My Friend Freddy Bear Review

My Friend Freddy Bear

Do you remember Teddy Ruxpin?

Teddy Ruxpin was an animatronic children’s toy, in the form of a talking bear. The bear’s mouth and eyes moved while “reading” stories which were played on an audio tape cassette deck built into its back and was one of my favourite toys way back in the 1980’s.

My Friend Freddy Bear looks very similar but of course it is bang up to date with a bluetooth feature and a free app where you type personal details into, such as favourite toys, friends, pets and birthdays, and Freddy Bear will incorporate them into the things he says, for example “Let’s play with your blue car. Your sister, Eliza, told me it’s your favourite toy.”

My Friend Freddy Bear

Freddy takes minimal set up, simply insert 3 AA batteries and select your language using the slider button and you are ready to go.

Also contained within the app, compatible with iOS and Android smart devices, are various activities which will enhance fine motor and basic language skills. Simply connect Freddy Bear to the device using Bluetooth Wireless Technology, and choose from interactive stories, learning games, counting exercises and more. There are three levels of complexity for the activities so parents can choose the level that’s right for their child.

Freddy Bear can also be played with when not connected to a smart device. His animated mouth, tip and touch sensors work anywhere, any time. He’ll giggle when tickled and complain when tipped upside-down. Well, wouldn’t you?

Incorporating advanced software systems which actively block bad words from being entered into Freddy’s vocabulary, parents have the peace of mind that their children are learning and developing with the help of a truly unique friend and although Freddy is aimed at Sebby’s age, all three of my little ones adore him.

My Friend Freddy Bear

I have to admit that his voice freaked me out at first, he sounds a bit like a mad Professor, but he talks in English and not American like so many toys do these days.

My Friend Freddy Bear is available from leading retailers nationwide from Summer 2015 priced around £39.99.


14 thoughts on “My Friend Freddy Bear Review

  1. Charly Dove says:

    Oh I wish I could remember Teddy Ruxpin, I am old after all! Sadly I can’t but what a brilliant idea Freddy Bear is, should have a look – POD would love one. Mind you she loves everything she doesn’t have LOL 🙂
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  2. Erika says:

    I always wanted a Teddy Ruxpine!! This looks fabulous and you’re right very similar to the original bear!

  3. Erica Price says:

    That is just so sweet – love the mix of technology with a traditional toy.
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  4. oana79 says:

    I think my Emma, at nearly 6, would love it too! She adores the Care Bears and Freddy Bear looks a lot like them. Great toy, live the personal touches that the app allows.xx
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  5. Ninjacat says:

    Ooh that teddy looks fun ~ want
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  6. Cute bear – I particularly like the t-shirt!
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  7. Kizzy says:

    I always wanted a teddy ruxpine but never had one. I looks great, it’s ashame mine are too old now
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  8. Rachel says:

    If you had hidden the name and asked who this was, I would have said Teddy Ruckspin x
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  9. Jen Walshaw says:

    Technology is changing so much. Teddy Ruxpin was after my time and this just plain blows my mind!
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  10. Mary Louise says:

    My cousins had a teddy ruxpin and i loved him! I like how the teddy offers three languages – how cool?!
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  11. I never had a Teddy Ruxpin but I remember them. This toy sounds like something my daughter would love. I remember seeing them at Britmums Live-the fur is so soft on them.
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  12. Anne says:

    I think his voice sounds a little strange too, perhaps we are too used to having these toys with American accents. The bear reminds me of Scout which my Little Man had as a toddler and he loved it so much, only it was not so advanced as My Friend Freddy Bear.
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  13. Emma says:

    My Sister had a Teddy Ruxpin when we were growing up and she loved it! It was her birthday yesterday, if only I had seen this, I could have got her one! 😀
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  14. I DO remember Teddy Ruxpin and Freddy Bear looks just like him!! Happy memories:-)
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