a toy, but still is easily integrated into their imaginative play.
I’d also encourage you to visit the Switch & Go Dinos section of the VTech Website. They list all of the products available in the line and so much more. They have a Dino Den , Virtual Switch & Go, Dinosaur Museum, Dinos Alive!, Coloring Pages, and Videos. You can also join the fun on the VTech Facebook and Twitter Pages!
A few friends and I were talking about these at soccer practice, and one mom mentioned that her son wanted a specific one for his birthday coming up soon, but she was having trouble finding it at the local toy store. I thought it might be helpful if I rounded up some links to a few of these at Amazon so you could see the current prices on them, in case you’re gathering ideas for Holiday Gifts! *Note: Proceeds from Affiliate Links in this post help to support this blog, regardless, all opinions are my own, prices subject to change at any time. Based on the current list prices I found on Amazon, you could get these in prices ranging from $10.58 to $67.99. These do come in a variety of sizes, with different features and functions, most are in the $15 and under price range. Some of the other dinos available are:
- Sliver the T-Rex - Currently $13.96 at Amazon
- Brok the Brachiosaurus - Currently $47.45 at Amazon
- Tonn the Stegosaurus - Currently $13.96 at Amazon
- Horns the Triceratops - Currently $14.22 at Amazon
- Attila the Ankylosaurus - Currently $14.98 at Amazon
- T-Don the Pteranodon – Currently $15.96 at Amazon
- Span the Spinosaurus - Currently $23.45 at Amazon *Only 3 left in stock at the moment
- Stompsalot the Armargasaurus - Currently $12.99 at Amazon
- Jagger the T-Rex - Currently $67.99 at Amazon
- Skyslicer the Allocaurus - Currently $15.96 at Amazon
- MC Roar the Giganotosaurus - Currently $12.77 at Amazon
- Torr the Therizinosaurus – Currently $11.82 at Amazon
- Akuna the Velociraptor - Currently $10.58 at Amazon
- Quiver the Stygimoloch - Currently $11.21 at Amazon
- Lexx the T Rex - Currently $34.99 *Only 1 left in stock at the moment
- Mohawk the Stegosaurus - Currently $27.46 *Only 3 left in stock at the moment
Disclosure: VTech provided my family with a product sample to test out in order to provide our honest opinion with you, and is offering an additional item to one lucky reader. This post contains affiliate links which help to support this blog.
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