Whether you are young in age or young at heart, there is no way that you can resist the new line of robot dinosaur toys that are hitting the shelves. No need to roar in excitement, because these toys are full of life and are eager to do all the roaring for you. These toys will capture your attention and imagination with their various personalities and mood capabilities. Robot dinosaurs are available in a wide variety of options, whether you want to use hand gestures to control them, use a remote control or just allow for a free roam play. While anyone can unbox a toy and play with it, there are also robot dinosaur toys on the market that allow you to build your own dinosaur and watch him come to life. These STEM based toys are excellent for the eager hands on individual to learn more about how moving parts work. Here are 8 of the best robot dinosaur toys for kids in 2017.
Prepare to meet your new best friend with Miposaur, the robot dinosaur. Miposaur responds to three ways of play and interaction. Firstly you can use the included trackball to get him moving, feed him or dance. Secondly you can use hand gestures to see how his mood is. Miposaur will respond to the swipe of your hand depending on his mood. Finally you can download the Miposaur app to your smart device to drive Miposaur.
Anyone can own robot dinosaur toys, but only a few will build one. Make that dream a reality with the Meccano – Meccasaur T-Rex. This kit includes seven hundred and fifteen pieces for you to build and program your very own robot dinosaur. When assembled and given batteries, the Meccasaur responds to petting, asnwers yes or no and stomps around. You can also program your Meccasaur to guard against attacks or intruders.
Ages: 10 and up
Fast and ready to roam, Zoomer Dino is one of those action packed robot dinosaur toys, that will thrill for hours. Control Boomer the Dino with your hand and you can teach him tricks, pet him or taunt him by pulling on his tail. Boomer can sense where you are and interacts with you depending on his mood. His eyes will turn blue when he senses your hand, purple when he is learning new tricks or go red when he is mad. Also included in a remote control that unlocks more actions.
Ages: 5 – 10
Robot dinosaur toys aren’t just for older kids, thanks to the Fisher-price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex. Good for kids three and up, this multi functional dinosaur will keep them entertained. When raised up, the T- Rex is two and a half feet tall. When the power pad is pushed, he will take four big steps and roar. Your little one can also shoot balls out of the cannons on his body or fire projectiles from his mouth.
Ages: 3 – 8
The Transformers Trypticon figure is a re-released version of the popular toy from the eighties. This robot dinosaur toy is a must have for collectors and transformers fans alike. The Trypticon is a three in one figurine that morphs into a dino, a battle station and a city mode. When in dino mode, the Trypticon walks. Included accessories are three weapons, a brunt tank, two scanners, two blasters, two loading ramps and two connectors.
Ages: 8 and up
This metallic silver robot dinosaur toy is sure to capture your attention and heart. The WowWee Roboraptor is thirty-two inches long and is controlled via a remote controller. This dinosaur has three distinct moods that you can recognize and interact with: hunter, cautious and playful. You can put him into guard mode or let him roam. Also included is a controller that links with your smart device for more interaction options.
Ages: 8 – 15
Let this mini dinosaur steal your heart. The Zoomer Chomplingz Z-Rex is a small dino with a big bite. He is incredibly easy to unbox, set up and play within minutes. There are three modes of play that you can use. First, you can push him around for dino fun, watch him chomp and roar as he moves. Secondly, you can put him into guard mode and he will roar if anyone comes near. Thirdly there is interactive games you can play with him, like catch.
Ages: 5 – 7
Get two robot dinosaurs for the price of one with the K’NEXosaurus Rex Building Set. This two hundred and fifty-five piece set allows you to build your own robot dinosaur toys from the ground up. First, build the long version of the K’NEXosaurus Rex, switch on the motor and watch him stomp around as he swings his head and tail from side to side. Then you can take him apart and build the taller T-Rex version and watch him stomp around too.
Ages: 7 – 15
Samantha Kotey is the editor for AvatarGeneration and has a background in educational technology and virtual worlds. A mom of two, she is passionate about all things related to toys and technology.