Sunday, 8 July 2012

Fire Power Review and Competition

We were pretty impressed with the capabilities of the super soaking fire hose from MAPS  toys we were sent to review.  


It conveniently fits on your child’s back and it has adjustable straps so can fit most children comfortably.  It is aimed at children aged 5+ but my three year old absolutely loved it and it was easy for him to use and carry.

It was great for getting the boys involved in the chores, washing the car, watering the flowers and cleaning the windows.  


All of which the boys did with a big smile on their faces, I have never seen them so enthusiastic to help out before, although one of our poor cats got soaked in the crossfire.  


Mind you mummy and daddy did not fare much better as their favourite part of having this fantastic new toy was squirting us both!

The spray is very far reaching; the range is over 30 feet with one pump!  So exciting to watch it in action and great fun.  This is definitely one toy I would highly recommend buying.  What little child has not dreamt of being a fireman, with this toy they can live out that fantasy all for only £12.99 (RRP).  My boys’ eyes really lit up playing with this toy. 


Fortunately for us parents the pack seems to hold a decent enough amount of water, so you do not feel like your constantly going back and forth to the kitchen sink to refill.

Available to buy from Amazon, you will find it perfect for cooling off during the hot summer days and I think it is much more enjoyable than water pistols.  Plus it needs no batteries so not a costly toy to play with.

I have kindly been offered one to giveaway on my blog.  To enter please complete the rafflecopter below by the 22nd of July.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

246 comments:

  1. my son would absolutely love this and so would my daughter it would be a good thing to keep them occupied during the summer holidays x

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  2. Great review and giveaway thank you!  I think my boys would love this as they would see it as a large water pistol for squirting mummy and their two sisters lol!  I think it would be a great prize as the kids could help me water our hanging baskets and other plants in the green house, as well as wash the dogs legs down after he has been on the beach or in the muddy fields!     

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  3. For my little boy to have some fun in the sun (Im sure we will get some sun soon)

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  4. Sounds like lots of fun, my kids would love it

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  5. Well this would be perfect if the rain stops long enough to get outside!

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  6. My daughters would be over the moon to win this, the only problem being is there are three off them so I would still have to go out and buy two more so there wouldn't be any arguments!

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  7. Looks great fun, could actual help dad wash the car or wash dad!!

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  8. Why wouldn't I?!! we went to the theatre recently, Melly's first time, and they squirted the audience with big water guns. The kids thought it was hilarious. They would love this!

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  9. this looks great my son would absolutely love it, so would love to win for him !

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  10. i would love to win this for my fab nephew this would really make his day

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  11. Would love this for my grandsons!

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  12. This would cheer my nephew up no end xx

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  13. Fun and games when the hot weather hits!

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  14. Great fun for the kids if we ever get some good weather!

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  15. This looks like so much fun, my son would love this

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  16. O dear just think of the trouble my two can get into with a couple of these

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  17. My little girl loves fireman sam. This would be brill for some outdoor fun! x

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  18. Id love to give this to my step grandson lucas xx

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  19. I would love to give this to my nephew. It would keep him outside in the summer holidays!

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  20. The whole family would have fun with this

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  21. lol, this is grreattt, my son would love this.. he loves anything to do with water

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  22. Barrie Phillips8 July 2012 at 21:40

     My son would love this

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  23. how fab is this, hours of fun with this toy.............

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  24. Wow!! My little boy would love this, he will certainly get revenge on his big sisters hehe ;-)

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  25. My son would love this.

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  26. My little boy would love this!

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  27. It would help my son to do jobs to earn his pocket money!

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  28. My son would love this! He has a fascination with water and always helps me water the garden. What a fun way for him to help!

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  29. charlotte jones8 July 2012 at 22:28

    My daughter would love it! She'd love running round the garden terrorizing her daddy! :) 

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  30. I would love to win this for my young son as he is a big Fireman Sam fan and loves playing with water.

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  31. my son would have great fun with this

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  32. Looks like my son would have fun with this!

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  33. Kirstie Vaughan8 July 2012 at 22:56

    My 7 year old daughter is my carer so this would be great for her to use to have some fun and take a break from me!

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  34. Looks fantastic fun.My grandson would love it.Would stop him playing with our hose and breaking it lol

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  35. I would love to win this for my nephew, we love having water fights when the weathers hot and this would suit him down to the ground.

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  36. Suzanne Sendell8 July 2012 at 23:24

    All the kids got a water gun, this Is just what Ineed so I can join In their fun

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  37. Natalieblyth318 July 2012 at 23:29

    my son would love this

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  38. My grandson was born in water and hasn't been out of it since unless he's asked to. Please let me win so that I don't have to keep filling things up for him.

