Kids will have a ball with our ever-popular blue and green 52" Inflatable GBOP Ball (Great Big Outdoor Playball). They can climb inside and get a colorful view of the world. Roll 'em, race 'em, run with 'em-our GBOPs are great for solo or group play.
Use our Instant Air Electric Pump to easily inflate and deflate the GBOP.
For best results and to ensure long-lasting play, it is recommended that the GBOP be used on a smooth surface. Children should remove their shoes before entering the GBOP. Maximum combined weight: 150 lbs.
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3.5 (based on customer reviews)
By 3blondsmom From
waste of money
Comments about Product: i bought this for my 8 year old daughter for christmas. living in new england we just got to blow it up this past weekend and its all ready mostly popped. two days of play and ruined. she wasn't doing anything rough with it either. wish i had a receipt so i could send it back.
Comments about Product: This was a Christmas gift for my 8 and 4 year old kids. It was awesome for the first couple of days, then sections of it started deflating. The seams of it started leaking air...not sure why ( we weren't hard on it). Now more than half of it is completely flat. Very disappointed kiddos!
Comments about Product: I bought this for my 6 year olds birthday. She saw it in a catalogue and wanted it. Despite all the warnings about how hard it was to blow up - I had no idea. It took my husband and I over an hour. After giving it to her and letting her and her sister roll around the deck with it - it started leaking. I called and they are sending me another one. I do have to return the faulty one which in my opinion is a pain in the *ss. The kids do love it even half full of air. They are using it as a cave now. Can't wait to see how it is in the Summer in the yard.
Comments about Product: My kids were so excited when they got this for Christmas. But there are so many issues. First, it took forever to blow up since there are so many differnt sections. But I wouldn't mind that if that was the only problem. We used it for about fifteen minutes before noticing that several of the compartments were leaking. We tried to blow them up again, but now about a third of the compartments won't stay blown up for more than a minute. Such a bummer since it was so fun when it worked!
Comments about Product: This is a super fun active toy that can be used to encourage all seasons of outdoor play! I will say that blowing it up took over and hour with a basic pump:( Storage is also a concern, since once it is blown up, you're not going to want to ever deflate it. But my kids had a blast getting in and out of it, and even use it to read a book inside with their pillows. Go figure!
Comments about Product: As expected, this product did take quite a while to inflate the first time, even with the pump. We were careful not to overinflate. Our three kids (ages 7 to 9) have been using it constantly since X-mas with no issues except needing to inflate a few chambers occasionally. We have only used it inside - probably won't risk taking it outside where it could puncture. The kids say that this ball is so much fun and a great gift!
Comments about Product: Using it in basement as now snow has fallen outside. Plan to take it outside to play on grass after snow melts. So far, so good: no punctures, but realistic that it could happen. One son, 10, inflated the entire thing on his own with the help of the pump..took a couple of days of starting and stopping but he said it was definitely worth the wait and work..Every child who comes over loves this toy. Very different than the typical electronic gadget.
Comments about Product: My grandsons love the Buddy Balls! Between laughing and bouncing off each other they have had great times playing with each other and friends. The balls work best when kids of similar size use them. I tried to purchase these for Christmas but they were sold out; I am glad I checked again because they have been great fun.
Comments about Product: I am a youth leader and was looking for some indoor toys for our gym. These balls seemed perfect. They were very time consuming to air up, and the plugs didn't stay closed very well, which meant I had to keep airing them up. Even with being very careful (no shoes, no wild play) they still popped a section on each of the ball.
Comments about Product: Bought the GBOP Jr for our 4 year old grandson's birthday. He thought it was very cool & so did his 2 year old brother. It wasn't a very nice day, so they had to play with it inside our house & they even had fun with that. Am anxious to see how they enjoy it when they can be outside.
Comments about Product: We did get several holes after using it the first time. Then I took a better look around the yard and found more sticks and small rocks that I removed.
Then my husband used scoth tape to repair the holes! It worked very well. The sections have remained inflated. Also it is a fast and easy way to repair. No drying time and no purchasing a repair kit. Plus you can repair as many holes as you need to.
We bought it for our daughter's birthday party as an activity for the children. They had a lot of fun with it.
Comments about Product: This toy is the greatest, the kids call it their hampster ball. Even their grandpop gets in it. It is best used in the evening, it gets very hot during the day when the kids are in hysterics. After much use it did tear along one of the seams.No problem made a call ang a new one you all are great.
Comments about Product: Our two grandchildren ages 9 and 3 have played with this on the lawn and in the pool for hours and love it. A bit time consuming to inflate, but with 2 electric blowers we made a game of it. Very happy with our purchase.
