“ Brand: Poundland / Type: Outdoor Game „
My two children are terrible for bubbles. They LOVE them and want some where ever we go. Trouble is my son struggles to blow them properly as he is only little and blows really hard in the little stick thing but can't get any bubbles out.
This is much better as you just dip the gun into the dish with the bubble mixture in it, press the trigger and ta - da! You have bubbles! One happy little boy!
We have had much better ones though, battery powered ones where you press the button once and it keeps producing bubbles, or proper bubble machines that are much more pricey, but lets face it you can't get much better for a pound can you?! Can't complain!!
So overall if you want something cheap that will keep the kids entertained for a while.... this is your toy! Can't go wrong for £1!
My daughter loves playing with bubbles however she does get a little frustrated as she tends to blow a bit too hard and does not get the results that she wants so I thought we would give this a try and the fact that it only cost a pound to buy from good old Poundland meant it was not a risk of us wasting our money if it turned out to be a dud. The fact that she is able to use it and the results are not bad means that it has turned out to be a good investment.
Included with the gun is a bottle of bubble mixture and a small plastic tray, the gun itself was a girly pink colour however there are other colours available as well. The gun sort of resembles a hairdryer in shape all be it a very small one and on the end there is a hole that collects the bubble mixture. The trigger operates a small fan which creates the air flow required to generate bubbles once the trigger is pressed.
The trigger is very smooth and easy to operate even for a three year old so this product is ideal for my daughter and she has quite small hands but had no problem with this toy. The only thing she really needed help with is the pouring of the bubble mixture into the tray as this is a bit fiddly and to be honest we soon dispensed with the tray which is not really that deep and use a breakfast bowl instead as this means it lasts longer before she needs a refill.
The gun certainly produces a decent volume of bubbles although it does not produce any large ones, they are all of a relatively small size but this does not bother my daughter who loves the fact that she is making her own bubbles and she has something to chase around the garden. It is pretty consistent as well and produces a nice steady stream of bubbles.
This is not the most robust of toys, then again for a pound you cannot really expect too much and the fact that it works consistently and is easy to operate are the two most essential features that I'm looking for with a toy like this. For a pound it has been a big hit and while it will have a limited life span I'm sure it has been a good purchase.
I'm reviewing the POUNDLAND bubble gun.
I bought this for the toddlers I child-mind for extra garden fun.
At just £1 it would be no big deal if it turned out to be a dud .....it didn't.
***USING and MY OPINION.***
This is a very basic item made from plastic and it comes with a small bottle of bubbles in the packaging.
Ours is different from the one pictured. Ours is a bright pink fish with a blue trigger and yellow bubble maker at his mouth.
The procedure is simple. You pour some of the bubble liquid into the cap of the bottle and then dip circular bubble maker which protrudes from the fish's mouth into it . Then you pull the trigger of the gun to blow out the bubbles.
If you pull the trigger rapidly and repeatedly you get lots of little bubbles, while pulling it slowly produces one large bubble.
I bought this for our toddlers, but they have gone off on holiday and my other niece visiting with her mum was bored so I gave it to her to play with . She is 7 and sensible, so having established how it worked I left her to it . A few minutes later she was joined by the little girl next door and the laughing floating indoors to us was hearty.
We went to check on them and they were having great fun, but there was a lot of spillage on the patio from the tiny bottle cap they tell you to use, so I brought out a recycled Baked Bean carton (a plastic cup would be ideal for smaller children) and tipped all the liquid that remained (not much to be honest ) into that. Luckily I had bought a large bottle of bubble liquid as well, because I knew the tiny bottle in the Bubble Gun pack wouldn't last long.
I've tried this myself and it is very basic. You can hear the inner wheels turning to expel air from the bubble maker as you pull the trigger. I wanted to make sure it was safe for our toddlers and while I think it is I really would not let smaller children use it unsupervised as the trigger area is not fully encased and tiny fingers could access the spinning inner mechanism through the 6mm gap (yes, I just measured it).
All in all I'd say this was good value at just £1, and my only gripes are the badly encased trigger area and the small bottle cap they ask you to use as a holder for the liquid. Little kids aren't worried about keeping the cap level when bubbles are flying merrily round them, so there tends to be a lot of waste and spillage using the cap .
Plus the bottle of bubbles supplied is really VERY tiny on our version. I noted this in the shop and being a belt and braces person I had also picked up a spare larger bottle for topping up.
Putting it away I noted the paint had started to come away from the item in places ,which is no big deal since it is the bubbles that matter really .
I can't see my two breaking this unless they actually tread on it or drop it on the patio so it might even survive the rest of the summer.
I wouldn't use this indoors as the bubbles popping on furnishings could cause problems .....and to be fair they advise appropriately on this on the reverse of the packaging.
Also best not used if you have washing on the line....for the same reason as above.
Actually, another point. The liquid went from clear to a grey colour ,which was a bit odd, but again no big deal.
Would I recommend it ? Yes, definitely. It is basic and simple to use and good value for money.
I'm removing a star (BOO !....HISS !) for the limited supply of liquid and the need to find a more apt container to house the liquid during play.
Thank you for reading , and gird your loins for my reviewing the big bottle of bubbles too :o)~~~myloh.
My eldest daughter is dreadful no matter where we go she always wants to buy something new, we have started using a bit of bribery and if she is good whilst we are out she gets to choose a present from the poundshop. A couple of weeks ago we were in the poundshop and she chose to buy this bubble gun which you've guessed it cost us a whole pound.
