Having had a Fisher-Price bubble mower when I was a kid, I decided I wanted to buy my two-and-a-half-year-old one as an Easter present. It didn't take me long to see that the reviews for the Fisher-Price one more horrific. In fact the reviews for all of them weren't particularly fantastic. This particular unit had the best reviews of all and despite being more expensive that was enough of a reason for me to give it a try. I have to say my initial feeling pulling it out of the box wasn't good. It feels very light and flimsy and is easy to wiggle and wobble around even just trying to put it together. That being said though you throw a three double a batteries into it, plug the four tires on to the pegs and plug the handle bar into the stub on the back of the mower and away it goes.
I have to say despite the flimsiness, my son loves it. And it actually does exactly what it says it's going to do. It's got a little air pump in it which also doubles to make the sound effects of a lawn mower engine though it's not very loud. But it just forces are through the device that holds the soap in the front and causes it to blow bubbles. We probably went through half a gallon of bubbles the other day and use it nonstop for everybody 3 hours. I have a feeling it's a lot more rugged than I think it is. My son loves it and the flimsiness that I don't like is probably part of the reason it's so light and he can throw it around and do what he wants with it without feeling like a burden to him.