Gazillion Bubble Hurricane Machine
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- The original Gazillion bubble machine makes 500 bubbles per minute!
- Features the one and only Gazillion Solution!
- Great machine for a birthday party!
- Special Gazillion bubble formula is a one of a kind great bubble solution
- Gazillion Bubbles- the world's Best Bubble Solution
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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A few tips:
1. The itty bitty bubble solution it comes with only lasts about 20 minutes. (We timed it) I recommend getting the Gazillion 2-liter bubble solution. That stuff makes the best bubbles. Nothing else can compare.
2. Make sure not to over fill it. It's very easy to do. I do wish there was a way to hold more bubble fluid so I didn't have to refill every 10 minutes or so or at least a max line to show you when to stop pouring the bubble solution in. If you do fill it up too high it will leak.
3. If your bubble wand stops working check to make sure it's appropriately attached to the motor. My toddler was messing with it and it didn't work. Turns out his little fingers lifted it off the thing that makes it spin. After I made sure it was attached correctly we had no more issues.
We have been using this bubble maker daily (with the exception of the few times we've had rain) and it's working as if it was still brand new! This is also after about a dozen times it has fallen off our outdoor table. For some reason kids are drawn to it and feel the need to play with the bubble wand while it's spinning so I recommend keeping it high out of reach. I'm really surprised how well it's holding together after all the usage it has gotten so far.
So I did some research and experimenting and came up with this replacement. Buy a big container of regular bubble stuff (I got a 100oz Miracle Bubbles) and a 4oz bottle of Glycerin (available in the soap / skin care section of drugs stores - but not all of them (Walgreens did not have it, I found mine in CVS, little plain brown bottle Dump the entire bottle of glycerin into the Miracle Bubbles. Mix gently (don't shake vigorously). Do this a day or two in advance of using for best results (the glycerin needs to age a little) - however I did use it right away and did pretty well. Voila - 100oz of replacement bubbles for cheap rather than one tiny little bottle. Enjoy!
I haven't tested this in this product specifically, but it worked great in the Gazillion Bubblator we own.
Unfortunately we haven't had one live more than a week or so - we don't overfill it, we clean it with each use, we store it indoors, we replace the batteries to verify that isn't the issue, etc.
They simply aren't durable.
The machine is nicely designed. The reservoir is one piece, molded, so it can't leak. The bubble solution doesn't get anywhere near the battery compartment or the motor. Only the reservoir & spinny wheel need cleaning, they slide right out for cleaning and securely back in. My only complaint is the nature of the design means that the reservoir needs at least an inch of fluid in it to work, any less than that won't make bubbles. So at the end of the day you might have to throw some out.
It does exactly what it's supposed to. Churns out tons and tons of bubbles! Just add 4 AA batteries and flip the switch on. I put a pic up in customer images.
The other people complained about being tied to the expensive Gazillion bubbles liquid. Not true!! This machine works with other brands including Super Miracle Bubbles (SMB) and some off-brand junk I found at the dollar store. The key is that it must be a viscous bubble fluid, not watery. When buying fluid, tilt the bottle and watch the way the fluid moves. If it moves like water, it won't work in this machine. But if it's a thicker fluid that moves more like maple syrup, it will probably work! In fact after we used up all of our Gazillion bubbles fluid, we refilled it several times with bubbles from a 64oz jug of Miracle Bubbles (about $5).Miracle Bubble Jar 64 oz
The first - this one, with an upright rotating set of bubble wands - worked relatively well, but stopped working after maybe a dozen uses. (Granted, one of those uses was for a few hours). When the level of liquid is low, the machine stops making bubbles since it has to pick up enough liquid to cover the wand.
We replaced it the next year with the Typhoon machine - this was awesome, produced a huge quantity of bubbles and worked more reliably since the bubble liquid is sucked up and put on the wands, no matter how low the supply of liquid. It has a large reservoir at the bottom so you don't need to fill it very often - it takes a lot of liquid though.
Our issue now is getting the liquid. Gazillion liquid does produce the best bubbles - they last well, etc. etc. etc. HOWEVER, very few stores stock the liquid, and except for when I first bought the first machine, no-one stocks large size bottles. Even the online vendors like toys.com who are supposed to have them, never have them in stock (I've been on their notify list for a long time!) I've ended up buying from someone in Canada on eBay - otherwise, buying the smaller bottles at ToysRUs, Target, etc. is just too expensive.
Both of these machines don't really work if you try other bubble liquids - other liquids (especially the cheaper kinds in very large size bottles) are much thinner and the liquid drips right off the wands before it has a chance to pass by the blower part to make any bubbles.
We're planning to start making our own bubble liquid and hopefully that will cover us. Otherwise, the machines are useless now.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Received this on 6/17 in anticipation for our daughter's birthday at the end of July. Opened it tonight to gift wrap it and it doesn't work at all. Now it's too late for a refund. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Seymour Butts
This was a hit at my son's birthday party (with kids 2-9). Buy a big bottle of the gazillion bubbles! The included bottle will last 15-20 minutes.Published 1 day ago by BusyMom83
The bubble wand can sometimes fall off of the motor. I don't know if that's how it's supposed to be but if it is its a bad design.Published 1 day ago by The video game addict
It does its job, blows out bubbles. Saves me the blowing. Only thing I would've liked is a bigger bubble solution compartment. I have to refill it very 8-10 minutes. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Oh My Bubbles!!! This makes tons tons tons of bubbles, no wonder why its called the Hurricane Machine. Buy more bubble solution because the one supplied will not last long. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Stevo
The item had some issues. the spinning wand had came off, wasn't difficult to put back to where it needed to be. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Creates a lot of bubbles but bubble machine is heavy on one side and tips over easily.Published 3 days ago by OnlineShopper