So you’re on the lookout for a great durable toy that kids love?!
Who wants to spend good money on a toy that gets used for only half hour, and is then cast aside to gather dust. During my search for a suitable Christmas gift I happened upon Torch my Blazing Dragon. This little dragon with its interactive communications and expressive face crept straight into my heart.
The baby dragon breathes fire, toasts his marshmallow treat and reacts to your touch with more than fifty sounds and motions. He has a soft, plush pelt that invites a gentle touch.
As expected, the kids loved Torch, and as I’d hoped, the dragon remained a firm favorite long after the gift wrap had come off.
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About Torch My Blazing Dragon
Torch my Blazing Dragon is part of Hasbro’s FurReal Friends a range of interactive toy pets designed and created for the benefit of young children. The pack includes the interactive pet, a marshmallow treat, which changes color when Torch breathes on it, a crystal shaped tool for filling the water tank and two extra reusable filters.
There are also instructions in the pack so that you can learn how to engage with your pet and what responses you can expect.
Torch is a lovely toy but like all products it has some great features and some that need improvement.
FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon
- Pet responds to touch with 50+ sound & motion combinations
- Feed him his color-change treat
- Fill his tank with water and he breathes flame-colored mist (and burps)
- Touch his nose for fun responses
- Includes pet, color-change treat, water-filling crystal, filter and instructions.
Before You Buy Torch my Blazin’ Dragon
Torch my Blazing Magical Dragon is designed for children of four years old or more. This dragon has a number of small parts that present a choking danger to smaller children. Younger children would benefit from a softer plush toy. Torch has a lovely soft covering but beneath it the plastic is hard and unyielding.
This fantasy pet dragon makes a lovely gift but it does require a little TLC as the filters must be changed from time to time and the water tank is small so it must be filled quite often. Mum will also have to empty out and dry the water tank before the toy is put away.
This toy requires 4 C batteries. They are not included in the pack. The batteries are quite difficult to install so pre-installing them before wrapping the gift is a good idea. You’ll need a Phillips screwdriver to complete the task.
- The dragon breathes fire which gets the attention of young and old alike
- This is a super cute toy that makes adorable little dragon sounds
- Torch has an extensive repertoire of more than fifty responses.
- This is not a soft toy. Although it is covered with plush material the underbody is hard plastic.
- Unlike some of the other FurReal friends, the dragon moves only his head, his ears and his eyes
- Torch is relatively expensive.
What’s in the box
Here’s what you get when you purchase FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon
- The interactive dragon
- A marshmallow treat
- Instructions for use.
Features and benefits
They say Torch comes from a crystal cave inside an enchanted forest. He is one of the cutest toys to hit the toy stores for years. The sounds and movements that he makes are just so adorable, the kids are going to love him.
Introduced to the world in 2016 as one of Hasbro’s new FurReal Friends, this little dragon is set to creep into the hearts of so many youngsters around the world.
Torch my Blazing Dragon is an interactive toy with a repertoire of more than fifty movement, light and sound combinations. These are all responses to touch points on his body.
His body is covered with a soft plush material which makes him a pleasure to stroke and cuddle. His nose and chest are plastic as are the little wing stubs on his back. The dragon is an enchanting shade of blue with orange tufts on his tail and ears. His wings, eyes and scales are a shade of purple that matches his soft fur body perfectly. The baby dragon’s front legs are posable.
You can make him breathe flame colored mist by filling his tank with distilled water. The tank is on his head. It takes just one or two teaspoons of water which is dispensed with the little crystal that comes with the dragon. A full tank will allow Torch to breathe red mist about fifteen times before it must be refilled.
Touch his charm or pet his nose and he will roar and then breathe out a colorful mist like any little dragon learning the tricks of the trade. The fine mist is lit up by the little lights in his mouth and it puts on a fine show. No need to worry, the dragon flames are made from a cool watery mist.
Torch can snort, giggle, sneeze and burp. All of this when you touch his nose. He also makes little coos, purrs and growls. He can also move his head, his ears and his eyes.
Though, no other parts of the dragon move his facial expressions are really cute and endearing.
The dragon comes with his own special treat. When he breathes fire on the marshmallow treat, it goes toasty. This is because it reacts to moisture in the fine mist which he breathes. Once his treat dries out fully it will revert to the original color and the fun can start all over again.
The toy is designed for children of four or more as the pack contains small parts that can cause small children to choke.
The last word
Torch my Blazing Dragon is recommended and appropriate for children ages of 4 and older. Because he comes with so many instructions children under 4 may not enjoy using him without an adults help.
The facial expressions and cute baby dragon sounds are really endearing, and the fire breathing is impressive.
On the downside, this dragon does not have as many interactive tricks as some of the other FurReal Friends in the Hasbro stable so some children may lose interest over time.