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SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Holiday 2018

Wrapples

These cute and furry wrist friends were a big hit with young girls in our testing centers. You may be familiar with slap bands from years ago, and you probably remember Furbies, think of Wrapples as a merging of the two, updated for 2018. Each Wrapple comes with its own name and a mini story that includes the origin tale of its fur color. The design is adorable: they have soft, brightly colored fur, moving mouths, big, mood-based, color-changing eyes and they make over 50 sounds and reactions which are triggered by your child’s touch. Sensors on the Wrapple trigger both positive and negative responses. Wrapples wraps/hang on things thanks to the slap bracelet feature which makes them comfortable and fun to wear and take anywhere. They are cute, silly and interactive. It’s the interactivity that might be the coolest part. If a child pets the top of the head, for example, the Wrapples eyes turn green (for happy), and it will make a “happy” chirping sound. If its swung around too much or “tickled” for too long, it makes unhappy noises and its eyes change from yellow to orange to red. If you bring two Wrapples close to each other, they will sing together. If you hang them upside down, they will go to sleep. Testers felt that giving two of these to two sisters or close friends would be a fun holiday gift idea.

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Recommended Age: 5 and Up
Price: $ 14.99

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