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thunder maker

$12.00
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A Perfect Storm

Play to nature's percussion with a special toy made for recreating booming echos of thunder! An artful instrument for enlivening story time, creating dramatic entrances or experimenting with musical sound effects, this inspired toy is a quirkier way to drum up fun.

To create rumbling thunder, hold the hand painted cylinder upright, allowing its wire coil hanging straight down. Lightly twist your wrist to shake it, spark your storm - and watch the room tremble! Control the volume with the speed of its movement. Handmade in Indonesia.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Handmade
Item ID
19812
Ages
12+
Made from
plastic, metal, cardboard
Measurements
Cylinder: approx. 8" L x 2.5" dia.

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THUNDER MAKER
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (15)
  • Attractive (12)
  • Bright (7)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (11), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (3)

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4.0

Time will tell

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from Bay Area

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about THUNDER MAKER:

    The trick with this item is a gentle touch/shake. It builds with a soft wrist rocking, and hile anyone can make a sound with it, the Thunder only really comes through with that gentle crescendo...

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    IT'S A HIT!

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    from Potwin, KS

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about THUNDER MAKER:

      Our 8/yo grandson's delighted exclamation was, "I've always wanted one of these!" It doesn't get any better than that. (We were glad when the item went home with the family; it's "thunder" is quite realistic and, according to the kid, the urge to make 'thunder' irresistable.) 8-)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      Thunder Maker was a big hit for 8-yr.old

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      from SW Florida

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      Pros

      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about THUNDER MAKER:

        Thunder Maker was a big hit for 8-yr.old granddaughter. Her parents thought it a great gift, and unique. I did not see actual item as I ordered online/shipped diret. Gift well validated by recipient.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        4.0

        Unique Gift for a Musician

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        from TX

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about THUNDER MAKER:

          One of the Christmas gifts for my boyfriend, he is a musician and he loves unique things. He really liked it, because he had never heard of one before.

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          4.0

          Little Kids Liked It

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          from New York, NY

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Makes Cool Thunder Noise

          Cons

          • Uncapped Wire is a Danger

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about THUNDER MAKER:

          Bought as Christmas gift for 5 year old. He and his cousins around the same age liked it. It makes a noise exactly like distant rumbling thunder. But the uncapped wire that hangs from it is a danger. The kids kept swinging it around like crazy (over-stimulated on Christmas for sure). Miraculous that no one's face or eye got scratched. Kids should be instructed on how to safely use it, and not to whip it around to make the thunder noise.

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          4.0

          It made a boom!

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          from Darien CT

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about THUNDER MAKER:

            This makes a wonderful noise. The kids all loved it, and the physicist dad loved the "teaching moment" about sound, how it's made, and how it's amplified. It's just fun to play with. That being said, I'm sure the novelty and the simplicity of it will delegate it to a bin to sit, lonely, for long periods of time...

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            4.0

            Love it!

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            from Maryland

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Poorly made but fixable

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about THUNDER MAKER:

            Purchased this to add to our "noisemaker" basket at the grandparents house. It works great but needs a spot of glue to attach the plastic disk to the cylinder. Other than that it is fantastic. Sounds just like thunder, so much that it sent the cats running for cover.

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            4.0

            Bang for Your Buck

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            from Ft. Myers, FL

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            Pros

            • Bright
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Low Quality

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Outdoors

            Comments about THUNDER MAKER:

            I purchased this as a Christmas present for my uncle. He's really into drum circles, and this seemed like the perfect accent to his drum collection.

            A thin plastic circle is glued to the top of the painted plastic and keeps the wire in place. This doesn't seem like the greatest construction, but it also doesn't seem like it'd be hard to fix if something were to break.

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            4.0

            Fun Gift

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            from texas

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fun gift

              Comments about THUNDER MAKER:

              Fun gift for the hard to buy for friend.

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              3.0

              Interesting toy

              By 

              from New Orleans, LA

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Too Small

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about THUNDER MAKER:

              Not as impressive as I would have liked it to be. Worked well but could have been packaged to present as a more impressive gift and could have been larger.

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