Fingerlings Baby Monkey

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Rating:
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 0.5 stars
  • Girls Rating
  • Girls Rated 1 stars

One of the hottest toys of Christmas 2017 left my daughter in tears after malfunctioning 5 minutes in to game play. This toy does not live up to the hype.

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Overall
  • Necessity
    Editor: 30%
  • Quality
    Editor: 30%
  • Size
    Editor: 85%
  • Educational Value
    Editor: 30%
  • Sibling Friendly
    Editor: 85%

Pros

  • Size
  • Variety
  • Price

Cons

  • Quality
  • Durability
  • Limited Functionality

When most people saw this toy, they thought it was artificially intelligent robot that will entertain their kids for hours at a great price but this is not the case. What I learned over the years of being a mom is that a lot of the must have Christmas toys are really duds. Read ALL about another must have of last season Giant LOL ball here. These companies know that the only way to sell is to create hype since once people have figured out that the toy is not what it seems in real life, it will simply fade. The fingerling is the prime example of this marketing strategy. You walk now in to any store and the shelves are full of these toys. For us the monkey worked for 5 minutes and even in that time she worked, she just did a few things; not the endless play fun promised in advertising. The fact that they can turn their head, eyes and make some sounds is only fun for the first 5 minutes and then it just gets boring. Next Christmas I will do my toy research a lot more careful to avoid this from happening again.
From Manufacturer 
  • Sydney is my name, and I love to grab onto things… especially your fingers!
  • Fingerlings respond to sound, motion, and touch with blinking eyes, head turns, and silly monkey babble
  • Blow them kisses and they will kiss you back!
  • Hang them upside-down by the tail and watch them monkey around!
  • Pet them to sleep or make a loud noise and watch them get excited!

Age Range

2 years-7 years

Review

Fingerling Monkey at work

Product Type

Avoid

Size/Dimensions

Weight: 5.3 oz /233 g
Battery:Button Battery*4
Package Size: 22*15*7 cm/ 8.9*5.9*2 in

Toddler with Monkey

Fingerling Monkey

Fingerling Upclose

Fingerling Monkey

Monkey on a shirt

Fingerling Monkey

Popular Brand/Availability in every store: Yes

Available everywhere, such as Amazon, ToysRus, Walmart

Where to buy

Ingredients/Materials

ABS+PVC

Necessity Scale-1

Your child can totally be without this toy, not needed.

Price/Budget

Low-Medium $18-25 depending on sale and variety

Siblings Friendly-Can engage together

In theory this toy could have been a fun toy to share between siblings but in reality it is not. The number of things the toy does is very limited and the siblings simply can not really play with this toy together. They can take turns holding for a few minutes each, until they will be bored.

Durability/Multi Kid Survivor/Longevity Scale 1

This item has lasted exactly for 5 minutes of play. One of the worst experiences I have ever had with a toy.

Development Friendly-Helps with specific skills

This toy is designed to be an interactive toy that a child can communicate with and encourage self-play. It is not the case it says a few simple words and moves the eyes. I cannot imagine any child being interested in this toy for more than 5 minutes.

Girl Friendly

This product can be used for any gender. It is not girl specific.

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