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Tomy Ski Jumping Penguins

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Brand: Tomy / Age: 12 months / Type: Cuddly Toys

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      18.03.2010 14:29
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      A fun little bath toy that is worth the money for the enjoyment gained.

      I wanted a toy for the bath that could stick to the side and be a permanent fixture, and found that there was not too much to choose from. However, when I saw this on Amazon, I immediately put it on my wish list, as the whole idea just seemed so funny! This is a fun chute which the penguins go up when you press the button on the side. They then pass through a little house and shoot down the slide into the bath. The first time we tried this with our 9 month old, he was scared of the noise it made, but we kept it in the bath without turning it on for a few months, and by the time he was over a year old he figured out how to press the button on his own. It is quite a stiff button, so takes a while to master. My son really enjoys this now, and the fact that he can play with the penguins seperately is a big bonus as he loves making silly voices with small characters and playing make believe. The house also helps with this. The only downside is that the slide gets in the way when adults use the bath/ shower and there is no way to attach it upwards, so we have taken it off altogether. This hasn't detracted from the fun of it though. Overall, well worth £20, as it'll keep them amused for years.

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      28.02.2010 22:12
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      Great for boys or girls.

      This is an absolutely brilliant bath toy - one that my daughter has had for 2 years now and still plays with all the time. Basically, it is a battery operated ski jump. Two yellow slides, connected by a little plastic cabin thing, that suction attach to the side of your bath. You get three little penguins, all of whom are on coloured ski's with matching scarves and goggles, who you place at the bottom of one slide and then watch as they magically (or magnetically) travel up one slide, through the cabin and then down the second slide - finishing with a plop into the water. My daughter loves it! This product costs £14.99, which might seem expensive for a bath toy, but the amount of use you can get out of this without it become affected by water or going gungy makes it really worth while. And it really isn't age restricted, and as it is suitable for kids aged 12 months+ you can get years of play out of it before they grow too old for it. Plus, its suitable for both boys and girls. Theres definitely a reason why this won Hamleys toy of the year in 2007!!

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      18.08.2009 16:48
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      An excellent bath toy from Tomy which I'm sure your little one will love.

      I bought this Ski Jumping Penguins bath toy some time ago for my two year old granddaughter to play with while in the bath at my house. I spotted it brand new in the box at a car boot sale last year and when the lady said she only wanted £1 for it I couldn't get my purse out fast enough! The bath toy is made by Tomy so I knew it was going to be of excellent quality, but never in a million years did I realise just how much enjoyment my granddaughter was going to get out of it. The design of the toy is very simple. You have three plastic penguins dressed as ski jumpers, these penguins are placed at the bottom of the slide and will navigate their way up before quickly sliding down the other slide and splashing into the bath water. For such a simple product it's very clever indeed and has kept my granddaughter entertained at bath time for almost a year now with absolutely no sign of her becoming bored with the toy. It works by way of a combination of battery power and magnets. It's the magnet on the ascending which helps the penguins cling onto the smooth surface of the slide, although the magnets are so well disguised that it looks as though the penguins are magically rising to the top of the slide. Of course, once they're at the top gravity takes over and down the penguins go to the end of the slide and into the water. The bath toy is attached either to the side of the bath or the tiles above, the suckers have a wide surface area and stick so securely that they're hard to remove even when you want to! Ours has never fallen accidentally into the bath and despite my granddaughter's best efforts she hasn't managed to pull it off on purpose either! It's excellent fun, my granddaughter squeals with laughter each time a penguin lands in the water and I remember how proud of herself she was when she worked out how to position the penguins on the slide herself. I have placed mine so that the bottom of the slide is around 3 inches above the bath water so that the penguins do a little flip before making a splash, although this obviously isn't an exact science so please don't blame me if they don't always flip! However good this bath toy is I have one complaint, and it's a complaint which almost had me giving the toy away before I'd even used it once. The problem is that the battery compartment is accessed by a small round flap which needs to be opened by inserting a coin into a slot and turning it. Sounds simple? Well no, it wasn't actually. The flap is so extremely stiff that I couldn't manage to do it by myself, even my daughter who is much stronger than me couldn't do it! Eventually I asked the man who delivered my shopping from Asda and he obliged, although not without some great effort and considering he was built like a weight lifter I concur that this is much too tight! I understand the necessity of keeping the inside of the bath toy water tight, but it is beyond ridiculous when you can't even open it yourself! Overall though I'd say it's fantastic - and considering I only paid £1 for it I think I have had wonderful value for money. The toy is colourful, features characters that any child will love playing with and while it hasn't exactly got any educational value I'm sure it helps younger children to develop their hand to eye coordination. The usual price for the Ski Jumping Penguins bath toy is £13.60 from www.amazon.co.uk and despite the fact that it doesn't really DO very much I would still recommend it as money well spent.

