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Boomer Dino: Best Toy Design (6+ Years), Junior Design Awards 2014 HIGHLY COMMENDED

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They Say:

Meet 'BOOMER', Control him if you can! Boomer can chase, chomp, guard and even ROAR! Watch his eyes change colour with his mood. Balancing on two wheels using True Balance Technology™, he's the ultimate pre-historic interactive pet. Use your hands to tame his Dino nature and build your friendship. Try and control him with the control pod, or even make him dance! But beware - you may lose control! Contents include 1 Zoomer™ Dino Boomer, 1 control pod, 1 mini USB cable and 1 instruction guide. 3xAAA batteries required for control pod (not included). For ages 5 years and over.

True Balance Technology™ allows Boomer to balance, run, spin, and more – on only two legs.  He can stabilise himself, move backwards and forwards, and get himself up if he falls!

Boomer’s LED eyes change colour to indicate both mood and mode.  Green means he’s happy, Blue shows you he’s curious, and Purple denotes “Gesture Command Mode” (which allows you to train him to sit, speak, and perform tail whips using just your hands).  When you’ve made him angry, either by pulling his tail, shaking his head, or pressing the “Angry Button” on his controller, his eyes will turn Red.  Yellow is “Control Pod Mode” and Orange tells you his battery is low.

Boomer has an articulated tail and flexible neck, creating remarkably life-like movements. Combined with dinosaur sounds and sleek exoskeleton these stylistic features enhance the play pattern.

His integrated nose sensors seamlessly blend the technology with the toy’s design.  When a child is playing with Boomer, he sees the Dinosaur and not the engineering that went into making him appear so real

His egg shaped controller is designed for one-handed use, and combines multiple commands into just a few simple buttons and a joystick.  Use it to make him chomp, bite, eat, run, move his head and tail back and forth, or up and down, and you can make him angry at the touch of a button.  It sits nicely in your hand and has a great feel, in addition to its modern look

Judges Comments:

"This kept the judges amused for ages. After a while, it almost seems as if this dinosaur is alive. With lightning quick reactions Boomer is challenging to control and retains a life of his own. An amazing piece of design."

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