I recently heard about the Air Swimmers shark and wanted to offer a review to help others who are thinking of purchasing the flying shark from Air Swimmers. To find the best price on the toys visit the Air swimmers page on Amazon.
Who is the Air Swimmer Shark suitable for?
According to many reviews I have read both children and adults love this toy. One person even stated that most adults use a four letter word the first time they see it (maybe he just has foul mouthed friends). The point I think he was trying to make is that the toy is certainly astonishing, and will amaze both children and adults. In fact you can see a smile on every one of these adults’ faces, so I am sure kids would love this toy
Word of Caution for the Air Swimmer Shark
While reading through many reviews I did find a few points that should be considered before purchasing the flying shark. The first one is that it IS filled with helium so it will float. If filled properly it should sit perfectly still in the air (not sink, or float) however if you take it outside on a slighty breezy day there is a chance you could lose it, as seen here
May not be suitable for breezy days (wait for 7 seconds in)
Setting up and maintaining the Flying Shark
Assembling the Air Swimmer does take a little bit of work, but once you have it all put together it is ready to use for good. Luckily there is a video that details how to assemble the Air swimmer shark, so all you need to do is follow along and you will be set.
When it comes to helium you can have it filled at any florist, or even buy your own mini tank of helium (just don’t let the kids get their hands on it to make smurf voices) The helium will slowly escape just like any balloon, but you should only need to top it up once every week or so.
Durability of the Air Swimmer Shark
The flying shark and the flying clownfish are both fairly durable. keep in mind they are made to be very light, and because they are inflatable you should keep them away from sharp objects. The toy is made to swim / fly through the air and it does not move very fast so you should not have any problems crashing it or breaking anything.
People living at high altitudes should check before purchasing (5500 ft above sea level or more) the air swimmers may not work properly at high altitude as the air is thinner and this may interfere with it’s ability to float.
You should also ensure you have some room to fly it, if you live in a tiny apartment you will need to move to the hallway or stairwell to fly the Air swimmer as it is fairly big in size.
Remember there will be some added costs because you will have to purchase helium or pay for someone to fill the air swimmer shark.
Overall Air Swimmer Shark Review Rating
On the Air swimmer shark Amazon page the average rating from 20 people is a 4 stars out of 5, however a few of the low ratings are in part because of the once higher pricing. Now that the price is lower I think the older ratings would have been higher. Overall I would give the Air Swimmer shark a 9 out of 10
Why this makes a great toy
- Very fresh and new idea that many people have not seen
- It will put a smile on a 5 year olds face or an 85 year olds face
- Very interesting to watch, and also fun to fly
- A great attention getting toy, great for parties and get-togethers (or to scare your cat)
- At $40 it is fairly affordable
Where to Buy the Air Swimmer Shark
If you would like to purchase the Air Swimmer shark online then visit this page for a great price
Photo Credit: G Herringer