Tomy Time To Image Gearation Magnets
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- Time to Imagine
- 5 interlocking gears plus 1 battery powered gear included
- Board has magnetic surface
- Watch gears as they spin, whirl, flip and turn
- Arrange them any way you like
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This fascinating mechanical marvel is toy engineering at its finest. Kids will be fascinated with 5 interlocking gears plus 1 battery powered gear included. Turn it on and add the first gear to the magnetic surface. Continue adding gears and watch as they flip, turn, and almost mesmerize. Control the speed wit the fast or slow button. Requires 1 AA battery (not included).
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Top Customer Reviews
These are the first stop when he goes in the kitchen (rather than the dogs water bowl which was the favourite before!) and he now likes to pull them all off and throw them on the floor, then pick them up and stick them back on.
They are very well made and stand up to the punishment well. The motorised cog, also has some sort of clutch, so that the slightest touch will stop it from turning so there won't be any mangled little fingers!
There are some minor points which while they do not detract from the toy (especially for the little ones) it would be improved if they were addressed:
- As mentiond already, the switch is fiddly, and doesn't move very far. It's no problem for adults and older children, but the young ones can find it frustrating.
- There are only the 6 pieces shown. Another couple would be a huge improvement and allow many more combinations, or an add-on pack(s) so they could be expanded.
- They scratch! I'm sure something could be done with them to prevent them from scratching - the corners of the magnets could be rounded off, or perhaps covered altogether.
I would recommend this toy to any parent who has a child 1-6 years. Also anyone who has a child who suffers from autism. It really helps with eye contact and motivation skills.
The set features a battery-powered drive cog which transfers its movement through the others. The pieces have magnets in the back so they can be placed and arranged/rearranged on any flat metal surface in the configuration of your choice. It sounds simple and it is. But it's fun!
A few things to note: say Cog 1 is turning 2 others, (Cog 2 and Cog 3) then Cog 2 and 3 shouldn't touch each other, too, or they jam - that's just simple mechanics. Make sure your metal surface isn't dented as that can misalign things. Also, the little purple-centred keyhole-shaped cog you'll see in the picture is designed to make a clicking sound. It does. Loudly. It also needs positioning well or it jams the rest up. Give it a wiggle.
My top tip is to find yourself one of those round metal sweet tins. Then you can keep the cogs in it and also assemble them inside it. In fact, I'm going to write to Tomy to suggest something similar.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent item. My nephew always played with our one so I have bought him this for his birthday! The clicky clog becomes a bit annoying so I used to put it out the way!Published 12 months ago by Daffy
After some time the main gear stopped working (maybe because my son dropped it many times- I don't want to blame the toy :)). What I dont like is the stickers which come off. Read morePublished 13 months ago by ona
The whole family are fascinated by the spinning cogs, even my one year old grandson who loves the colours, especially the yellow flower, he always picks this one up!Published 16 months ago by Sue
from baby watching this to toddler to my 10 year old , we all love this very much.Published 17 months ago by jbw
Brilliant toy for children of all ages, from 6 months to as old as you can get. Put them together in ant arrangement and run in either direction. Cant pinch fingers either.Published 18 months ago by Teddington Toad