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Spends most of the time charging than flying.,
This review is from: NEW Flutterbye Flying Fairy Doll - Best Toy 2013 - Real Tinkerbell flying fairy Toy - Pink (Flower) and Blue (Stardust) (Toy)
My sister recently bought this in New York for my 5 year old niece. The fairy takes 6 AA batteries (not included in the one we got), and supposedly takes 30 minutes to charge. You also need a very small star shaped screwdriver to open the base for the batteries. The fairy takes off but only lasts a short time, about 2 goes for a minute or two, and mostly crashes into the ceiling or ground. There's a technique to make it hover, but it's difficult to learn because the battery runs low very quickly. So basically, the fairy spends more time charging and not taking off properly rather than "flying". It's okay for a very short thrill for kids, but personally I think it's over priced for what you get.
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Initial post: 6 Sep 2013 19:55:55 BDT
I think you may not be charging it properly - follow the instructions about how to do it, eg turn the fairy off before charging and wait till the light flashes a red/orange colour. Ours works brilliantly and certainly lasts for a lot longer than a minute or two. My daughter says it's her second-favourite toy ever!
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2013 13:33:37 BDT
I'm an instruction reader. I've read mixed reviews on other sites, so I guess some work well and others don't. I'll tell my sister to contact the manufacturer. Thanks.
Posted on 2 Dec 2013 20:12:20 GMT
P. L. Wellings says:
My granddaughter had exactly the same disappointing experience. Two were bought, her sister's worked quite well but hers had exactly the same problems, uncontrollable, erratic flight ending in quite dramatic crashes. She was in tears and when it was taken back to the shop they would not change it and said it was unlikely they would get more in until after Christmas. I would advise parents to try them out before giving them as a Christmas gift. The advertisements are definitely deceptive as in this case it was not the lovely magical experience they make it out to be.
Posted on 7 Jul 2014 20:14:36 BDT
P. Thorp says:
Our little neighbour brought her fairy round to show us and I spotted a critical requirement. That is, only offer a flat hand under the decending fairy as if you curl your hand or fingers the sensors will not react and the fairy crashes.
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