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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2014
Allow me to take you through the process of getting this toy ready.

First, you have to find a store that will fill the balloon with Helium. None of my area stores would do it. Luckily, I found a tank of helium for $22 at walmart that would do the job.

Second, you have to blow it up -- the easiest part! Then, well, then comes hell.

The manufacturers give you tape to attach the fins with. The tape is not sticky enough, and even worse, they give it to you in horseshoe shapes. The minute you remove it from the sheet it came on, it sticks to itself. And every time you unstick the two pieces, you struggle to hold the fin onto the shark body that's constantly trying to float away, and align the U-shape around the plastic piece that you're supposed to attach it to. Two things happen: either the shark slips out of your grasp before you can adhere the fin, or the tape sticks to itself again.

So, ok. The fins aren't that great. Let's say you just want to see it fly, like I did, and so, you set the fins aside, as tape covered as they are (because even if you attach them successfully, they fall off in two minutes). Technically, what you need to get this product off the ground is the back fin and the motor complex. So you attach plastic hooks to the body with that same god awful tape, and then use rubber bands to attach the swimmer fin to the motor, which is stationed on the belly of the shark. They ask that you measure, in CM, a certain distance, to attach the motor.

So, you get it attached, and assuming that you remembered to put the batteries in, it should fly! Right? Right....

It definitely floated. And it sort of... changed directions as it floated. If you moved the motor towards the head, the head would dip a little. But there was absolutely no control whatsoever beyond moving the head up and down. Also, the swimmer fin didn't move for me. At all. And then it fell off, because it was attached with that stupid tape.

In conclusion, two hours later, and I had a shark-body balloon that I could've bought somewhere for far less hassle than this entire debaucle. Save your money. Buy an RC helicopter to terrorize your pets with instead. Thankfully, my return was accepted, and money returned, so the only things I lost were a few hours of my life and some dignity.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2013
Got this in a gift exchange at work ($20 limit). It was super fun. The kids were chasing it around the cafeteria. I would suggest it for a geek that has enough money to buy anything they want because this is just short term fun. it will not last long. Still, really fun.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2012
Doesn't last long, All the parts fall off within a few days even when treated with care...
Not worth the money at all. :-(
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2014
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A waste of money. Very complicated to put together. Helium required which is very expensive. A total disappointment. We ended up just throwing it away.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2014
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Package was mislabeled. Too close to Christmas to do anything about. Unfortunately it was a Santa present. It worked for a few days and then quit turning left.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2014
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my grandsons had a ball with these at Christmas. the only thing is it takes a lot of helum to blow them up
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on February 9, 2014
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i mean its just a balloon, so you dont expect it to last forever. it works and all, but it wont last long
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on September 20, 2014
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I found the instructions very unclear. The points on the balloon itself were not marked or missing. I spent over an hour trying to decipher where everything was supposed to be attached and still didn't get it to fly correctly. I was very disappointed.
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on July 30, 2014
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My son loved this shark!!! It is so cool to watch! A super great gift!!!!!!
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on September 19, 2014
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this was awesome at the hot boat in white cloud michigan
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