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Stikbot Monsters

Stikbot Monsters

Fall 2018 Toys
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: Zing
Price: $4.99

These little plastic and colorful "monsters" belong to the creative Stikbot line. With suction cups for hands and feet and elastic joints to help them keep their pose, kids can position and reposition the StikBots in order to make their very own stop motion movie. Production crews use the free StikBot Studios app (available on both iOS and Android) to take the still images that are then turned into a short film. A shot is taken on the phone, the Stikbot is moved, another shot it taken, and so on, until the "movie" is created. Just tap play and watch the characters and come to life in a beloved retro stop-motion style.

Our young testers took on stunts, props, lighting and set design. The user-friendly app features editing, sound effects and music. And the social media sharing options encourages film festivals on even the smallest screens.

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