Spike the Ultra Dinosaur; Fisher Price, ages 3-8, MSRP $189.99USD
Meet Spike the Ultra Dinosaur. He stands a pretty impressive 27
inches tall. That's gargantuan considering that the average preschooler
is only about 10 inches taller than that. This was a huge hit
with the crew and the parents. Spike has a really kid friendly
wireless remote control, with easy to understand, large buttons.
The remote's distance is about eight feet.
Spike's main battery, a rechargeable (9.6 Volt) NiMH, has to be
charged for four hours before you can use him. How often it has
to be charged after that depends on usage. Note if you are giving
Spike as a gift you might want to charge the battery ahead of
time to avoid the disappointment of having to wait to play. You'll
need 3 AA batteries, not included, for the controller.
Turn him on
and he yawns and smacks his lips. Then play away. He stomps big,
awkward, beast steps each one with a thunderous boom. He sniffs
the ground and when he smells something that tickles his nose
he will sneeze and nice big Ra-choo!
and it gets better. Press a button, turn on the calypso style,
'jungle music' and dance along. He will hold the plastic boulder
in his mouth, then spit it out and burp (okay he needs to work
on his manners.)
has topped off their Imaginext dinosaur line with a winner.
Spike the Ultra Dinosaur stomps, laughs, sniffs, grunts, and lest
we forget that monstrous rroaar.... did we mention that the spikes
up and down his back light up? Pretty impressive for a toy dinosaur
that seems to be a cross between an Apatosaurus
and a Stegasaurus.
If you stop playing and accidentally forget to turn Spike off,
he will go to sleep, snoring and all, and then switch off automatically.
Spike the Ultra Dinosaur is big, loud and flashy and can be a
bit startling to younger children. You should keep this in mind
if considering buying for your little one. If your pint sized
Paleontologist is into dinosaurs
then this is going to bring quite a few hours of adventure.