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After having a battle with my 20 month old everyone I get my Dyson out to vacuum, I decided to purchase him this toy model for Christmas.
It cost £19.99 from Amazon and came in a largish box. Upon opening the box, the vacuum was easy to assemble as it came in just three parts, the main body, the head and the pipe and handle. On the back of the main body at the bottom is the dust box, the flexi pip simply slots into this and then the handle slides onto the top. The head is easily attached with a simple push and click.
The dust box is easily removeable for emptying, however I have not needed to do this yet as don't find the vacuum "picks up" an awful lot.
You also get 3 head accessories to attach to the pipe. They have their own storage places on the body, though I have found the one keeps getting knocked off quite easily.
The body itself has a clear cylinder which contains multi coloured beads. When switched on these beads swirl around, giving the appearance of dust I suppose. There are 2 settings, both however are relatively loud and if left on for a while can be grating.
The vacuum is very easy to manoeuvre, tilt back and push. It is also nice and lightweight to be carried around but not so that it is too flimsy to use.
The battery compartment is situated on the bottom of the Dyson and can be accessed with a screwdriver. This vacuum requires 4 C batteries which are not included.
My son absolutely adores his. He loves pushing it around and copying mummy. It has by far been his favourite Christmas present this year and I am glad I chose this model over the badly reviewed Henry Hoover.
The colours of grey, red and purple make it unisex and even my "manly" other half didn't contest to our son having it.
This Dyson toy looks exactly like the real Dyson just a smaller version and of course it is for children to play with rather than mummy or daddy to hoover up. The toy comes in three separate parts that need to be put together when you first receive this vacuum cleaner. This is very easy to do and as it just clicks together it takes a minute at the most. The toy has different attachments just like a real Dyson too so when I use my vacuum clean my daughter can copy me exactly as we move around the house which she thinks is delightful. You will need to purchase 4 C batteries for this toy to work fully and we did not realise this at first so the first few days my children played with it without the noises and suction feature but they did not seem to mind.
The toy is made out of plastic that makes it durable and it has lasted well in the time we have had it but as it comes in three parts when you first purchase it sometimes these do come undone while in use which is rather annoying but as it only takes a second to put back together my children are not too fused.
There are two different modes of play with this Dyson one of the modes makes the colourful balls that sits in the dust compartment spin around as with real vacuum cleaners and my daughter loves this mode best she thinks it is brilliant it spins round just like mummy's. There is no sound with this mode just the movement in the cylinder and they fly around like pieces of dust.
The next mode is the Dyson actually sucks up small pieces of paper which I thought my daughter would like best but she found the first mode a lot more interesting. With this mode the toy makes a noise just like mummy's vacuum cleaner and it does work quite well with picking up pieces although it is not perfect. There is a small section at the bottom of this toy at the back and this collects small pieces of dirt when it is switched in to the second mode and my daughter thinks this is fantastic although it will not clean the carpet for you it is nice that it has a real life action as this makes my daughter love it even more. When I empty the dust from my vacuum cleaner she copies me and also empties hers.
There are wheels on the bottom of this toy so little one can push it around easily and it is very light so there is no problem moving it around with ease. The attachments have their very own place to sit on the toy and although these do fall out often my daughter enjoys this and finds it funny. My three eldest children all love this toy and they range from 2 years old to 5 years old so I really do think it appeals to a wide age range of children. The toy does recommend an age range of three years plus but I brought it for my daughter when she was two and my son who has just turned two also loves it so I do think it can be used before but of course as my children like to tear pieces of paper up to clean them up they always have parental supervision.
We find the bottom piece of the Dyson toy always comes off each time any of my children play with it which means I need to click it back in to place again before they can continue playing which is a shame. Also the slider which sets the toy to the different modes is a little stiff for little hands to push and until it loosened up a little I found I had to turn the toy into the different modes but now my daughter is a little older she can do this by herself.
This is a great toy I was debating if I should get the Henry vacuum cleaner or this Dyson and I am glad I choose this. The toy is more realistic to other toy vacuum cleaners as it both makes realistic noises and also actually picks up some small pieces of paper so my daughter can clean up just like mummy.