The bubble gun came packaged in a see through plastic fronted package which was back by brightly coloured cardboard. To get into the package I peeled back the corner and it came away from the plastic although you may need to use some scissors to open if you don't have nails.
The gun comes n a couple of different colours but Sophie picked pink as it's her favourite colour. The gun comes in the set with a bottle of bubbles and a tray to pour them into. The gun has a hole at the end of it which is what acts as the wand part you would usually dip into a normal tub of bubbles.
To play with the gun you have to pour some of the bubble solution into the little tray, the tray doesn't hold much and Sophie is too heavy handed so I have to pour the solution for her otherwise it ends up being spilt. Once you have the tray loaded you simply put the end of the gun into the solution to load the wand and then push the trigger on the gun. The trigger of the gun sets off a fan and this blows the bubbles through the wand.
The bubble gun is really great quality and it produces loads of bubbles so for £1 it's fantastic value. My daughters love to take it in turns with one of them producing the bubbles and the other one running around popping them.
The gun is decent quality and hadn't broken in any way and doesn't feel cheap either. Next time we are in town we will be buying another of these guns as occasionally the girls want to play with the gun at the same time and this of course causes arguments. 5 stars for the great value summer toy.
poundland bubble gun
It goes without saying that this costs £1 from poundland. This shop is ideal for cheap and useful items for both home and garden, but they also have a rather nice little section of toys. To be honest quite a few of the toys I have purchased in the past have been rather lacking in quality, but the outdoor toys have all come up great. I have bought numerous outdoor toys from poundland and they have all been fantastic quality and they have been enjoyed by everyone including the adults. Most recently I have purchased wooden bats and balls and plastic balls to name a few. However my youngest had on this day been to the hospital and because he had been soooo brave I had said he could buy himself a little something, and this was his choice...more bubbles!!!
Well the item is a little coloured plastic battery operated gun that comes with a small bottle of bubbles and a small, shallow plastic tray. The packaging is a piece of cardboard on which the items are placed and a transparent plastic cover sealing them there and it is a 100% recyclable which is great. It was easy to open causing no frustration to my son...some toys are just simply too over packaged! The gun takes 1xaa battery and they are 8 for £1 in poundland, so very inexpensive to replace.
The idea is that a small amount of the bubble solution is placed into the plastic tray and the guns plastic end is dipped into the tray or you can fill the gun with the bubble solution by undoing the little plastic stopper at the base of the handle, and then all that is needed is a little hand to press the trigger and create lots of bubbles. The solution is fairly thick and sticky but does create a fair amount of bubbles with ease. My three year old is able to pull the trigger with ease but I would recommend that you fill it rather than trusting them. The other thing I would mention is that the tray creates a lot more mess than filling the gun so I would definitely supervise the use of the tray.
My older son has obviously had to try it out and found the gun a little fiddly because the gun is fairly small, he can manage to use it but finds it a pain to use...so my little one gets to play with it all by himself.
My son has special needs and enjoys both watching and catching the bubbles. This a fantastic sensory toy and is a lot cheaper than some other sensory toys on the market. I use this toy a stimulant for my son.
There was a variety of colours available but my son chose the orange gun. The set is made from plastic and is quite sturdy, it has been frequently dropped and no major damage has occurred. I would say though that the bubbles run out fairly quickly so it's advisable to buy some additional bubbles if you don't want your washing up liquid to vanish very quickly...lol!
A lovely cheap and uncomplicated toy.
I love Poundland, most of the time the toys and arts and crafts bits and pieces you can purchase from there are of a fantastic quality for the price paid so I take my daughter in there to spend her pocket money.
One of the toys we purchased recently was this bubble gun, she's got a huge obsession with bubbles so I knew it was going to be a hit (aslong as the quality was ok!) Being a Poundland product, it only costs £1.
The gun comes packaged inside a transparent plastic backed on a strip of cardboard. You can see exactly what you are getting. A normal sized bottle of bubbles, the bubble gun and a little tray. There were a few different colour options available to buy in my local store but my daughter, obviously, wanted the one with the pink gun! It had an orange tray and orange detailing on the gun itself. There is one hole on the end of the gun that acts as the bubble wand, behind this there is a fan and on there is a trigger type button on the main shaft of the gun.
To use the bubble gun you have to place some bubble mixture into the tray, The tray included is quite shallow so you can't put much on there before it starts spilling over the edge. The size of the tray is nice and you can fit the end of the gun in with room to spare so it's easy to fill the wand end of it with the mixture. Its worth noting that inside the bubble mixture pot you don't get another, separate bubble wand, it's simply a bottle of mixture. Once the gun has the mixture in the wand, just press the button and the fan does all of the work!
My three and a half year old daughter has no problems in using the gun herself, she can dip it into the mixture and press the button without any trouble at all. The whole contraption works well and the mixture is of a good quality too so lots of bubbles are made every time it's used and they don't pop instantly (like my homemade bubble mixture seems to do!). My daughter enjoys running around the garden shooting the bubbles wherever she goes. As she dips the gun into the mixture she does seem to waste quite a bit with it dripping everywhere and the tray needs filling up quite often as it's so shallow but that's the only downside of the bubble gun I can think of.
At only one pound, I definitely recommend this bubble gun from Poundland. It's well made, comes with everything you need including a bottle of bubble mixture. It creates lots of bubbles without any effort, the shallow tray is a bit of a shame but nothing too major.