My cousin reviewed Radz with her daughter, Ashlynn, and here are her thoughts:
When I first showed my daughter the RADZ website, she was hooked. She loves anything collectible and she immediately fell in love with the cute characters. She loved their names. The biggest problem was getting her to pick just one. We finally agreed to get two; she decided on Bubbs for herself and Twig “for her baby brother, for when he gets older” (How could I resist?). She was already excited, but when she found out that these adorable creatures dispense candy, it took things to a whole new level. My daughter loves candy. What kid her age (almost 5) doesn’t?
RADZ is perfect for her because they are colorful, fruit flavored, and can be shared with friends. The creatures even come on a keychain so they are convenient to tote around. RADZ are Kosher certified, peanut-free, and gluten-free. The flavors are orange burst, apple smash, strawberry splash, and radzberry crush. My daughter could not wait to receive these candy dispensing buddies in the mail. This was before I told her about the web games. A whole new dimension was unleashed when she realized she could go online (She loves using the computer) and watch videos with her new pets and play games featuring her favorite characters.
When we received the RADZ in the mail, she could hardly wait for me to take a photo of them so she could rip the package open and begin filling Bubbs and Twig with candy. RADZ are designed for ages 3 and up, and my 4 3/4 yrs old daughter had no problem filling them with candy. The hair of the creatures is a separate piece that simply twists off, allowing the child to replenish the little candies. She was delighted when I showed her that Bubbs’ and Twig’s hat pieces were interchangable, allowing her to mix and match. My daughter loves accessories, so when we opened the extra packs of refill candies we recieved and found that they contained mystery glasses (or ‘goggles’ as she calls them) for her new pets, she was over the moon. The glasses slip on easily over the critters’ ears. Bubbs and Twig are really pretty adorable. To dispense candy, you simply pull back on their hair and their little tongue sticks out to offer one candy at a time. My daughter hooked Bubbs onto her backpack; she was so excited to show them to her friends and share candies with the other kids at school.
We went on the RADZ website http://radzworld.com/shop/ and set up a username and password. The candy pack we received came with an access code which we entered. There were games on the website which my daughter was able to play on her own, with minimal help from me to get her started. She said her favorite game she played was called Jingle All the Way. She had to use the mouse to move the RADZ character back and forth across the screen to either avoid or to catch falling objects. For example, the critter has to avoid falling bags of coal which can burn it, and the object is to try and catch the falling presents to earn more points for your score. This game was simple enough for her to play on her own once I gave her a brief explanation. Most ‘children’s’ games I have found online are too advanced for my daughter, so I was relieved to find that the RADZ games were accessible to younger children.
RADZ is coming out with new characters. RADZ also has holiday characters available in the coming months, such as Valentine’s Day and Easter critters available seasonally. These will be so much fun to surprise my daughter with. She cannot wait to add to her collection of RADZ, and they are so reasonably priced, I have no problem spoiling her while she expands her little family of critters!
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