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  39. To donate the prize to charity; to go to Romania

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  40. for my son

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  41. this would keep my boys entertained for hours!

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  42. I would love to win this because it would help educate my son to water the plants and at the same time would be having hun :) 

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  43. my little lad would love this! :)

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  44. i know a little boy who would have hours of fun with this

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  45. My son has a dress up party next month, they all have to dress up as what they want to be when they grow up, would be perfect for my little firefighter :)

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  46. Son is a big fan of water, even if it hasn't rained for a week he will find some and soak his clothes. This looks like there would be less chance of him soaking himself while getting to play with water. Santa may have to be told about this toy.

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  47. Oh my boy could come out and help me with the plants, he'd love it

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  48. we all love to have water fights , just need some nice weather now

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  49. My little one would love to help Daddy clean the car with this.

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  50. my little girl is mad on fire engines and gets laughed at by the boys who live next door so if she had this she could be a little firegirl and squirt the boys when they laugh!! 

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  51. My boys would love this, they would have so much fun :)

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  52. My son would love this it would be great for soaking his two older sisters wgi bossy him around. I would be time to get his own back

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  53. This would be a great gift for my nephew, his granddad used to have a nasty habit of getting everyone very wet so this would be karma!

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  54. My grandson would love this,he loves playig with water 

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  55. What a great toy - my grandson would love it.  Don't know about his parents though!

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  56. my son codie would love this he takes his water pistol back pack with him every where, winning a fire one would be the icing on the cake

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  57. Teresa nichols9 July 2012 at 11:27

    i could see myself getting very wet if my boys had this lol xx

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  58. my boys would love this, might actually get some help cleaning the car too!

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  59. Never mind the kids, this one. Is mine

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  60. I would love to win the Fire Power Toy for my Grand-Daughter when she comes to play at my house.

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  61. wicked prize my godson would love this

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  62. kirsty meredith9 July 2012 at 13:14

    My 4yr old would love this fab prize!

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  63. would love to win it and gift it to my friends adorable little boy who loves pretend play

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  64. Because it'd make my little boy smile. :-)

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  65. From ghostbuster to firefighter to alien exterminator... my boy would love this :)

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  66. I have two water loving toddlers who love water play :P

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  67. No batteries so cheap, cheerful, lots of fun plus the chance to get a little helper watering the plants or washing the path!

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  68. Harleyjaystubbs9 July 2012 at 15:29

    My little man is obsessed with water so i am sure he would love getting his big sisters with this

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  69. It would be a perfect gift for my nephew.

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  70. Laura Pritchard9 July 2012 at 15:50

    This is the perfect toy for my son (husband) when we finally get some sun!

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  71. To keep in the kitchen, to use when I burn things cooking.

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  72. It's my son's birthday in August and we are stuck with what to buy him but this looks like a great idea!

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  73. What a  great present for my nephew's birthday. Sure he would love it. 

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  74. My grandson is a Fireman Sam fan so would love this to go along with his costume.

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  75. My son is obsessed with Fireman Sam, now he can pretend he is a fireman with this if we were to win.

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  76. This looks amazing fun. My son has always liked to help was the car, but his new fav game is sqirt our next dor neighbour! I think I know who I would put my money on if we won this!!

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  77. MY GRANDSON LOVES TO WASH MY CAR..WITH THIS IT WOULD NEVER BE DIRTY

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  78. I would love this for my little boy - so far he's mainly had his sister's hand me down toys and I bet he would love to help Daddy wash the car with this!

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  79. Would love this for my lil nephew, this would be right up his street! Much to the annoyance of his mum and dad (evil grin)

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  80. jennifer thorpe9 July 2012 at 22:10

    I would like to win to be able to see the love of joy on my little boys face :-)

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  81. Why wouldn't I like to win!!!  My son is 3 at the end of August and he LOVES Firemen so he would go crazy for this.

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  82. My nephews would love this!! x

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  83. Samantha Holloway9 July 2012 at 22:48

    I would love to win as my sons would get many hours of fun from this during half term

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  84. Lynsey Buchanan9 July 2012 at 22:48

    I can see the kids having alot of fun with this x

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  85. Wow this is amazing toy. Would love to win to give the little ones a chance to experience it :)

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  86. My kids love washing the car an this would make there day!

