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VTech Switch & Go Dinos

by Leanne

My son is crazy about dinosaurs and about vehicles of all kinds, so I knew he would think that the Switch & Go Dinos were basically the coolest thing ever.  Whenever he sees the brightly colored dino covered boxes when we’re out shopping, he can’t help but hug them all. Of course I couldn't say no when offered a set of Switch & Go Dinos to review right before his birthday. 
Switch and Go Dinos
If you haven’t seen them in stores yet, Switch & Go Dinos are robotic dinosaurs that transform into various vehicles with just a few motions. When in dino mode, they roar like prehistoric animals, and when in car/truck/flying object mode, their engines rev and they make vrooming noises. Pretty much the best toy ever, in a little boy’s eyes.

I already knew that my son would think it was pretty awesome if a few Switch & Go Dinos came to live with us, so I was sure they would be the perfect birthday present for him this September. My daughter recognized this as well and decided that of all the other toys on the market, she really wanted to buy him one of these dinos for his birthday. 

Switch and Go Dinos packages


Both of their wishes were granted when a package bearing Jagger the T-Rex and an assortment of little Switch & Go Dinos arrived at our house last week.  Being that it’s not my son’s birthday just yet, he has no idea that we are currently sharing our space with robotic dinos who also switch into vehicles, but my daughter sure does. 

She got to have a sneak peek the other day as we unpackaged and unboxed all of the dinos to get them ready for the birthday party {yes, my son HATES packaging} and she was in love immediately. I had thought that she wouldn’t be that interested in the dinos considering that unicorns, ponies, and fairies are top of her list of favorite things, but she was surprisingly smitten with them as soon as she saw them.
Switch and Go Dinos
And, then when she realized that Jagger the T-Rex talked, moved, had animated  LCD screen eyes, and fired his “fireball”, she was crazy for him. I taught her a few commands so she could make Jagger do certain functions and she laughed and laughed at all that we were able to make him do, especially when he would stomp his feet and roar back at her. 

Jagger T rex
I was a bit worried she would have a problem giving clear commands but we found that the voice recognition software did I good job picking up her commands as well as my own. The only thing she had a problem with was waiting for him to respond before giving orders so they often were talking over each other on accident. 

When in truck mode, Jagger is a super cool construction tool that has a drill bit, an animated driver on the LCD screen, a rotating crane, and even a mini transforming bulldozer. You can make the driver go forward, backwards, stop working, and even fire the drill bit as well as all sorts of other functions.
Crane truck
If you know me, you know that I'm not huge on loud toys. Kids are plenty loud all on their own so I tend to lean towards quiet toys that use imaginations instead of sound systems. But, I do make exceptions for toys that the kids are truly learning from, and the VTech Switch & Go Dinos are great fine motor and problem-solving toys for preschool aged kids, as well as being a great command and respond toy.

But, for those of you who have banned talking toys of any kind, you will be happy to know that the sound has two levels on the Switch & Go Dinos. And, not only can you turn it down for phone call and the like, you can also turn it completely off if you're having quiet time. Of course, it does take away from the coolness a bit on silent, but I still appreciate that it's an option.

Meet the Switch & Go Dinos:

  • Jagger the T-Rex™ is 16" tall and the biggest of all the Switch & Go Dinos. Jagger transforms from a construction crane to a Tyrannosaurus Rex in just a few simple steps. Combined with voice recognition technology, Jagger recognizes and responds to 24 specific voice commands and walks, drives, launches the drill, chomps, and roars.
  • Blister the Velociraptor™ transforms from a helicopter to a Velociraptor
  • SkySlicer the Allosaurus™ transforms from a jet plane into an Allosaurus
  • MC Roar the Giganotosaurus™ transforms from a vehicle to a Giganotosaurus
  • Stompsalot the Amargasaurus™ transforms from a classic hot rod to an Amargasaurus
  • Quiver the Stygimoloch™ transforms from a super speedy race car to a Stygimoloch
  • Torr the Therizinosaurus™ transforms from a rugged, off-road vehicle into a Therizinosaurus™
  • Akuna the Velociraptor™ transforms from a super-fast motorcycle to a Velociraptor

To add to the pre-historic fun, VTech has kicked off a roar-tastic photo sweepstakes on the VTech Facebook page. Snap a pic of your little one doing his or her best dinosaur impression and enter the Dino Roar Photo Sweepstakes. One lucky grand prize winner will receive the complete line of Switch & Go Dinos!

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And Now For the Giveaway!

How would you like to win a three pack of assorted Switch & Go Dinos for your little one? Enter to win today!

