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Dancy Beatz boogies into the toy aisle

Published on: 30th January 2020

Tomy launches teachable boogie beat-bot that can outdance anyone. 

Tomy has unveiled its latest line for 2020 – Dancy Beatz. Tipped to be one of the top innovative tech toys of the year, the smart dancing bot is the ultimate teachable and interactive dance friend, made to entertain.

In the style of a disco ball, Dancy Beatz learns dance moves, plays music and comes with two pairs of glasses so children can personalise it. With five interactive play modes, Dancy Beatz is the perfect dance companion for children to interact with and learn from.

Aimed at kids aged 7-12 years, Dancy Beatz’s Programme mode allows users to freely choreograph a unique dance routine. Children can create their own dance moves to their favourite songs and playlists, and, once recorded, Dancy Beatz remembers all the moves and performs the routine back, providing hours of entertainment.

Control mode uses a free Bluetooth compatible app, so children can play with Dancy Beatz using a smart phone or tablet, connecting to YouTube and their own music library, which unlocks up to 40 dance moves.

Dance Battle mode allows kids to learn pre-recorded routines to three different songs to take on Dancy Beatz in a dance-off, and the smart bot even transforms into a portable speaker in Listen mode where he will move to the owner’s favourite music. Dancy Beatz’s Play mode guarantees instant play straight out of the box, responding to voice prompts or any music it hears.

David Harms, brand manager at Tomy, said: “We’re extremely excited to be launching Dancy Beatz, which is set to be the first of its kind on the market. Dancy Beatz taps into children’s everyday pop culture, whilst encouraging independent self-expression through music and dance. Full of fun and unique dance moves, this musical buddy keeps everyone entertained and we hope it will encourage children across the nation to rock to the rhythm.”

Dancy Beatz is available from July 2020.

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