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These have to be the most annoying ducks in the world but for some reason my little girl absolutely loves them.
To begin with they are very cute looking. There are three plastic ducks all in a row. Mummy duck is in the front and her two baby ducks are behind her. Mummy duck is a nice bright yellow colour, with an orange beak, red bow in her hair, blue wings and a green tummy. The word Tomy is written oh her tummy. Its sounds a bit garish but these are actually nice bright colourful ducks. Behind her the first baby duck is blue with an orange beak, green wings and a yellow tummy and the last baby duck is green with an orange beak, yellow wings and a blue tummy. All the ducks sit in orange wheels which are where their feet should be. At the front of the ducks is a string so you can pull the ducks along with you and they move with the help of these wheels.
My little girl loves toys that you can pull along and these ducks are great for that however I do find they get a bit top heavy. As the mummy duck is the biggest at the front I find if you pull too hard and fast she often falls to the side taking the little ducks with her so you do need to pull carefully but with an excited little toddler this doesn't always happen and I find I am forever bending down to put these ducks onto their wheels again.
The wheels of the ducks are based on a bendy bar so when you pull the ducks along they wobble from side to side which I think is really cute as it makes them look like real ducks wandering along wobbling on the grass on their way to the pond.
Now, the most annoying part of these ducks is the "song" they play. It will really get into your head and never come out again. When you pull the string they sing a quack quack song over and over again and every pull of the string makes them sing again so if your child pulls them along for a long time this will just keep on going and going. There is however an off switch, thank the lord. This is located on the back of mummy ducks bow on her head and just switches to the side to turn off and on and in my house stays in the off position quite a bit, mean mummy that I am!!
There are a nice toy though and one little kids will love!
It was in October last year that my daughter was given the Tomy Quack Along Ducks. They were given by a friend as a gift for her first birthday.
This product is currently available from Amazon at just £7.82, though do look closely as it is listed a number of times on Amazon at various prices with the highest priced listing at £12.99. I have also spotted this delightful toy on the shelves of Home Bargains and although I cannot remember the exact price, they are usually very competitive in relation to a lot of other stores.
Tomy state that this toy is suitable for ages 10 months and upward. There are certainly no obvious small parts or sharp edges. Batteries are included and there is no assembly necessary.
The Tomy Quack Along Ducks consist of three ducks, mummy duck leading the way at the front and two baby ducks waddling behind. The colours are bright yet not in any way garish. They are predominantly yellow, blue green and orange. I can only presume that the picture which represents the product on this review is a little out of date as the colouring is now entirely different.
The ducks are all joined together by a blue thick rubber strip, the edges of which have a wavy shape which I presume is to depict water.
Mummy duck has a string attached to her base and a power switch at the back of her head. A rather catchy quacking tune is activated when the string is tugged. It took me a while to figure this out initially, despite my daughter being able to activate the sound effortless while I was searching for buttons. The string is a good size to allow a small child to hold onto it while standing.
Each duck has orange wheels at the bottom. The axels joining the wheels are slightly bent, giving them a waddling motion when pulled along.
It certainly feels very strong with no loose parts. It has not withstood any damage so far from two active toddlers.
This is a great unisex toy, accessible and appealing to little girls and boys alike.
It encourages hand eye co-ordination and is also ideal for those babies who have just found their feet and are learning to toddle. However it can of course easily be enjoyed by a sitting baby too.
My daughter initially had lots of interest in this toy and was soon taking it for walks around the living room. She has however moved her attention onto other toys since Christmas and it has mostly stayed in the toy box.
In summary the Tomy Quack Along Ducks are very reasonably priced. The concept is rather simple yet it is effective and enjoyable. The toy itself is attractive and sturdy and the sound it emits is very pleasant. For all of its qualities I would recommend this toy as a lovely gift for a young boy or girl around the age of one year old.
Toddlers get great enjoyment from pushing and pulling things so these pull along ducks are great and it is a great way for them to develop there balance when they start walking.
