The Animal was a magnetic draw and a huge hit with our young testers. One of the things that makes this product different and unlike other products you might have seen before is that it is literally an interactive box opening experience. Children bust The Animal out of its box by yelling and pounding on the box. in response, the animal makes noises, shakes, and eventually bursts out of the box. There is no denying that its pretty darn awesome. Theres a switch on top of The Animal which allows it to go forward or backward. Once it comes out of the box you can attach its towing mechanism, and it has claws that come out as it navigates whatever terrain its on. The claws allow it to actually climb over barriers that are a several inches tall! The truck can tow items as well so children will have fun with that as they create obstacle courses for the truck to run over. The bottom line here is that kids of all ages are drawn to Spin Masters Animal monster truck, even if younger kids seem to be a little apprehensive and even afraid of it, they quickly get over those fears and enjoy the fun packed inside the cage!