Our first stop motion animation & WIN with #StikBotZA

StikBot

We received an exciting delivery this weekend from Prima Toys – the StikBot Studio! My 5 year old is into robots at the moment, so he was thrilled to see these robot-like figures. Even more so when he realised that he could take photos and videos of these cool toys with my phone! Yes, both my children have learnt how to take photos and videos with my phone, which is why I run out of storage so often. Even my 4 year old was excited about the new additions to the family.

StikBot

The StikBot figurines are cleverly designed with moveable elasticated limbs and suction-cup hands and feet, and they stick to just about any flat surface, making them easy to pose. The stand is adjustable, so should fit just about any size mobile phone, it even fit my huge Samsung Note. The green screen / blue screen is easy to set up, and pretty sturdy.StikBot

Both my kiddos were excited to pose their StikBots in all sorts of weird and wonderful poses while I downloaded the free StikBot Studio app onto my Android phone (also available on iOS). We played around a bit with the app, and then I tried my best to explain how video works, frames per second, and stop motion to my overly excited 5 year old. Yay for a homeschooling opp – learning really doesn’t keep school hours! I have since found this cute video explaining stop motion, which you may want to watch with your kids before starting filming… We also watched this one, which would work for the older kids and adults.

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Next the kids put their new knowledge to the test in making their own stop motion videos. They had a great time choosing green screen backgrounds and posing their StikBot figures. I was even roped into some of the action! It made for some awesome family fun. Here is one of our first videos!

Here’s another video, which we made today, introducing Captain America and Elsa 🙂

StikBot Studio is one of those open-ended toys suitable for children from 4 years old, although 6 years is probably the ideal starting age, right through to adults. My imagination was tickled at all the story line possibilities… I was seriously tempted to steal the kids’ toys to make my own videos!StikBot

StikBot is available in a single pack that includes one figure retailing at R129.99, in a studio pack that includes 2 StikBot figures and a tripod retailing at R299.99 and a studio pro pack that includes 2 figurines, one tripod and one green screen retailing at R459.99. They can be found at leading retailers across the country.

For more information visit www.primatoys.co.za or www.Facebook.com/PrimaToys or www.Facebook.com/StikBotZA

Now for your chance to win! Prima Toys have a StikBot studio pro pack to giveaway to one of my readers. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Comment below telling me who you’d like to win this awesome prize for AND what YOUR first stop motion animation would be
  2. Tweet about this giveaway mentioning @victoireo, @PrimaToys and using the #StikBotZA hashtag
  3. Bonus entries available in the Rafflecopter entry form
Entries close on 11 December 2016 and the winner will be announced on Twitter on 12 December 2016. Please note that I will need the winner’s contact details by close of business 12 December 2016 to arrange for delivery. This competition is only open to entrants residing in South Africa.

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33 Comments

  • Lantz Mattinson 2016-12-11 at 09:27

    Hope I am not to late, Cuba is a huge fan of Wallace and Grommerate (gromit) he made up that name after doing science and learning about conglomerate rocks. He loves acting out fighting and war so I am sure he would make that kind of stop animation. This is all very interesting as I have pinned to wooden robots to make for the kids and they look similar to this design.

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    • Victoire 2016-12-17 at 16:15

      Ah that sounds so awesome Lantz! I love how kids make up their own names for words <3 Sorry you didn't win this time... I hope that you still go ahead and try out some stop motion animation - it is loads of fun!

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  • Rehana Seedat 2016-12-10 at 15:31

    My son would make a soccer game with them , HE LOVES football

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  • Bianca Balutto 2016-12-09 at 22:07

    I would like to win it for my bf he loves things like this. It would probably be a karate scenew 🙂

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  • Lynn Coetzee 2016-12-09 at 12:36

    Definitely my daughter, Abigail! She’ll probably re enact her Minecraft and add dinosaurs and dragons in the mix!

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  • Dawn G 2016-12-09 at 10:38

    Would love to use this but know someone who would really enjoy using them for videos that he makes from time to time 🙂

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  • Zasha De Lange 2016-12-09 at 10:19

    Already downloaded the app! It looks so cool, not I just need some StickBots!

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  • Corlia Jordaan 2016-12-09 at 09:58

    Oh this is just what we’ve been looking for! My son (12) believes he is the next Stan Lee 😀 He would definiately make some sort of Marvel vs DC movie.

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  • Michelle Groenewald 2016-12-09 at 06:41

    How cool!!!!! My son (and hubby) will surely do scenes from Top gun!!!?

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  • Werna-Marie Naude 2016-12-08 at 20:54

    Oh this looks like so much fun!!! Will have to give it a try!

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    • Victoire 2016-12-09 at 06:00

      Definitely Werna-Marie! You can do it with anything, there are so many possibilities.

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  • Trav 2016-12-08 at 11:23

    looks like fun

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  • caroline 2016-12-08 at 11:22

    this is so much fun – how about a sea monster chase movie

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  • Ri 2016-12-08 at 11:20

    would make a fighting action scene

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  • ann 2016-12-08 at 09:48

    Would like this for my daughter and she would defintely use the stickbot to make a car racing stop motion animation

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  • zeyn 2016-12-07 at 08:27

    my child would use the stickbots with all his other toys , there will be dinosaurs , cars and trucks , maybe he might make a remake of jarrasic world.

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  • Hassan 2016-12-07 at 08:22

    i bet my son would make a soccer game with them , big football fan ,

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  • Enricoh Alfonzo 2016-12-06 at 23:50

    Se manifique!
    belíssima fotografia.
    I’m such a stikbot fan, they have so many fun uses. I could have endless fun with em. My first stop motion would be set in this fantasy world novel I’m writing called the Zemlja Dosta Chronicles

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    • Victoire 2016-12-07 at 06:54

      That sounds very intriguing Enrico… I’d love to see your animation.

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  • Michelle 2016-12-06 at 16:33

    That’s a really cool idea to add the video app. Love the little video snapshots

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    • Victoire 2016-12-06 at 19:09

      Yes, the app really adds a different dimension to the play. Thanks for checking out our little videos Michelle!

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  • sharon 2016-12-06 at 15:54

    id like to win it for my sons and make a dance music video .

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    • Victoire 2016-12-06 at 19:08

      A dance music video would be lots of fun!

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  • sayuri 2016-12-06 at 15:53

    definately would try to recreate iron man fight scenes with my son

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    • Victoire 2016-12-06 at 19:06

      My son also loves his super heroes!

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  • Riaz 2016-12-06 at 15:51

    i would like to win it for my son and together we will make a wrestling movie scene

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  • Joanita 2016-12-06 at 15:51

    I love the videos your kids made, Victoire. Will definitely try it out. Looks like a fun holiday project.

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    • Victoire 2016-12-06 at 19:05

      Thank you Joanita! It is lots of fun, and such a wonderful learning opportunity.

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  • Simone Cameron 2016-12-06 at 15:26

    Goodness…I’d like to win this for my kids, 5yr old son and 8yr old daughter. I think they’d have fun. First stop motion animation…I had to watch these videos and read the post really slowly. This isn’t my niche, but I’d say if we can just get a character to look as if it’s walking across the floor I’d be very excited! lol

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    • Victoire 2016-12-06 at 19:04

      Ha ha! It is pretty exciting to see objects coming to life, even for a few seconds!

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  • Carolyn Augustus 2016-12-06 at 14:38

    I’d love to win for my 11 year old son who will definitely try a fight scene of some sort

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