Product Type: Leapfrog baby toys
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Puggy not Scout
Leapfrog My Puppy Pal Scout
Member Name: sympatic
Leapfrog My Puppy Pal Scout
Advantages: Personalisation is good
Disadvantages: Gets grubby
For some reason our daughter recently named hers Puggy, no actual idea where she got this name from but that is the one that stuck and she did not want to call him Scout, this was a name she gave him after having him for a year as it was bought for her first birthday present but it is still a toy that she plays with a decent amount even if it now is used slightly differently as part of the role playing she seems to do a bit more of these days. It is aimed at the 6 month to 36 month old age. I have no idea how much it cost at the time as it was a present however looking online it can be bought on Amazon for £17.29, do be aware that it needs 3AA batteries , these are included but it annoys me when they need an odd number as when you replace them you are always left with an odd battery unless you buy in bulk. Looking at Amazon there is also a female version called Violet which is a different colour, you can guess from the name what she looks like. In terms of size Puggy is 26.7 x 24.1 x 16.5 cm.
The toy itself can be connected to your PC to download additional songs and to add your childs name so that it is used in the songs that the dog produces, this is a really nice touch I think and gives the toy a sense of ownership. It is very easy to upload the information througfh the website and there is a decent amount of options, there are five songs already loaded so it is pretty much ready to go straight away but it is well worth personalising it and to help keep the toy fresh and something your child wants to play with.
The toy is very easy to operate as all of the sensors are in the paws, by pressing these you get a range of songs or lullabies. The play mode is currently my daughters favourite as Puggy communicates with her, asking for cuddles and other such things, this is where personalising it with your childs name comes in helpful as it enhances the role play. When she was younger she was more into hearing the different songs but now the talking and interacting are far more of interest to her.
Build wise it is a soft play toy, the inner workings such as the battery pack are very well padded and the long ears seem to be one method my daughter uses to move Puggy around. The one downside is that he is starting to look a bit grubby as with the components in him you cannot really give him a wash. The paws are pretty easy to press although it took a while for my daughter to totally master these so befew months at least. aware if buying for a six month old as you will be doing it for them for the first
This is a good and affordable toy which has generated a lot of play. The batteries have lasted the year and there has been no deterioration in the quality of the voice which is an English accent by the way and not one of those awful mid Atlantic ones you sometimes get with such toys. I would certainly recommend this as a good purchase and an entertaining toy for your childs enjoyment and development.
Summary: Great interactive toy
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