Power Rangers Dino Charge

Power Rangers continue to go from strength to strength with this summer seeing the launch of Power Rangers Dino Charge Toys from Bandai. Combining the power and the excitement of Power Rangers, with a range of favourite dinosaurs, you can safely say that Power Rangers and Bandai may already have Christmas all sewn up.

The undoubted star of the new range is Power Rangers Dino Charge Deluxe Megazord, a huge red, T-Rex style dinosaur that can then morph into a megazord. You do this by adding the two smaller dinosaurs that are included in this package, to the large red dinosaur to create a fearsome Megazord. If this sounds confusing you can see what I mean in the footage below.

The Dino Charge Megazord comes with a Dino charger that enables the Megazord to create a range of 25 different sounds and to shine lights. This is really easy to use – it fits easily into the Dino’s mouth – my six year old found this really easy to do and loved this option, and the fact that you can buy other chargers to extend just what your Megazord can do.  You can also extend the transformation to yourself by downloading the free Dino charger App that allows you to scan your charger collection to morph yourself (or maybe your child!) into their favourite rangers.

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The Dino Megazord and smaller dinosaurs

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Joe adds the dino charger to the Dino Megazord

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The latest edition to the Power Rangers family gets a new TV series too. Starting at the end of this month (31st August), Power Rangers Dino Charge promises to show the new team of Power Rangers using their dinosaur spirit energy to good effect to save the world. You can find the new series on the Pop channel at 7.30am so set your TV reminders – your little ones will thank you for it.

*With thanks to Bandai for the preview of the newest toys – Joe was very excited!

Teksta T-Rex – possibly the perfect pet!

He walks, he roars. He chews his bone and then happily burps and then chews some more. He can launch his bone into the air, and responds when you stroke his face. He can do all of this, yet never wrecks the Christmas tree, leaves a mess on the carpet, or requires vets bills. Yes, the Teksta T-Rex may just be the best pet you could buy.

Teksta T-Rex £60 click to visit Debenhams

Teksta T-Rex £60 click to visit Debenhams

The Teksta T-Rex is a gorgeous white and red robotic dinosaur which responds to your voice, actions, motions, lights and sounds in order to perform a series of actions. Easy to programme using the two mode buttons on the top of his head, you can programme the dinosaur to have a conversation, or perform a song or dance routine. If you want your T-Rex to do even more, you can download a free app to your Apple iPad or tablet of Android device.

We were sent a Teksta T-Rex to review, but Joe has not been able to play with the toy yet due to a nasty dose of tonsillitis that has seen him have a stay in hospital. However, he has a love of dinosaurs at the moment, along with a love of robots, so I know this is the perfect gift for a little boy aged almost 6 (14 days and counting!). It is easy to use and gives children the independence of being able to decide exactly what their ‘pet’ does. Plus, this is a toy that is also able to show and convey emotion through his eyes, responding to affection and petting in a happy way, but growning and changing the eye pattern when being ignored – this is a great way to get children to think about real pets, and also about how they treat friends in real life.

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Different eye expressions from the Teksta T-Rex

The T-Rex takes 4 AA batteries and is recommended for children aged 5+.

I think it is a fabulous toy that encourages independence as well as lots of fun. The fact that you can increase the list of things that the T-Rex can do with your ipad or android phone is an added bonus that just adds to the experience of this toy.

*We were sent a Teksta T-Rex in return for a review.