I purchased this from very when it was on sale at £10 but retail price of this toy can be anything up to £20 so I would shop around as it is on offer a lot of the time. It is available from most toy retailers and online stores like Amazon. I think the retail is a fair price to pay and even with having to purchase the batteries on top it has been well loved in our house and worth the money we paid. You can get different variations of this toy from different styles and colours so you should be able to find one to suit your child. If your child likes role playing toys I highly recommend this toy although it has a few downsides it has been well loved.
My daughter is 2 and a half and is VERY girly! She is a mini-mummy and just loves to copy me. I saw a pink Dyson toy in the Argos catalogue and she just had to have it!
The toy Dyson comes in traditional Dyson colours, a baby pink (which is the one we have) or purple like the picture. The pink colour is only available at Argos, but the other colours are in most toy stores like Toys R Us, and the typical retail price is about £20.
The Dyson toy looks exactly like the real Dyson! It even has the Dyson logo in white on the front. It comes with a long hose, a brush-type attachment (I use the real version of this on my stairs) and a nozzle. They attach to the Dyson toy just like the real ones do on the real Dyson and they also attach to the end of the hose. The hose is attached to the handle and is removable just like the real thing, handy for stairs and skirting boards!
In the plastic compartment of the toy are several tiny multicoloured balls (green, yellow, blue and red) which simulate the picked up lint/rubbish. The hoover does not actually have any suction so the child can't actually hoover anything up, but when the hoover is on the little balls do spin around inside.
The Dyson toy does sound like a real hoover abeit much quieter. There is a switch on the side which you can slide to one of three positions - off, quiet mode or loud. The quiet mode is reasonable, but the loud mode is quite a bit louder - though actually not unbearably so and definitely nowhere near as loud as the real thing. I find that the switch is quite stiff, particularly for little hands, but my daughter can manage it just about.
The Dyson takes 3 C batteries which have lasted a very long time, my daughter has had this since November and uses it several times a week and the batteries are still going strong! It is a lovely cute little replica. My daughter loves to line it up next to mine and say "my hoover, mummy's hoover" then hoover alongside me!
My one gripe is that the hoover has no suction! My daughter used to have a little pink hoover that had a little bit of suction, she loved watching things get sucked up! All the same, it is perfect for copying mummy and "helping" hoover and at £20, it is a fairly reasonable price for a branded toy!
When Lauren was around 2 years old, for some strange reason she started to hate the noise of the vacuum cleaner, so I thought what better way to stop this was to start making hoovering fun, this is when I spotted the children's Dyson.
The RRP can be up to £20, however I managed to purchase from Argos for £14.99 when it was on offer.
The toy Dyson is very life like, it measures around 69cm in height. You can remove the pipe and it comes with three different tools which can be attached to the end of the pipe.
There are two settings, one when makes the small balls spin around and the other which will actually pick up small pieces of paper and rubbish. Lauren also likes to rip up paper into small pieces and then suck them up with the hose.
The hoover make a realistic noise when turned on, I have to remind Lauren to turn this off sometimes as she will move onto the next toy and forget about it.
The only downside to the product is that it is a little difficult to remove the pipe, my daughter still struggles.
We purchased the colour pictured above however you can also buy one when yellow attachments and trims.
I feel it is really well made and as I said before, very realistic and life like.
This does require 4 x C batteries which are not included.
We keep this under the stairs with my Dyson and Lauren gets it out every time when I do, she loves to follow me around and copying what I do.
Before we brought Lauren a toy lawnmower, she used to pretend she was cutting the grass with this too!
We have had this over two years now and it still looks like new.
I would recommend this product and give 5 out of 5 stars.
I am just hoping that as she gets older, she will continue to love hoovering and I wont have to lift a finger, next job, ironing!!!!!
Thanks for reading.
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Yep. You read it. My 2 year old daughter is terrified of hoovers, particulary our Dyson!!
I never thought it would be a good idea but my mother suggested that we should buy her this toy hoover for her, but at £20 i thought stuff that, until i saw it in a charity shop in brand new condition for a fiver! At first i stuck to my theory that Ella would be terrified of it, but she loved it!! Hoovering was now something fun to do (for her, not me) and though she is still a bit unsure about the enormous monstrosity she calls "Daddies Hoov" she is getting better and better and will willing stand next to me and emulate the hoovering process!
