Now a little while ago H got to review the Teksta Dino. He’d hoped one of his friends would get a Teksta too, so that he could arrange for them to interact and have fun. So far though none of his friends have had one, but the other week Debenhams sent us the Teksta Kitty to review. Obviously, H was able to hit the ground running with this toy because he was already used to how it worked from using his Dino. Regular readers will know that we have two cats that H loves playing with, but our real life feline friends are quite mature cats of 12 and don’t play like kittens as much as H would like them to, so the Teksta Kitty was perfect for him because she loves to play. As a parent, I had been a bit concerned about what H would think about this toy as it has some pink on it. Generally, he’s not a fan of pink things like many boys of his age, but he seemed very happy to play with the Teksta Kitty despite that. The pink is really for the highlights and the main colour is white; the pink quite a vibrant shade, which I thinks helps.
With some basic training kitty will respond to your voice, hand gestures and the robot mouse. Her tricks are :
- She purrs – when you stroke her head – this is very cute.
- She stands up – you use the robot mouse to make kitty stand up and paw at the mouse
- She pounces – either by using hand gesture or using the robot mouse
- She sniffs – by pressing something against her nose
- She listens – she’ll walk towards any sound
- She ‘eats’ – by placing the robot mouse against her mouth
- She ‘talks’ – by pressing the cogwheel button on her head and she will meow you when you talk to her
- She dances – by pressing the musical note button on her head once or twice – she knows a few different moves
H has really enjoyed playing with his Dino and his Kitty together as you can see in the little video clip that we have made. There’s a lot of fun to be had with these toys and I bet there are loads of children out there hoping that Santa will bring one as a present this year.