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Recently my daughter and son kept on fighting over a toy dog I had at home and were obsessed with pretending doing to the park to take the dog for a walk. So one day when I was at the shopping centre I decided to go to Argos and see if they had any nice toy dogs. I noticed Fluffy goes Walkie was reduced from £19.99 to £14.99, so decided to get this one as I remember my daughter getting excited in the commercials over it.
From the box it was smaller then I imaged it to be, they come in three colours and we got the white one with a purple lead. I was pleased with this as I knew my son would be playing a lot with this so wanted a more neutral colour as the other toy had pink in them. One is a pink dog with a pink lead and I've seen another white dog with a pink lead.
The toy does not come with batteries and requires 3 AAA batteries. I brought the toy home and it was quite difficult to open and was packaged securely. The batteries go in the lead and the lead attaches easily to the dog but easily can come off the dog too which has happened a few times. I switched the dog on and was quite disapointed to see how slow the dog walks, it hardly moves. Also it only barks and does nothing else. For the price I was expected something better, I would have been happy even if it was better at walking and would actually walk on carpet. Outside it won't really move at all so they can't take it for a walk in the park. The only nice thing is the lead flashes with a purple light which looks pretty.
My kids liked the Fluffy for a day or two but now is another toy that will probably never be used, they get quite impatient how slow it moves and end up dragging it which makes Fluffy fall sideways.
I'm so glad I did not pay full price but disapointed I wasted any money on it. There are much better toy dogs on the market for the same price, Fluffy has been cleverly marketed with the cute catchy commericals on the TV. It is too slow, only barks and the batteries run out incredribly fast, the batteries ran out the first day of use. Only positive is, it is a cute dog, lights flash on the lead.
Shortly before Christmas as happens every year relatives started asking for gift ideas for my children. I don't like this annual ritual as I think they should use their imaginations or a bit of thought to buy gifts.
Anyway, I had a quick browse through the Argos book as this is about the only place left near us to buy toys since Woolworths shut its doors. I came across Fluffy goes walkies and remembered my daughter commenting on an advert that she had seen for the dog. Fluffy is currently priced at £17.59 in Argos and Toys R Us.
Fluffy is a small white or pink dog on a lead. The dog is battery operated and needs 3 x AAA batteries. The batteries fit inside a secure compartment in the handle of the lead. Fluffy does not come with any batteries so be sure to buy some if this is a gift.
Once you have installed your batteries and plugged the lead into Fluffies collar you are ready to go. There is an on off switch on the handle of the lead. When turned on Fluffy walks along and occasionally barks. The lead flashes in various different colours like little disco lights all along it. The lead comes in pink, blue or purple. You can interconnect the leads and walk more than one dog at a time.
Initially my daughter was very pleased with Fluffy and insisted that she had always wanted one! I, on the other hand, was very disappointed with the dog. It didn't really do anything very exciting. All it does is walk very slowly and bark when other dog toys I have seen can flip over, sit and bark and they only cost about £5. My daughter soon lost interest and fluffy was left to defend herself against two younger brothers!
My youngest son has just turned one and he loved the dog. He loved it so much he was trying to make it stay still and managed to jam one of its legs and now it doesn't work. Unfortunately only two months after Christmas and Fluffy is already in the bin!
Fluffy was slightly cheaper before Christmas and only cost £16.99. I don't feel that this was money well spent at all as the dog was a bit of a letdown even before it was so easily broken.
The dog is aimed at children aged 4 years and over and I think this is probably about right. Little girls will like the dog because it is pretty and cute and can be carried around.
I wouldn't recommend the dog to anyone really because I found it overpriced and uninteresting.
Fluffy walks and barks! Take this wonderful dog for a walk in the park on a fabulous light-up lead which sparkles! Press the handle and you'll hear her bark! The lead handles clip together enabling you to walk more than one pup at once! Fluffy Go Walkies is a great way to encourage roleplay.