Anyway, onto the product. Being a replica it is the spitting image of most dyson vacuum cleaners and comes with accessories such as the brush attachment and the long thin part which is good for doing skirting boards, as well as the little tool which i use to clean the stairs (Sorry, i have no idea what these parts are called!!)
Like the real hoover these attachments all clip to the toy were they would be situated on life size dysons. They all clip onto the end of the detachable hose too, though these can be quite stiff for young hands to put on and remove afterwards.
The hose/ handle is removable for handheld 'cleaning' yet it is not extendable, but still looks like the real thing. Unfortunatly the toy doesnt provide any suction so your little helpers wont actually be helping you in any way, most likely just blocking your path, bless 'em!
To add more effect to the product, it takes three large size C batteries (which i think are a little pricey) and with the flick of a switch down the side of the hoover, it will emulate the dirt spinning around in the cyclone buy spinning multi coloured peices of foam around, which ultimatly makes a cute 'whirring' sound.
That is about all there is to review this item, but i will say that in my opinion, this product is definetly over priced, a little noisy when in use (though not half as loud as the real one) and requires expensive batteries, but is fantastic if your looking for a way to cure your child of vacuum-a-phobia and is actually quite fun for the child to use. Aside from that it is very cute!
I hope all of your questions have been answered and this review has been both amusing and useful for you :)
I bought this mini Dyson for my seven year old son one Christmas when he was a toddler; he always enjoyed copying mummy when it came to household duties so it was no surprise that he really loved this when he received it.
For just under £20.00, it's on par price wise with other toy vacuum cleaners such as Henry or Hoover, I only really chose this because it was an upright style like I had and they didn't have the Hoover one in my local toyshop.
I have to say that there was really no assembly to speak of, it came out of the box and was almost ready to go with the exception of slotting on the handle at the top and adding the 4x C batteries that are required and not supplied.
As a replica of a real model it actually looks pretty good, the colour, scale and add ons are all reminiscent of the real thing and therefore perfect for little grownups. The only real difference is that there is a plastic viewer on the front with small beads inside that move around when the toy is 'on'. Apparently this is to make it more realistic but I've never seen a real vacuum cleaning with colourful beads on the front. There is a slider switch on the front that turns the machine on, this slides easily and can be comfortably done by a child.
The handle actually slides off to become a wand, this is supposed to really pick stuff up but under closer inspection it really doesn't. It is also quite tricky to get on and off because you are pulling against the hose and then having to get it back onto the sliders which my small child found almost impossible. The wand also has a couple of attachments again to add to the realism. These slot on and off fairly effortlessly although small hands do sometimes struggle and need a bit of help. Even though the Dyson didn't pick up like it was supposed to, none of the enjoyment was taken away because of this.
My son really enjoyed playing with this toy both on his own and alongside me when I was cleaning and it was nice that he could spend time with me whilst I was doing all the boring jobs at home. However, after about a few months, the beads stopped spinning round although this wasn't an integral part of the fun it was disappointing but the end finally came after about a year when the bottom section came away from the handle and wouldn't go back together so the contraption had to go in the bin.
Now I have mixed feelings about this product because although it gave many hours of play for my toddler I don't think a year is an acceptable time frame for a child's toy, I would have liked it to last long enough for my daughter to enjoy as well but perhaps this is asking too much.
We bought this Dyson as a Christmas present for my daughter who had not long turned 1 at the time. She enjoyed copying and helping with household tasks so we thought this would be a perfect toy/distraction for when I'm cleaning! We'll have had it for two years this Christmas and my daughter still drags it out the cupboard most times I hoover and it seems the older she gets the more she's playing with it!
We bought it from Argos at a cost of £19.99 which I believe is still the same price they sell it for. The toy is made from hard plastic with a clear plastic cylinder containing small multicoloured balls. These spin around when switched on, mimicking the real version, and there is a working vacuum which the product description states can actually pick up small things, however I'm not aware that my daughters has ever picked up anything! Other similarities to the actual hoover are that it has a detachable wand with three nozzle ends and the bottom hoover part moves allowing it to glide across the floor!
