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Let's Stick Together

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Don't let appearances fool you.

These are more than just super-strong, neodymium rare-earth magnets. They're an addictive, three-dimensional building toy.

They're a moldable desktop stress reliever. They're one-of-a-kind magnetic jewelry. They're a science experiment waiting to happen, and a portable geometry lab. Each BB-sized magnet can hold the equivalent of eight sheets of paper, and together they add up to an infinite variety of amazing possibilities. Made in China.

Includes 216 Buckyballs.

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Item ID
18737
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, plastic, rare earth magnets
Measurements
Box: 2" L x 2 "W x 2" H; each magnet approx. 5mm diam.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
BUCKYBALLS
 
4.5

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (81)
  • Fun (68)
  • Easy to assemble (29)

Cons

  • Dull color (3)

Best Uses

  • Imaginative play (61)
  • Older children (41)
  • Motor skills development (27)
  • Young children (11)
  • Special needs (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (23), Parent of two or more children (23), Working parent (14), Stay at home parent (9), Grandparent (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (53), No (17)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love these - hours of entertainment

By 

from memphis, tn

About Me Education Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fun

Cons

  • Small

Best Uses

  • Children at heart
  • Imaginative Play
  • Motor Skills Development

Comments about BUCKYBALLS:

I bought these for my husband as a "happy" and he loves the challenge of making different shapes and 3-d structures.They are not appropriate for small children.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Mind over Matter

By 

from Summit, NJ

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fun
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Imaginative Play
    • Motor Skills Development
    • Older Children
    • Young Children

    Comments about BUCKYBALLS:

    This is a great product because it uses a person's imagination and also one's sense of design to put different shapes together. It is fun when my daughter comes up with new designs on her own. It is a nice way to spend a study break, coming up with new shapes:)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fun for nerves

    By 

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Consistent Fidgety Spouse

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Assemble
    • Fun
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Dull Colors

    Best Uses

    • Calm Nerves
    • Imaginative Play
    • Less Fidgetive Spouse
    • Motor Skills Development
    • Older Children
    • Special Needs
    • Young Children

    Comments about BUCKYBALLS:

    My husband's always shaking a leg or tapping a foot, fidgeting in one way or another. He works from home and does a lot of reading online to stay well connected with his profession. I bought this with him in mind to give him something mindless and creative to do while he does his work from home in hopes that the fidgety-leg-on-wood-floors and squeaking computer chair would decrease some. Seems to be helpful so far!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Better then I expected

    By 

    from Santa Monica, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Silly
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bored People
      • Imaginative Play
      • Motor Skills Development
      • Older Children

      Comments about BUCKYBALLS:

      I really wasn't sure what to expect with these. They were more fun and amusing then I thought they would be. Totally awesome time waster.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Strangely Soothing!

      By 

      from Milwaukee WI

      About Me Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Assemble
      • Fun
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Imaginative Play

        Comments about BUCKYBALLS:

        These are the BEST thing to keep at your desk while you're on hold with customers! I'm constantly pushing them around, creating artistic messes and trying to solve the darn cube. Before you know it, your done with the phone call and have to get back to actual work!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Addicting!

        By 

        from Lewes, De.

        About Me Education Oriented

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fun
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Imaginative Play
          • Older Children

          Comments about BUCKYBALLS:

          this toy is easy to carry, great for the car and has endless designs to be made. people were fighting over it in my house.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Love Buckyballs!!

          By 

          from Austin, TX

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about BUCKYBALLS:

              These Buckyballs are awesome! Of course I messed up the cube when I first took them out of the packaging, but I had fun figuring out how to put it back. They are really strong magnets and work great! I'll never need to buy magnets again!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome gift!

              By 

              from Williamsburg, VA

              About Me Education Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creative
              • Durable
              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Sturdy
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Imaginative Play
                • Motor Skills Development
                • Older Children

                Comments about BUCKYBALLS:

                This was one of the biggest hits of Christmas. I gave it to my 10 year old nephew as a gift, but everyone played with it for hours at a time - from my 4 year old niece to the grandparents. We were all astounded by the strong magnetic force of the tiny balls and had a blast manipulating them. It's a great gift for older kids or for any adult.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Loads of Fun!

                By 

                from Virginia

                About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Imaginative Play
                  • Older Children
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about BUCKYBALLS:

                  Our son has really enjoyed these! So has everyone of every age who has been by during this holiday season!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Keeps You Busy For Hours

                  By 

                  from Norwood, PA

                  About Me Education Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Imaginative Play

                    Comments about BUCKYBALLS:

                    If you are really bored and feel like being creative, this is the best gift for you. I can't believe how strong the magnets are.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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