Product Type: Tomy baby toys
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Time for splashy fun with Kengi-Quin!
Tomy Splashy the Penguin Bath Toy
Member Name: MikeBorry
Tomy Splashy the Penguin Bath Toy
Advantages: Cute, sings and swims!
Disadvantages: A little quiet when in the water but can still be heard.
~*~*~ Tomy Splashy the Penguin Bath Toy ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
This is a cute purple penguin bath toy by Tomy. It is a nice size and also has cool features.
~ Why did I buy it? ~
I in actual fact did not buy this toy, I happened to mention to my Step-Mum how much my little boy loved bath time and it was a struggle getting him out so to make matters worse she went ahead and bought yet another bath toy! I don't mean that! I was happy to receive this even if it did make it harder to get my little one out of the bath as he is such a cute toy.
We got this when my now five year old was just a baby and it is still used today, in fact it is used by all of my children, even my 11 year old who profusely denies any involvement, yet the toy is left in the bath after he has finished ... Hmmm, just hmmm!
~ Kengi-Quin? ~
My five year old couldn't say penguin, instead he used to say Kengi-Quin so Splashy isn't known as Splashy in our house, he is known as Kengi-Quin! I did try and correct him for ages and eventually gave up and then he got it himself and can now say penguin perfectly yet this toy is never referred to as a penguin or splashy!
You win some, you loose some hey!
~ Any good? ~
Oh yes, I do think this penguin is a delightful addition to bath time, when he is not in use he stands on my bathroom windowsill waiting to be played with. I like the overall look of the penguin as it is really cute.
Splashy is mainly purple in colour, he has a white face and tummy, a cute yellow beak and yellow feet, a pink rubbery thing on his head, orange armbands and blue arms/flippers.
The pink bit on his head can be pushed forward although it doesn't appear to move and Splashy will sing ' Row, row, row, your boat '. When placed face down in the water he will gargle the song! Lie him on his back and he will hum the tune, he is very sweet.
On the back is a wind up knob which when wound will make his flippers spin and Splashy will swim around the bath!
The only really drawback is that this is a quiet toy, now this could also be a good thing but I feel that if he was that little bit louder it would be a little better, but this doesn't take anything away from the toy.
~ Overall ~
I don't have anything bad to say about our Kengi-Quin, I have seen some poor reviews about this but these do not add up to our experience with it.
He is still used daily now and he still swims around although he doesn't sing any longer and I am sure that is due to the batteries which I have no idea as to where they are located! I can see that it take batteries from looking at prices online 3xLR44's. I think tomorrow I will take a good look at him.
Being a bath toy it is all sealed and is made from a good, strong plastic.
I really like it and my children seem to love him, my two youngest especially as my 5 year old refuses to bath without him * rolls eyes! *!
It has lasted us five years and two house moves so I do think it's a toy that will last and he is easy enough to drip dry and then wipe over to keep him clean.
~ Price and Availability ~
Looking online I was surprised to see just how widely available this still is.
Mothercare - £11.99
Argos - £11.99
Amazon - £8.99 (on offer - 28/11/12)
Kiddisave - £9.95
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: A really cute addition to bath time.