Fijit Friends Toys were brought into this world by accident. Their story starts with two sisters. These two girls just love to listen to music all day long. They love to dance, laugh and do all kinds of fun stuff.
The girls’ parents are scientists who were working on a new kind of fun experimental goo in their home laboratory.
One day the two sisters went down to the laboratory to see what their parents were doing. No one was in the lab but they did find the experimental goo.
The sisters decided to play some music on the radio while they waited for their parents. While they danced and sang to the songs something strange started to happen to the goo.
It began to light up, move to the music and change shape. What emerged were 4 cute, cuddly dancing Fijit Friends.
From that day forward the two sisters became best friends with the Fijits Willa, Serefina, Sage and Logan.
That is the short version of the story. You may have heard others.
They are colorful fun loving little girly creatures that enjoy dancing, chatting, laughing and doing all the things regular girls like to do.
These interactive robotic toys are kind of like the modern day teddy bear, only without the fluff. They are like a child’s pet Hamster or Rabbit, only without the fur and doo doo clean up. They can be your little girl’s friend, being there by her side day and night.
These little interactive robots were specifically designed for young girls from 6 years old and up. We all know that from a very young age girls seem to like to chat, a lot! They like to listen to music, dance and laugh at one another’s jokes. It is only natural that they are going to want someone to chat to but of course their buddies can’t be around them 24/7.
Enter Willa, Logan, Sage and Serefina. They will be around day or night watching over your daughter, niece, granddaughter or little sister while she sleeps.
What Can These Cuties Do?
With technology as advanced as it is today these imaginative little cuties can do quite a lot. They all have their own unique characteristics that gives them a type of personality of their own. This personality can be developed through a girl’s imagination as they learn to build the bonds of friendship. Interaction is different with each Fijit because of their uniqueness.
These are adorable little toys with their plump round bodies and large goggle eyes on a smiling face. They are made with a soft, rubbery, supple skin that bends and stretches to their movement when they dance.
Yes, they dance and talk and giggle and sing. The dancing is individual to each style of song played. This is due to the in-built beat detection function allowing the cute robot to dance to the beat. For example, if you played a slow song she would move and dance slowly. If you played a dance track she will wobble, twist, bend and basically dance till the music stops! When the dance is over she will do a little bow.
Another amazing feature is the voice recognition capability that allows it to understand and respond to 30 different phrases. For example, if you ask, “Hey, do you want to chat?” she will reply with, “You betcha!”
Try asking, “Hey, how do I look?” and she will respond with, ”Oh yeh, looking good!”. Always responding in a supportive, funny and positive manner. After all, this is what best friends do right?
There are over 150 built-in responses allowing them to chat.
Ask either of these Fijit Friend Toys to tell you a joke and she will proceed to do just that! Knock Knock jokes are their favorite.
Each have four unique songs of their own in different styles. An example would be, Willa who has her own rap song that you can sing along to.
These are perfect for a child’s bedtime. When it is time to go to sleep all you have to do is say, “Good night” and she will yawn and then fall asleep. You will know she is asleep because her head will bow down and she will begin to quietly snore. A small light in her belly will turn on and stay on for ten minutes. This acts as a night light.
These interactive girl’s robot also respond to touch. Just squeeze or poke its belly and she will giggle, wiggle or bounce.
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- Wait for the little light in her belly to light up. This means she is ready and waiting for you to speak.
- Speak to her with a clear voice so that she can understand what you are saying.
- When talking to any of the cuties make sure there is no loud background noise. Fijits don’t like to be distracted by other noises when they are trying to listen or talk.
- These girly robots do have large ears but that doesn’t mean they can hear you from a long way. To make sure they can hear you talking it is best to be no more than 2 feet away. This way you will be sure she can hear you.
- There are no set rules on how you talk to your Fijit. Just talk to her just like you would talk to your best friend. She will respond to certain words that you use. You will easily discover what those words are.
Each has her own type of personality. Your little girl can choose the one that she connects with the most or she can have all of them and be surrounded with a variety of characters just like real friends.
Here is a short breakdown of their characteristics:
- Willa – purple – and is the trend setter. She likes fashion and cool new things.
- Serafina – pink – and is the sweetie pie. Very girly and cute.
- Sage – Light Green – and she likes a challenge and likes to explore.
- Logan – Blue – and she is the sporty one. Likes to keep fit.
Each toy features integrated Sonic Chirp technology which basically means that the Fijit can react to certain outside media devices. Special audio coding will be embedded into external devices or media platforms such as mobile applications, television commercials and Fijit applications. So, when the toy is placed close enough to that application it will pick up the signal which in turn triggers various programmed reactions.
Example: If a Fijit is watching a webisode, she might suddenly say: “Hey, I like this show!” She may start laughing when a character tells a joke or start dancing with the characters on the screen.
Pretty cool idea!
These are well designed interactive robot toys that have many different features on offer to keep any girl entertained. The fact that there is interaction is a big plus. With the chatting, singing and laughing children can connect to all their emotional responses.
I have no doubt that these wonderful Fijit Friends Toys will be a huge hit this coming Christmas. They were officially released on 27th June 2011 with most stock expected to be sold out fairly quickly. My advice is to put an order in now if you want to avoid disappointment.