A funny thing happened this week here at Rock Father HQ… in true Northern Illinois fashion, the weather shifted from sub-zero temperatures to over 60° practically overnight. With that, “Spring Fever” hit hard, and as over two feet of dirty snow was replaced by mushy, debris-filled dead grass, the sidewalks and driveway was cleared, and outdoor fun was able to begin. It’s appropriate that this past week was also National Bubble Week, and for it, the folks at Funrise Toys sent us their new Gazillion Bubbles Bump & Go Bubble Car so that the girls could take it for a test drive. Take a look at the video below…
Now, we’ve had some bad luck with bubble-based toys in the past (none of which have been from Funrise), so my wife and I were both a bit cautiously optimistic about this one – would it work as advertised? As you can see in the video above, so far, so good. There’s a really good amount of bubbles that get blasted from the roof of this stylish little ride – a toy that emulates the real-life Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Car – a modified Ford Focus (seen below).
Most great cars a real “head-turners,” as they say, and the Bump & Go Bubble Car is no exception, attracting attention from much of the under-10 set in our neighborhood. As the name suggests, it has classic bump-and-go action, changing direction whenever it hits an obstacle. We found that for best results it should be used on a flat surface with a decent amount of space in all directions – like a driveway. It’s also highly recommended that it be rinsed out with plain water after each use to avoid stickiness and clogs.
With warmer temperatures hopefully here to stay, we’re on the hunt for some fun new outdoor toys to use here at Rock Father HQ, and it certainly appears that this one will be a valued addition to our fleet for 2015.
Rock Father-approved, and available at retailers Nationwide now. MSRP is right around $20, but third-party sellers are pricing it higher on Amazon and eBay.