I’ve been dealing with some issues this year when buying for my son. At 8 years old, he isn’t showing much interest in toys anymore. He is still not interested in clothes though so we are limited to electronics for most of his gifts. Unfortunately, electronics are often expensive so that, in itself, limits our ability to purchase them. I miss the days of him loving all toys. I was really excited to receive the VTech Switch and Go Dino for review though (info and product from VTech, but all opinions are my own!) because Johnny was so excited about it and has spent a good amount of time playing with it since it arrived.
The VTech Switch & Go Dino is truly a unique toy. Bronco the RC Triceratops, the first dynamic remote control dino from Switch & Go Dinos Turbo, transforms from a fierce Triceratops to a sleek race car. How he does that is what makes this a great toy for younger children… you simply press a button on the remote and he transforms right before your eyes! My girls have had so much fun pressing that button and making him change from the car to dino over and over.
The remote does more than just transform Bronco though. You can use the remote control to move forward, backward, left and right in both vehicle and dino modes. Then charge the turbo boost lever to give him a burst of speed! Johnny thinks that is really a fun aspect of the toy. He is not a fast RC toy but the boost gives him some pep and Johnny enjoys that. The remote has a few other buttons too that, when pressed, turn on his headlights, play realistic sound effects, and teach cool dino facts.
Do you see the LCD screen on Bronco? It displays cool customizable dinosaur eyes and driver animations, and kids can choose from four different styles. We’ve had fun changing Bronco’s looks with this. Even the girls think this is pretty fun.
I think this is a super cute toy and truly good for ages 3 to 8 (as recommended). Little kids will appreciate how easy it is to work Bronco. Bigger kids will have fun making him transform over and over. You can find a video of that transformation on my Instagram page.
Bronco the RC Triceratops can be purchased now for the SRP of $44.99, but you may find him on sale! Switch and Go Dinos is one of our recommended toys this holiday season. We have always been pleased with VTech toys and this is just another example of their superior products. I think Switch & Go Dinos will be a huge hit with boys (and maybe girls too) this year. Be sure to check Bronco out!
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