Rizmo: New evolving toy is a bust


Rizmo is an extraterrestrial alien and a morphing/evolving toy. I got to test it out and found out how to use this colorful, musical, toy. Always read the instructions though, otherwise, you won’t be able to find out how to make this toy work correctly. This took me a long time to understand and the directions were unclear. 

 The toy is bright and colorful, with different stages of evolution. Rizmo has three stages: Baby mode, Tail Baby mode, and Adult mode. To reach a new stage, you have to get a certain amount of musical points and song recording, then Rizmo will evolve. Rizmo is a bit creepy when it evolves because its eyes turn white and it starts making a low beeping noise. To get to the evolving process, you have to spend up to an hour getting all the musical points and recordings. It’s a bit repetitive and only has 6 games to play, which doesn’t change until you get to adult mode. A few new games are added on but becoming bland easily. 

Once you get to the overall biggest growth in Rizmo’s life, (Tail Baby mode to Adult mode with a few different new games), the whole point of evolving has been achieved in around 2 – 2 ½ hours and you have to have the same couple of games for the rest of the time you own the toy. The overall purpose is evolving, but if it will only take a couple of hours, why is it worth your money? This toy is quite expensive and has a sixty dollar price tag which is not realistic for something of such a repetitive nature. 

It entertained some of the children in my family for about a day, but then they quickly lost interest in it after they learned it wasn’t going to evolve any more. Another flaw about Rizmo is that even after you achieve Adult mode, which is as evolved as this toy gets, it still goes into the creepy evolving stage after you reach a certain number of voice recordings and musical points. 

Overall, it was not the most interesting toy, and I don’t think I would buy it if I was getting gifts for people, or for myself. This toy is interesting for the first couple of hours but becomes bland after you reach the final evolving stage. If it had a much lower price tag then it would be worth it, but with the rate, it’s going at now I don’t think that’s going to happen.