Published on June 11th, 2016 | by Tae0
Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex Review
Summary: It looks vicious and moves realistically, it's the best robotic dinosaur pet out there at the moment!
It’s a robotic dinosaur. I don’t think I have to say anything more than that to grab your attention. Based on the hybrid dinosaur out of Jurrasic World, here’s our Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex review;
- UK £99.99
- US $119.99
- 5 Years +
- 3 AAA Batteries
Based on the seriously cool looking Indominus Rex from Jurrassic World, this is one scary, vicious looking toy. I love it. It’s got all the minor details that show it’s not just lazily made, scales, teeth, eerie colour changing eyes, bumps on the tongue, even nostrils!
The spiky horns on the head and the fingers of Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex are really soft and bendy too, so you don’t have to worry about your child poking their eye out.
Dimensions; 6.8 x 16 x 6.8 inches.
Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex uses something called “true balance technology” which is a fancy name for “it glides along on balls attached to its feet”. It’s such an awesome thing to see. This toy actually looks and moves realistically despite the balls on it’s feet. It’s fast, erratic and looks predatory. Its jaw opens and closes whilst it roars and it features real sounds from Jurassic World.
Indominus Rex can get kinda clumsy though. It’s hilarious to watch, but can take you out of the awe you feel when you see it in action properly.
This Zoomer Dino has 5 modes of play;
- Indominus Rex just does whatever the hell Indominus Rex wants to. The eyes glow green in this mode.
- You can order Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex to patrol in a certain pattern, square or triangle. The toy will “patrol” the area with glowing white eyes until it meets something. When it does, it will attack. So cool.
- The eyes glow red and Indominus Rex has a rage fit.
- Basically like a remote control car, except it’s a crazy dinosaur that can chomp. Glowing orange eyes in this mode
- You can get Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex to record and learn a 10 second pattern of movement.
Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex Review
It’s truly amazing. Your child will have the best looking robotic dinosaur pet ever made. This toy has hours of fun in it and would make a wonderful addition to the toy collection of a dinosaur lover. This toy is considered a collectors item (hence the price), so you get a little certificate of authentication in the box and the number of your particular dinosaur. A cool little feature if your kid is a fan of the Jurassic Park series.
My kid found Patrol Mode the most fun. He has a large collection of plastic dinosaurs and he would set them up around the living room floor waiting for Indominus Rex to meet one and go crazy on it.
One negative would be that the Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex does fall over quite a lot, especially when it’s enraged. Sometimes it can recover, sometimes it can’t though. The toy genuinely looks like it just gives up and dies when this happens. I don’t know if it’s supposed to look like that, you know, for realism or something? Either way I actually find it an interesting feature.
Also, when you’re playing in the control mode, Indominus Rex won’t always listen to your commands. It seems very hit and miss, maybe even a bit buggy. This is a shame but not really a toy breaking feature in my opinion, as my son had a lot more fun with the other modes.
Negatives aside, this toy is outstanding. I can’t help wanting to steal it from my kid and claim it as my own. It’s like a dream come true to my inner child. If your child likes dinosaurs, they will L-O-V-E this toy.
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