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I almost didn't buy it!!! Don't listen to the bad reviews!
on November 30, 2010
I'm the type of person who reads almost every review before buying anything, and there were a couple comments mentioned by MULTIPLE reviewers that almost made me not buy this toy!
These bad comments were (NOT my opinion):
1. The toy is dangerous -- child's arm got stuck in the hole where balls shoot out from.
2. The toy is VERY loud and a potential danger for small developing ears.
3. The small balls are a choking hazard.
I decided to give it a try cause I could always return it, well I'm KEEPING it!
#1... the toy that I got is the updated version that now has "prongs" on the inside of the tube, so there's no way a child can get their arm stuck down there.
#2... the toy is NOT as loud as most of the reviewers describe it to be. When I got it, I thought it was gonna sound like a vacuum cleaner from all the comments! It doesn't -- it sounds like a muffled hair dryer. Louder than any toys he has, but FAR from deafening!
#3... the balls are a little bit on the small side. I tried putting the balls in my mouth just in case, and I really had to open wide! I don't think a small child could fit them in their mouth. In any case, I wouldn't let my son play with this toy alone anyway. It's not that big of a deal.
The amount of fun my son has far outweighs any of the negatives (if you can call them that) of this toy. I happen to think it's perfect!!! And I'm so happy I ignored all the bad reviews!