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Buyer Beware! This item does not work as advertised.
on December 29, 2012
If I could give this item a zero star I would. I bought this whale for my grandson for Christmas. What a disappointment. I also bought the Air Swimmer Shark for the other grandson. It works great. Supposedly the whale is a newer product and it is twice the price. It had no reviews to go by, so I am writing one. Being able to assemble both products at the same time it was very obvious that the shark is a superior design and the parts are of a higher quality. The function to make the shark go up and down is a sliding device which works well from the remote. The whale, on the other hand, has a cheap little fan that is poorly attached to turn it and only one button to move the whale up and down as well as the tail, which is the forward motion control. The up and down function just does not work at all from what we can tell and all adults tried. This is a cheaper model, poorly designed and not at all usable by a 10 year old or even by an adult. It was not worth the 49.00 I paid for it. The shark at half the price is fun and a good value. I am returning this for a refund and will be purchasing a clown fish which is the same design as the shark. This product is just a mistake, more like a cheap knock off. I am not pleased and hope Amazon will be good for the refund, If I have to pay shipping too, this will really be a rip off. Don't buy this, you will not be happy with it. The shark or the clown fish are wonderful, this is not.