Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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Fisher Price Tumble Time Tigger
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Fisher Price Tumble Time Tigger
Advantages: The batteries wear out quickly
Disadvantages: It needs six batteries
Our daughter was given a Tumble Time Tigger as a birthday present back in the summer. She loves Tigger and this was a great present for her. Unfortunately however the poor tigger has only been played with a handful of times. I think this is due to a number of things that I will cover in this review.
Tumble Time Tigger is made by Fisher Price and is recommended for children aged 18 months and over. There isn't anything they can hurt themselves with it; it's purely for activating Tigger.
He can be bought for a whopping £30, although I would recommend you try and get him cheaper if you want to buy him as I don't believe he's really worth this much.
Tumble Time Tigger is designed to sing and do cartwheels. The motion he takes is entertaining for children and all the children who have been through our house since we've had him have played with him and loved him. To activate Tgger you press his nose to start with. He will start to turn over and sing his tunes as he goes. Occasionally he lands on his head and stays there, but most of the time he does full turns. He can keep going for quite a while, and is also activated by clapping at certain intervals when he asks you to clap. This is one of the reason children need to be a bit older to understand what Tigger wants you to do.
He will also carry on by voice activation. We have found that this doesn't necessarily mean calling his name as the box suggests, more general noise and when you have a small group of children shrieking at this funny tiger doing somersaults, he thinks you're calling him and does it more.
Occasionally if you're unlucky Tigger will fall over on his side and he'll look like he's trying to do side press ups. This is quite comical for an adult to see but for children it means Tigger is stuck and will need picking back up again.
Tigger requires no less than six AA batteries to make him work via his little on/off switch in his back. This works out to be expensive as if he is left on these won't last too long.
I was expecting Tigger to be a cuddly toy with sturdy arms and legs; however his whole body is rigid which makes for a not very comforting toy. I appreciate he wouldn't be able to tumble without some structure to him, but he's more like a robot in a Tigger suit. This is one of the reasons why I don't rate this toy very highly.
My daughter loves watching him tumble but she wants to pick him up all the time and cuddle him, and then gets frustrated when he falls over and won't work properly. If I can get her to watch from afar then it really does keep her amused watching him for ages.
Overall I wouldn't spend the £30 on him; there are far better toys out there on the market. It's a great addition for any Tigger fan though, but you will find yourselves replacing the batteries too often, or he'll sit on a shelf looking pretty and gathering dust.
Summary: A not so great toy that kids will love
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