As a little girl, hopelessly addicted to My Little Pony, I could often be caught imagining far out tales for my stuffed animals and action figures, into the wee hours of the morning. No matter how many 'bed checks' Momma would do throughout the night, I'd always awaken with a figure or two clutched tightly in my hands.My favorite heroines as a little girl? Princess Jasmine, Aladdin, and the high spirited sprite, Tinkerbell. Both characters hailed from a far away, magical, land, in my mind. How wonderful it would be to ride on a magic carpet beneath fireworks, and into a mystical cave of treasure and gems- Or to live in a miniature, unseen, world where I could ride sparrows and use my fairy magic to blossom flowers! I recall, I once got a very sophisticated toy, for it's time; a fairy that would 'launch' itself off a platform, propelled by a winding mechanism.
Once we figured out the Flutterbye control techniques, it was rather addictive to fly the fairy around the house. The guided movement wasn't always as precise as we would have liked, but the technology certainly is unique. I think the Flutterbye would be great amongst a group of girls who could better corral the flying and control with multiple eyes and hands. I think this technology is very exciting, and I can't wait to see how it develops with children's toys over the next few years. Buy the Flutterbye at a Toys R' Us near you, or online at Amazon.com- but hurry and grab it now, this will be a popular item this holiday season!
What Daughter Says: The technology of tomorrow is present in the toys of today, as seen in the Flutterbye fairy.