We were delighted when Spin Master sent us over the Giant Fire Breathing Toothless and couldn’t wait to put it through its paces.
Toothless is a rare and fearsome dragon that featured in the hugely popular movies How to Train Your Dragon and DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk. He was the very first dragon to be tamed by a Viking of Berk and was once thought of as “the unholy offspring of lightning and death itself”. This fire breathing dragon, aged about 20 in dragon years, is actually much more a giant pussycat than the stuff of nightmares.
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His owner Hiccup, (full name Hiccup Horrendous Haddock IIl) thinks of this playful and intelligent dragon as his best friend. Toothless, who is the last known dragon of the Night Fury species will stop at nothing to protect Hiccup from harm.
All the office elves wanted to try this toy out but Holly was first to put her hat in the ring and Toothless was passed over to her to be put through it’s paces. This is was she said about Toothless:
“Firstly can I just say that I was instantly impressed with the detail and colours on the box itself. The box was strong and sturdy giving excellent protection to the dragon.
After removing Toothless from the packaging – he was well tied in with no chance of escape, I set about putting this giant fire breathing dragon together. I would recommend that an adult does this and not leave it to the child as making sure Toothless’ tail is properly connected could well prove too difficult for them – it had me stumped for quite some time before I realised that all I had to do was pull the wings back and the tail instantly went into position – this is not something that’s mentioned on in the instructions and I could see quite a few parents having a problem with it.
As with many toys, batteries are not included so do remember to have 3 AAA batteries and a Philips screwdriver handy. If you’re giving this as a gift, it’s a good idea to tape the required batteries onto the box – it’s terribly disappointing for a child who’s really excited by their present to find that they can’t play with it because they’ve no batteries.
Measuring a whopping 40cm (around 16″) from front to back and with a wingspan of 22inches this amazing, black, dragon has poseable wings and fluorescent green eyes. Fill the reservoir in the back with tap water (using the clear squeezy bottle supplied), as when you press down on his ears his mouth will open and a blue light will shine, as he produces ‘smoke’ in the form of misted water vapor – this is one of the coolest features the toy does!
Kids aged 4 and over will have great fun recreating their favourite scenes from their favourite How to Train Your Dragon movie and will love the effects given as the realistic ‘dragon breath’ glows dark blue in a darkened room. For even more fun you will find two long plastic inserts that light up when put into the dragon’s mouth and when his ear is pressed these glow in the dark projectiles will shoot out of his mouth – Let’s just say John didn’t know what hit him!
On Toothless’ back there is a harness which has a space for his best friend and trainer, Hiccup. This figure does not come with the dragon but is available to buy separately.
Overall I think all dragon tamers age 4+ are going to love Spin Master’s Giant Fire Breathing Toothless dragon and will have loads of fun creating their own dragon adventures.”
Inside the DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk Giant Fire Breathing Toothless box you will find 1 Giant Fire Breathing Toothless, 2 Glow-in-the-Dark Projectiles, 1 Water Bottle and 1 User Instruction Guide. Batteries 3xAAA are required – but are not included, you’ll also need a Phillips screwdriver.
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