Crate Creature Suprise Review: Unleash Sizzle the Beast
The Crate Creature comes in amazing packaging that can be reused many times
His glowing eyes and mouth look amazing in the dark
There are more than 45 sounds that Sizzle can make
Sizzle can record your voice and play it back
The voice playback is supposed to be in monstrous tone but the creature does not distort it much
How it works
MGA Entertainment after launching the big hit L.O.L. Surprise and entering in the “surprise” toy market has released a Crate Creature Surprise. This new collection brings a totally new experience for the kids. Crate Creature Surprise comes with different surprise characters (currently there are 6 of them) among which is the one that we are reviewing today i.e. Sizzle. All the creatures share some common characteristics like the special box where they are locked, one special feature for each of them, the tongue that if you pull the creature reacts in a different way and more than 45 sounds and effects and the last thing is that all the creatures come together with their favorite food. Sizzle is a special creature in the group because it is the youngest dragon which loves marshmallows and can flip with his wings. This creature is locked in a box that is waiting for you to open it. The best thing about it is that this unboxing experience can be repeated as many times as you want so when you get tired of playing with Sizzle you have a perfect place to keep it inside. If you like Sizzle you can buy and collect all the other monsters from Crate Creature Surprise.
On the back of the crate, there are five pictures of Sizzle that in short explain what Sizzle does. The whole crate is locked with a chain and a lock on the top. The lock is protected with plastic so you will need a pair of scissors to open the lock. On the side of the crate, there is a crowbar that is secured also with small plastic pieces so you will also need scissors for this too. The crowbar is required for unlocking the lock and for the opening of the crate. It is also labeled with a sticker that says Danger and once again an instruction how this crowbar is to be used.
After the initial detachment, the crowbar can be placed again on the same spot on the crate so you will be sure that you are not going to lose it. So you just have to insert the crowbar in the lock and it will open after that do the same with the crate and the lid of the crate will pop and Sizzle is free. The packaging is definitely one that engages kids while they are opening it and the very best feature is that this can be done many times, so kids can put the creature back in the crate and release it over and over again.
What is inside?
An important note here is that once you get Sizzle out, look at the back of his head, which is easy to open since it, by hook and loop fastener and find the base for batteries. In order to function properly, you should switch the button from a demo or try me mode into play mode and you can easily do this by choosing your volume preference. There are two options: low volume or high volume. If you want to replace the batteries you will need a little screwdriver. Sizzle is the youngest dragon that comes from volcanoes of crunch land. Sizzle is super colorful dragon that is about 1 feet tall, which makes him easy to carry it around. It has a funny orange beard and a dragon violet tongue. One of its horns looks like it is broken but that is part of its monster style. Its arms are movable which is great. The roasted treat is marshmallow that you can use to feed the dragon when he gets hungry from flapping the wings or roaring with rage.
What does it do?
The warning that is on the crate not to pull the tongue of the creature is like a sign for the kid that says yeah, yeah pull me and see what happens. So if you pull Sizzle’s tongue Sizzle will start shaking and making some growling monster sounds and the eyes will start glowing. The glowing eyes and mouth also look super cool in dark. Another special feature is activated if you squeeze Sizzle’s tail then it starts flapping happily with its wings. After all, those flapping Sizzle will get hungry so you can feed him with the marshmallow. After feeding you can hear Sizzle chowing down, farting or burping.
Kids adore these noises because they make them laugh. Kids can shake, flip or knock Sizzle over and based on the action Sizzle reacts by laughing, roaring, grunting, shaking and so much more. If you do not want to play with Sizzle you can put it to sleep by putting it on its back and it will begin to snore and go to sleep mode or what you can do is to open the hooks and loop fastener and choose “off” mode.
Who is it for?
They also learn the cause-effect relationship because of all the activities that first they have to perform and see what happens as a result of their action i.e. the reaction of Sizzle. The option for voice recording is also one thing that will encourage kids to use descriptive and expressive vocabulary and to be creative because they will have to think of some sentences to pronounce in order Sizzle to record them and play them back.
The recording can be done many times and it is really nice that Sizzle can say them back and this is actually appealing to the kids so it motivates them to say other sentences or phrases. Fine motor skills are also developed by involving the kids in locking and unlocking of the monster in the crate by using a special crowbar or by squeezing Sizzle’s tail to activate his special feature. So this is not a toy that only makes a noise but can do so much more for your child.
It is a cute and entertaining toy with all the lights, sounds, audio recording, and interactivity. It is definitely a toy that catches kids’ attention and imagination and can keep them busy especially with the feature of voice recording. The idea of reusable packaging is extremely appealing and it is a really nice feature very different from all the other standard packaging.