It’s the first installment in this year’s edition of Biff Bam Pop!’s Holiday Gift Guide, and we’re kicking it off with a flash, and some help from BBP’s Princess.
Andy Burns: So, my little Princess, what are we going to talk about first?
Princess: Fujifim Instax Mini Camera and printer!
Andy Burns: Now, where did you and I first try this out?
Princess: At a Holiday Toy Showcase put on by our friend.
AB: That’s right, put on by our friends at Swerve PR! It was early, though.
Princess: The end of October, I think. And we saw some cool things.
AB: I think the coolest thing we saw was the camera, the Instax Mini 9 from Fujifilm.
Princess: And the printer!
AB: Right, you got it. So tell me, what did you really like about the camera?
Princess: I like that you can buy the film in stores, and that it’s super easy to take pictures with.
AB: Tell me a little more about taking pictures. Why is it so easy?
Princess: You don’t have to do anything to turn it on except push a button on the side. All you do is put your eye up close to this black square in the top right corner and push a button!
AB: What happens then?
Princess: Then the picture comes out the top of the camera. Then you just have to wait a while for the picture to “project.”
AB: This is like when I was a kid and we had Polaroid cameras. You’d push a button, the flash would go off, the picture would come and you’d watch it develop. Neat, right?
Princess: Yeah dude.
AB: Why do you think kids would like this? Why should a parent buy it for them for the holidays?
Princess: Because the kid can just take a picture of a grownup really easily. It has a strap that you can put on your wrist to hold it.
AB: Do you like being able to hold pictures in your hand?
Princess: Yes! Am I getting interviewed here??
AB: Yes. Now, let’s talk about the super cool…
AB: That’s right, the Instax Share SP 2. Now, I think that’s really, really great. It’s something for adults.
Princess: They can print pictures from their phone and put them in their wallet.
AB: You’ve got it. You just get the App and then connect to the printer via wifi. You select the picture you want to print out from your phone, push a button, and you’re done. It’s really great for us adults. We’re so used to everything digital these days; it’s actually really nice to be able to print out pictures to carry with you, or give to a family member. I’ve got a bunch of pictures of YOU at my desk.
AB: The only drawback for both the Instax Mini 9 and Share SP 2 is that film is a little pricey. You don’t want to waste a picture because most packs of film only come with 10 pictures.
Princess: But if you bought the Candy Pop frame or Stain Glass set, you get $20 pictures and the frames are cool. We have Comic Book frames and also the normal ones.
AB: We showed the camera to one of your aunts…
Princess: She loved it!
AB: So, Princess, what are your final thoughts on both devices?
Princess: They’re good! Goodbye!