It never ceases to amaze me how technology and everyday toys intertwine. Though I have seen a myriad of toys that connect with Smartphones, I haven’t seen anything as adorable Scanimalz!
Scanimalz by Wicked Cool Toys merges the physical and virtual worlds together through QR Code plushies. You download the free iOS or Android App onto your Smartphone, scan the QR Code on your Scanimal’s belly and play games, earn scantz (a type of currency), redeem virtual accessories, hidden trophies and make your way up the leader board!
There are over 30 Scanimalz that you can collect and some rare finds, like the BETA Bear Scanimalz I received for review! Their names are just as adorable: Barkcode, MOOsic, PengWIN, Scanana Split to name a few!
The games are pretty addictive to play. I found my 4 year old was quite capable of playing along and really loved our cute little guy! You can scan the QR Code every day to get more Scantz and he really looks forward to seeing how many more he is going to get so we can get some accessories!
The games on the App include:
- Scantz in Your Pantz – Where you catch ants in your Scanimal’s pants! My tot gets a huge kick out of this one!
- Scanyon Jump – This game involves actually tilting your device to the left or right to make your Scanimal jump. You have to try and jump as high as you can without falling off!
- Scannonball – You have to shoot your Scanimal past a floating blocks!
- Scannic Attack – You have to make sure to tap your Scanimal without tapping bombs, snacks or bad clones!
Playing Scanimalz with my son is a whole world of fun. I think for kids, having the physical Scanimalz makes the biggest difference because they’re playing along with their ‘friend’. The fact that the game is on our Smartphones makes it a great on-the-go toy and game rolled into one! Just watch out because your child won’t just want one. They’re going to want to unlock them all!
You can learn more about Scanimalz and purchase your favorite in their shop (make sure to download the Free App!), on their Facebook Page and/or @Scanimalz on Twitter. Want to see the other amazing toys by Wicked Cool Toys? Check out the full line up and like them on Facebook!
Winner of Collectible Scanimalz: #354 Shirley E.
I received a Scanimalz for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own and are not influenced by any form of compensation.