“ Brand: Vtech / Type: Baby Toy „
This toy was a present for my daughter for christmas and we paid £15 for it in October on an offer however it's full selling price is £19.97, we bought the toy from Tesco and although it is a Vtech toy Tesco is actually the only place that I have seen it available.
The toy came packaged in a cardboard box with an open front which allows you to try the toy whilst in the box although as this one races around the floor it isn't exactly eay to try in a box. The box was easy to open simply having a piece of tape at either end and inside there were the usual plastic covered wires which had to be untwisted to release the toy but this was easy to do and no tools were necessary.
The toy is a bright orange kitten with an oversized head and a cheeky face, there is a light up nose and a light up bow around the kittens neck. The kitten has a yellow tail which your child can twist from side to side and makes clicking noises and then there are 3 buttons on the main body of the kitten for your child to press, a blue square stating 1, a red heart stating 2 and a green circle stating 3. The on off button is above the three shaped buttons and there are two modes of play learning and music.
When you turn the switch to the learning option thed kitten immediately whizzes off playing a little tunes as it goes and then will sing a catch me song which I find annoying, the idea is for your child to chase the toy but the toy will change direction if it senses an obstacle coming whivch my daughter finds funny although she does get bored of chasing the kitten quite quickly. In the music mode the buttons will sing a little of well known rhymes such as hey diddle diddle and i've been to London to visit the queen. The buttons also have the cat saying little things such as i'm fast and furry but the buttons don't seem to entertain my daughter and I find the noise annoying as the voice is pretty high pitched and just grinds on me.
When in the learning mode if you press the button the kitten will announce the shape and then play a little tune, when pressed again the kitten will announce the number which is displayed on the button and then play a longer tune such as row your boat and then run around the room to be chased again. The kitten will say you caught me when your child manages to get hold of it which also makes my daughter giggle.
Underneath there is a little switch so that you can have the volume high or low and there is the battery compartment, the battery compartment can be opened with a knife or a coin which is great as I can never track down a screwdriver in our house. The wheels of the kitten work on short piled carpet and wooden floors but like with alot of these styles of toys they won't work on higher piled floors.
The toy is meant to be suitable from 18 months but my daughter was 15 months when she got it and has no problems playing with it, she likes the flashing lights and she likes to chase the kitten but she isn't bothered by the buttons. My daughter gets bored with this toy pretty quickly and really only plays with it if there is no other toys around her so I would have to rate this a 3 from what I see of her enjoyment and I don't enjoy the toy due to the high pitched annoying voice.