*AD- The Casdon Dyson Cord-Free Replica Vacuum was a gifted product
I love vacuuming. It’s my favourite cleaning task to do. The problem is, the boys also love vacuuming, and when I’m trying to do it, they’re always trying to take over it. When the Casdon Dyson Cord-Free Replica Vacuum turned up for them to play with, they were well chuffed.
We are huge fans of Casdon products in this house, having reviewed and played with a number of products from their range of role-play toys in recent years. The Casdon Dyson Cord-Free Replica Vacuum hasn’t disappointed and has become a regular part of the boy’s imaginative play.
A little bit more about Casdon
Casdon has been one of the big players in the toy industry since 1946, and specialise in toy replicas of household appliances and equipment. Their products, which include replicas of Dyson vacuums, toy supermarkets, and the Henry vacuum, which we have reviewed in the past, are perfect for encouraging imaginative play in children.
The Dyson Replica Vacuum
So, a little bit about the features of the Casdon Dyson Cord-Free replica vacuum.
- It has working suction and an accessible debris tray
- The vacuum features a simulated cyclone action effect
- It has easy to release attachments for short nozzle or long-handled play – just like a real vacuum!
- Suitable for age 3+
- Requires 3x AA batteries (not included)
The working suction picks up small bits off the floor and there’s a debris compartment to empty it all out. The simulated cyclone action has moving colourful balls in a clear cylinder, so it looks and sounds like a real vacuum, albeit a lot quieter!
There are different ways to play: short nozzle or long-handled ‘twist & turn’ cleaning – and the attachments have an easy release removal system which even the smallest of hands can manage.
The developmental benefits
When it comes to the kids toys, I like to look at not just the fun side of it, but the educational and developmental benefits. The Casdon Dyson Cord-Free Replica Vacuum has these in bucketloads.
- It encourages realistic role play for exploring imagination and developing social skills.
- For younger children, it encourages hand-eye coordination.
- The working suction and cyclone action helps with understanding cause and effect.
- The different attachments and ways to play, help to develop problem solving and motor skills.
What did the boys think?
They loved it, and in fact, I had to hide it for a few hours because World War Three almost broke out over it. Every time I turn around, one of them is playing with it, and it is showing no sign of losing it’s attraction. With three boys having the attention span of a gnat, I’d say that tells you how good it is!
I thought it was pretty good. I think it looks realistic, and it seems pretty sturdy and well made. The RRP is around £20, from toy stores such as Smyths, which I think is reasonable.