Fresh on my radar this week are Teksta Micro Pets . . . I’d never heard of them before we were sent them to review but the idea of miniature robotic pets that respond to touch and voice sparked my interest. Surely Chloe would love these!
The Teksta Micro Pets are the smallest Tekstas ever, fitting comfortably in the palm of your hand. There’s four different animals to collect; Puppy, Kitty, Racoon and Dino each with their own playset which can all be linked together to create “the ultimate adventure world”.
The track comes in pieces and can be arranged numerous ways to custom build your own adventure park, however it does come with clear instructions for some suggested combinations to get your started! I’m utterly rubbish with construction things – I lack both skill and patience. Ben however has these in abundance so I left it to him. (It does say on the instruction sheet that adult supervision may be required but Ben was more than capable of connecting the tracks together without my interference!)
Our little Teksta Micro Pets puppy has been renamed “Isabelle” by Chloe who unsurprisingly thought he was really cute. I must admit that his funny little electronic beep of a bark caught me unawares the first time I turned him on. I didn’t give Chloe any instructions for play with her Teksta puppy, just flipped the switch on the back of his head to turn him on and left her to it.
When you talk to your pet, clap or make sounds he will walk, ‘bark’ and flash his eyes. If you pop you hand in front of his path he will automatically stop. You can pet your puppy by gently pressing the button on the top of his head and he will respond by making a noise and flashing his eyes. You can even ‘train’ your Teksta Micro Pets puppy to only move forwards by pressing and holding the button on top of his head and clapping.
Safe to say, Chloe was thrilled with her Teksta Micro Pets puppy and whilst she’s probably not quite so bothered by the track itself, her new friend is here to stay.
*We were sent the Teksta Micro Pets set free of charge for the purposes of review. All thoughts an opinions remain our own*