Storytelling meets creative technology with Octobo! This character-based play platform transforms screen time into customized, active play time with lovable interactive plush toys. As a new, innovative interface, Octobo provides more ways to interact and more ways to immerse yourself in a game, a story, and learning adventures. Thinker-Tinker creates cross-media play platforms that bring tactile stimulation to digital experiences changing the ways kids and families interact with technology.
“I’ve never seen anything like this toy before! I was so excited to try it out.”
“It’s an adorable stuffed octopus animal with a pocket for a tablet that pairs the interactive app and the toy via bluetooth. I love the complete kit that comes with 2 books and 2 sets of coins that go along with the stories. It’s an impressive package.”
“The stuffed animal octopus is a good size for little arms to hug and play with. There are sensors throughout the toy that react to certain movements, and the coins that come with the storybooks. My daughter is completely obsessed with this toy! She even wanted to show it a new toy we bought the other day when we got home. Because it interacts, I think she’s developed a stronger connection with it.”
“The app is very easy to use, and it’s responsive without any loading or lagging. The coins activate certain images on Octobo’s eye when placed in its “bowl.”
“The illustrations and graphics are colorful and well done! I love the design of the characters and all the short videos that play as you place coins in the bowl. The sounds are very cute as well. Everything about this toy is adorable!”
“My daughter’s favorite thing is when Octobo sings the ABC’s at the end of the Letter Search story. She’s learned what button to push after it’s over to replay the song. She also loves feeding it different fish. I think she’s determined to get it to like the green fish (it only likes the blue).”
“I like that it’s teaching her letters, colors, shapes, feelings, patterns and so much more. Even though it’s technically screen time, it’s still engaging and educational.”