on 6 September 2006
How cute is this! I've named mine Cerberus. Nice item, has a cute little face. Nice idea too, with the magnetic bone but it does get boring after a little while. Overall I give it a 4 outta 5. :)
on 27 November 2006
The Nintendog Trick Trainer pup is a very cute soft toy, a little bigger than a 'beanie baby', nicely made and detailed to represent the real thing.
The Miniature Pinscher has a magnet in one front paw, another in its nose, and another in its tail. It comes supplied with a plastic bone which also contains a magnet. If you hold the bone so that it is touching the appropriate magnet in the dog, you can make its paw move up and down, drag its head from side to side, or move its tail. You actually have to touch the magnet to the dog to make it move, so it doesn't look like it is doing it by itself. The manufacturer describes this as performing tricks - this seems to be a bit misleading. We expected a bit more than a 'beanie' with 3 magnets sewn into it. And if there is a fourth 'key point' as stated in the description, then we are yet to find it. There are no instructions at all supplied with the toy.
A nice cuddly toy, but overpriced and disappointing compared with the description.