Some time ago we were sent an Untamed Raptor to review. It was a great alternative to the previously cutesy Fingerlings and an opportunity for those that didn’t like adorable monkeys (who doesn’t like adorable monkeys?) to get in on the finger-creature craze. Overall we thought it was a great little interactive toy so we were really pleased to be sent Untamed Jailbreak, another tiny dinosaur, this time with his own crate!
The Untamed Jailbreak playset is an expansion of the Untamed universe and features an Untamed T-Rex. As well as the tiny dino you also get a destructible carrying crate for him to bust out of!
The Untamed T-Rex is very similar in presentation and features to the Untamed Raptor we previously reviewed. The creature responds to a range of tactile inputs and will respond (rather angrily) to be being tipped upside down. As with all the Untamed creatures, if you’re nice to the little guy (or girl) then you’ll see them respond with chirping and other sounds that tell you the pint-sized finger lizard is happy with how you’re treating it. Treat it badly and you’ll see it switch to a more aggressive tone and it’ll start snarling, biting and chomping!
The addition of a destructible cage is interesting. You can use it as part of imaginative play as it busts out and terrorises the other toys, but you can also use it as a handy carrier to keep at least a couple of Untamed dinos inside. The ‘busting out’ is achieved by having a small plate inside the cage. A handle is attached on the outside which flips the dinosaur forward through the destructible cage doors. It’s really neat although it can sometimes stick a little and the handle doesn’t give your dino a huge amount of momentum to get through.
The re-building/re-closing of the cage can be a tiny bit fiddly but they’ve helpfully numbered each section so you can quickly figure out the order in which the pieces need to be reassembled.
We reviewed the Untamed Jailbreak with Claudia and as you can see she loved the dinosaur. As she says in the video, the T-Rex is her favourite dinosaur so she was over the moon to get a little one to play with!
From what we saw at Toy Fair 2019, the Untamed range is going from strength to strength and there are loads new additions including a range of blind-bags to choose from. The main range is also being updated and is looking to include skeletons, wolves and even dragons!
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Disclaimer: We were sent this toy free of charge in return for an unbiased review. No financial agreements were entered into and our opinions are 100% our own.