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Don't worry, Jaws hasn't been resurrected, though the likeness is uncanny. This remote control toy blows all others out of the water, literally! An inspired idea, the Air Swimmer has become a smash on Youtube with almost 3 million hits. Who would've thought that an inflatable, flying shark could be so popular?
The Air Swimmer, at over 3 and a half foot, is easy to manoeuvre using a radio controlled handset. See it glide through the air as if it really is swimming, even its tail moves side to side when flying. The giant sized flying fish has complete 360 degree turning control, swimming through the air in all directions with incredible smoothness. Test your indoor flying skills by taking it from room to room, upstairs and downstairs.
Just fill your Air Swimmer with helium inexpensively at any party shop, florist, or grocery shop that carries balloons. It's made from high quality, durable nylon material which means you can fill it again and again. It requires only two batteries (one in the body, one in the controller) and then you're good to fly.
Air Swimmers were voted the 'Best Overall Toy' at the Toy of the Year Awards 2011. Remote control has never come to life so magically! - R.K.
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Bought this for my brother's 40th. His face when he opened the package was brilliant. Only a shame it doesn't ship with the helium but I'm sure he'll figure something out. The ideal gift for people who are hard to buy for.
I bought this Air Swimmer Shark as a gift for my husband. We have had some great fun with this surreal toy, It's so much fun. The husband and the kids love their shark.
I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my young boys. I'd suggest assembly is much easier if you actually follow the instructions. Once put together, it's a delight! Highly recommended!
The craziest, most amazing thing I have ever seen! The way it 'swims' through the air, we have laughed a lot and enjoyed it immensely. A little time consuming to set up but well worth the wait. Hours of fun!
This is so much fun. I did have a bit of a crisis of confidence at the assembly stage as it was a faff, though to be fair instructions were really good, but it does take two to get this great aquatic beast ready for action. I'd had some indecisiveness about whether to go for cute nemo or predatory shark, but as my sister pointed out, "who wants to be scared by Nemo?". The shark was much more sinister in action, swooping down and scaring oblivious sofa dwellers with silent dives from above. It's really easy to use, and extraordinarily effective, also good that it sort of floats around overnight so when you try and locate it again it can have mysteriously repositioned. I slept with it in my room on Christmas eve and it was a discomforting experience! It is surprisingly easy to move, even in relatively small space, but oh, how I'd love to try it out in a bigger space!
One word from the kids - "awesome!"
The shark air swimmer is a real hoot. It never fails to get an astonished reaction when someone enters the room and it is lurking in the corner. Flying it is real fun but takes a few minutes to get the hang of the tail fin rhythm. It is fine but restricted in my living room but comes into it's own in a larger office or hall. Getting it into and out of the car generates a few interested looks! A super fun product with the show factor.
The shark was great fun and was very cleverly made. Helium is expensive if you buy a small canister, but our local party shop filled the shark with helium for only £6.00! A slight problem is, when it is inflated, it is too big to fit in an average sized car!
The shark is great. Unfortunately I couldn't get any helium in time for Christmas.
I've got this for my boyfriend for Christmas! He's a fan of everything that is remote controlled and the movie Jaws! Perfect! It's well packaged and the original thing as well. There are loads of rip offs online and I was a bit worried until I got it! Arrived much before the expected delivery date. Shame the helium isn't included, but I'm really pleased!
This is an excellent present. It's perfect for little kids... and big kids!
This was bought as a Christmas gift, and I'm sure it's going to be a huge hit.
I got a 3.5 foot long floating shark for my birthday and it is sensational. It gives so much pleasure as you move it by remote control waving the tail fin from side to side, and you can also make it rise and dive. If you fly it into a room with friends in it you will be amazed by their reactions, which just adds to the fun.
The shark rules! I had to open it before Christmas just to test it out and see how good it is, and I didn't want to pack it back up! Roll on Xmas!
