Hasbro Playskool DINOROARS Monty Rex Review

My son’s obsession with dinosaurs began when he was 2 years old. We have just about every dinosaur toy available, large and small. I can honestly say that no other dinosaur toy can compare with the Playskool DINOROARS Monty Rex. My 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter began their interactive experience with Monty Rex before he was released from the box.

Luckily, Playskool knows how eager kids are to open the toys and they don’t torture the parents with the thousand ties to clip to break the toy free.  You just twist the 3 knobs and Monty is out and ready to play with your kids.  Batteries are included so there will be no disappointed kids. Thank  you, Playskool!  Be sure to switch the button hidden on the underside inside the velcro of the tail from “Try Me” to “On” to get all of the features working.

Playskool DINOROARS Monty Rex Features

What makes Playskool DINOROARS Monty Rex unique from other dinosaur toys are his interactive features. You should have seen the look of amazement on my kids faces when they discovered everything Monty Rex could do!

My kids (and my) favorite feature is that when you roar at Monty Rex, he roars back! Seriously, it really roars back. Most dinosaur toys roar but this dinosaur is using a voice-recognition technology to respond to your child, this is huge for young kids.

Monty Rex does more than roar, here is a list of his super-fun abilities:

  • Touch his nose and he will sniff and sneeze, it is the cutest sound, like a baby dinosaur.
  • Rub his chin and he sort of purrs, if you can imagine a dinosaur purring! It is his relaxed and chilled out sound.
  • Pretend to feed him by putting your finger or other item in his mouth and he chumps and makes other eating sounds, including burping – which of course the kids think is hilarious. Monty Rex chomped his way through my daughter’s complete tea party, she loves to feed him.
  • Pull Monty’s tail and he will roar – wouldn’t you?
  • Hold his mouth shut and he will struggle to get away and make struggling growling sounds.
  • If you do any feature 3 times in a row, dinosaur music will play.
  • Touch his back and he will walk away –  my 3 year old daughter loves this feature and walks right behind him all over the house.

And Monty Rex is soft, this is especially good for the toddlers and preschoolers. Many other dinosaur toys are hard plastic. Monty has a durable frame but a nice, almost velvet feeling coat that your kids can hug. This picture shows it all.

How many times have you had to change batteries on a toy only a few days after you bought it? Monty Rex will play a brief tune and then  automatically turn off after 90 seconds with no interaction. This saves a lot on batteries!

Playing with DINOROARS Monty Rex

Like I said, my son has almost every imaginable dinosaur toy. He has one that is more than double the price of Monty and when they are compared side by side, Monty Rex wins because of his interactivity and variety of features. He doesn’t just roar and walk. The kids are following him around, petting him, feeding him, and above all Roaring with him. Both my 5-year old son and my 3-year old daughter enjoy playing with him, amazed looks and giggles are all around our house now!

A little about Playskool and Hasbro

Hasbro is a world-wide leader in the children’s entertainment industry.  Their mission is to provide great toys and entertainment products to be enjoyed by people of all ages, world-wide.  Playskool is just one of Hasbro’s popular brand names.

Hasbro has a great website to find all of the latest and hard-to-find toys. Playskoolkids is where the online place for safe entertainment for preschoolers. There are hundreds of age-appropriate games, coloring activities, puzzles, and more to entertain your child while learning and gaining skills. Game themes include Tonka games, My Little Pony games, Play-Doh games, and Candy Land games.

Buy Playskool DINOROARS Monty Rex

You can purchase Playskool Monty Rex at many local stores. Purchase online for only $59.99 at HasbroToyShop.com where it ships in about 1 day. Monty  Rex is well worth $59.99, especially if you were to do a side-by-side comparison of other dinosaur toys on the market. 

Win Playskool DINOROARS Monty Rex (CLOSED)

Congratulations, Andrea Roshong, you are the winner of Monty Rex. You have 36 hours to respond or another drawing will be held.

Hasbro has generously provided 1 Playskool Monty Rex as a giveaway.  Offer is available to anyone over the age of 18, with a non PO Box address in the continental U.S.


To enter, visit Hasbro’s Playskool website and comment below on another product that you’d like to have. This is required and must be done before the extra entries count!

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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Hasbro who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.

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272 thoughts on “Hasbro Playskool DINOROARS Monty Rex Review

  1. Misty says:

    from playskool my daughter is a big fan of the littlest pet shop.
    we would also love to have the glow world music and lights play mat.
    mommy2skie at yahoo

  2. Phyllis Jenkins says:

    TINKERTOY Mini Set actually I want a maxi set of tinker toys for my boys. I remember making a swing set for my parakeet with tinker toys. The parakeet loved his swings.

