Sharks – coming to your lounge room this summer thanks to Air Swimmers

Every year, there’s a Christmas present with serious wow factor. It’s not necessarily the most expensive toy or the latest fad but rather, it’s the toy that has everyone fighting for a turn. I vividly recall my brother getting an Evil Knievel stunt motorbike set when he was about five years old – my dad, my grandfather and my uncles mucked about with it all afternoon while my brother hopped around impatiently in the background waiting for his turn! This year, it will be an Air Swimmer that has everyone clamouring for a go.

Air Swimmers are essentially remote-controlled helium balloons but what makes these particularly exciting is the incredibly smooth and life-like motion. Available as either a shark or a Clown fish, the Air Swimmers have complete up, down and three hundred and sixty degree turning control, turning your lounge room into an ‘aquarium’. The video clip below shows just how realistic they are.

Once filled with helium, Air Swimmers stay inflated for several weeks and can be refilled over and over. I have no doubt that my shark-obsessed seven-year-old will think this is the best toy ever, though the Clown fish might be a more ‘relaxing’ choice for younger kids (and Finding Nemo fans)!

Find them in Australia at RC World for $49.99 each.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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