Double up and double down on fun with the Switch and Go 2-in-1 Spino Speedster!

This toy from VTech offers kids the option of either playing with two robot-dinosaurs or one big vehicle when they combine the dinos. The two dinosaurs are a pterodactyl (the flying dino) and a Spinosauraus (the one with the, you guessed it, large protruding spine).  A few simple snaps and the dinosaurs become one vehicle that can launch the Spinosaurus into rolling action. 

Two toys means more than one kid can enjoy at a time! | Source: VTech

The Spino Speedster is no fossil either: This duo features lights and sounds, with phrases like “Fuel-injected trouble is on the way!” and glowing eyes to enliven playtime with just the right amount of tech. 

The toy, which is officially intended for kids ages 4 and up, strikes a chord that’s equal parts preschool-friendly and grade-school-appropriate. For a young, robust imagination, this two-in-one will satisfy. It will also promote imaginative play in kids that are drawn to the three major subjects of interest at a young age: dinosaurs, vehicles, and robots. 

The Switch and Go 2-in-1 Spino Speedster is available at major retailers Amazon, Target, and Walmart. The speedster costs $27.99, a price point with just a little roar to it; taken at face value, it appears just a little bit pricier than your standard budget item. 

However, this is a toy that could easily establish itself as a toy-chest staple for years to come. The Spino Speedster is not tremendously large, making it a good fit among others of its kind and a possible on-the-go toy as well. The sheer versatility of this toy, and the possibility of splitting it up between two kids, renders it a long-term budget buy. Plus it only requires one triple A battery. 

If you need a toy that gives two ways to play while hitting multiple points of kids’ interest, the Switch and Go 2-in-1 Spino Speedster is the speediest way to success.


Kids can combine the fiery-eyed, light-up Spinosaurus with the Pterodactyl to create a fireball-launching car. Launch two fireballs and launch Spinosaurus into dino mode with the press of a button.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $27.99
  • Age:
  • 4+

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Madison Patterson

Madison Patterson

Madison Patterson is an editorial assistant at the Pop Insider, the Toy Insider, and the Toy Book. When she isn't writing, the Seattle native can be found reading the classics, watching football, and scouring the city for New York's best vintage.