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Fun with Scanimalz, Collectible Plush Characters with Scannable QR Code Bellies

by Nicole on July 3, 2013


I love when technology and fun intersect in a toy and that’s what a Scanimalz is all about!

Scanimalz, from Wicked Cool Toys, captures what kids love—cuddly toys, technology and playing games on smart phones and tablets! With more than 30 adorable plush Scanimalz’ characters to choose from, girls and boys will love to collect them all and play with them for hours on end. Consumers can simply download the free iOS and Android Scanimalz App to scan the QR codes on the Scanimalz belly to play games, track their collections, earn points and work their way up the leader board!

Kids are encouraged to scan daily via bonus points, extra Scantasy Spins and hidden reveals. Each Scanimalz has different abilities and point value power within each game and there are many ways to collect points. Kids will also delight in learning about the Scanimalz story. Scanimalz are originally from SCANdinavia, frequently have SCANic attacks, are afraid of SCANacondas, like to do SCANnon balls, eat Shrimp SCANpi and make SCANtastic pets!

The Scanimalz App features:
Character recognition/tracks Scanimalz collection
Play one of four games to earn points to make it onto the leader board and then redeem those points to dress up your Scanimalz and make them even more scantastic!
Points are accrued by having the character eat Scanimalz’ food or squishing Scanaconda, daily SCANtasy spinz, and by adding to your collection

Series one of Scanimalz will be launched in Spring of 2013. There will be 32 new styles in the first year alone. Rare styles will also be included. Available at Toys R Us, specialty shops and select malls/kiosks nationwide. MSRP: $9.99, ages 3+. For more information, please visit

Noah loved to scan the Scanimalz and was very interested in the technology behind it.  We downloaded the app and he has had a lot of fun playing the games on it.  He has already asked for another Scanimalz so that is a good sign!

I received a sample to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

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1 Maralea July 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm

How cute! My granddaughters would love these!

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