The toy requires 4 x C batteries, which seem to last a good amount of time, but it can be used without batteries, it just means there's no sound or spinning balls!
The Dyson has been well worth its money and still works, despite all the rough and tumble its been through. My 5 year old nephew plays with it often as well as my daughter so its suitable for both girls and boys and is a nice thing to have around the house. The only downside I can think of is that when the vacuum is left on without you knowing you can spend a good few minutes searching for a sound only to realise its coming from this!
Our son was so excited when he opened his Dyson Christmas present. It was the best present he got all Christmas and he could not put it down . However the plastic hose got damaged within seconds of it's first play. After a couple more days the front pick up wheels had dropped due to the plastic moulding attaching the pick up to the main unit had snapped off. This prevented the toy to be pushed easily, Agros happily replaced the toy but after 2 days we've noticed it has started to hapen again. We think this a design error and shall be looking for an alternative
We got this for my little boy for his 2nd birthday as we have a dyson and he is always trying to get it out and play with it and when i am hoovering following me around !! I had looked about for one of the little cylinder model ones but couldnt find one so went for this type instead.We bought it from Argos for £18.99 and thought for the price it should be quite good.We got it home and it was all put together just a few accessories (other hoover nozzles ) to attach.
The hoover is purple,grey and red in colour and the middle section (where on a real hoover the dirt would go) is clear and is full of little multi coloured plastic pieces that when the hoover is on swirl around.The hoover comes with 3 accessories a long nozzle, a brush ended one and a flat one.These are very easy to attach and also fit back on the dyson when done playing with.
There are two settings you can use it on, one is the basic play where the multi coloured plastic bits i mentioned swirl around to give the illusion of picking up dirt for the child.The second mode is where the hoover has real suction !! I am yet to see any evidence that the hoover does pick anything up but my son loves the idea that he is helping mummy !!
We have had this for about a year and its not got any marks or broken bits at all and believe me its been subject to quite a bit of rough play.The battery life is quite impressive considering that its quite a big toy and played with as much as it is.I have only had to buy a new set of batteries when it was bought (does not come with any).It takes 4 x size C batteries.
This is a nice little toy and it is made of durable material.Also when my son has friends round this is one of the first toys his little friends will go for so it must be entertaining !! Nice xmas presssie too
Mummy let me hoover!
My mum brought this hoover for christmas when daughter was nearly 2 from Argos think it was around £20 at the time.
I thourght mini dyson how cute and it really sucks so perfect.
Its nice and brightly coloured and comes with few attachments.
It takes 3 med batteries not the super chunky ones the one below that size.
Once switched on it has 3modes off, noise and balls float inside or third actual suction.
Must admit found suction mode bit dissapointing was hoping for unpaid smaller helper in house but it failed pick up much not disimilar to my full size dyson unfortunatly.
My daughter loves helping and I thourght having her own hoover that I could use mine in peace without her jumping on my back asking for rides or trying to snatch the real hose off me!
It seems she could not be fooled she knew it was a toy or perhaps just not keen.
The thing eats up batteries too which then presented another major problem.
The batteries are screwed in but no matter how hard we tried we could not unscrew to get batteries out and put new batteries in ended up busting it open and having to tape new batteries in not good.
But sadly now its now bust, I would not say my daughters too rough but the purple peice at the front has snapped off.
I just wish it had been better quality and lasted longer.
My daughter likes to copy so im wondering if it,s the fact she had upright I had a cylinder made a difference in her disinterest in this
I need to get her new toy hoover and I know dyson do toy cylinder aswell however but im tempted to try henry no now after upright poor performace.
I guess what we have to remember with any toy versions of real products is
1)They just a toy!Manage your expectations no slave labour here!
2)The companies licence toy companies to make these using the brand names so not actually made by manufacturer which in this case would be dyson!
I really wanted to like this but I felt let down.
We brought this dyson hoover for our first son when he was a year old even though it does state 3+. We got it from the entertainer and it cost around £15 which i thought wasnt bad at the time.