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  87. my daughter loves anything to do with water so this being a great giveaway and a safer way to play with water  id love to win x

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  88. For my great granson Jacob, who is "fireman Sam", and this hose would keep him, and Dad out of  house, (big kids), enjoy it also

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  89. I would love to win this for my little nephew, as he is the only one of our large family who doesn't have a water pistol and he fells a bit left out when the 20 of us get together for a water fight!!!!!

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  90. My grandson would love this. great for water fights

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  91. Tamalyn Roberts10 July 2012 at 16:30

    this is the perfect toy for my son! he will love it

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  92. my nephew would think this is the best!

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  93. Great for the grandkids

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  94. I have a little boy who would love this, and a plus for me is it seems to hold lots of water... brillian..

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  95. I'd like to win for my 20 month old son! He had pan Hypopituitarism and is such a brave boy - he's got an operation coming up so this will be a great treat for him :)

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  96. Carl and Victoria Boland10 July 2012 at 20:20

    My son would love this.

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  97. colette hallinan10 July 2012 at 20:59

    I'm not sure who would have most fun - my son, his daddy or his grandad!

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  98. looks like great fun!

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  99. Both my sons are fireman/engine mad. We go to practically every fire station open day in the area, its the first thing they head for at shows,fetes etc etc.  They would love this they could be firemen in the garden! xx

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  100. Nancy Bradford11 July 2012 at 18:30

    My little one would have great fun with this.

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  101. My son would love pretending to be a fireman with this

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  102. I'd love to win because my best friend's wee boy would LOVE this!!! Plus I kind of want a shot too :-) 

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  103. Hilda Hazel Wright12 July 2012 at 08:30

    I love toys that encourage kids outside and away from the TV.  My grandaughter could use some help in this area!

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  104. The
    Kids would love this plus might get the car cleaned at the same time!
     

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  105. My little man would be ecstatic, he plays and sleeps fireman, evn at 6

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  106.  So I could train them to soak cold callers and junk mail pushers - on a more serious note my patio could do with a good clean :0) xxx

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  107. So my kids can give their dad a soak!!!!

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  108. To give to my little grandson he loves water and getting wet

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  109. melanie stirling12 July 2012 at 23:11

    Because it looks such good fun and Thomas would love watering the plants,and everything else,  with it !

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  110. to give to my son he would have so much fun and be a smiley boy :)

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  111. I just do, gimmee!

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  112. My daughter would adore this she is mad on any role play!

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  113. my son would have great fun with this (im sure i woiuld like to have a go too).

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  114. My son and daughter would love this 

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  115. I'd love to win this for my Jake, he'll be a big 2 in September & I can hear him giggling as he wets us all with this!
    He has the most infectious giggle every, I'd love to spoil him with this treat. 
    Sadly he doesn't live near us so we only see him a few times a year in the flesh, but I think the person who invented Skype is a miracle worker, as we've been able to part of Jakes life from day one.

    Roll on September when we see him for his birthday.

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  116. I'd love to win this for my son as he reckons he's Fireman Sam, plus he could wash my car!

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  117. Looks great fun - particularly if we have better weather!

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  118. So my son can have LOADS of fun

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  119. My son loves water and squirting and I think he would have loads of fun within over the summer.

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  120. my 2 little cherubs would have lots of fun with this :)

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  121. It would go to good use and hours of fun :)

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  122. Susan Cunningham17 July 2012 at 10:32

    It'd be a great pressie for my adopted grandchile!

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  123. My boys would absolutely love this. x

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  124. My son would be in heaven splashing his older brother and sister!!!

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  125. the reason id love to win this is because my youngest who is 4 years old has verbal dyspraxia and a few other "quirky issues" anyhow up until a month ago he wouldnt go near water , be it a bath or anything ! but a month ago we had a break through and he now enjoys splashing in the bath and tried swimming for the first time last week ! water toys of any kind are now a brilliant idea for him ! :D never thought id say that hehe !

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  126. I'd love to win because my little brother wants to be a fireman when he's older, and this would be great to win for him!

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  127. teressa oliver17 July 2012 at 19:51

    for my niece to play with 

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  128. jetting off for the summer again!

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  129. My Fireman Sam obsessed nephew would go crazy for this. Thanks for alerting me to it.

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  130. I would love to win this for my son 

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  131. my son would love this

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  132. I would love to give this to my cousin :)

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  133. Id like to win for my son, and then we will pray for the sun. And he can squirt with ease, the baby carrots and peas,
    and make a damp mess of his mum!!

