My eldest was a little sad because he has been unwell and
is now missing the last day of term, the children all get to bring in a toy to
play with which is a bit of a novelty so he wanted to join his friends doing
that. Luckily I had this HEXBUG Shark
Tank needing to be reviewed so that cheered him up no end! It looks really good in the box for the
price (RRP £29.99).
did not realise HEXBUG had so many new additions, we went a bit mad one year
and stocked up on all the tracks, tubes and zip wire so I thought we had
everything we could get really. How
wrong was I! Having real fish and
knowing how much work is involved (regular water changes and cleaning the tank!)
the Shark Tank is a nice alternative.
Shark element adds some extra excitement for your Aquabot collection, the jaws can be
used to try and grab your fish direct from the water. Children can be involved making the tank look nice as it comes
complete with some coral. But
fortunately it will stay a lot cleaner with robotic fish! I liked how my eldest was making shark noises and getting caught up in the action. He said if its lucky the shark gets a fish but most of the time it has to make do with a mouthful of coral! He even started bursting into song, the fish swim around singing a happy song and the shark sings the dead song whilst trying to catch them!!! He was preoccupied for ages.
your children are hoping for a first pet this Christmas offering the Shark Tank
might be a suitable alternative until they are ready to face the
responsibilities of real pet ownership.
You can even buy additional HEXBUG Aquabot 2.0 (RRP £7.99) as stocking
fillers. The second version Aquabots
are more sophisticated, they have smart fish technology, if you tap the tank or
touch the fish it becomes active again swimming around. It makes for a more realistic fish keeping experience. These new fish friends also have an LED
light so you can see them even when night falls.
Available at Toys R Us, Argos, Smyths, John Lewis,
Amazon, Red 5 and The Entertainer.