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Dino Construction Company "Boom" The Brachiosaurus Backhoe by Educational Insights

Disclaimer: I received products  for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Though the product was free, opinions are 100% my very own.

I am a huge fan of cars, trucks and even action figures. While I may look like a girl, dress like a girl and even talk like a girl, I love almost everything the boys love as well. I can hang with the best of them. It also helps that I have two older brothers who are my mentor. They have been there for me since day one and can you believe it but they actually treat me like I'm one of the boys. Although my brother Mikael sometimes sit and watch My Little Pony with me (he would deny it) he is all guy! He refuses to sit and play with my dolls, although he does play with his action figures, and every once in a while we'll have tea together. Yeah Bumblebee once transformed actually have tea with my teddies. Well when Educational Insight offered a choice of items to choose from, the first thing that grabbed my attention was the Dino Construction Company "Boom" The Brachiosaurus Backhoe. I decided that this would be the perfect choice for me and my brother. I would have something that we can both use since he's also a big fan of dinosaurs.

The Dino Construction Company toys are all kid-powered. What does that mean? It means that there are no batteries involved. It's very usual these days to have toys, especially cars and trucks to not have batteries. It seems like batteries are always needed for 90% of toys so this was a huge plus for us. This is a take out of the box and play right away toy. Now not only is this a kid-powered toy but everything works as well.

The backhoe actually scoops and is perfect for sandboxes and even digging in the dirt. I took him in our backyard which doesn't have much grass and I had a fabulous time digging in the dirt with him. If you're not afraid to have your little ones get dirty then I say go for it! After all it only takes a bit of soap and some water to get clean again.

His head actually works as well and you can bend him head and open and close his jaws just like a real dinosaur. I had fun putting little sticks in his mouth for him to carry around.

Now even the steering wheel in Boom's cab worked. His cab is also rotatable so you can swing him around to wherever you want him to go. When I tell you everything worked I really meant it. One of the cool feature of Boom was his wheels. They left dino tracks in the dirt and he can run on sand, dirt, carpet, you name it he can do it. He's made for both indoor and outdoor play.

I really had a lot of fun playing with Boom the Brachiosaurus Backhoe and while I did get dirty it was so worth it. Mommy loved that there were no batteries to buy ever and I loved that he's built tough enough for me. If you have a little boy or girl who's into dinosaurs and trucks then this is the toy for you. You are going to love him as much as I do and he totally gets my TWO TINY THUMBS UP!

Check out the Dino Construction Company toys in action!

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Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Annmarie John
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  1. My boys are always outside digging in the dirt, so they would love that. Santa might be bringing them one this year ;)

  2. Okay that is downright cool. My twins would be in love with it!

  3. my boys loved playing with trucks when they were young, I miss those days, these look like great toys for the young kids.

  4. My two boys are dirt and digging obsessed :) This looks like a great toy!

  5. That's just too cool. I want one and I'm not even a child. Great video ad too although I would have loved to see a girl in there like Madison... girls love dinos, too!

  6. What a cool truck! It looks perfect for preschoolers and toddlers. My daughter would probably love playing with this!

  7. Wow, that is cool looking. I think my son would love that. Pinning for later...he's got a Dec. birthday coming up.

  8. Oh how super-cute. I have a little nephew who would just love that. Thanks for sharing.

  9. My daughter would have loved this one. She was crazy over construction toys for a good long while.

  10. This looks like a great toy for little ones. Your little one sure looks like she is having fun.

  11. Oh my little cousins would love something like this. They use their imaginations quite well

  12. That is so cute. My grandson will love this.

  13. Davey loves digging toys - I will be checking these out. Perfect holiday gift.

  14. Oh my goodness, my son would go absolutely crazy for one of these! Actually, he and my two year old daughter would probably be fighting over it :)

  15. I think kid-powered fuels the imagination. This is a really cute toy!

  16. I love Educational Insights products. I am going to have to check into this for my boys. I bet they would love to wake up to this on Christmas.

  17. My nephew and my niece would both love this. I am so tired of toys needing batteries and the batteries don't even last long these days. Now they just have to open and play.


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