the Triceratops; Hasbro/Playskool, Recommended age 3+, Supports up to 60 pounds,
retail price ~ $300 Generations removed from Chatty Cathy and Talking
Barbie, today's interactive toys are amazingly realistic Kota the Triceratops
is as much a pet as a toy.
comes equipped with sensors in eleven different areas that let the toy dinosaur
respond to petting by moving his head, tail and horns... and making very unscary
roaring sounds. He also answers with a soft roar when kids talk to him.
we mention that you can actually feed the dino? It comes with "leaves"
that you fold up and put in Kota's mouth and he gobbles them up. No, he
doesn't poop, which may disappoint three and four year olds, but should make mom
and dad happy!
plush robotic toy doesn't walk (that will probably be on sale next year), but
it's strong enough to hold a 60 pound (~ 30 kilo) child.
bouncy and soft with a spring loaded seat to let little ones "ride"
and a hidden handle to hold on to so even little ones still working on balance
can stay put... and Kota can sing a selection of songs to the rider's delight.
For three year
olds and up, when many kids can't get enough of dinosaurs - stickers, little plastic
figures, books and museum visits - this keep-at-home triceratops is fantastic.
Exploring prehistoric lands perched on Kota's back is an exciting adventure guaranteed
to spark creativity and imagination.
"D" batteries, which are not included, keep the dino active. You may
want to invest in rechargeable batteries if you don't already have them.
Kota in the top spot on many of the 2008 hot toy lists. The suggested
retail price is around US$300, but we've seen it for much less
than that online.