I had a 3.5 foot flying shark for my birthday and it's stupendous. You can fly it around the rooms in your house by controlling the height and forward movement. It is pure fun and when you invite friends round and then fly it into the room with them the looks on their faces should be recorded, as they are either amazed or shocked. So if you want to prove to friends and family just how crazy you are, buy an Air Swimmer Shark now. You heard it here.
There's only one word for this - brilliant!
This is ideal for children's parties. Children will love it. I had a party with it and after first impressions, all the children wanted to know where I'd got it from. If you are looking for something different, this is the best choice.
Bought this Air Swimmer Shark for my son who had seen it advertised, he's twelve. He got to grips with it straight away, as young kids seem to do nowadays with technology. He's now started sending post-it notes, attached to the air swimmer, down the stairs to his mum asking for a drink whilst he is on his Xbox. Might try that with a beer, bet I don't get the same result. You must try one of these though.... serious fun!
What a great item this swimming/flying shark is!
I bought this for my husband's birthday - he absolutely loves it (as well as me and our daughter!) Definitely money well spent.
This is amazing! It really looks like it is swimming, and it is such a simple design - not sure why it hasn't been done before - I bought the shark and the Clownfish as his and hers wedding presents! Easy enough to fill up with helium up at the local card shop - albeit a little odd walking back with a giant inflatable fish. Took it into work and swam it round an open door while someone was at work, and they screamed!
This is spectacular! I've just been to the Cantoon Fair in China, and I've seen a lot of companies that produce this item, and I Want One of Those has selected the best quality one, and of course it's very cool!
This is fantastic! The kids are going to love this on Christmas Day (I don't know about the dogs though!)
What an amazing toy, having come back to the UK after spending a year in Australia and diving every day in crystal clear water. I can now do it in my own living room. This was easy to construct, it took about 15 mins to inflate and start flying, the perfect gift for anyone who wants to swim with Sharks without getting wet or the fear of being eaten. Only question now is do I buy the clown fish, to vary my dives?
I love this Air Swimmer Shark. One of the more stupid toys I own but really fun. I was surprised how menacing it is when inflated - It reminds me of the Jaws movie. However be prepared when constructing, I found this a little tricky, and when inflated it really is quite big, so if you have to go to a florist to get the helium think about space in the car. All said I think it's a great buy.
I was looking forward to this, so I got some helium which cost a small fortune of £12, and lasted only 4 days. It wasn't until then, I realised the size of it. It's massive! I couldn't get both arms around it and I'm 39. Walking through town with a shark under your arm does attract attention, and it's a little tricky to put together, although swearing at it will help. I just managed to get it to "fly" though the doorway, and I hit a flaw... If you have a house with big rooms for it's turning circle, this would be great, otherwise I'd give it a miss. Giant sharks and small rooms dont mix - plus it's cruel.
The shark swims like a real fish. The children love it, and it's good for Christmas. It truly is excellent.
This is a brilliant product, and well supported by instructional videos on Youtube. I would say the cost of Helium surprised me, though, at 2/3rds the cost of the Shark.
I saw the YouTube videos before the item launched, and although I thought it looked great not for one moment did I think it would work as the advert promised. Then it arrived! A fairly quick jaunt to get it inflated at a local sweet shop (and it was a fair bit bigger than I anticipated!) I got it back to the office and constructed it with relative ease - and after balancing it was time to unleash the beast! Everyone who has played with it since (and five days later the helium is still good once you whip a bit of the balancing clay out to allow for deflation, and I'm on the same batteries that were supplied) has been amazed at how realistically it "swims" through the water. Really easy to control, and basically the best gimmick I have ever had to conceal from my wife (although how I managed that with a shark this size I'll never know). She's seen it now, and it's also the first toy I've bought myself that hasn't received her trademark "steely glare". I love it - my colleagues love it - my kids love it. I would massively recommend this item as something that is actually more fun than the video makes it out to be.
I bought this as a Christmas gift, so I've not used it yet, but I'm sure it will be okay. My only gripe is that it's quite expensive and what it doesn't make clear, is that you also need a canister of helium, which is not supplied. It cost me a lot more with the price of the gas added on.