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Playskool Musical Activity Ball and Gear Center


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  • The active play, twirling fun and happy music just goes on and on
  • Exciting and engaging ball-drop and turning gear set lets baby activate the action to get the balls rolling, gears twirling and music playing
  • Gears can be removed for stacking fun as baby grows older
  • Balls fit other EXPLORE ?N GROW ball sets, gears fit other EXPLORE ?N GROW gears sets and each sold separately
  • Set includes activity center base, ball arch, two balls, five gears and instructions
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 20 x 11 inches ; 4.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003CRJU0Y
  • Item model number: 39125
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 9 months and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,247 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Playskool Musical Activity Ball and Gear Center

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Whirling, twirling, musical fun is on the way with this exciting MUSICAL GEAR CENTER set! Your little one can push this button to activate the music and motion that will keep both his eyes and ears engaged. As he drops the ball onto the track, he'll watch with delight as it falls down the tube and then spins at the bottom. He'll love spinning the gears on the side to turn the friendly face around and around--and when he gets older, you can remove the gears so he can stack them and take his fun to "new heights"! The active play, twirling fun and happy music just goes on and on!

Playskool
Explore 'n Grow
Musical Gear Center
At a Glance

Age: 3 and up

Requirements: 3 AAA batteries (not included)
At a Glance
Playskool Explore 'n Grow Musical Gear Center
Explore 'n Grow Musical Gear Center offers interactive musical fun. View larger.
Features:
  • Exciting and engaging ball-drop and turning gear set lets baby activate the action to get the balls rolling, gears twirling and music playing.

  • Gears can be removed for stacking fun as baby grows older!

  • Balls fit other EXPLORE 'N GROW ball sets. Gears fit other EXPLORE 'N GROW gears sets. Each sold separately.

  • Set includes activity center base, ball arch, two balls, five gears and instructions.
What's in the Box
Set includes activity center base, ball arch, two balls, five gears and instructions.


Customer Reviews

Music and sounds are just the right volume!
S. Roebuck
THis is a toy that has gears you can turn and balls you can drop through a hole in the top.
Hervian Rose
It just looks too simple, as though he would get bored or never play with it.
Ninjaba

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 83 people found the following review helpful By CKE TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 15, 2010
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Length: 1:29 Mins
At first glance the Playskool Musical Activity Ball and Gear Center looks impressive. It has five gears, music, and balls that drop, but then you realize.. is that it? The gears turn and music plays, but the balls simply roll seemingly without a purpose. You can see it in the video, but the concept is pretty basic you push a button, the gears spins, and music plays. While to me it seems pretty simple, but my 11-month old-daughter enjoys playing with it. While I wouldn't call it her favorite toy she does enjoy it....almost to my amazement.

Other notes

- 2 Double AA batteries required (not included)
- Easy to assemble
- Three main activities - the ball drop, the motorized gears, the manual gears
- Seems to be well built

Final Verdict - My initial thought was that my daughter would lose interest in less than 2 minutes, however I am surprised that she is playing with it a week later.

4 Stars
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Trent Steele VINE VOICE on November 23, 2010
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Overall, this toy is pretty fun for a baby. I've played with my friend's 14 month-old with this toy and it kept her occupied for a good 15 minutes. She had a lot of fun figuring out where to put the balls and got excited anticipating them to pop out; also she had fun taking the gears off and putting them back on and turning them. The balls are large enough that she can't fit them in her mouth and there's a little slot for the balls to stay in when you're not using them (so they don't get lost). It's pretty sturdy as she was being a bit rough with it and didn't fall apart. The music is not totally annoying, so that's a plus too.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on July 22, 2010
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Durable and easy to assemble are the highlights of this Playskool toy. Otherwise, it's had it's 5 minutes of fame in our home, and likely will be stashed away while my young sons play with other toys they find more amusing. My boys are 8 months and 2 years old. The 2 year old likes to run around with the balls best, and finds the rest of toy less than engaging. My 8 month old has been amused with the music playing, and may become interested in turning the gears--that is if the toy even still interests him in the near future. The gears turn well and they stack easily, but they don't DO anything. Turning the gears doesn't make the music turn on, or make the balls drop. The balls must be manually dropped down, and all they do is drop. When they drop, they don't cause the music to turn on, either. Only pushing down the red smiley face on the right corner makes the music go. If pushed far enough down, the gears will also turn. If the gears played more of a role in causing the music to play or the balls to roll, I probably would have rated this toy better. As it is, the elements are not related to each other at all.

Overall, save your money for other toys which will likely get better use.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By the Peripatetic Gardener on August 2, 2010
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My eighteen-month-old grandson and his dad tried out the 'Playskool Musical Activity Ball and Gear Center.'

My son's report reads: I'd give it 3 stars, I think Benji would give it 4 right now.

I think the detachable gears and the balls are going to get separated from the toy and the big plastic base will be a lot less interesting without them. Also, while the toy is interesting now, it might not hold his attention as he gets bigger, whereas something like a toy truck is interesting now and when he's a little older.

But now, while the parts are relatively together and he's 18 months, he likes playing with it.

I can't speak on behalf of children of other ages, but it's a bit simple for an eighteen-month-old and likely to be left in pieces (after being enjoyed for a while).

Bottom line: Three and a half stars. Not a great buy for the outlay.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Chendea VINE VOICE on August 19, 2010
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This toy survived my five-year-old's abuse, so it's definitely durable. However, he and my toddler both kind of lost interest after a while. Every once in a while my toddler goes over to it and plays for a few minutes. It's neither very engaging nor very educational. If I had to choose again, I'd get something else, like Peek a Blocks or a Busy Ball Popper, or just some wooden blocks. Lots more play value in those.
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My mother-in-law purchased this on a lightning deal after seeing that we had purchased this other gear toy --> Playskool - Push and Pull Activity Gears for our 7.5 month old daughter. I really wish she hadn't - there was a reason we didn't put it on our daughter's wish list ourselves! I basically view it as a waste of space, but for family politics we have to keep it.

There are three parts to this toy, and it looks like possibly the original design (I can only imagine it changed at some point) was for all three parts of the toy (the gears, the ball drop, the spinny gear face) to be integrated. Instead, they all have nothing to do with one another. There is even a little flap in the ball drop that has ZERO use - it looks like if something controlled it, it would keep the balls from dropping until some sort of mechanism was triggered. Since it has nothing controlling it, the flap just remains in the "allow balls to drop" position and is totally useless.

Basically, my daughter enjoyed pressing the one button on this for all of two minutes, and now her main interest is in chasing the balls around the room, pulling off and chewing on the gears, or trying to pull herself up to standing with the activity center (and subsequently knocking the toy over).

The gears don't even integrate well with our other Playskool gear toys, so that is extra disappointing. Add on the fact that the sound to the toy has no volume control (and is a bit loud), and I wish this never came in our house.
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