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Great Gizmos Detective Science Fingerprint Kit

1.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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  • Learn How Detectives Identify Suspects
  • Handy Plastic Casen For Storing All Accesories
  • Record, Collect, And Identify Finger Prints.
  • It's A Cool Detective Science Gadget!
  • Make Science Creative, Imaginative, Inspiring and Fun.

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Technical Details
Item Weight349 g
Product Dimensions21.8 x 17 x 5.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:6 months - 3 years
Item model number3446
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Remote Control Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB000GKU7BG
Best Sellers Rank 249,236 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight227 g
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Date First Available22 Feb. 2009
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 8 years. For use under adult supervision

Product Description

Identify suspects and record important clues at the scene of the crime with this fun fingerprint kit! Contains dusting powder, 10 fingerprint record cards, stamp pad, magnifying glass, 20 stickers for collecting fingerprints along with a brush and all packed in a handy plastic case with detailed instructions and fun facts.Age 8 Years +


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After some deliberation as to which fingerprint kit to buy I thought I would try this one. I really wish I hadn't

The kit contains
* Ink pad
* Dusting powder
* Dusting paintbrush
* Magnifying glass
* 10 digit fingerprint recording cards
* Fingerprint lifting tape
* Suspect fingerprint recording card
* Fingerprint dusting pad
* Detective ID Card
* Small plastic box to fit your kit into
* Instructions

Whilst the concept of the idea is good and a great way for a child to understand the process of fingerprint recording and analysis the kit is a downfall.

Errors and faults with the kit
* Instructions had multiple spelling and gramatical errors
* Dusting powder was empty leaving me to hunt for a suitable household alternative which resulted in me using icing sugar
* Pad ink was too runny and so left smeary prints even when the greatest of care was taken to create accurate prints
* Dusting brush is nothing more than a cheap nasty paintbrush I found myself looking for an alternative.
* Magnifying glass was useless

£12 for a childs toy is not too expensive in todays market however with the kit list I mentioned above you would be better off buying seperate items that would be better value for money instead this kit didn't even provide a disapointing half hours entertainment. I recommend purchasing an alternative.
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Don't waste your money on this toy!
The ink pad is very splodgy for collecting decent fingerprints.
The prints collected with the adhesive tape and put onto the collecting pad were very poor. Overall very disappointed with this product.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8e70a39c) out of 5 stars 20 reviews
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8e6c1504) out of 5 stars Stay Away 26 Dec. 2008
By floridaminnie - Published on Amazon.com
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I will be calling the company as nothing worked the way it was suppose to. The ink is old and wouldn't take the fingerprints right and then we tried the dusting stuff for the fingerprints and its all clumped up. Don't know if it was just mine or a bad batch. Not worth it!
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8eab7480) out of 5 stars Not worth it! 24 Aug. 2014
By Jen N. - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this kit to use as part of our Detectives badge in Girl Scouts. I thought dusting for prints would add an extra element of science and fun. After an hour of trying to lift a print, with the silver powder as well as baby powder as was suggested in the instruction, I gave up. I had wasted an entire sheet of clear stickers in the process. I ended up using good old silver craft ink on the black square to create a "perpetrator" card. In the end I paid for a small black ink pad, a magnifying glass, fingerprint cards and a black plastic case that does not lock shut, all of which (aside from the case) I already had at home.
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ed8a45c) out of 5 stars Detective Fingerprint Kit 9 Feb. 2010
By D. J. Streeter - Published on Amazon.com
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The product was bought as a Christmas present for 6 and 9 year old boys. They loved the idea of playing detective but when it came down to actually trying to working with the product they lost interest fast. I ended up spending more time tinkering with it. I knew when I purchased it, I would need to be involved in the process but I guess I expected they would have had a greater attention span when working with the product getting fingerprints and attempting to lift fingerprints. Obviously this was an error in judgement on my part. Don't get me wrong, this really seems to be a great product for older tweens, teens and even adults who want to see if they can master the skill of fingerprinting. I believe that it is an awesome product, I really liked it but my younger boys didn't have the patience or interest after the 1st few minutes.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8e8b0cd8) out of 5 stars Working Kit 24 Sept. 2013
By WendyJo Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
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Was bought for a 5 year old Sherlock outfit and it works great. He fingerprinted himself and his baby sister along with adults. Made out to be a grreat gift
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f4a62f4) out of 5 stars Inexpenssive and Cheap 4 July 2015
By Reis - Published on Amazon.com
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Don't buy it. Don't even try it. Great package, lousy content. There was no dusting powder and no ink. I bought it to make a Boy Scout merit badge lesson and - though it was inexpensive - it was also cheap. I suggest use your own magnifier, order the volcano dusting powder, use any fine haired brush, and using scotch tape to life the prints. A waste of money and time.
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