Twinkle the Magical Unicorn is packaged in an open box on display and she is packaged in the on position. Getting her unboxed is a little frustrating because she is taped in several places and she is trying to run and flap her wings the entire time you are trying to get her out of the box. I would recommend getting her in the frustration free packaging that way you and your child can get to playing with Twinkle the Magical Unicorn without a headache from unboxing her.
Playing with Twinkle the Magical Unicorns is nothing short of a cuteness overload. Her mane and tail are soft and plushy and her unicorn horn lights up with different colors while you interact with her. You can feed Twinkle the Magical Unicorn her golden carrot and when it activates the button in her mouth she responds with chewing noises and turning her head. Twinkle has a pendant on her harness that makes her move and make noise, when moving Twinkle the magical unicorn will gallop away across any hard surface.
Her friend Prisma has an on/off switch as well and when turned on she has a pendant on her chest which prompts her to sing and interact with your child. Prisma has two spots to sit on the saddle of Twinkle the magical Unicorn and depending on which seat she is in she has different phrases and songs to share. She can direct Twinkle the Magical Unicorn to walk forward and stop.
I like that Twinkle the Magical Unicorn and Prisma her fairy princess friend are so cute and interactive with young children. Twinkle being able to walk (quickly I might add) is a huge added bonus and it keeps her interesting . Twinkle the magical Unicorn and Prisma also interact with the other Vtech Go Go smart friends sets which is an added bonus in keeping this toy new and interesting for more play time fun. I also like that she has an power switch with volume control and as a mom I felt the price was more than fair.
Twinkle the Magical Unicorn and her friend Prisma take a lot of batteries. 4 AA batteries in Twinkle herself and 2 AAA batteries in Prisma her fairy princess friend. As a mom I feel like everything my son has takes batteries and 6 batteries for one toy is a lot for any household. I understand why since she walks and sings. These are the things I like about the toy but the expense of batteries in this toy is definitely a consideration for me.
Twinkle the Magical Unicorn is marketed for kids 1.5-5 years old. I think the younger age range will truly find Twinkle magical and get hours of play watching her walk across the floor and interact as they feed her, her golden carrot. The 5 year olds with this toy may only truly enjoy this long term if they have more components of this Go Go Smart Friends set however.
The Vtech Go Go smart friends line is very cute, they have a whole division devoted now to the magical and fairy princesses. Twinkle the magical Unicorn and her friend Prisma are a great addition to this set and she is very entertaining. I feel like she goes best as a set but because these toys are more than affordable I think it is a good buy. There is a lot of fun to be had with just Twinkle the Magical Unicorn by herself but she becomes new and interesting all over again with the addition of more friends to interact with. This ability to extend the play life on the toy is a major win for parents and keeps Twinkle from becoming a magical statue in your child’s toy box. I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase again for the price and replay on this toy!