Review: Untamed Raptors

We’ve been getting into a lot of science and nature recently so as a slight departure we’ve checked out some ancient creatures instead! We were sent an Untamed Raptors dinosaur toy to review, so obviously the first thing we did was unleash our own monsters on it and see what they thought!

Untamed Raptors is a range of interactive toys that perch on your finger and respond to your touch. They’re similar in style to Fingerlings (who coincidentally are made by the same company) except instead of cute monkeys clinging to your digits you get a fierce (and okay still quite cute) miniature dinosaur instead!

 

The Untamed Raptors respond to tactile input from whoever is holding it, usually by stroking or tapping the head or nose. Depending on it’s current mood (we’ll get to that later) the tiny finger-dinosaur will have a surprisingly diverse range of responses.

Although they arrive in ‘untamed’ mode, it’s possible to tame your raptor by treating it nicely and using more gentle touches. Initially the creature is snapping and growling in response to every tap and stroke of his snout or the back of his head. When tamed though, the dino will respond with chirrups and purrs and can even fall asleep! Too much shaking or being turned upside down will soon revert the dinky lizard to his ferocious temperament.

We let Claudia (5) and Marshall (9) have at our Untamed Raptor to put it through it’s paces. They’re quite heavy handed so we spent most of our time with a rather angry dinosaur on our hands! Over the course of the day we did manage to get him to calm down though. Claudia was immediately enamoured with ‘Razor’ and if we hadn’t kept an eye out I don’t think Marshall would have got much of a look at it. The great thing about a toy that is so simple to interact with is that younger children can enjoy getting simple responses but older children can take the time to unlock the more extended functionality by playing for longer and in different ways.

 

Untamed Raptors are by no means the most elaborate interactive toy that you’ll find on the market but considering both price and target audience they’re definitely entertaining. It struck me that they would be a suitable ‘starter’ toy for parents curious to know if interactive pets are going to be a hit with their own kids before considering forking out bigger bucks on something more advanced.

The Fingerling comparison is clear, but I like that the concept of these tiny interactive pets is extending outside of purely ‘cute’ animals and into other clinging creatures. I think it broadens the appeal and encourages children with more diverse interests to have a go.

Overall we thought our Untamed Raptors toy was great. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone who’s looking to pick up a gadgety children’s toy with an interest in dinosaurs. Check out our video below of how we got on!

Untamed Raptors are available from Amazon. Check out the full Untamed experience here.

Disclaimer: This review was done in return for the product. No financial agreements were entered into. All opinions remain our own. This post contains affiliate links.

 

3 thoughts on “Review: Untamed Raptors

  • 27th August 2018 at 10:37 AM
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    We bought one of these for oldest’s birthday. He absolutely loves it!

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  • 29th August 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    That is seriously cute! I think my son would love one!

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  • 6th October 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    Well you’ve got me sold on this now. I thought they were just like figures, I didn’t realise they were interactive. So when my boys added them to their Christmas list I was thinking I’m not paying nearly £40 (X2 kids) for a flipping inanimate object! But now I know they’re little pets I’m definitely going to get them!

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