The ducks have a string that when you pull it, it activates the "quack quack" duck sound and you can pull them along. There are 3 ducks mummy and 2 babies that are on wheels and when they walk they wobble from side to side. The ducks are connected together with plastic and are very secure not easy to break.
The ducks can sometimes fall over and when it runs out of batteries it is very fiddly to change them, although the toy is still good fun even without batteries.
I feel a toddler can get great enjoyment from them and a toy that they always come back to and play with. You can listen to the sound effect of the toy for ages and isn't that annoying unlike other toys. This toy is a classic that I feel every child should have some pull along toys because they feel they are taking them for a walk.
This toy is very good quality, the price is very reasonable we bought them for about £8. The plastic toy is easy to wipe clean.
This baby toy was handed down to my son from my friend's children who both played with it when they were toddlers.
It's quite a simple toy so won't take me long to describe but I had to write about it as it makes baby and I laugh so much. (I have found the simple toys the most entertaining for baby, sometimes all he wants is 3 coloured cups!)
It consists of three plastic ducks - mummy duck at the front and 2 baby ducks behind, they are joined together by a piece of flexible blue plastic. Each of the ducks is on 2 wheels and there is a string attached to mummy duck.
When you pull the ducks along a sensor attached to the string starts the ducks quacking to their little quack-quack tune.
The shape of the wheels and the flexible blue plastic which join the ducks together mean that as they roll they waddle gently from side to side.
It has lovely bright colours and being all plastic is easily cleaned. As I said, my son is the third child to love this toy and it still looks in good condition, mummy duck's bow is a bit scuffed (I suspect it has been chewed) but other than that all good. The string is a little grubby but nothing hoffific.
The batteries have not needed to be changed since I took it over and we've had 4 months of fun so far. My friend said that she only recalled replacing them once.
The age guide is 12 months but I let my son play with it from 8 months when he was able to grasp and pull the string. (I suppose a string could be a strangulation danger so don't leave unattended if under 12 months).
I can't remember the last time a tenner gave me so much laughter.
This has got to be one of the best toys that has ever been given to me for my daughter. She loves ducks and gets the excited giggles when she sees them.
These used to be her half brothers when he was a baby 6 years ago and they create so much fun even the older children still love to pull them around.
There is a mother duck at the front that is the biggest and there are two chicks attached to her behind just like a real ducks babies would follow her. They are all on wheels to make them move accross the floor easily. There is a string attached to the mother duck that when you pull it it pulls a sensor inside to make the duck quack a song as they are going along. Ours is a bit tatty now so I must go and fetch a new one. It requires batteries that we changed recently but I think our speaker has also gone on it.
My daughter loves to pull these down the street whenever we go out and the fact that they quacked she thought was brilliant. I do think that the string could do with being a bit longer due to my daughter is now struggling to pull them without them falling onto their side.
This toy is usually around £10 to buy but does last a long time. It may look a little cheap but it can be passed on for so many years and younger children will treat it like their pet.
A friend gave my son this as a present and now that he is walking it is one of his favourite toys
The toy is suitable for children aged from 10 months
What is it-
It is three plastic ducks in descending sizes that are attached to one another by some plastic.
The front duck has an on and off switch. When on the ducks play a happy quack-quack song as they merrily waddle along when being pulled by your child
The cord being pulled is what triggers the singing. My son unfortunately has now figured that if he pulls the cord they sing and so he now pulls the cord to dance to the ducks!
Where can you get it-
On line via Amazon for £9 or its also on ebay
Requires 3 x 1.5v LR44 batteries (included) we haven't as yet had to replace these and he has used it a LOT
Now my son loves this item and I have to say from that point of view it is great value and he plays with it most days. But be warned be prepared for the duck quack-quack song to drive you mad I can sing this along with him no problem
There once were some colourful ducklings, that followed their mummy around. Quack quacking they say, all through the day and always look forward to play! Pull along your little duckling family and watch as they happily waddle and quack behind you.