  3. Amy Delong says:

    my son likes this Star Wars The Clone Wars AT-TE (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer)


  4. Kristin M. says:

    My son would LOVE this thing! I also like the EXPLORE ‘N GROW Busy Ball Popper on the playskool website. Thanks for the chance.

  5. tiffany lane says:

    i would love the biscuit pup. my daughter is fixing to be in a spica cast for 6 weeks, and this would keep her entertained for hours.

  6. kay wolter says:

    MY Son would have loved this 5 years ago but now I am Aunty to many of My Friends children mostly Boys and they love our toys but this would be the top of them all

  7. katie s. says:

    Hi Cindy! I mainly object to the electronification of toys (and other things) when it adds nothing to the equation… which is usually. Most parents and people seem to not care at all, I’m glad you’ve got a head on your shoulders at least 🙂

  8. Cindy Orley says:

    Thank you, Katie. He really, really loves Monty. I agree with you about everything now-a-days has to do something it seems. But, having Monty actually interact with kids is teaching them so many skills, cause and effect, and encourages imagination. Monty is a winner!

  9. Cindy Orley says:

    Thank you, Katie. He really, really loves Monty. I agree with you about everything now-a-days has to do something it seems. But, having Monty actually interact with kids is teaching them so many skills, cause and effect, and encourages imagination. Monty is a winner!

  10. katie s. says:

    That picture of your son hugging Monty is precious! I’m generally not a fan of having microchips in everything and sensors and computers and such in every single childs toy… this is just too cool though, my son would love this thing to death!

    The other toy from Hasbro that I would get is THE STEP START WALK ‘N RIDE. Thanks for reviewing Monty, I’m definitely going to get one!

  11. MMW says:

    My son is really into dinosaurs too! He would love this. I know he would also like PLAYSKOOL HELMET HEROES Police Officer set too. He is quite imaginative.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  12. KarenPr says:

    They have some wonderful toys, I know my little girl would love the: TONKA WHEEL PALS MONSTER TRUCK FLEET 5-Pack. Thanks for a great contest.

  13. Dave says:

    Another product we would love to have is the Tonka Tough Bulldozer. My little nephew would love Monty Rex. Thank you for the chance to win.

  14. Paula Harmon says:

    The Clipo blocks are the coolest. They remind me of Bristle Blocks from when I was a kid. They were my favorite.

  15. Kylee says:

    Out of all the toys on playskool my William would loove kota the triceratops the best. Of couse I don’t like the price tag 🙂

  16. Renee Borders says:

    I’d choose the PLAYSKOOL EXPLORE ‘N GROW STEP START WALK ‘N RIDE for my first great-grandchild who is due in May. Thanks! 🙂

  17. Sarah D. says:


  18. Lisa G. says:

    Monty Rex is so neat! Another to that would be a hit in our home is the GI JOE THE RISE OF COBRA NANO-SWITCH BLASTER.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  20. Donna Reisinger says:

    My little boy would love Monty Rex, He loves roaring and making load sounds, so this would be perfect for him. He has 2 little dinosaur figurines he carries everywhere…. This would be a big surprise for him!

  21. Eileen Burke says:

    My son is also obsessed with Dinos so I’d love to have the PLAYSKOOL DINOROARS Hatchlings Brontosaurus, thanks!

  22. Kristi C says:

    My son would love the PLAYSKOOL DINOROARS Stompers – Triceratops. Dinosaurs are his favorites right now.

  23. Cynthia Baker says:

    This is a great prize, I hope my entry wins. We like all hasbro toys which is basically everything at Target. ha ha

  24. Janet Tabet says:

    Cute dino…my grandson would love it! Checked out the Hasbro site and he would love any of the Transformer toys.

  25. Elaine Melvin says:

    Oh my goodness! My son Riley, who is 4, wants to be a paleontologist when he grows up. He LOVES dinosaurs, and I’m sure he’d love this! Thanks!

  26. Shelley says:

    What an amazing, fun looking toy!!! Playskool makes such great toys for kids!! Love the airplane and of course Mr. Potatohead!!!!!

  27. Andrea Roshong says:

    looks like a lot of fun! My four year old loves dinosaurs a lot and this sounds like he would really like it. Another playskool toy I think he would like is the Playskool Helmet Heroes Police Officer, he loves to role play!

  28. Ruth young says:

    this is an amazing prize. we would really love and take good care of Monty! lol We would love any of the dinosaur toys online.

  29. Helen says:

    How adorable. It looks like your son really like it and mine would too. Hasbro has a great variety of products at every price range, love it!

