I thought this toy was lame...my son thought it wasn't
Jan 23, 2010
The first time I saw this toy was years ago. I thought this was just another of those stupid idea of a toy. It just a ball with tail on it. Actually there is another version that has just a tail protruding from the ball, this one has the whole weasel complete with the body, eyes and nose. So I said, "what a lame idea".
I saw this before in front of KB Toys with the tumbling and barking dogs. When my 5 year old son saw this last week at a mall, he and was so glued to it. He stayed there for 10 minutes and says he really wanted it. The guy told me he is selling it for 11$ I remember that this toy sells for much cheaper than that and what really annoyed me was the guy obviously trying to take advantage of my son's fascination on it. He would take 1 dollar less and that was it. I was able to convinced my son that he will get if for his birthday and so we walked out. In short I looked online and saw this at a much reasonable price.
The power button is outside. To open it, you need to rotate the ball with your hands on opposite direction. It just needs a single "AA" battery that requires a screwdriver to open the battery compartment. Good to have an instruction on the box as there are multiple screws but you need to remove only 1 of them. The weasel is attached to the ball with a single nylon string, if this toy is going to break, this will be the first thing to break.
But anyway, this toy is a hit. Makes we wonder again how clueless sometimes the parents are about what really is fun for the kids. Just like how clueless me and my wife were when one time we bought a rather expensive toy gift for Christmas that we thought he would really enjoy. It turned out he played more with the box than the toy itself.
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The playful weazel will entertain you as he chases and jumps the rolling motorball. You'll actually wonder if it's alive! Requires 1 "AA" battery. To order the Weazel Ball, click the "Add to Cart" button.