Pierre was incredibly excited when we received the Gazillion Tornado bubble machine to review. It's a mega bubble blower that promises to produce hundreds of bubbles per minute. As you can see, he was so enthusiastic, he couldn't even wait until he was out of his pyjamas before asking if we could try it out !
The Gazillion Tornado features a rotating wheel of bubble blowers that dip into the bubble solution and a fan that blows them up in the air.
It comes with one smallish 4oz bottle of Gazillion Bubbles solution (and we also got two extra refills for the purposes of the review).
You make a hole in the paper seal of the bubble mixture by pushing the inverted bottle into the slot on the machine.
Once you turn it on (after inserting 4 x AA batteries), you'll instantly be in bubble heaven ! Well, as long as you follow the instructions that is - the first time, Pierre was in such a rush that he pulled the paper seal right off so the whole bottle sloshed into the reservoir. I didn't think this would be a problem but the resulting bubbles were a bit of an anticlimax (maybe ten bubbles per minute, as opposed to the huge cloud of bubbles that come whooshing out when you do it properly).
Both Pierre and Juliette had great fun trying (and failing !) to catch all the bubbles.
It was actually quite a windy day so you don't really get the idea of just how many bubbles there were because they kept getting blown away before I could take a photo !
The only slight negative is that the bubble mixture doesn't last for long so we'll definitely be investing in some more refills. You could use regular bubble solution or washing up liquid but I get a feeling it wouldn't work as well as the official stuff.
We've tried numerous bubble guns and battery-operated bubble blowers in the past and have been systematically underwhelmed. This is actually the first time ever that it lived up to, and even surpassed, the claims on the pack.
You can see how much bubbly fun we had in our mini video.
star rating : 5/5
RRP : £12.99
Available from Tesco
Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.