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Hasbro FurReal Friends Biscuit My Lovin Pup

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Brand: Hasbro / Type: Interactive plush toy

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      26.01.2011 23:03
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      A pup any child (or adult) could love.

      My daughter is five and although loves getting presents - don't we all?, and is quite easy to buy for, she has never really asked for anything specific before. There have been years when she wanted a doll or a bike but any would have done. Last Christmas it all changed when in October she started asking for this pup - Biscuit. At first we were delighted that she an an exact gift in mind, however after checking out the price - around the £150.00 mark we tried in vain to come up with other suggestions of toys she would like instead. I am not even sure where she first saw him as I have not seen him advertised on the tv and none of her friends had him. I have since learned he was one of the most wanted Christmas toys from 2009. Anyway, December came and by now countless lists and pictures had been done at school all refering to the pup Father Christmas was going to bring. Well you can guess the outcome . . . .

      ##########THE TOY######################

      Biscuit is a very cute, lifesize golden retriever pup. The beauty of this pup is that he is interactive. He has nine sensors that can sense either touch, light or sound. The sensors are all over his body; under his ears, his back, paw, mouth, nose and several on his head. What Biscuit does depends on your motion and where it is, for example when you pat on his back he will move his head and neck and make contented sounds or when you touch his left paw he will lift it up for a shake. Probably our favouite part of this toy is the speech recognition. Biscuit responds to seven different commands; sit, lie down, speak, sit up and beg, do you want a treat?, give me a paw and shake. He comes with a collar that has a bone shaped tag on it, the tag has all the commands written on so you don't forget. He also comes with a bone, a brush and a adoption certificate.

      ##################THE PRICE#########################

      As I have already stated this pup does not come cheap. I did a great deal of shopping around and research. Prices really varied, going up to £185 in Hamleys, Argos had an offer for £135 but in the end we managed to get him from John Lewis for £99 with free delivery, so really pleased with that. As well as the big price tag Biscuit is run on six D size batteries that are not included. There is an on/off switch to the pup so as not to waste the batteries, but still an expensive toy to run.

      ############### MY OPINION##############################

      I am not dissapointed with Biscuit, everything he is advertised as doing he does. He is very cute and real looking and although not cuddley, his fur is soft. The negatives that I can see is that he is fairly heavy - 5kg, which is too heavy for my five year old to carry around. Also when there is a lot of background noise he doesn't always respond to your command. If I am being really honest from about ten days after Christmas he has been neglected somewhat, I hear my daughter talking to him but it only lasts a few seconds without interactive play. He is the sort of toy you want to show others (who have all been impressed) but so far not used for a long game. Am I glad we bought it??? Well the look on my daughters face on Christmas morning was worth every penny!

      #################WOULD I RECCOMEND HIM?#################

      This is a difficult one, great toy but soooo expensive. For anyone who really does not want a pet it would be a great substitute as it encourages your child to play and love it, and you don't have to walk it or take it to the vet! It is worth looking for second hand ones as they can be found on Ebay or Amazon. It is advertised for ages five and above and I think this is fair due to the size and commands you need to make.

      FurReal is a product of Hasbro

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