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Tobar "NEWTONS CRADLE" Educational Toy
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2012
This video is simply of the Newton's Cradle in action. It's a good little toy, and quite durable - at least for adults. I got it for my husband 4.5 years ago, and it's still going strong.

Some have complained about the size. The dimensions are given at the time of my writing this review, but I'll put them here in case the listing ever changes: the base is 10.5cm x 9cm (4.25"x3.5"), and it's about 10.5cm (4.25") tall. Some people have trouble envisioning size based on measurements, though, so I've filmed it next to a paperback book of ordinary size (19.6cm x 12.8cm x 2.6cm; 7.7"x5"x1") and atop an A4 sheet of paper (29.6cm x 21cm; 11.6"x8.25") to give some idea of size.

Some reviewers have complained about the swinging action not lasting long enough. I'm not really sure how long one expects it to last, so I've made this video to show you exactly how long it lasts.

I like that it comes apart and goes together so easy - makes it easy to dust. I've included footage of my doing so (one-handed, no less, while juggling the camera with the other hand) - which will also help anyone worried about the "assembly required" bit: there's really nothing to it.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2008
As a young boy I'd always wanted one of these, and I was eager to buy one ever since I started using Amazon. I have to say it's quite small, small enough to fit onto an adult sized hand. That might be a good thing for some people but I'd prefere something a little bigger. It also only lasts for about 10 seconds when you put it into motion, so don't expect it to carry on forever like it does in films. But its fun to see which combinations of ticks you can make. (its a little hard to explain, but if you buy it you'll know)

Still working fine after two years.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2010
Hi

Thank you for your quick turn around sending the product.. However very disappointing as said item lost 1 of its balls 3 weeks after being set up. I am in the process of trying to repair it, but not having much success as of yet. Never mind.

Thank you
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 February 2014
Cheap quality. It came to us more than month after order from China and this packet hasn't been made for Britain (everything written in Russian)
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Buy another
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
miniature small and very poor quality. Definitely not what you see in picture
I will not recommend this product, sorry
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 13 January 2014
Needed it for Christmas arrived too late. Item more fragile and smaller than i expected i guess you get what you pay for.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 9 February 2009
Arrived quickly, but was much smaller than expected. Quite flimsy, but works well if treated gently.
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on 9 August 2014
Does not work,
Needs to be rebuilt and rethought of remade and not by the same person who made this one,
Infact if we were all to get together the public would make a better one, or even a child,as these is a joke,or are we the
Jokers for falling to buy such a waisted product,I wish I had bought and spent the money on toilet paper instead,as at least I would of got 100 per cent more use from it,
Reasons I say that is because,!!,
It just all
Fell apart.fell down it wouldn't stay upright,
It then all
Got all tangled up,,,
Because its made far
Too light,
All because in the making it is
Not in proportion ,
Not physically made for its purpose
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The one I received is not the one shown in the picture. The picture shows a wire connecting each ball but the one I received is a flimsy and thin piece of plastic which got tangled within minutes. Do not buy this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 December 2013
Absolute rubbish. On opening the thread and balls were tangled beyond use . So it went straight into bin . I certainly got what I paid for ......... Rubbish
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