FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, The Playful Tiger Pet Is Ferociously Fun

Those big, green eyes. That soft, golden fur. The adorably ferocious roar.

Be still, my heart.

I didn’t think it would be possible to release a FurReal Friend nearly as cute as last holiday season’s Torch My Blazin’ Dragon, but cynics, be warned. While Torch will always be near and dear to me, when Hasbro introduced the newest edition to the FurReal family, FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, The Playful Tiger pet, the baby cub roared his way right into my heart. Thank you, Hasbro, for this beautiful gift to mankind.

If you’re reading this and thinking, “This chick is certifiably crazy,” wait until you have your first interaction with the cub and tell me you disagree. I dare you.

What’s so special about Tyler, you may ask? For starters,  I could easily spend (read: I have spent), an entire workday simply stroking his striped fur. While Tyler is made of hard plastic, his soft fur covers his entire body. Certain areas, such as his chin and ears, also consist of a fluffier material—perfect for nuzzling.

With lifelike features and motions, Tyler gives kids the thrill of having a real life tiger right in their playroom. Once kids turn him on, he lets out the most adorable yawn and flashes his mouth full of teeth, crouches down to stretch his body, moves his neck to get those pesky kinks out, and blinks away the sleep from his big, green eyes. With responsive sensors on his forehead, back, and muzzle, Tyler is now ready to play.

This jungle pet comes with a bright yellow, squeaky chicken toy, which he will instantly respond to after hearing it. When kids give the toy a squeeze, Tyler’s ears perk up and he crouches into a playing stance. For a special treat, Tyler will chew on the toy when kids press it into his mouth.

Just like Simba, Tyler is also working on his roar. The ferocious friend comes with more than 100 sound and motion combinations, including spontaneous roar sounds when he feels a little feisty. And, when kids make a loud noise or give their best roar, Tyler will join in on the fun and respond with his own rambunctious roar.

Every baby cub gets tired at some point. Though Tyler will keep kids busy with his responsive actions, he loves to cuddle after a long day of play. Kids can snuggle up close to him and nuzzle his check to trigger an adorable response.

Needless to say, Tyler, The Playful Tiger is sure to be a hit with girls and boys this holiday season—and likely most parents, too.

Ages:

4+

Manufacturer: Hasbro
MSRP: $129.99

35 Responses to “FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, The Playful Tiger Pet Is Ferociously Fun”

  1. JUST GOT HIM TODAY! I CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW TO OPEN HIM TO PUT THE BATTERIES IN! WHAT TYPE OF SCREW DRIVER DO YOU USE?!

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  2. We love it! It’s so pretty & soft to touch. The growls are cute and it responds to roars and snuggles. Our 4 year old loves it. She doesn’t care about the 100 different motions so I don’t know how many it has actually done. She is happy & we are happy!

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  3. I’m disappointed. Many times I have touched or petted the sensor areas and have gotten no response until I push the back button. Also, I don’t see it doing as much as what it shows on youtube. Just wondering if I have a bad one & should return it for another one. It also says that he reacts when you squeak his play toy, which does not happen. The squeak is so subtle that I’m not even sure that’s working like it should. Any answers would be greatly appreciated

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  4. Tracey

    Roary’s Eyes are always closed? Well about 90% of the time? Is this normal? Would it be a battery thing?

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  5. Jennifer

    I purchased tyler for my 10 year old for christmas. The entire family including out cat dusty loves him. However i am a bit disapointed that he doesnt do anything on comand besides roar back. Unless someone has more information that ive missed. I have seen the response about the 100 combinations but is there mkre to this little guy? All in all i am very pleased with him. I was a bit set back by the price but he is well worth the money even if he doesnt have a training mode.

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  6. Love him! I find myself petting him like a real animal, even when my daughter is nowhere in sight. She’s enjoying him so far.

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  7. Meredith Adams

    I’m having issues with the batteries. Just put new ones in yesterday and he’s not working again. Anyone else have this problem?

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  8. i got him as a early christmas gift from a friend of mine. then my son saw him and i put the batteries in tyler and my son loves him so much he cant live without tyler. my entire family loves this cute tiger my 2 older boys love him. this cute little tiger cub is perfect for kids and adults trust me im a adult in my 40s and i love him!

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    • Marissa DiBartolo

      Tyler features 100 sound and motion combinations, meaning: If he roars and blinks, that’s one. If he roars and pounces, that’s two. The different combinations of sound and motions total out to 100, even if they are subtle differences!

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  9. Lisa Dawn Freeman

    What are some of the 100 plus actions. I’ve only seen maybe 3 or 4???. I’ve noticed several people have asked this, and no one has had any info in this? Starting to wonder…….

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    • Marissa DiBartolo

      Tyler features 100 sound and motion combinations, meaning: If he roars and blinks, that’s one. If he roars and pounces, that’s two. The different combinations of sound and motions total out to 100, even if they are subtle differences! All of his reactions are random.

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  10. Tiffany Lindley

    Love Roarin Tyler bought her for our 6 year old girl she loves her little Tigy. Now I’m desperate to translate Tigy’s 100+ sounds so my little girl carry on conversations with her new pet without me acting as their translator.

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  11. My 4 year old just opened hers as an early Christmas gift and loves it. However, I’m trying to find more information on the 100+ sounds and motions. So far all he does is roar, tilt his head, stretch, and pur, with an occasional sneeze.

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    • Marissa DiBartolo

      Tyler features 100 sound and motion combinations, meaning: If he roars and blinks, that’s one. If he roars and pounces, that’s two. The different combinations of sound and motions total out to 100, even if they are subtle differences! All of his reactions are random.

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  12. Looking to get this for my (almost) 2 year old daughter. Would this be a good gift? I think she’ll love it. But it says for kids 4+. But she loves tigers and I think it will keep her happy.

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    • I wouldn’t waste the money on this with a 2 yr old, it’s pretty expensive. I’m having trouble just trying to get it to respond most of the time.

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    • Marissa DiBartolo

      Tyler features 100 sound and motion combinations, meaning: If he roars and blinks, that’s one. If he roars and pounces, that’s two. The different combinations of sound and motions total out to 100, even if they are subtle differences! All of his reactions are random.

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  13. Jessica Wright

    I saw that in toy’s r us and wanted him, so cute and said even with the price, my kids suddenly put him on a shelf I would live playing with him

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  14. Just purchased Tyler and am looking for information on the over 100 commands and combinations he does. There was nothing in the package other than. 2-3 basic things.

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    • Danielle Fion

      I am researching for more instructions as well! Very disappointed with the lack if operating instructions.

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    • Marissa DiBartolo

      Tyler features 100 sound and motion combinations, meaning: If he roars and blinks, that’s one. If he roars and pounces, that’s two. The different combinations of sound and motions total out to 100, even if they are subtle differences! All of his reactions are random.

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  15. Love this but not sure if we can get. You say the chicken is latex and some others say plastic. Latex allergy.

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    • Ben D Durall

      Get him anyway… the little plastic chicken isn’t really a big sell anyway. that’s just one of his many tricks. Your kid will love him even without the chicken.

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