Magic Dance Pumpkin is Cinderella’s royal and captivating puppy. Decked out in a tiara and jewels Pumpkin loves to dance at the ball – and now we can be a part of the magic too!
Magic Dance Pumpkin is an RC toy puppy that loves to dance, twirl and curtsy. The light up magic wand is an RC Controller that allows children to interact with Magic Dance Pumpkin. We had a chance to review Magic Dance Pumpkin recently. Before even opening the box I was pretty impressed – this toy is bigger than I imagined. Pumpkin stands at about 12″ tall, and I can just imagine the excitement of tearing off the wrapping paper to see this underneath! On the box there are instructions for downloading the free Princess Palace Pets app for iphone or ipad.
Inside the box you will find Magic Dance Pumpkin and her light up magic wand. The wand features four directional buttons and three command buttons. After installing the batteries (4 AA for the puppy and 2 AAA for the wand), I let the kids loose with Magic Dance Pumpkin. Moving her around is easy enough, using the four directional buttons you can move her forwards, backwards and side to side. The kids quickly figured out how to get her to move, turn and twirl. The remote has a decent range, Magic Dance Pumpkin can be controlled from across the room.
The three command buttons make Magic Dance Pumpkin perform pre-programmed actions. Press the top button and Pumpkin will wag her soft tail and she moves across the room. The second button causes her to curtsy and the bottom button will make her dance to one of two different songs. The dancing is really great, she needs a good amount of room to avoid bumping into anything as she waltzes across the floor. With each press of a button the wand lights up and plays sounds. Just waving the wand, without pressing any buttons will cause the wand to light and make sounds. Pressing the jewel on Pumpkin’s collar will also prompt her to repeat one of nine phrases.
I really love how well the R/C remote works on this. You don’t have to be right on top of the toy, so the kids were able to run around and wave to wand while still being able to control Pumpkin. Although they had declined to participate early on, even the boys wanted a turn after they saw how much fun it was!
I am really impressed with the quality overall, everything just works really nicely. Most of all, I love that this really brings a great R/C toy to the table for girls like my niece who may not have a lot of interest in driving around R/C cars or planes. The kids played with Pumpkin for hours that first day and continue to play with her – this is definitely a toy that gets used in our house.
The price tag is on the high end, at $59.99, although you can find it currently on amazon for less – I think it is worth the money, I could definitely see this being a very special gift and a toy that sees a lot of use. It is definitely a “big” gift, something that is really going to impress little girls!
Batteries: 4 “AA” and 2 “AAA”, not included
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