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Leanne Signature 2The Switch & Go Dinos, information, and additional gift pack have all been provided by VTech. As always, all opinions remain 100% ours.

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45 comments

Wild Orchid September 5, 2013 - 2:30 am

My son would love Blister the Velociraptor! Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”
Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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Janet W. September 5, 2013 - 7:12 am

I think my grandson would love Torr the Therizinosaurus!

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DEBIJOT September 5, 2013 - 7:14 am

I think they would like Stompsalot.

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Jennifer September 5, 2013 - 7:27 am

Attila

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Melissa M September 5, 2013 - 7:29 am

My kids like blister

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Mary Beth Elderton September 5, 2013 - 7:30 am

I like Blister the Velociraptor™

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Sandy VanHoey September 5, 2013 - 7:44 am

Stompsalot the Amargasaurus would be mine

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D Schmidt September 5, 2013 - 8:26 am

Our favorite is Stompsalot the Amargasaurus

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Heather Hayes Panjon September 5, 2013 - 8:30 am

SkySlicer the Allosaurus Is A Favorite Here!

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BeckyM September 5, 2013 - 8:49 am

I like Stompsalot the Amargasaurus!

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Kimberly Schotz September 5, 2013 - 8:53 am

My favorite is SkySlicer.

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Judy S September 5, 2013 - 10:07 am

My grandsons would like Stompsalot the Amargasaurus.

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April Yedinak September 5, 2013 - 10:40 am

My son likes Blister.

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Briann neeley September 5, 2013 - 11:27 am

My daughter would love blister

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Jessica B. September 5, 2013 - 11:45 am

Akuna the Velociraptor would be fun to play with.

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tracie brown September 5, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Akuna the velociraptor would be great for my daughter!

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Joye Rast September 5, 2013 - 12:47 pm

My grandson would like the Blister the Velociraptor.

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amy pugmire September 5, 2013 - 2:54 pm

I like the MC Roar the Giganotosaurus

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Kim R. September 5, 2013 - 6:46 pm

We would love Blister the Velociraptor, thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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Heather McD September 5, 2013 - 7:25 pm

I love the Blister the Velociraptor. My boys want it for Christmas

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Marla September 5, 2013 - 7:50 pm

Attila

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Robyn September 5, 2013 - 10:47 pm

I think my son would like Torr the Therizinosaurus the best!

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latanya September 6, 2013 - 5:18 am

My son would like Blister

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vicki wurgler September 6, 2013 - 6:52 am

Akuna the Velociraptor-my grandson would love him

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tam childers September 6, 2013 - 7:35 am

Stompsalot is cool.

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jenn mcclearn September 6, 2013 - 7:39 am

My son would love silver the t Rex 🙂

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Michelle Frame September 6, 2013 - 11:51 am

I love the Switch & Go Dino – Blister the Velociraptor

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Cassandra Eastman September 6, 2013 - 6:42 pm

I’d love Blister the Velociraptor for my son because he loves helicopters!

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shirley September 7, 2013 - 7:51 am

SkySlicer the Allosaurus.

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Jessica Cox September 7, 2013 - 10:15 am

We like the Switch & Go Dinos – Stompsalot the Amargasaurus

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Kerry G. September 7, 2013 - 11:57 am

Stompsalot the Amargasaurus

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Kerry G. September 7, 2013 - 11:58 am

Stompsalot the Amargasaurus

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Rebecca Orr September 7, 2013 - 7:41 pm

My son would like Brok the Brachiosaurus.

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Jennifer Marie September 7, 2013 - 7:56 pm

My son likes the Quiver the Stygimoloch.

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Laurajj Jacobson September 7, 2013 - 8:09 pm

Oh Carter would love the Span the Spinosaurus!

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Amy Brewer September 7, 2013 - 11:27 pm

I also like the Blister the Velociraptor.

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Jessica H. September 8, 2013 - 5:19 pm

I like SkySlicer the Allosaurus. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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Nicole September 9, 2013 - 7:35 am

My son would love Akuna

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megan c September 9, 2013 - 11:00 am

My little girl (who LOVES dinos) said she most loves Broc and Brachiosaurus. 🙂

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Savingforfamily September 9, 2013 - 3:40 pm

I like Stompsalot the Amargasaurus

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Dee September 10, 2013 - 6:41 am

Blister the Velociraptor

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Lindsey D. September 10, 2013 - 11:37 am

My kids would like Blister

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Terra Heck September 11, 2013 - 1:51 am

My favorite is Stompsalot the Amargasaurus. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Ashley h September 11, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Blister the Velociraptor

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