Product Review: Flipeez Hats

Flipeez are "action hats" for children which can be animated by squeezing a ball contained in the hat's tassel. Today we offer our Flipeez review along with additional product information.

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Flipeez are the latest offering from the makers of Stompeez, which are similarly-designed animated slippers. The official website, flipeez.com, was registered back in March 2012. Each Flipeez cap is animated by squeezing a pump inside the “puff ball” at the end of a dangling tassel. Below are the choices of characters, along with the action each Flipeez offers:

  • Huggy Monkey – Opens its arms
  • Playful Puppy – Moves its ears
  • Twitchy Kitty – Raises its tail
  • Peek-a-Boo Monster – Opens its arms
  • Curious Owl – Flaps its wings
  • Ranger Raccoon – Raises its ears
  • Rascally Rabbit – Raises its tail

 

Cost

  • Flipeez cost $19.95 plus $7.95 shipping for a total of $27.90
  • The website says that “This offer is not in stores.” While the offer they have online is not available in stores, the product can be found in several local stores.
  • We have spotted these at Walmart, Walgreens, and Bed, Bath, & Beyond

 

Screen Shot

  • Below is a screen shot of the official website, taken in December 2013:

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Television Commercial

  • This is a recent television commercial for Flipeez

Transcript of television commercial
They’re not ordinary hats, they’re Flipeez! Flip, flip, flip your Flipeez! From the people who brought you Stompeez comes Flipeez! The new, animated cap that’s fun to wear! Flipeez are cozy, soft and super fun. You just squeeze the puff ball and they flip, they flap and they fluff. They’ll make you laugh, they’ll make you smile, Flippez are the fun to stay warm and comfy.  There’s Huggy the Monkey, Curious Owl, Rascal Rabbit, Peek-A-Boo Monster, Twitchy Kitty, Playful Puppy and so many more! Everyone love Flipeez! You can go to Flipeez.com to see the full selection of Flipeez! If you have a birthday, holiday or special occasion coming up, Flipeez make the perfect twenty dollar gift. Just imagine how much fun your child or grandchild will have with their Flippez! You can check ‘em out at Flipeez.com. Flip, flip, flip you Flippez!  

Our Flipeez Review

Plush, animated, and light-up toys have gained popularity in recent years, especially for As Seen on TV offerings, and particularly around the holidays. We found the fabric to be comfortable and durable, although the stitching seemed sub-par. The hats fit most children comfortably.

Durability Concerns
The biggest drawback to Flipeez is that they “break” easily. Excited or aggressive children tend to pull on the ball – which is meant to be squeezed, not pulled. This will detach the pump from the hose which connects it to the animated parts. The good news, however, is that this is an easy fix. We found it easy to reconnect the ball and the hose through the material, without having to cut it open or take it apart. Some parents may not realize the fix is that simple, however.

Bottom Line
Flippez’ strength is that most kids will enjoy them, and it’s a good way to get them to wear a hat. The product’s drawbacks include weak stitching and a tendency for the ball to separate from the hosing in the tassel.

Aside from a couple of drawbacks, the consensus here is that Flipeez is a worthy product. We recommend purchasing locally so you can see them in person, test out the animations, return them easily if you are not satisfied, and avoid non-refundable shipping charges.

Your Turn
Have you purchased Flipeez? Let us hear your opinion in the comments below.

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  • John Baker

    My guess is that most kids will lose interest before the first day is out.