Monday, September 30, 2019

StikBot Studio Review

I have a fun Timberdoodle product to share with you today, StikBots!  Remember my review on the Stop Motion Animation Kit from Stopmotion Explosion?  Timberdoodle's StopMotion Explosion 2.0 with StikBots is perfect because you get both the Animation Kit and the bots themselves!

Our StikBot Studio set

StikBots are translucent, plastic action figures that you can pose to create fun stop-motion animation.  Their little, jointed bodies are held together with elastic cords to help make posing easier.  They have suction cups on their hands and feet so they stick to pretty much every smooth surface and also to each other.  They come in a variety of colors and are also available as pets.

Inside our set - StikBot man, StikBot dog, tripod and scenic background

Our StikBot man posing

They really do stick!

Our set came with a blue StikBot man and a red StickBot dog and has everything you need to begin.  You just download the free App and start creating your very own stop-motion video starring your StikBots.  The tripod is great because it allows your phone to stay still while taking multiple photos, allowing for better animation.  It can be adjusted for different phone sizes.

The back of the box will direct you to the App.

Here is a view of the App after I downloaded it.

The App has some great tutorials for learning how to make your StikBots move and creating videos.

Check out the video of our StikBot man and StikBot dog doing cartwheels that the kids created using the App below.

And here is another of our StikBot dog dancing and then he is joined by a StikBot dinosaur.

StikBots are super fun and a relatively inexpensive way for kids to learn about and make animation!  We really enjoy them.  And my kids also just like to play with them as well, similar to action figures.  These would make fantastic stocking stuffers as we head into the Holiday season.

G with our StikBots

You can see StopMotion Explosion 2.0 with StikBots circled in red at the top right corner.

StopMotion Explosion 2.0 with StikBots is a part of Timberdoodle's 5th Grade Curriculum Kit.

Disclosure:  Huge shout out to Timberdoodle for selecting me as a Timberdoodle Blogger.  Timberdoodle sent my family the StikBot Studio set for a discounted price in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are my own.


Kristen of A Mom's Quest to Teach said...

Love the videos! This looks like it would be a lot of fun and allow for great creativity!

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

I love it! The animation is great! Sounds like your kids really took off with it.

Kathryn said...

Thank you both! I love products that encourage exploration and creativity in my kiddos like this.