Barbara's Beat: Fijit Friends Newbies make great gifts

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fijit Friends Newbies make great gifts

Kristen loves her new Fijit Friends Newbies.

Our granddaughter, Kristen, loves her Fijit Serafina™. But, Serafina has been lonely, until now. She has Mattel Fijit Friends Newbies™ to interact with now, and keep her company.
Kristen and Serfina's Newbie Friends are, the black one she likes best, Trick or Treat Tika, who makes Halloween sound effects. The red one, Winter Cheer Zia, who makes holiday sound effects. And, the green one, Melodee, who sings, purrs and giggles.

Newbies are small, cute, interactive toys. When you squeeze the Newbies' sides they come alive to play. The Newbies ears move, and they sing. But, Newbies are like babies, they like to be nurtured. As you pet and interact with them, the more they do, and the better they sing. The Newbies have three nurturing buttons — one on the forehead, and one on each of their paws.

Fijit Friends Newbies are squishy, and interactive fun.

When you have more than one Newbie, you can press the duet button on their tummys they will sing together. And, if you have an original Fijit like Serafina, the Newbies will interact with her, too, when it is in "chirp" mode. Newbies even unlock the magic in Fijit Friends™.

When you first get a Fijit Friends Newbie, it's best to replace the three button try-me batteries with new ones. I used A13 batteries. But, I must say they weren't easy to replace.


I was pleased with the packaging, because it was so easy to open.

The price of Fijit Friends Newbies range in price. Kristen's new black Halloween cat, Tika, and her red reindeer, Zia, can be yours for about $17.99. Her Emerald Green Melodee is $14.97.

There are 10 Newbies. But there's been another addition made to the Fijit line - Fijit Friends™ Yippits™.

Fijit Friends™ Newbies™ Purple Tika  

Fijit Friends™ Newbies™ Pink Tia 

Fijit Friends™ Newbies™ Yellow Zinzie

Fijit Friends™ Newbies™ Green Zia

Fijit Friends™ Newbies™ Deep Blue Mila

Fijit Friends™ Newbies™ Powder Pink Kenzie

Fijit Friends™ Newbies™ Emerald Green Melodee

Fijit Friends™ Newbies™ Ice Blue Kira  

Fijit Friends™ Newbies™ Halloween Bat

Fijit Friends™ Newbies™ Halloween Cat

Fijit Friends™ Yippits™ Blue – Scooch™

Fijit Friends™ Yippits™ Light Green – Skippa™

Fijit Friends™ Yippits™ Pink – Patter®

Fijit Friends™ Yippits™ Purple – Plooki™

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom CentralConsulting for Mattel Fijit Friends. I received product samples to facilitate my review.”


Jenn said...

How cute. I bet my granddaughter would enjoy these too.

aggi said...

these would make awsome gifts

ShaRhonda @ The 4- Crow's said...

I am so glad to see what these are. My 5yr old is begging already. Thanks for writing about them.

Peggy said...

I've seen these advertised on t.v. and wondered if they would be any fun. I've got nieces and nephews to buy for and these may work just fine!

Erika E said...

I think interactive toys are great. One of these would make a great gift for my niece.

Becca S said...

I've seen these, but had absolutely no idea what they did. Thanks for the thorough review!

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

Never seen these before. how cute!

Susan, TN said...

Glad I found this review. I have seen these toys in the store and really wasnt sure the purpose. I was looking for a gift for my niece. Read the review and asked my niece about them and she was all excited to get one. So thanks for the info on the Fijit. Helped in the bday gift selection!!

Mary Bearden said...

Those actually looke pretty cute! I think I was offered a chance to review them and didn't think my grandson would like them, now I can kick myself for not agreeing to do it!

hallies_mom said...

These look really cute and I have seen very few in the stores I have visited - which does not say much since I do not go to the store that much! I will have to look for these the next time I go, thanks!

Tiffany Dover said...

These just look so cool and cute! I can't wait to get some for a friend of mine's daughter. She's going to love them!

Tiffany Dover said...

These things look so adorable that I even want them! I'd get them in a heartbeat if our kids were old enough

Shannon said...

These look fun, thank you for your review.

Lisa Garland said...

These Fijit friends are so cute. This would make a great gift for my niece, she likes things that make noise and talk.