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Cookie my Playful Pup

Submitted by on August 13, 2011 – 8:13 pmNo Comment

“Cookie my Playful Pup is undeniably cute, but was quickly discarded in our house, I’m afraid.”

Buy online at Boots

Price £74.99

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cookie my playful pup

Initial thoughts: We watched a few YouTube videos of Cookie, my Playful Pup, before we received one to review and our hopes were high – Flea is a big fan of the whole Fur Real range, and this one is a cute Labrador puppy, fitted with the latest animatronics so that Cookie will look at you, follow commands, and wag her tail.

We liked: It’s true that Cookie is extremely cute, and Flea was incredibly excited to get her out of the box. She has weirdly lifelike features, and is just the right size for younger children to be able to carry around.

We weren’t keen: I have to say that, given the price tag, I expected a lot more from Cookie. We own similar toys that cost around £20, and I don’t think Cookie does much more than those toys. The dog is supposed to turn its head when you squeak her toy bone or talk to her, but we found this didn’t work most of the time, and the bone lost its squeak on the first day we played with it. Now it just makes a slightly asthmatic sound and gives up. Similarly, Cookie has touch sensors that means she responds to specific touches with different actions – but we found these only worked intermittently. The result was that Flea just got bored – within an hour, she’d put Cookie away.

Overall: I think for the price, I expected a lot more from Cookie my Playful Pup.  Some of the featured worked well – Flea likes that Cookie can sit up or lie down, and she is very cute and cuddle. But the animatronics simply didn’t work and were noisy to boot – so overall, the toy just didn’t engage Flea at all. Disappointing, and not nearly as fun as other FurReal toys we’ve tried.

Sally, Who’s the Mummy?

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