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Friday, November 18, 2016

Stikbots are Creative Fun!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these products,  free of charge,from Zing Toys, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them,  all opinions are my own.



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What do you get the kid who seems to have everything they need, is creative,
and needs to fight boredom?

I know, it can be hard to decide, can't it?

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Is here to save the day!

Bring your imagination to life with Stikbot!

Stikbot is the stop-action, easy to pose, figurine, made for social sharing! Through stop motion, Stikbot can be whoever you want; a secret agent, dragon-slaying knight, or the next rock star- check them out. Stikbot's stylish design allows for easy posing by kids, as they use the FREE app (for iphone and Android), which makes it super fast and simple to shoot stop animation videos of Stikbot and quickly share to social media sites! 

We were sent two different Stikbot sets to review:

Stikbot Studio Pro set

Stikbot Studio Pro 
Stikbot Studio Pro includes a green screen stage, which easily allows children to take their stop-
motion animation creativity to the next level. With the green screen, users can upload their own photos, animated backdrops or the images provided in the Stikbot Studio app, as the background in their stop-motion animation movie. Have a green Stikbot? Flip the set and use the blue screen! With the included prop boxes, users can easily create a 3-D affect, allowing your film to take place anywhere and everywhere! In addition and designed especially for use with the wildly successful Stikbot, the blue screen! With the included prop boxes, users can easily create a 3-D affect, 
allowing your film to take place anywhere and everywhere! In addition and designed 
especially for use with the wildly successful Stikbot, 

Check out this video which shows Stikbot set in action:


Now you will notice above, that the child is using an iPhone. THAT is a HUGE difference. I have an Android phone and we found a severe learning curve exists with the Android app, and that even with the green screen from the set, getting photos correctly behind the stikbots was problematic. When Miss Grace had issues, I tried, thinking it was just user error, but I didn't get much better. In the end she was the stylist and poser and I took the shots, then together we added sound effects and had a very simple 5 second video. 

SIGH.


The new Stikbot Action Accessory Packs. Each include one Stikbot figure and an ultimate variety of themed role-play clip on accessories, allowing users to introduce cool new characters and personalities into their stop-motion animation film.
 

 There are 4 packs to choose from. We were sent the Weapons pack, which Miss Grace loved, as Medieval weapons are inclyded, LOL..


As you can see, we got a bit better as we used it more, and having a 'ghost image, and 10 second timer, was really helpful to keep the stikbots in the correct spot for the next frame. But in the end, nether of us were happy with the limitations of the Android app, so we uploaded what we had into a different Android video app, added some music and played with the frames and got a video we liked:

Here is our revised video, it gives you an idea of what your kids can achieve with stilbots! 



So our overall rating is a 3 out of 5 stars, if you're using Android to film. If you have an iPhone, then it's upped to a 5 easily. The stikbots are easy to pose and move, the accessories are cute, and you kids will have lots of fun, making up new scenarios and issues for them!

1 comment:

  1. My oldest niece would like this! Very interesting! :)

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