Teddy Ruxpin Review – Let nostalgia reign this holiday season with the classic Teddy Ruxpin. A best selling toy in the 1980s, this animatronic teddy bear becomes a true friend to your child!
Still cute and cuddly as ever, the new Teddy Ruxpin comes dressed in an outfit similar to what he wore over 30 years ago. His brown fur still looks the same as well. The 14-inch plush toy is the perfect size to cuddle with your child at bedtime.
Though it looks quite similar, 2017 edition of the bear has really gotten some updates from its ancestor. Rather than the physical cassette tapes you had to pop into Teddy Ruxpin in the 80s, the new one comes with three original stories and seven great kids songs programmed inside the bear.
An iOS and Android mobile app is available that works with Teddy Ruxpin. Simply connect the toy via Bluetooth to download seven more stories as well as songs and games. That’s a lot of entertainment in one little bear!
Teddy Ruxpin also has new eyes, and they are very animated. Watch as the stuffed animal displays over 40 different animations with those eyes. You’ll know when Teddy is laughing, loving, cold, or surprised, just by the look in his eyes.
What’s even better, is Teddy’s emotions and expressions relate directly to the stories he tells. As your child learns and grows with Teddy, they will be able to understand expressions and learn how others feel in different situations.
Teddy’s mouth moves along with the songs and stories. This makes him look like a real-life friend for your children. It’s like he’s really telling the story or singing along with your little one. Plus, your children are strengthening their reading skills by listening and following along with the mobile app.
Once you have unlocked the additional stories in the app, Teddy Ruxpin can access them at any time. Story time can be held in the car, at the park, or on a plane. Wifi isn’t needed for stories you have already unlocked in the exclusive Teddy Ruxpin app.
Teddy Ruxpin is designed for children ages 2 and up. It’s great for pre-readers who need a cuddly friend to share stories with. It’s also a great holiday gift idea for children already starting school and still polishing their reading skills.
This plush toy does require 4 AA batteries, which are not included. It only has the ability to speak English as it reads and sings with your children.