Product Type: BV Leisure Novelty Toy
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Candy Grabber - not just for candy!
BV Leisure Candy Grabber with Music
Member Name: baby-cakes
BV Leisure Candy Grabber with Music
Advantages: can put different things in, great fun, good quality, good price
Disadvantages: none at all
A couple of years ago I bought my brother a candy grabber machine for Christmas, mainly as a jokey present as we like to go on the cranes when we go to Blackpool, but also to fill with mini presents for him rather than wrap little stocking fillers up.
The candy grabber is designed for use ideally with sweets but really you can put anything you like in there as long as they are small enough to be picked up by the grabber (and that can be gripped we later found out!) When buying the candy grabber there is nothing included inside which is a shame if you are buying it for a younger person but that suited me fine as my plan was always to fill it myself.
The machine itself is a sturdy little thing and in my opinion doesn't look too cheap or flimsy like some of the models I have previously seen. It is made out of plastic and has a red and silver theme which I think makes it look like it will go well in any room of the house. To use the grabber you use three small levers situated on the front of the machine. One of the levers controls the direction of the grabber left and right, one moves the grabber forward and backwards and the final lever moves the grabber down to hopefully pick up a prize! I was shocked at how sensitive the levers are, as with a toy like this I would expect it to be a little slow or harder to move. When playing with the grabber there is a tune played, just like the kind you hear in arcades or at a fair - after a while this does get somewhat irritating I have to admit! There isn't a switch in which to turn the sound off which is a shame but it is fun, and bearable for a while!
Like I said, this was a present for my brother and I had decided to fill it with mini presents rather than just toffees so I chose things like: keyring, pin badges, mini torch, earphones for an mp3/ipod, small teddy and some jolly ranchers among other things. When he opened it he didn't realise I had filled it with anything, so when he got the toy out of the box he was surprised and glad he could have a go straight away! Seeing his frustration after a while trying to pick up the mini torch was quite funny! I hadn't thought about getting things that would be easy for the grabber to grip but this is something we learnt quite quickly! Another thing to note was that the prizes need to be a certain size or smaller or they won't fit down the winning chute.
You will need 3 x C batteries in order to play with the candy grabber, and unfortunately these aren't supplied with the toy so you will need to make sure you have some if you want to play straight away. The cost of a candy grabber does vary depending on where you shop for one, I have seen them for sale for around £14.99 up to £30.00. I paid £19.99, but it was on offer at the time.
The Candy Grabber was an instant hit with not only my brother but the whole family and it comes out at Christmas so we can all have a play. I think this is a really fun present and something that everyone can enjoy, especially if you put little prizes in that would be good for different family members so they can go for something they want. I really can't recommend this toy enough, to say it was a joke present it turned out to be a cracking buy!
I really can't recommend this fantastic toy enough, it is great fun and at that price it isn't too expensive!
Summary: 5 out of 5 stars!!
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