Monday, March 16 2015 09:48

Rides: Gazillion Bubbles Bump & Go Bubble Car (Toy Review)

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A funny thing happened this week here at Rock Father HQ... in true Northern Illinois fashion, the weather shifted from sub-zero temperatures to over 60° practically overnight. With that, "Spring Fever" hit hard, and as over two feet of dirty snow was replaced by mushy, debris-filled dead grass, the sidewalks and driveway was cleared, and outdoor fun was able to begin. It's appropriate that this past week was also National Bubble Week, and for it, the folks at Funrise Toys sent us their new Gazillion Bubbles Bump & Go Bubble Car so that the girls could take it for a test drive. Take a look at the video below...

Now, we've had some bad luck with bubble-based toys in the past (none of which have been from Funrise), so my wife and I were both a bit cautiously optimistic about this one - would it work as advertised? As you can see in the video above, so far, so good. There's a really good amount of bubbles that get blasted from the roof of this stylish little ride - a toy that emulates the real-life Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Car - a modified Ford Focus (seen below).

Bubble Car - the real Ford

Most great cars a real "head-turners," as they say, and the Bump & Go Bubble Car is no exception, attracting attention from much of the under-10 set in our neighborhood. As the name suggests, it has classic bump-and-go action, changing direction whenever it hits an obstacle. We found that for best results it should be used on a flat surface with a decent amount of space in all directions - like a driveway. It's also highly recommended that it be rinsed out with plain water after each use to avoid stickiness and clogs.

Gazillion Bubbles Bump & Go Bubble Car Review

With warmer temperatures hopefully here to stay, we're on the hunt for some fun new outdoor toys to use here at Rock Father HQ, and it certainly appears that this one will be a valued addition to our fleet for 2015.

Rock Father-approved, and available at retailers Nationwide now. MSRP is right around $20, but third-party sellers are pricing it higher on Amazon and eBay.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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