I love playing with toys just as much as my kids do…so my entire family was head-over-heels when a package arrived from Imperial Toy! Before getting into my first of many toy reviews to come, I want to tell you a little about Imperial Toy LLC. This company was founded in 1969 and has become the worldwide leader in the sale and manufacture of Bubbles and Novelty Toys. (And what kid doesn’t love bubbles…I can’t think of any one…can you?) Their brands include Super Miracle® Bubbles, Miracle®Bubbles, Buddy-L®, Legends of the Wild West®, Cap Cars ®, Googly ®, Optrix ® and Runway Pink™… plus they have licenses with Nickelodeon®, SpongeBob SquarePants®, Dora the Explorer™, Go, Diego, Go!®, Backyardigans®, Ni Hao Kai Lan ®, Little Tikes®, Marvel ®, Strawberry Shortcake ®, Care Bears ®, Transformers ®,Thomas the Tank Engine®, Batman®, Ford® and Jeep®. Imperial Toys distributes products in over 50 countries worldwide.
Suggested for Ages Over 2
Kira was in bubble heaven! The blower is a tad too heavy for my little 2-year old (who is not even in the 5th percentile for weight…geez I have tiny kids)… but that didn’t stop her from having fun. She quickly got the hang of holding the blower and pushing the button to make the blower spit out hundreds of bubbles. We watched the bubbles float up into the air and pop. Even the cats had fun watching and occasionally reaching out and popping a few bubbles (my cats are slightly lazy, so they only popped them if they floated by their heads). You know your kids likes a toy when she (or he) claims it…Kira said, “Me toy! Me Bubbles!” Yes, Kira this is your toy and you are making bubbles. Logan was preoccupied when we took these photos, but when we brought the blower back inside, he started running around the house trying to make the blower blow bubbles…sad for him, but happy for Mommy I had already dumped the remaining liquid back into the bubble container (as directed on the instructions). Yeah for me not having bubbles fill my house and drips of liquid every where.
- a name we trust ~ Little Tikes (we have quite a few products from Little Tikes and know that they are a brand we can trust for quality and kid appropriate).
- age-appropriate ~ even though my kids are small, they were able to use the toy as intended
- encourages creativity and role playing ~ my kids love to act like Mommy & Daddy…now they can help with the yard and have fun too
- realistic ~ have a pull cord that sounds like the motor of a leaf blower (too funny)
- heavy ~ though this is my opinion for my tiny tots
- takes a while before the bubbles start to come out ~ some kids might become impatient or not like waiting
- drips ~ beware that after the bubbles start to flow, the liquid will drip from the tip (see photo below)
Overall, this is a great toy for kids 2 and up. I would definitely recommend the Little Tikes Garden Bubblin’ Leaf & Lawn Blower from Imperial Toy to my friends and family. Perfect for a birthday gift this summer!
*Disclosure: Imperial Toy sent me a sample to review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I received no other form of compensation for my review, nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.