Product Type: BV Leisure Novelty Toy
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Have great fun grabbing sweets! (candy grabber)
BV Leisure Candy Grabber with Music
Member Name: jenjade
BV Leisure Candy Grabber with Music
Advantages: Good fun, takes real ot pretend money, good price, enjoyable, good quality
Disadvantages: The music is very annoying and to loud!
My daughter received one of these sweet grabber for Christmas she has wanted one since playing on her stepbrothers. The candy grabber was bought from Argos for £19.98 it is red and silver.
The sweet grabber came in a very attractive box it is brightly coloured with red and orange strips it shows a photo of the sweet grabber filled with sweets. The machine fits nicely into the box.
The sweet grabber has several functions firstly you get two minutes to use your skill to pick up the article from within the machine and as time goes by the music gets faster and faster. Which is very annoying but it piles on the pressure!
Some sweet grabbers do not have that function some make no noise and others do not give you a period to get a sweet. The machine is very similar it the once you find in the arcades however this sweet grabber is great as you can actually win sweets where as in the arcade you always drop them before they get to the hole.
I find the music very loud and annoying. I wish this machine had a switch to stop the music as it drives me insane! The grabber goes have a button underneath which switches it off all together.
The controls on the sweet grabber are three knobs, which control the grabber to make it go forwards, backwards, up, down, left and right. The grabber moves very slowly but it can be controlled very easily. The grabber itself is 3 pieces of metal that come together when the grabber is lowered to grab the sweets this seems to work very well on sweets the some extra wrapping but on solid sweets they are hard to grab also heavy sweets can make it very difficult.
The machine takes both really money (5p's I think) and it comes with pretend money, which we are using. The money is inserted in the slot then you have 2 minutes to get a sweet before you time runs out. If you manage to win, a sweet when it drops out the hole in the machine there is a sensor, which stops the music ends you go, and a clapping and cheering noise will start because you have won. The is a hole in the top of the machine which has a slide on lid this is where the sweet can be put into the machine.
The machine requires three C batteries, which were not supplied when we bought it. The batteries have lasted well unlike the chocolate, which we not supplied but were eaten quickly. It is important to keep the machine out of direct sunlight and away from heat, while the sweets are in there as if they get sticky and melt it will be impossible to clean it inside! The machine is very strong and robust which was surprising considering the price. It has been knocked and dropped a few times but is holding well with no damage.
Overall, this machine has proven very popular with me and my 6-year-old daughter the main downfall for me is that the music cannot be switched off or tuned down. The sweet grabber is not too hard either. I am impressed by the level of skill needed it is not easy to get a sweet but it is not so hard that there is no point trying! The sweet grabber is suitable for all ages and so far, it has been enjoyed but all ages to. I would recommend getting one of these but I will soon have to think of something different to put inside as the Christmas chocolates are running low!
Summary: Great fun for all ages I just need more sweets!
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