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Toysmith Wind-Up Submarine
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2007
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For the price this sub is a good value. It travels a decent distance when wound fully, and it does indeed rise and submerge. My three year old daughter cracked off one of the fins, but she's a bit hard on toys. My six year old son who loves subs had a lot of fun with it. We used it mostly in the bathtub, but it would be fine in a pool. I would not use it in a lake, since it would be too easy to lose in cloudy water. For the price it was a good toy.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2008
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This was one small toy for my son on Christmas, but it was one that he was looking forward too. Wound it up twice (4 turns each) and it stopped working on the 3rd use. Too bad, but I guess you get what you pay for.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2013
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Got this for my 4 year old who needed more bath time toys. He loves it. He is unable to wind the toy to make it move, definitely something for an older child. The sub does what it is supposed to do. It rises and sinks in the tub. The key to making the sub work properly is before releasing the propeller and the sub in the water you have to fully submerge the sub for about three seconds so it fills with water. Other wise if you just set the sub on the surface it will list to one side and only stay on the surface. So, just like a real sub with ballast tanks, it needs to be submerged first.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2010
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What a disappointment! This was one of (3) new bath toys that I purchased for my five year old for tub time. All three were basically junk. In this case, the sub falls over on its side as soon as it is in the water, but the wind up motor somewhat propels the listing sub in a crazy arc!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2011
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Bought this for my one year old son's bath time. For five bucks, it works great and hasn't broken yet. Some folks have complained about it not diving properly etc., but geez, its five bucks, how can you expect a perfect diving wind up submarine for five bucks?

As you would imagine, the quality is kinda cheap, but it works fine and if you wind it up and set it off in a corner of the bath tub, it will run along the edge of the bathtub for a couple of runs before running outta gas.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2011
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I bought this sub for a friend on mine's daughter to play with in the pool. After a preliminary winding, we discovered that the propeller spins VERY fast, because it uses the water as the motor govenor. Clever! After winding a bit, it will scoot forward, then dive right down about a foot, travel underwater for a few feet, then come up again. Because of the spinning propeller it forces the sub to list a bit to one side, but it doesn't affect performance and actually helps it travel in a wide circle instead of a straight line. We explained this concept to his daughter, who is five, and she understood how and why it moved that way, making it a minor lesson of sorts in hydrodynamics. The plastic periscopes on top are a soft plastic that can take more punishment than the appear, which is a plus. All in all a good buy!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2011
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When I was a boy one of my favorite toys was a submarine that would actually dive and resurface. When I saw this I immediately ordered it for my 7 year old grandson and he loves it. It has, so far, stood up to the abuse that only a lively boy can deliver and it is still working great. It shares his bath every night and he is looking forward to taking it to the local swimming pool this summer. A great toy and a good price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Very hard to wine up the submarine. Top piece broke very fast. Once wind up it doesn't last very long. Wouldn't recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2013
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The toy is very flimsy. Did not know it was for decoration? or was it? This was broke within the first 10 minutes. Cheaply made. I would really advise against getting this unless you only need it for 5-10 minutes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2013
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I bought this as a bath time toy for my little ones. The operation is simple, just a wind up toy. I found very quickly that it's easier to wind it up under the water and just release it right away. If you let go of the windup key outside of the water, the propeller just spins and it done before you can get it to the water.

The front fins toggle up and down on their own, which makes it appear as though the submarine is surfacing and then diving. It's a really cool effect for the little ones.

I was surprised that this toy was so inexpensive. I expected to pay close to $20, so was happy to find an inexpensive toy that looked decent for once. My only regret is that I didn't buy 2, since my older one had the idea to see what would happen if they snapped off the propeller fans. I don't think it's the fault of the toy, though, but rather the curiosity of my kids.
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