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I purchased hide a seek Scooby a while ago now for my daughter. We had seen him in the shop and always promised to get him for her for Christmas since he was rather expensive at £30.00. I do often get my daughter treats when she does well on her reward chart but every time I looked at hide and seek Scooby I couldn't help but think £30.00 seemed a bit much for this toy.
You basically get a Scooby doo teddy bear and a white bone shaped remote control. The aim of the game is for an adult or another child to go and hide Scooby somewhere then the child with the remote tries to find him. You have to use the interactive remote to hear clues such as your on the right path or you're colder than my nose. When you are getting close to Scooby the lights on the remote will indicate this by lighting up to show Scooby is near. Lights go from blue to red when close.
This is an exciting game for children as my daughter does get rather excited when the lights indicate she is close to finding Scooby. However from an adult's point of view I do think £30.00 is a bit over priced for this toy. I currently live in a small flat and it was practically impossible to hide Scooby successfully due to his size. I also found that the remote was telling my daughter she was close even when she was still in another room which came a little bit confusing for her. When the light went red she assumed Scooby was in that room around her but he was actually through the door in another room.
I think the idea of this toy is good. Children will love interacting with Scooby and getting clues on where to find him but I don't think the toy is very precise on occasion. The toy is however made very well and considering the remote has been dropped a few times now it's still going strong. This isn't a toy that my daughter plays with very often she only has a go every now and again and as soon as she finds him then that's it. I think if Scooby was smaller in size he would be a little more difficult to find which would make the game more exciting.
Overall I love the idea of hide and seek Scooby but I can't warrant paying full price for him. If he was a toy to be continually played with then fair enough but a few games of this then he turns boring and predictable.
scooby requires 7 AAA batteries.