So after YEARS of saving up Disney Movie Reward points, I finally had enough to "purchase" something cool! An by a fortuitous coincidence, Wreck-It Ralph was newly released at the same time! This was the reward I ended up choosing, the Fix-It Felix Jr. alarm clock!
The site didn't really give a good idea of how big the clock was, but promised that it had sound effects from the game in the movie. These sounds are triggered either by the alarm, or by pressing the enticingly big shiny red button on the console cabinet. The clock takes AA batteries, and doesn't have an option to be plugged in. The alarm can be turned on or off with the conveniently-located switch on the front. For added depth, the joysticks and buttons on the cabinet are actually how you set the time and alarm! This is a really fun feature and I'm glad that it was included instead of boring old buttons on the back or top of the unit.
|Ha, I just noticed the time!|
|"Why do those rabbits play this so much?"|
Rapunzel's never played video games before though, so she's going to give it a whirl anyway.
Ozzie's FIF high score is safe for another day. (Until Max starts doing Pop Rocks and Red Bull shooters and spends another night dedicated to reclaiming that spot on top of the leaderboard, that is.)
So, since Rapunzel's not going to work for this thing, maybe it's time to bring in someone a little more... scale-appropriate?
Bottom line? For a "free" item, this is great. It's very lightweight and a little cheaply made, but the detail is there and the fact that the buttons and knobs actually DO something is a terrific bonus. If I could just get back into my DMR account, I'd be saving up points for the next prize this cool.
|"Where's the controller?"|