Rated 5 out of 5
by suziecue SUPER PARTY FAVOR
PURCHASED FOR GRANDSON'S FIRST BIRTHDAY TO USE AS CENTERPIECES GREAT IDEA ..KIDS LOVE THEM WHEN WE GAVE THEM TO ALL THE KIDS AS FAVORS
February 11, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grammy101 Great for Potty Training and Rewarding Behaviors
Excellent Product. Good quality and reminiscent of days gone by. Purchased for two-year-old grandson being potty trained. Every time he remembered to tell us he needed to use the bathroom, he received a penny for the gumball machine (filled with jelly beans). 1 penny into the slot, a twist of the lever (eye-hand coordination and small muscle development) and out popped 2 jelly beans. Grandson was habit-trained in a day and potty trained in 3 days. Now there are nuts and fruit snacks in the machine with a dish of coins (all coins fit, even Canadian and Austrian coins) next to it. Friends, teenagers, and family enjoy the novelty of a gumball machine in the family room filled with treats. Coins go into Grandson's College Fund. Chocolate malt balls and peppermints and Jordan almonds all fit through the slot if you want to change the contents. This will become a family heirloom, I'm sure, with Grandson having first 'dibs'.
July 25, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by HappyMum09 Fragile Globe
The first time I ordered the gumball machine the glass globe came cracked and broken. I exchanged for a second one and it looked ok unless I missed the crack before I put the gumballs in. Once I put the gumballs in you could visibly see the crack. I am going to try this one last time and exchange it for my third gumball machine for my son. I love the look of it but I wish the globe didn't crack so easily....
January 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Early2shop Looks great
Bough this for gifts ,I know they will enjoy it, will make a fun feature,
February 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigBuck73 Memories of being a kid
Had the same exact one as a kid. now it was my turn to buy one for my kid. and she says you have to put money in it just to get a gum ball and i said yes not telling her how to cheat the machine.
January 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Treelove Nice Enough
This stand it cute - paint job was good and everything I needed to put it together was there. BUT, one of the screws that goes into the bottom to fasten one of the legs was crooked so it wouldn't thread into the pre-drilled hole completely. Didn't want to return the whole thing for one srew but now it wobbles - at least until I can find the exact black painted screw at a hardware store. UG!
P.S. If you get the stand - be sure and NOTE that you have to get the 15' gumball machine b/c when I ordered, the 15' was out so the website didn't differentiate the size and I ended up with the 11" one that doesn't fit the stand.
June 1, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by tjones So fun!
Bought this as a present and it was a big success. Everyone loves using it! It seems really sturdy and everything has a nice solid feel. Has a nice classic look.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luvgumballs My kids LOVE their gumball machines!!
I bought a red one for my daughter and a blue one for my son. My kids love them, in fact my daughter just told me last night that this was the 2nd favorite gift she got for XMAS; her first was her iphone 5, can't beat that!! I've been using my son's as a reward for potty training. It sits on the bathroom counter along side is a cup of pennies and he gets to have one when he's successful in pottying. It's been a great incentive and I let him put the penny in and he's able to turn it all by himself and he's two. I got the 12" ones and they are metal and glass and seem to be well made and a fun thing to have around.
January 9, 2013