How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World Hatching Dragon Review (Spin Master)

How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World Hatching Dragon
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What It Is

Before you can train your dragon, you have to hatch it! That's what kids get to do with the How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World Hatching Dragon. It's a little reminiscent of Spin Master's Hatchimals in that you've got to tilt, tap, and shake the speckled egg in order to make the dragon hatch out of it. As you're playing with it, you'll hear different sound effects from the dragon inside. Eventually, you'll hear the egg begin to crack, and that's the cue that the dragon is ready. Watch as the baby dragon inside pops through the top, and then peel excess egg away to fully reveal baby Toothless, the dragon baby of Toothless and Light Fury from the movie.

You can put Toothless back in the egg so he can rock and play, or take a nap. But there are lots of ways to play with Toothless when he's awake. A dial on the bottom of the dragon lets you select different modes. In Autonomous mode, touching Toothless' head and stomach triggers different responses and light-up features. You can also pretend to fly Toothless for wing flapping and flying sounds. If you hold Toothless upside down or tap his head a bunch of times, he'll make annoyed sound effects. You might even hear a burp. The toy also includes a fish accessory that you can feed baby Toothless for chomping sounds. And to make Toothless go to sleep, lay the dragon on its side.

You can also switch the dial to play different games and activities, such as Dragon Trainer, where you give the command that matches Toothless' action. Another game, Roar Back, has kids roaring at Toothless for a roaring response. And in Ask Toothless, kids ask their baby dragon a yes or no question and wait for Toothless' response. Another game, Dragon Fire, is like a game of Hot Potato. Toss Toothless back and forth with a friend, and try not to be the one holding him when Toothless fires his plasma blast. Follow the Alpha is a memory game of movement, lights, and sounds. Repeat the correct sequence and see how long you can go. You can also have a dance party with Toothless in Dragon Dance mode. Just play music and watch Toothless rock around.

Is It Fun?

There are a lot of ways to play with this baby Toothless. Fans of the How to Train Your Dragon movies will like hatching, caring for, and playing with this dragon to discover all the different things baby Toothless does. The light-up eyes and dragon sounds bring the character to life and enhance the imaginative play.

Who It’s For

The Hatching Dragon is for fans of the movie ages 5 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Two AA batteries are included.

The hatching process cannot be repeated, but the dragon won't hatch without you. It needs a kid to be playing with it to hatch.

Not all of the modes of play worked as instructed.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Medium Difficulty


    2 AA batteries required