Like the saying goes, “In every man a child is hidden that wants to play”, many toy makers are urging to capitalise the afore-said emotions. Even in many giant corporate structures and scientific research centres, there are certain types of toys that can bring enthusiasm to the work environment and at the same time does not attract attention from others. The Retro Giant Space Hopper can be inserted in to the afore-said category. It is a toy intended not only for adults but also for younger children. Playing in the hopper would certainly bring some kind of nostalgic and at the same time positive energetic vibes. It can also be termed as a stress buster too!
The Space hopper when fully pumped gives a diameter of 80 cm. The width is greater than that of the conventional hoppers. Almost 33% is increased and this extra area does have the advantage of accommodating comfortably people with huge build. Plus, the ease to keep the legs is also better in this case. It is build using tough rubber, and sturdy enough to support elder people under nominal weight category. However, the space hopper does not guarantee the robustness when used outdoors. Especially there is no evidence of any puncture test conducted; it could leak out if extensively used in less clean environment. The hopper is painted with a funny face which adds a peppier look to it.
The Space hopper is provided with a foot pump. The only time consumption area is the pumping of the hopper. It takes up to ten minutes, but it differs based on the user’s energy. Once it is done, the hopper tags along well for days. It can be used indoors and outdoors. The performance part is particularly appreciated by a chunk of elders and youngsters. The hopper is considered as a true family fun, as it can be used in several home party games. The only concern is the quality of the pump could have been better and there is lack of clear instructions on inserting the pump. All in all, the bouncing stride is great for the value of the money invested in buying it.
The hopper can be used even by children above three years of age. But a direct weight resistance is not mentioned. The safety concern while using this is to avoid uneven surfaces, because a sudden rupture can lead to back injury. Otherwise, while used indoors the product is completely safe and reliable.
On reviewing the comments from various users, one thing is very certain. The giant hopper is purchased solely by the elders to suit their purpose. It gives a very good bounce and the additional increase in the diameter offers a comfortable sitting position. After usage it can be deflated and folded and kept aside, thereby it saves space. Finally to conclude, the Science Museum Retro Space Hopper is really a mind relaxing toy suitable for children too!
Retro Giant Space Hopper – Toy Specification Details
|Toy Name||Science Museum Retro Giant Space Hopper|
|Recommended Age||3 years and above|