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      17.06.2012 21:50
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      Nice concept; realisation could be better.

      I have mixed feelings about this penguin that we received as a gift for baby. He is a bath toy that you wind up and his arms spin round to make him swim, and if you tweak the crest on the top of his head he sings, going all gurgly when he is under water. He is very funny as is the other model in the range, the turtle. (I love the turtle, I find him even more amusing actually). Baby clearly likes the penguin and he is helping her development since she will lunge toward him to grab him in the water. She tries to chew his wings. She enjoys his singing. Now, it might be that I am being unfair since the batteries that came with the penguin are unlikely to be full strength and it could be that with better batteries there would be more power, but it seems to me that the penguin is not very loud: he is very hard to hear when under water, and he does not swim for very long. His wings rotate wildly whilst in the air, but once in the water they slow down dramatically. In short, he lacks 'oomph'. Three months on from first writing this review Splashy rarely makes it into the bath water. However he cheers up the bathroom by sitting on the edge of the bath and Baby points to him to indicate she wants to hear him sing. She is insistent, so I think Splashy has just missed his true vocation as a singer.

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        29.05.2012 22:10
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        Splashy the Penguin

        This is the cutest little toy for the bath. Splashy is a cute little Penguin that will sing and swim and keep your little ones entertained in the bath. Splashy is a plastic penguin with a cute little face and a very little yellow beak. Splashy is all ready and dressed to go swimming as he has arms bands on each of his arms, a very cute little aspect in my opinion. His arms go round and round and propel him in the water. In order to get Splashy's arms to move you just wind him up and then let him go. He moves through the water well as the arms are almost shaped like little oars and they do cut through the water as they go. THe wind up lasts for just about the entire length of the bath which I think is quite a long time and my kids always laugh when we let him go. On the top of his head Splashy has a little plastic mop of hair which looks cute but also has a function too. When you press this hair down and put him in the water on his back he will start to sing Row Row Row your boat as he swims and moves his arms round and round. This is my little girls favourite song and she loves to sing along when he starts to sing too. I think this is a really cute little feature with this toy and one that not all wind up toys possess which is nice. Then if you do the same again but this time place Splashy face down in the water he will again sing Row Row Row your boat but it will be more of a mumbly/gargley noise, one that you would expect if you put your own face in the water and tried to sing a little song. Its really cute and funny and again makes my little girl laugh. The nice thing is you don't have to put the toy in the water to hear him do this but I think thats really the purpose of this toy and we don't really ever take it out of the bath because I don't think it would be as fun as it is in the water. The toy takes three LR44 batteries which are the little circular alkeline batteries. The toy came with batteries already and after a few months I haven't had to change them yet so I think that's quite good. A lovely cute bath toy that I recommend.

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          12.12.2009 22:57
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          Not worth spending your hard earned money on.

          Spoashy the Penguin is a bath toy made by Tomy. It is for children aged 12 months plus and he looks great - a cute purple little thing with bright yellow feet and orange arm bands. So when I was looking for a bath toy for my son I decided that the price of about £10 wasn't bad, so I bought him. And that was where the disappointment started. The idea of the penguin is that you wind up the dial on his back and his arms are supposed to turn around and around in the water so that he splashes around. However, when you turn the dial, and let him go, he unwinds so fast that the child doesn't have time to realise what he's doing and misses the action. The penguin also has a little pink mohican on his head that makes him sing a little song if you pull it forward. Great, but once he's under water you can't hear a thing. All in all I would say this toy is a complete waste of money - I have since bought cheaper bath toys that have had more play time and have had a lot more use.

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          17.09.2009 00:11
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          Splish splash I was taking a bath.

          Splashy The Penguin is a bath toy made by Tomy. It is recommended for children 12 months onwards and is unisex. The penguin is around 9 inches tall and is made from plastic. He is purple with a white face and white belly. He has a yellow beak, pink 'mohawk', big yellow feet and wears orange armbands. He's a cute little fella, I think you'll agree. My daughter was given Splashy The Penguin as a present when she was around 9 months old. Almost 2 years on and Splashy has been used during most bath times. He is very durable and shows no signs of wear and tear. The penguin has a pink wind-up on his back. When the wind-up is wound up and released the penguins flippers spin around and make him appear as though he is swimming. My daughter loves winding him up and watching his flippers spin around when he's out of water (on the side of the bath, etc) - it always makes her giggle. It took my daughter a while to grasp how to wind the penguin up and isn't the easiest task for tiny fingers to perform (under 2's may struggle). His spinning flippers are supposed to allow him to swim around the bath but sadly this isn't the case. His flippers don't seem strong enough in the water and he doesn't actually move very far at all. I would call it bobbing around rather than swimming. As the flippers do not require batteries it means they will never run out or need replacing, which I think is great. The penguin also sings (for me this is the highlight of the toy!). The penguins pink 'mohawk' doubles up as a button - when you press it forward he starts humming the tune to 'row row row your boat'. The choice of song is great as it is a nursery rhyme that my daughter knows very well and is a nursery rhyme that most young children know and can sing along to. When the penguin is tipped onto his back or front he gargles the song as if he is underwater! I love the fact that he can change from humming to gargling midway through the song too, it seems very clever indeed - I was and still am slightly baffled by it if I'm to be completley honest! Needless to say my daughter loves tipping him over in the bath and hearing him sing underwater. The only downside is that he is quite quiet when he sings underwater and can be hard to hear if there is a lot of noise going on in and around the bath. The button/mohawk is also very hard for tiny fingers to push and will almost always need an adult to work it - major downfall. The penguin requires 3 x LR44 batteries (the stupid little round ones which nobody keeps in the house) which are included - ours run out after around 18 months. Splashy has flat feet which means he is easily balanced on flat surfaces, such as on the side of the bath. He also floats very well and hasn't sank once. Splashy The Penguin retails in most good toy shops and can cost between £6.99 - £9.99, which isn't too bad really. Overall this is a good but not great bath toy (get it sorted Tomy!!). He certainly is cute and may brighten up a lot of childrens bath times, but don't expect too much of him.

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            02.11.2008 23:47
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            Overall is a great toy to keep your child entertained.

            Splashy the penguin is a great bath toy for your child to enjoy. Splashy the penguin is made by the well known toy brand Tomy. We brought this penguin a couple years ago for our girls from the actual Tomy website which is www.tomy.co.uk you can buy it on there for £8.99. The penguin is suited for children 12 months and over. Splashy the penguin is very easy to use all you need to do is wind up the back of it up which is very easy to do. My girls often do this and there three years old. Then you lay him in the water if you lay him on his back in the water then he hums the song row row the boat and if you put him face down then he gargles the song like he is under water. While he is doing this his flippers are going round and he swims across the bath. You can also make him hum the song by jus pressing the little fin on his head. I think splashy the penguin creates great fun for your child whilst in the bath they will enjoy watching him swim around. I often find my girls singing along when he is humming. The penguin also works as a great distraction for when I'm washing my girls hair as they hate me doing this, but there sp busy watching it swimming across the bath to realise I'm doing there hair. The only negative thing I can really say about this toy is when it is in the bath his humming is quite difficult to hear especially if your child is splashing around in the water. You will also find this review on ciao under the same name gsparkle.

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          Make bath time magic with Splashy the Penguin. This adorable penguin will bring a smile and a laugh with his great action features. Wind up Splashy, lay him on his back in the water and hear him hum 'Row Row Row Your Boat' as he flaps his arms and swims through the water. Lay him face down in the water and he will gargle the song as he swims. So cute and funny, Splashy the Penguin will make every bath an adventure.