    - That will be me ;)

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  134. Michelle Porter-Reed18 July 2012 at 21:49

    My son loves fire engines and firemen and we are trying to get him interested in the gardening so giving him the task of watering the plants would hopefully get him engaing in the garden, i know however that watering the daddy plant will be more fun lol

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  135. My daughter would love this, so she could help water the garden and also wash the car. I don't think we'd ever have to do either task again!

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  136. My grandson would love this x

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  137. I'd like to win this for my nephew :)

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  138. I tried to resist but my grandson insists....

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  139. my son would have loads of fun with this

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  140. So. Don't have to keep filling up water balloons!

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  141. looks really fun for the kids x

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  142. My 3 and 5 year old sons are budding firefighters and would love this.  They could also aim it at their sisters if they annoy them!

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  143. This looks really fun for both children and adults alike and, although my son is too young at the moment for it, I'm sure he's going to love playing with it when he's older! :-)

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  144. My nephew would absolutely love this, would certainly keep his dad on his toes :-)

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  145. It would give my boys hours of fun squabbling over it.  

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  146. My little girl would be mad for this, she love the hose pipe and getting everything wet

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  147. My granddaughter would love this - not sure the dogs would!

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  148. id like to win so my nephew can torture his mother with this

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  149. I'd like to win this for my grandsons who love playing with water especially on a hot sunny day.........we'll get one soon ;-)

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  150. MY KIDS WOULD LOVE THIS AND IT WOULD KEEP THEM ENTERTAINED FOR A BIT OVER THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS XXXX

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  151. my grandson would love thisx

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  152. It is hopefully going to be sunny soon, so our Grandaughter will be out in the garden, upsetting her Grandad, So this would really help to wind him up :)

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  153. My cute little nephew would absolutely love this!!

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  154. because my son i know would love this 

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  155. Last year Grumpsie (aka Granddad) spent a whole afternoon in the bedroom throwing water bombs out of the window at Piper (aged 4). At the time Daisy was too small to join in but this year I know that at the first sunny opportunity they will both be outside wanting to soak Grumpsie. This would be the perfect tool for them to get him!

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  156. Because we have plenty of water around lately

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  157. please enter me into competition thank you

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  158. This looks like a great fun toy but useful too.

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  159. I would like to win this because my 6 year old daughter would love it and I would love it and the dog would love it...not sure if the hubby would though because I am pretty sure that we would have to surprise him with a shower when he falls asleep on the sunlounger!!!

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  160. My little one would absolutely love this, watering the plants, car, dog & anything else that get's in the way!!

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  161. M y Two children 4 and 2 would both Love this.

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  162. Count me in to win for sure x

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  163. Because my children would have great fun soaking everything...and undoubtably soaking me too!

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  164. as a treat for my son as he is feelin alittle bit left out since his brother came along a few weeks ago!!

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  165. Any young lad would love this 

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  166. My little un would love this as he likes Fire Engines and Firemen

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  167. Stephanie Lear21 July 2012 at 08:10

    My nephew is called Sam so obviously we call him fireman Sam quite a lot lol.he would just love this.

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  168. As I would have great pleasure, that is when the sun finally shines, in soaking my children in the garden x

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  169. my grandsons would really enjoy this, great entertainment

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  170. I would love to win this for my nephew, he is getting a little brother next month so this would make a wonderful pressie so he doesnt feel left out.  

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  171. My grandson would love me forever if I won this for him :)

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  172. My nephew would love this xx

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  173. This is just perfect for our caravan holiday!

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  174. Christina Michael21 July 2012 at 13:55

    What child would not adore thios

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  175. My little ones have been asking for a water gun, like a Super Soaker type thing - I'm sure they would find this much more fun!

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  176. I would love to win so I can give it to my little nephew Alex. If it makes him laugh half as much as your little boy I'll be happy! Keep laughing at your lads face, just brilliant xx

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  177. My 3 year old love water so this would be ideal xx

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  178. Would be brilliant to win this!!

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  179. james holyland21 July 2012 at 14:42

    sod the kids-i want it!

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  180. This looks so much fun!

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  181. I am fostering two young boys who would get hours of fun from this.

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  182. Make sure you are not on the receiving end.

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  183. My boys would love this. x

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  184. Fab toy could do with one myself!!!!

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  185. Pauline Appleton21 July 2012 at 18:22

    I would love to win this for my grandson age 3, he loves helping in my garden as he has no garden and would be delighted with this

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  186. The little man would love this! He loves being outdoor and this is the perfect toy for him

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  187. My Boys would all love this, my girl too hehe

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  188. I would love to win this for my little boy.

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  189. I can imagine all the fun times my son would have with this

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