Comments about Product: My kids have a fun time using this especially when they have a group of friends over. I did think it would roll better but with the weight of a child in it, you really have to push. The only thing I dislike about it is the time it takes to blow up. Each and every section of this thing needs to be blown up separately.
Comments about Product: I was REALLY excited to give this as a gift to my son for his 3rd birthday. We gave it to him on his birthday which was also the day of his party. It only lasted a couple of hours with him and about 5 cousins and friends playing with it before a seam ripped! I am EXTREMELY disappointed in the quality of the product. There is only an age recommendation on the product description (ex. 3 and up) which is why I got the 36" ball for my son. He only weighs 27 pounds. But the other kids were playing normally with the ball like any kid would and it ripped! I am planning on returning it, but just haven't had time yet. The concept is great, just not the product.
Comments about Product: We bought this as a gift for our 11 year old twin girls. I've had my eye on it for months, and was so excited to give it to them. They played with it three times and sections started to deflate. Then the seams between the sections ripped. I'm so bummed. I was hoping they would get hours of fun out of this. Would love my money back.
Comments about Product: My two girls ages 6 & 3 enjoy playing with this ball. I considered the smaller size but I'm glad I got the largest because they can fit inside together. We keep it on the grass and have not had any problems. It was time consuming to inflate the first time so don't expect to pull it out and play right away. FUN!
Comments about Product: Each individual section of the ball has to be blown up separately. It's good quality but my sons really haven't touched it. Nice to have -- who knows, maybe they'll love it next week. So far, though, not a good buy.
Comments about Product: My son was elated when he received this ball for his birthday. However, when blowing it up for the first time, which takes forever since you have to blow up each individual compartment, we found that five of the compartments did not hold air. Other reviewers have mixed experiences, so we're going to try it one more time.
Comments about Product: i purchased this for my granddaughter for her 9th birthday. she was thrilled. she used it while on her trampoline, she rolled down hills, she curled up in it and read a book. UNFORTUNATELY, she reports it has gotten several holes in it.
her lawn is grass, so it was not taken on rough adventures.
she loved it so much, she asked me to purchase another one for the summer when she comes to visit me. i'm a sucker for those kids, so i'll probably get another. for the money & my pocketbook, i wish it had lasted longer. for the pictures and the squeals when she opened it, ALL worth it.
Comments about Product: We are about to buy our second ball. The first was so fun/popular with all the neighorhood kids and the Brownies, that it provided countless hours of fun. Because of wear and tear the seams have riped at the doorways,and some of the sections have deflated but it generates a new and different game. They now can stand on top of the ball and play in addition to being inside of the ball. It is expensive, but was well worth the value in play. We deflated it for the hottest part of the summer, but the girls loved squirting water on the person who was inside.....
Comments about Product: This is a great product! My grandson and his cousins loved playing with this ball on Christmas Day. It is the perfect size for kids under about 5 foot. Taller/bigger folk need to get the IncrediBall.
This ball would be great in the snow or on grass. Good strong plastic construction.
One draw back, inflating the ball takes a lot of time. We got the air pumps the company sells and that was a waist of time, money and effort. After a couple hours the ball was barely filled. My husband took the balls to his shop and filled it up with a power compressor very quickly. It was funny watching his pick up truck coming home with an inflated GBOP and IncrediBall in the bed :-)
Comments about Product: As the other reviews I read stated, it took a long long time to inflate. There are countless parts to inflate, one by one. So it took forever to inflate. After the ball was actually inflated, it already had holes in it. Several of the cells got tiny holes from us handling it and inflating it outdoors. So it didn't roll very well when we actually were ready to use it. The positive is that it seems like a fun product. The negative is the quality of the product.
Comments about Product: Both of my girls (ages 6 & 1) love this ball. They both get inside and roll around. My 6 year old jumps in it and screams "This is AWESOME!"
My only regret is that I didn't get the biggest ball.
We played with the ball outside in our backyard and there have been no issues with the seams bursting, maybe others are filling up the cells too much?
Comments about Product: I bought this for my 3 year old son for Christmas...we blew it up on Xmas eve and 3-4 of the chambers already have holes/leaks...and we haven't even used it yet!!!! My son still kinda played with it...it seems like it would be tons of fun...but i am worried that it already has leaks...how much fun can we have without worrying about more?! It is the only thing he asked for and i am a bit disappointed that its been a let down...hope to get it resolved!
Comments about Product: I told my inlaws to buy this. It was the hit of the party. All the kids from age 1 to 8 loved it. We cleared the lawn to make sure nothing would puncture it. We supervised the fun to make sure noone would abuse it.
