Why Robot Dinosaurs Are Popular Toys

Dinosaurs have captured the wildest imagination of kids, and adults, for many years. The idea of a world where humans didn’t rule the land, and instead of giant reptilian beasts walked the earth is hard to imagine. And while we have skeletons and science to give us a glance into the world, we will never truly know what a dinosaur looks and acts like until Jurassic Park becomes a reality.

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Because of this, dinosaurs make for great toys. You may have owned some as a kid. Simulating a T-Rex fight, having dinosaurs travel in packs, and even imagining that meteor that took them out are just a few ideas for play.

Now, there are robotic dinosaurs that give even more features. Here are just a few of them.

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They Can Be Built

Robot toys can be a learning experience for a kid, as many of them require assembly. However, it isn’t the eye-gouging assembly of putting a piece of furniture together. Rather, it’s learning about moving parts and following instructions. The Meccano Meccasaur is one such toy that requires assembly. Some younger children can be put off by it, and you should look for a toy that’s already assembled, but for an older kid who can follow directions, has patience, and can keep up with all the small parts, you can’t go wrong.

They Can Do Tricks

When you think of a dinosaur, you don’t imagine them as pets unless you’re thinking of The Flintstones or something similar. However, many dinosaurs can do tricks, just like a robotic puppy. These include responding to your words, following along with hand movements, and learning different tricks as well. It can keep a child entertained for hours.

Many of these tricks are programmable as well. Usually, using a smartphone app, you can teach your child about STEM and how they can program their very own dinosaur that is unique from the rest.

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They Walk and Talk

Seeing a dinosaur in action is incredible. A long time ago, toy dinosaurs that moved would do so in a jerky motion. However, modern robotic dinosaurs, especially the more expensive brands, can move in a fluid motion. It can feel like you’ve gone back to the prehistoric era. Not to mention, they can roar, and the sound quality is so crisp that you may feel like you’re in a movie.

They Are Big

Many toy dinosaurs tower above other robotic toys. Okay, so they can’t be the size of real dinosaurs, but they’re still pretty big. They can stand two or maybe even three feet tall. They are quite towering. We highly recommend giving a bigger dinosaur a try if you can afford it.

However, There Are Smaller Dinosaurs Available

A big dinosaur toy sounds great until you realize that it’s not that practical to carry in a car. Luckily, there are smaller toy dinosaurs. For example, the WowWee Miposaur is a remote-controlled toy dinosaur, and you can carry in your hand. However, it still is quite fun to control. We believe that your child will have lots of fun with it.

They Can Be Simple, Or Complex

As we mentioned before, there are advanced robot dinosaurs out there that you can program or take a long time to assemble. However, a younger child, or a child not interested in robotics, may want something a bit simpler. Or, if you are on a budget, the complex models can cost too much. There are dinosaurs for that as well. These dinosaurs come already assembled and don’t have much to them, but they still provide hours of fun. For example, many of them are RC, and you can spend hours letting them roam the earth.

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Quirky Features

Besides tricks, making noise, and roaming the earth, many dinosaurs have quirky little features. There are some models that you can fill up with water, and they will breathe out mist like it’s a blast of fire. Then, some dinosaurs will let one rip if you pull their tail. Great for kids with a sense of toilet humor. There are singing dinosaurs, snoring dinosaurs, and pretty much anything else. Sometimes, dinosaurs don’t have to be realistic. Kids love seeing dinos that can walk, talk, and can be quirky. You may chuckle at a few of them.

They Can Interact With Other Dinos

In movies, one iconic trope is the dinosaur fight. Two Goliaths, clashing. Maybe they’re fighting over food or fighting just to show off to their mates. Either way, a dinosaur fight can be quite a joy to watch. Some dinosaur robots can interact and fight with each other. Maybe your kid and another kid who has a dinosaur can fight with one another. Compete to see who the victor is. Just make sure that the competition is friendly.

Dinosaur Tech is Improving

As technology improves, one thing that you’ll see more of is advanced robotics. While a completely intelligent dinosaur is not on the horizon just yet, it may soon be. Toy dinosaurs of your childhood are nothing when compared to the dinosaurs you can buy nowadays. Mess around with a few, and you’ll see what we mean. Just make sure that you are not hogging them as well. Which brings us to our final point.

Great for Kids and Parents

These toys can encourage bonding time. Think about it. A toy you have to assemble, you and your child can do it together. Or you can play with the dinosaur together. These toys are not childish at all and have many features even adults may be entertained by. We say to give one a try and see how impressed you are.

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Conclusion

Check out a few robotic dinosaurs. If your budget is flexible, a more expensive brand can do quite a bit.  You’ll be impressed as the Jurassic world comes to life, and in your house, no less. Plus, your kid will love it too.

FAQs

 

What are the best dinosaur robots for kids?
The best toy robot dinosaurs for kids are FurReal Munchin’ Rex, Laser Pegs 20-in-1 T-Rex, WowWee 14” R/C RoboRaptor, Chomp ‘N Roar Velociraptor Masks, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Super Colossal T-Rex, Jurassic World Pterano-Drone, Meccano Mecasaur, and Lego Jurassic World Carnotaurus Gyrosphere.
What are the best dinosaur toys?
The best dinosaur toys are Jet Creations Inflatable Brachiosaurus Dinosaur, Jurassic World Indoraptor Figure, VTech Switch & Go Dinos – Span the Spinosaurus Dinosaur, Schleich Therizinosaurus Toy Figure, and Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic World, T-Rex Dinosaur.
What is a MiPosaur?
The MiPosaur is a robot dinosaur beloved of modders for more than a decade. MiPosaur can be controlled via hand gestures and supplied ball or even via an app for iOS or Android.
What does a MiPosaur do?
MiPosaur is an intelligent robot that takes and follows your every command- and mischievous enough not to.
How do you charge a MiPosaur?
To charge the power pack of the robot, you must first remove it from the toy and plug its adaptor into an electrical outlet. An LED indicator will let you know when it is charging (red) and fully charged (green).
What batteries does the MiPosaur take?
Miposaur requires 4 x “AA” size alkaline batteries.
How much does MiP robot cost?
The WowWee – MiP toy robot dinosaurs sale at a retail price of $74.99 with Free Shipping.
What is a WowWee robot?
WowWee robot dinosaurs respond to gesture-based interactions like swipes, claps, touch, and more. A sound detection system allows your WowWee robot to react to noises in its environment.
Meccano Meccasaur safe for kids?
Meccano Meccasaur is for ages 10+ and requires 4 C batteries (not included). But note, not for children under three years of age because small parts are choking hazards.
What to get a kid who loves dinosaurs?
If you have a dinosaur-loving kid, you can get him or her these few picks: Dinosaur Duvet and Pillowcase Set, Fingerlings Untamed T-Rex Dinosaur, LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaur Set, National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Taco Holders, and Derrick the Dinosaur Stuffed Animal.

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