Its a great toy it takes batteries and really hovers up. It is made of great strong coloured plastic and is really sturdy. It is red, purple and yellow in colour and when switched on it makes a hoover sound. It comes with two attachments which my son loved to pull off and attach to the mainb pipe at the back of the hoover. He would play with this for hours.
We have since had another son who is now 14 months and the toy is still in good condition so he now runs around with it hoovering. I cant belive how much it is really like a real dyson hoover. Well worth the money.
We bought the dyson hoover for our son when he was 18 months old from Argos. It's the one toy that he played with every day from 18th months until he was about 2 and a half. He still plays with it now, just not quite so often!
We have had one problem in that after a few weeks of use, when on the suction setting, the hoover makes a very loud unpleasant continual noise. We took the original dyson back to Argos, and got a replacement under the guarantee. However, the replacement dyson now does exactly the same noise. So we've kept it as our son loves it so much, but just don't use that setting. He loves to get it out when I'm doing the hoovering. He is nearly 3 now and does a little help with the attachements but apart from that he can operate it all himself.
I brought this vac from Argos priced at 16.75 it did seem a little expensive at the time but my daughter really loved it she used to hate the vac and would scram and cry when I did the vacing so I thought it would be worth a try and it did the trick she was a little cautious at first but soon loved it,
It has two features with the flick of a button the first is a vortex of coloured balls that whirl around she particularly like this feature and the second is the sound of the vac on but with out the vortex the good thing is it actually picks things up in both modes its not a very strong suction but the kids will love to vac up a little bits of polystyrene and stuff that's light.
It also comes with three detachable tools each a different type of nozzle which attaches to the end of the pipe at the back, the pipe also comes out just like a real dyson so the kids can help pretend to vac the stairs.
I had to end up buying two of these the first one I brought was green and silver more for girls and boys but the new range is red and purple a little more on the appealing side for girls, the first one I brought didn't last very long and broke so I wasn't going to buy a new one espeaclly at almost 17 pound but daughter loved it so much I couldn't bare seeing her sad little face when she went to find her vac when I was doing the house I gave in and got another one this one is still in good working order now she's a little older.
The recommended age for this toy is 3 years and over I would say that's a little high as even though my daughter broke her first one because she was to young she two now and looks after this one just fine so I suppose it depends on the child but theirs no parts to small to swallow or anything like that. It takes four c batteries as well 4.99 for four in the Argos.
Even though this is a little pricy I would recommend this toy to any little girl or boy who's scared of the vac or likes to get under mommy and daddy's feet when there vacing. The only thing i could think of to improve this toy would be maybe some lights and and differnt sounds aswell.
My husband used to work for Dyson so he was chomping at the bit to buy our little girl a Dyson as soon as she was old enough. The age recommendation for this item is 3+ years but our little girl is 2 and absolutely loves playing with it.
It looks and comes apart just like a real Dyson. You can use it in upright mode and have the coloured beads flying around, or you can pull the flexible hose off and use it to actually pick things up! The suction in this mode isn't very hard though, so it will only pick small bits of fluff up and won't hurt the child if they put it against their skin (as our little girl likes to do!). It is also very reasonably priced at £17.99 and is actually cheaper than the toy Henry model.
When we first got it my friend told me that hers eats batteries so to make sure we bought plenty, but it's been in use now for 9 months and we haven't yet had to change the batteries. Maybe my friend was just unlucky.
Dyson Toy Vacum Cleaner
I am a bit (well maybe very) obssesive with my housework and hoover at least once daily. I think due to this my little girl has always been very interested in the hoover, although my friends have advised their kids love the hoover too. My little girl always asked for a turn of the hoover but being so small she had difficulty pushing it.
I was very happy when I spotted a toy Dyson Hoover in a nearby Toy Superstore. My little girl spotted it straight away and was quite taken by it. I purchased the hoover that cost me £19.99 and my little girl has been having great fun with it ever since.
The hoover is a colouful and sturdy plastic toy with a see through front panel (just like a dyson) that has colourful balls that move around when the hoover is switched on. The hoover is very like the real thing which my little girl just loves. It is easy to manouevre and easily wiped clean.
Now when its time to hoover me and my little girl get our Dysons out together
Features include a sealed simulated cyclone action, and instant hose/wand with suction. Comes complete with 2 on board tools.