  30. Patricia Stewart says:

    My 2 year old would like this even though I have heard they are scared of some dinosaurs that roar. lol He roars more than he talks. lol We have the Explore and Grow walker too, he still plays with it even though he can walk on his own. lol

  31. Barbara Morris says:

    He looks like huge fun for kids, my 3 and 6 year olds would have a blast with this toy, I have seen this toy in the store before I think at toyrus or maybe walmart. we like the ball popper toy, gi joe, transformers, sit and spin and just all of playskool toys.

  32. N. Rivera says:

    Looks like fun. Don’t know if my girls would be scared as they are 1 and 4 but I would give to their cousin, he is 5. My girls like Dora and Disney toys.

  33. Elizabeth Rogers says:

    my boys are totally all about dinosaurs, we go to the dinosaur museum off Cleve Mass all of the time, esp in the summer for the playground, we like this toy and the Kota dinosaurs too, have you all seen them?

  34. Marge Bell says:

    super promo!! I hope I can win this in time for my son’s 5 year birthday in April!!! He would LOVE IT!!! I looked at the website and did not know so many toys were Hasbro! ha ha Incredible Hulk and Indiana Jones toys look fun for my boys too.

  35. Andrea Bergum says:

    I really like the classic Mr. Pototo Head toys! My boys would love these. The Monty Rex sounds awesome! I didn’t realize all the cool things it does. My boys would absolutely go crazy for this toy!

  36. Betty Bop Lewis says:

    Great giveaway! My kiddos would love! The review makes me really want to buy it if I don’t win it because it looks like the kids would not get tired of it because it just does so much. I like toys that have many functions so the kids keep playing with them.

  37. Linda Sanchez says:

    My daughter actually is a big big fan of dinosaurs, all animals actually. She would really enjoy this toy. She likes Mr Potato Head and Mrs Potato Head too.

  38. Susan Morgan says:

    Monty looks like tons and tons of fun! I like all the interactive features for sure. I have 3 kids and they could play differently with him based on their abilities. Thank you for the contest entry. Nerf toys look good too.

  39. Jen Reed says:

    What a great prize, THANKSSSSSSSSSSSS My kids would really like to have this toy, we hope we can win. We like tonka trucks too, especially the bounce ones.

  40. Maria Cook says:

    I have 4 kids and they would probably all really like this, I know my boys would like this a lot. Thanks for the giveaway! We have a lot of hasbro toys, my little ponies, gi joe, tonka, furreal, etc.

  41. Melissa Beaver says:

    wow, Helmet Heroes looks really cool, I would like to have that. This dino is so cool, both my 2yr and 5yr old could not get enough when we seen it at the store, it would be so awesome to win.

  42. Jennifer says:

    My son LOVES dinosaurs. It has become his new obsession as Thomas sits in the corner. He is also into Sid the Science Kid and would love his microphone. I think winning this dinosaur would be wonderful for him since we will be bringing a new baby home soon.

  43. Amy says:

    My youngest loved the Explore n’ grow Busy Ball Popper. They also love playing with the Play DOH.

    Has anyone bought the laser tag? Please let me know what you think.

  44. Rhonda says:

    This is a great giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My ds would flip. He also likes all of the Tonka Tough toys from playskool, they are lots of fun inside and outside in the summer, he loves his trucks and dinosaurs!!!

  45. Sarah says:

    We looked at this toy at Christmas but thought it cost too much, I didn’t know that it did so much.
    Ok, what I like on Playskool website: G.I. JOE THE RISE OF COBRA: PIT MOBILE HEADQUARTERS My son loves GI Joe so this would be fun too!

  46. Jonnie says:

    My 4 year old would like Monty I hope we Win!!!! also I went to Hasbro.com and saw a lot of toys that I have never seen at Toys rus, like the Police Officer heroes helmet! Looks like fun

  47. Maria Jones says:

    CLIPO CREATIVITY TABLE looks like another fun toy online because of the gears that work with the blocks but my boy would like the Monty best!!!! ROAR!!

  48. Lisa Williams says:

    My son would absolutely LOVE this. Dinosaurs are his favorite thing right now, and with having 2 sisters that always want him to play “girlie” things. This would be so nice for him

  49. StowMom says:

    my house looks like a jungle with all of the dinosaur toys but we would welcome another one because my boys would have so much fun, I would really like to win this and will be posting a link on my personal blog and report back the entry. As far as other Hasbro toys go, we like all of the transformers

  50. Ana Nonamaker says:

    I went to the website and I think my kids would really like the Furreal animals, probably the Panda best, they saw them in the store before and liked making them make noise My kids would like this dinosaur because it makes lot of noises, they love things that are loud and it sounds like this dinosaur makes a lot of different kind of noises.

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