Reviewed on: 2/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
Reviewed on: 1/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
Reviewed on: 12/30/2012 12:00:00 AM
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!
- Busy Mom of Three
Reviewed on: 12/27/2012 12:00:00 AM
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.
- froggie lover
Reviewed on: 9/27/2012 12:00:00 AM
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.
- Grandma Yaya