Last summer I had the honor of hosting a fun Fijit Friends Dance Party. Just when you thought the fun would stop there, here come Fijit Friends Newbies:

From Mattel:

  • Fijit Friends love to tell jokes and dance, and now girls can nurture each of the eight, distinct Fijit Friends Newbies to sing and perform their own unique song.  As girls pet and interact with their Fijit Friends Newbies, their singing improves.
  • For the ultimate performance, place two Fijit Friends Newbies together, and with a simple touch they’ll sing a duet – each singing different parts of the same song.
  • Newbies can also make Fijit Friends dance by utilizing Sonic Chirp technology – special audio coding embedded into a Newbie that when detected by Fijit Friends will trigger their programmed dancing moves.

Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?

Princess Nagger received these two cuties:

She didn’t mind that the padding was inadequate in the box, resulting in each of the Fijit Friends Newbies having scratched up faces:

And was tickled to have them play with her Fijit Friend, Sage:

They are too cute for words – and being ‘pocket size’, even easier to take along on a sleepover like Princess Nagger did recently.  Her friends all fell in love with them, too.  We couldn’t get them to perform a duet, since the turquoise one seems to be defective – neither the belly button nor top button work (even after replacing the batteries), but at least it still did some interaction squeezing it on its sides. 

The defective mode shouldn’t be a problem when purchasing them in a store – you’ll be able to test all three button modes before buying them.  I’m definitely going to pick up another one, just to enhance the interaction mode, and because I really want to hear them sing a duet.  I mean, Princess Nagger does. 

She wants me to pick up this one the next time I’m at Target:

Don’t you just love the ears?  The Fijit Friends Newbies are available at local retailers like Toys R Us, Target, possibly Walmart, or online through various sites.  They’re recommended for ages 6 and up, but younger kids should be able to enjoy them too, with supervision.  

They purr, they giggle, they hum and sing – and without a doubt elicit lots of giggles from everyone who plays with them.  The more you nurture it (by tickling and petting it), the better its singing becomes.  Princess Nagger can’t wait to see how her new little friends develop in the singing department.  Let the games begin.

Did you or do your kids have a favorite interactive (or not) toy?



I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mattel and received two Fijit Friends Newbies to facilitate my review.  All opinions are mine and not influenced by outside sources. See my Disclosure Policy here.

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  1. When my kids were little I tried to get them the going toy on their birthday or Christmas only. Being a single Mom & having four kids was a little tough, but I did my best. They did not go without. My grandkids? Different story I spoil them and send them home. ~ payback is a real stinker ain’t it! LOL
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