Posted by Keith | Posted in Tre’s Thursday Toy Review | Posted on 31-10-2013
Tre’s Thursday Toy Review 10-31-13
Flipeez Action Hats
Manufacturer: Idea Villiage
Length of Ownership: 3 weeks
Rating: 5 stars
Toy Review: Wow, this is Daddy’s Fish Bowl’s first sponsored Toy Review and we couldn’t be more excited to have a chance to review a brand new item on the market. Flipeez, (from the folks that brought you Stompeez) are animal action hats that are both fashionable and interactive. They allow you to knock out two birds with one stone, you get to mark off an item from the ‘need’ list (winter hat), and your child gets to obtain an item from the ‘want’ list (a toy). What more could you ask for?
Now that we can safely conclude, that purchasing Flipeez makes sense from a practical standpoint, let’s take a little time to discuss if you actually get your money’s worth. While reviewing the Flipeez Action Hat, I looked at two major factors: do they succeed at being fun and are they actually functional hat. Since this is a toy review, let’s tackle the fun factor first. When we received the Flipeez hat, Tre was super excited to try it on. At the current moment, he actually had no idea what it did, but he saw a cool looking green monster hat and that was good enough for him. I decided that I’d hold off on telling him that his new item was actually a lot more than a basic hat, but he quickly figured that out on his own. After a few minutes of putting the hat on, and then taking it off to admire the cool monster design, his hands somehow found their way to the dangling bulbs at the end of the hat and squeezed. This action resulted in the monster’s arms flipping up, which totally caught Tre off guard and resulted in huge laughs.
That describes the functionality of Flipeez hats; your kids can wear them and utilize an air pressure mechanism to cause the character to literally “flip its lid”. The air pressure bulb hangs just below your child’s chin and is easily accessible. This allows for constant Flipeez action, without interruption. Since we’ve started getting some cooler weather recently, I’ve been able to observe Tre’s usage of his Flipeez hat in real world scenarios; such as the grocery store, pet shop, etc. He makes a point to flip his lid several times for each person he encounters. They enjoy seeing something cool, and he’s fueled by their responses. It’s gotten to the point that he doesn’t like to leave home without his new hat, for fear of disappointing his ‘fans’.
Clearly, this item is functional as a toy, but what about as an actual hat? To start, it’s very thick, which will keep those heads nice and warm during the cold months. Also, despite Tre’s inherent hair complications, the hats do come down and cover both ears, which is a plus. Given these two attributes, I’m inclined to say that Flipeez hats can hold their own in the winter hat arena.
Well, there you have it folks, that pretty much sums up the Flipeez Action Hats in a nutshell. This one is Tre tested and Daddy approved, buy it now!!!
For more information, visit www.flipeez.com or www.flipeez.tumblr.com. In exchange for this product review, I was sent the item listed above to test and keep with the promise of a far and unbiased review.