My husband bought this Hamleys Hammy the Hammerhead shark for our daughter who has a weird obsession with sharks despite the fact that she has only recently turned two years old. The shark is a bath toy and has great comedy value but despite its hefty price tag, it has a few failings too.
The shark is made of plastic and has a rubbery feel to it. The tail is like a propeller and it swims fast through the water in circles, just like a shark would. It is specified as being suitable for 3+ due to small parts. We are very careful to supervise our daughter in the bath at all times.
To switch on the shark, you twist the middle of the body to the on position. This is a bit difficult when the toy is wet and I have to use a towel to get a grip. The shark has a small rubber propeller on its end that wizzes around in the water in a circular motion. Our daughter prefers to stand up in the bath when the shark is on because I think she thinks it's a bit real! She uses another bath toy, a basketball net to catch the shark as it whizzes around and squeals with joy whilst doing this. she always asks for her shark when in the bath so we can only assume she loves it.
Hubby bought this online from Amazon but it came direct from Hamleys. Priced £10 plus postage it wasn't the cheapest of bath toys but it is good quality and has made bath time quite fun.
So far this shark obsession has cost us quite a bit in toys and trips to 'The Deep' in Hull. The toy is well made and will hopefully last us a few years yet. I would recommend it in the context of other shark-loving children but otherwise you could probably find cheaper bath toys for your child. Using this shark with bubble bath makes it even more exciting as the shark is harder to find as it whizzes round in the water.