During Toy Fair NY VTech, makers of developmental stage-based electronic learning products, showcased new products being added to their popular Switch & Go Dinos and Go! Go! Smart Wheels lines. Being a fan of both these infant and preschool lines, I couldn't wait to see (and play with) the new items.
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The expanded Go! Go! Smart Wheels line includes VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Launch & Go Storage Case where children can store up to eight Go! Go! Smart Wheels vehicles in the tire-shaped case and take them anywhere with the easy-to-grip handle (excludes trains and deluxe vehicles). Case includes one non-electronic race car. Ages 1-5 years, MSRP: $19.99.
Go! Go! Smart Wheels Spinning Spiral Tower Playset (only partially shown here) Drive the included SmartPoint van to the top of the tower and then send it down one of two ways. The gas station and car wash role play features encourage imaginative play. Manipulative features such as the roller, flip-up sign and turning gate strengthen fine motor skills. Ages 1-5 years, MSRP: $29.99.
The award-winning Go! Go! Smart Wheels line goes wild with a brand new extension this year – Go! Go! Smart Animals! Both playset lines features SmartPoint locations that work with every SmartPoint vehicle and animal in the lines. As a vehicle or animal is rolled over a playset’s various SmartPoints, it will flash and play greetings, fun sounds, short tunes and sing-along songs.
Three wild playsets are part of the new Go! Go! Smart Animals line, including the Zoo Explorers Playset, Forest Adventure Playset and Tree House Hideaway Playset. The introductory animals assortment includes a monkey, tiger, lion, hippo, giraffe, elephant, zebra and alligator. The vehicles and animals start at just $7.99, with playsets ranging in price up to $59.99.
With Switch & Go Dinos Turbo kids can rev up the action with the addition of flywheels that let the dinos race and roar across the floor.
The new line includes two new launchers and the first ever remote control Switch & Go Dinos Turbo – Bronco the RC Triceratops, and a rugged construction excavator, Digger the Woolly Mammoth.
Every Switch & Go Dinos Turbo emit realistic dinosaur and vehicle sounds and fun phrases that teach facts about each dino, providing kids with enriching playtime. The evolving line ranges in price from just $9.99 to $44.99.
For more information about VTech’s new products, visit www.vtechkids.com