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        30.07.2009 13:04
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        Really good bath toy, would recommend

        I bought this for my son for Christmas when he was 7½ months old, he couldn't really 'play' with it at that age but he thought the penguin skiing up and 'jumping' off was really amusing. Basically, the toy is a ski lift with an attached slide, there is a push button on the side (on and off) which activates a series of internal magnets on a conveyer belt to move up the slope, when the penguins are place at the bottom of the slope (they also have internal magnets) the atomically get attached to the magnets and get dragged up the slope as if by magic! At the top of the slope they turn into a little hut where they precede to shoot down the slide and into the water. You get three little penguins with different colour scarves and the toy takes AAA batteries, it retails at around £15. My son loves playing with just the penguins as well, putting them in and out of a cup! The good thin about the penguins is that they are solid so they don't fill-up with water and get mucky like lots of bath toys. The only bad point I would say is that the slide pops on and off a little to easily so my son keeps pulling it off but that's part of the fun for him and at just over a year old he loves it.

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        06.01.2009 13:34
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        great bath toy

        I bought the penguin ski jumpers as a Christmas present from toys r us upon recommendation from a friend. It is a ski lift that comes with 3 penguins with different colour scarves; pink, green and orange. The ski ramp is motorised and is operated by batteries that are in a water sealed compartment. It attaches to the side of the bath with suction suckers. The slide ski jump is detachable so you can leave the ski ramp attached and remove the jump for when you are having your own bath. My son was about 8 months old when I bought it but he still liked playing with the penguins but wasn't that interested in the ski jump. As he has grown he has got more interested in the ski jump and now loves playing with it. He tries to put other toys down the jump and has tried to slide down the ski ramp himself. He shouts weeeee as the penguins slide down He uses the penguins to jump off the side of the bath as well. The product and penguins are very sturdy although my son is able to push the slide down He also uses the slide to stick other items and toys down and has on a couple of occasions tried to slide down it himself despite me informing him his bum is too big. This toy is recommended for twelve months of age a while I don't think it was a hazard to my son under one I do think that it is more enjoyable for over one year olds I would recommend that you use rechargeable batteries in this as they can run down quite quickly. It takes two AA batteries which are not included with the purchase This is currently available on Amazon for £13 with free super save delivery I would recommend this toy as it is one of my son's favourite bath toys.

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        23.07.2008 19:13
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        A great, fun bath toy.

        My son had the ski jumping penguins bath toy bought for him as a gift when he was born, her little girl has this for herself and I always admired it whenever I was at their house, so she bought me one! It is for age 12 months plus so my son hasn't really used it yet as he is only 11 weeks and doesn't really appreciate toys just yet!! But my 2 year old god daughter really loves it and squeals with delight whenever she plays with it! This is am amazing bath toy with clever little penguins that climb up the lift as if by magic and slide down the slide into the bath!! The toy is made up of a ski hut with a lift at one side which is flush to the wall and a slide that attaches outwards and comes into the bath, the main body attaches to the bath tiles with 2 suction pads. There is a blue button to switch on and off at the front, when turned on it starts a magnetic lift which raises the penguins up the lift, pushes them through the ski hut, they then slide down the slide. You then place them back onto the lift and start all over again! You get 3 penguins with the toy. The toy takes 2 x AA batteries. On the instructions it recommends that you and your child play with the toy together at first, so that they will be familiar with it when they play on their own. Don't think they really thought this one through as when would you ever leave your child on their own in the bath to play with the toy?!!

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        Make bath time fun!