We were recently sent a Zoomer Zupp Tiny Pup for the boys to pay with. They all love dogs, and as much as I would love to be able to have a real one, it’s just not possible. A robot dog seemed a pretty good alternative – lots of fun without the hard work!
When it arrived, I was quite disappointed and underwhelmed with the size of it. I know it’s called a Tiny Pup, but I honestly wasn’t expecting something quite so small – it literally fitted into the palm of my hand!
After I saw it, I didn’t think that it would hold the attention of any of them for more than a few minutes, and sadly, I was right about the older two. Once the initial excitement of a new toy in the house had passed, it was forgotten about. However, it really grabbed Benjamin’s attention, which I was surprised about.
Biscuit went everywhere with him in the first few days we had him – he came on the school run and was carried everywhere with him under his arm (under supervision – it’s for children aged 4-8 and Ben is slightly younger than that). However, within a few days it was forgotten about, and hasn’t been touched by any of them since.
We had a play around with the various tricks and made it talk and do all the various things but this wasn’t enough to keep their attention. It’s quite quiet as well, and we all struggled to hear it. To get it to do the tricks and make noises, you can pet or stroke the head, or pat it on it’s nose.
I’m not sure it’s worth the £14.99 price tag, especially as there are several to collect. I like to look at the play value of a toy, and I don’t think there is much to this toy to be honest. I’ve also noticed that the paint on the plastic around the nose area has chipped quite a lot in the week or so that we have had it, which was a little bit disappointing. It’s not a toy that I particularly recommend, I’m afraid, but like all toys, some children will like it, others won’t – Angela at This Is Life’s son had lots of fun with his, so go and have a peek at her review. if you want to check it out for yourself, you can buy it from Amazon.
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