We’re currently grooming our son, Zachary (lovingly called The Boy) to be a structural engineer. His obsession with building blocks and toys that transform have made us realize that there is really no other way that we’ll ever get him to leave the house to go to college. I could legitimately picture my sweet little boy, 22 years old, building entire cities and countries made of Legos, populated by Nijago people, toy cars, Transformers, and Baco-thingies. So when we heard about the VTech Switch & Go Dinosô, which combines fun and creativity through the switch-a-roo from car to dinosaur and airplane to dinosaur, The Boy could hardly contain himself. He loves getting packages from UPS because somebody told him they work for Santa Claus. He immediately went to work pulling apart the packaging and the buck-tooth little smile on his face was priceless. I ask him why he likes them so much, and he says, “I like that they turn into cars and I like figuring out how to transform them.” He says this while busily creating a 2-D replica of the yellow one, as seen here:
So you know why he likes them, I’ll tell you why I like them: low volume. Yes they talk and make cool sounds, but the volume is not at such an ear-piercing level that I’m plotting to accidentally “lose” them. And unlike Legos, they come in one movable part, so I’m less likely to stab the sole of my foot in the middle of the night. Score 1 for VTech.