It was fun for the kids. They would climb and roll. The fun lasted maybe 2 hours and the ball fell apart on the edges. Pulled apart to the point it couldn't even be repaired. This was a lot of money to spend for a poorly made product.
Great idea! Needs to go back to the drawing board! Has a lot of potential.
Comments about Product: We brought this to a family reunion & everyone loved it! We had all age groups, from 2-year-olds to even a couple adults climb inside & go down the "barn hill." It added to the fun & excitement of a magical day. It will make an appearance at our 6-year-old grandson's birthday party in August & from there "migrate" to our son's 3 boys (1 to 4 years old) in upstate NY.
Comments about Product: I purchased this for my 5 and 6 year old Grandsons. They love it. It won the prize for the greatest Grandma gift so far. It is going to make it hard for me to top this one. It is safe and fun. I was worried they would get in and roll down the hill but it doesn't work like that. They have to work to make it move so they are getting exercise and loving it. When they get tired they like to just lay in it in the yard and play their DS's.
The only negative thing is the amount of time it takes to inflate all of those sections.
Comments about Product: This ball is so much fun! Both of my kids can get in it and roll it back and forth across the yard. It is a great way to keep them active, and they are entertained by it for hours! This was a gift to the kids and by far one of the best gifts they have ever received! Thank you so much.
Comments about Product: I was really excited about this product. It looked like so much fun for the kids so I decided to make the purchase. After two or three weeks the ball started to deflate.[...] After a week of playing with the new ball, it deflated. Air was escaping from the seams. I plan on returning this one also. The third time is the charm, right?
Comments about Product: I love this ball!! The Kids love it too, as well as all their friends! The only downfall was that when we took it out in the snow the plastic became brittle and cracked at the seems, we lost quite a few cells. But overall an awesome toy. I will be purchasing another one and just keep it out of the cold!
Comments about Product: I loved the idea of this, but it just didn't hold up. We bought it for Christmas, but didn't use it until March. Our ground is flat and grassy - no rocks or sticks. Our two boys went in without shoes. We played with it for about an hour, having loads of fun, but when we went to play with it again a few days later, there were numerous holes in the plastic - too many to patch. If it were cheaper in price, I would have accepted it as a "one and done toy", but it cost too much to fall apart so quickly.
Comments about Product: Purchase for my five year to play with out side duirng the winter days. She loves this and so does her friends. Unfornately the hexagon shpae pockets come a part and husband had to glue together. But even when the air pockets blown they she was still able to play in the ball.
Comments about Product: I was really excited about this product. The first time my children used it, it punctured in several places. We patched it and the next two times it blew about 20 more holes. I spend more time patching it than they do playing with it.
Comments about Product: VERY popular prop for a 2 year old birthday party! Still quite small, three party goers could get into the ball simultaneously and thought it loads of fun! All their hair stood on end!
Comments about Product: This was a big hit christmas Day for both of my daughters ages 3 and 2. The only reason it didn't get a perfect rating is because it is difficult to blow up. Each Hexagon is a compartment that needs to be inflated. I highly recommend an electrical Air Compressor for the job.
Comments about Product: This was "the big" gift for Christmas this past year. My husband and I were so excited about it because the boys (ages 3 and 6) had wanted one for such a long time. They were so excited to see it christmas morning!!!! However the excitment quickly died when after only 2 uses the air-filled chambers started popping at the seems. It would have been one thing if they were using it in a rough manner and rolling over pine cones but they were rolling in one at a time in the upstairs playroom. The seems just couldn't take it. It was impossible to repair the holes and by the end of Christmas week there were so many it was unusable. I wanted to love it but I wish I hadn't bought it. It's a great idea. Hopfully some improvments can be made.
Comments about Product: I bought one for the grands and they had so much fun that I told another grandmother. She bought two and has now ordered two more. My only regret is that I didn't buy the largest one. I am going to buy another (larger) so that we can play "bumper balls".
Comments about Product: My grandchildren, ages 3 & 5 were thrilled with the prospect of rolling inside the GLOP. Within two days, the GLOP began seperating at the sections. It was able to hold the air, no perferations, but the sections tore apart. Very disappointing because it was a fascinating toy.
Comments about Product: The kids all loved the ball even the kids next door. They have so much fun with it. the only bad thing was I didn't get my daughter the pump and she used a hand pump and got blisters, my fault for not sending her the pump you sell with it.
Comments about Product: I first purchased this product for a granddaughter in Northern California. She could hardly get it away from her older and younger brothers. Does not take up much yard room. Purchased another one for another granddaughter in Southern California. She and her sister share it. It is extremely popular with friends who visit.