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Step2 Crabbie Sandbox

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Price: $89.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • Shell lid protects sand from dirt and water
  • Two "claw" seats for multi-child play
  • Holds up to 300 lbs. of sand
  • Minimal adult assembly required
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 47.5 x 47 x 16 inches ; 28 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 28 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00004TQ2O
  • Item model number: 740500
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 months - 8 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,696 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

This sandbox may be "Crabbie," but toddlers are nothing but cheerful when they climb in for hours of outdoor fun.

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Kids won't get pinched in this plastic sandbox, even though it's designed to look like a big crab. Its somewhat rounded shape takes up a space that measures 4 by 4 feet (and the inside space measures just over 3 by 3 feet), and it holds up to 300 pounds of play sand. Both the box and the matching sculpted lid (or shell) are molded from single pieces of red plastic. At the front, the big tucked-in claws frame two crabbily prominent white eyes. There's no drain hole, so be sure to put on that shell when it rains. --Richard Farr

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Customer Reviews

Hours of great fun.
trikky011
Love the lid on it that keeps the sand dry.
LW
My 2 year old loves this!
T. Ward

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

77 of 79 people found the following review helpful By 1smileycat VINE VOICE on December 4, 2003
My kids received this 2-3 years ago as a present from Grandma. It has held up wonderfully! Up to 4 kids fit in it just fine and the lid helps to keep out pesky bugs. The kids are able to sit on the "hands" of the crab, or IN the sand. They have also decided the lid can be used as a toy just as much as the sandbox itself! The lid has held up to being bent backwards numerous times and ridden down the hill in our backyard! I highly recommend this one - it stands up to kids and keeps the sand in & the bugs OUT!

1smileycat :-)
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 20, 2000
We have had our sand box for about 3 years. It stands up to very hot temperatures and the lawn trimmer! It is very sturdy and the kids love it. I highly recommend it.
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53 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Trina on June 16, 2003
Wow, sandboxes can be expensive! I looked at all of the sandboxes before I bought this one. The little tikes frog sandbox was the most inexpensive one I could find, but it could only really fit 2 toddlers in it. I didn't want to spend too much on a sandbox, but didn't want to go cheap in the material as well. So I went the next step up, to this one. It is really sturdy, and my 2yr old son can sit on it's claws, or sit inside. The lid is a little flimsy, but it closes well, and I don't have to worry about "little intruders." And it can hold more than 2 toddlers so he can invite his friends over for some sun and sand.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By king mom on June 3, 2005
My 19 month old son loves this sandbox. He would play in it all day long. It is my understanding that this sandbox is larger than most of the other ones out there. I have to say I couldn't see getting one any smaller than this. Once you get your little one and a few toys in there it's pretty full. I think the smaller ones would be too small. If you plan on having more than one child play in the sand box; spend a few extra bucks and get the bigger one.
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33 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Noname TOP 50 REVIEWER on August 28, 2009
This sandbox was large enough for my toddler and preschooler to play in. I like the lid because it keeps cats and debris out. It keeps flying off in the wind, though. We live in Southern California and it's not always windy, but we do get gusts and sometimes, it's windy. My husband put a brick on top to keep it from blowing off. It worked, but then the lid now has a big dent in it from the weight of the brick.

The lid doesn't keep snails and ants out. The snails come in, dry out and die, then the ants come in to eat up the snails. So, we have dead snails and ants filling up the sandbox.

PROS:
+ good size for my preschooler and toddler to play together
+ it has a lid to keep cats out and the sand somewhat cleaner

CONS:
- the lid keeps blowing off
- the lid doesn't seal the box enough to keep out snails

SUMMARY
It's not a bad sandbox but it can use some improvements. I quickly realized it was a mistake to buy a sandbox, because I did not like the sand being tracked all over the house. But some people don't mind that. Just beware that the lid doesn't stay on well in windy conditions and snails are able to crawl in even with the lid on.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By D. Collins on April 19, 2006
My husband and I just bought this for my 13 month old son and he loves it. We went to BabiesRus to see what they have, and picked this one. It's colorful, and whimsical. It can hold a lot of sand (6 bags of sand that you can also get from BabiesRus) and will fit more than 1 child. My son sits in it, but for older kids, they can sit on the claws (there are 2 claws). But watch out when grown ups sit on the claws though. My huband sat on it and it gave a little (he is 185 lbs), so he no longers sits there. I sat on it without any problem.

The cover is great too. It covers well. We've already had 2 hard rains and no water got in the sandbox. I know this is one of the things I was afraid off from reading other sandboxes. It's awesome!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on April 11, 2004
I just purchased this sandbox after much research....And it is a BIG hit with my 20 month old..All his toys fit inside under the dome lid while not in use. He stood on top of the lid along with a friend and the lid popped in but it popped right back out and you cannot even tell what happened...This is the best price sandbox for the money..Recommend it highly!!
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28 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Jane Brown on February 23, 2005
This sandbox is a fantastic buy! We got it for my 2-year old last year, and she loves it. It's roomy enough for two or three, and the lid, though it may appear flimsy, is fantastically durable and, as long as it's fitted properly on top of the box, will NOT blow off. In fact, the second night we had it, there was a huge rainstorm with lots of wind: I thought sure there would be a big mess in my backyard, but was I shocked in the morning to find the whole box intact and nothing but dry sand under the lid! Amazing. This is a great toy, and very popular with my daughter and her friends. The color has not faded a bit that I can tell from last season.
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