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madmarchhare Mon 01-Aug-05 14:28:46

Where can I see one in RL? I have seen them on the internet and many of you have raved about them. They look great but I would really like to see one first.

tassis Mon 01-Aug-05 14:42:08

well I saw them recently in a great wee shop in callendar, central scotland. Don't suppose that's any good for you?

My ds (aged 2 and 2 months) LOVED them. I'd say go for the bigger size.

madmarchhare Mon 01-Aug-05 15:52:27

No, dont often get the chance to pop into central Scotlad!

Does anyone know who the manufacturer is?, then I could maybe check for stockists that way...

tassis Mon 01-Aug-05 16:07:33

think hippychick is the manufacturer

the thing I hadn't appreciated until I saw them in RL is that they're spongy on top and not hard.

madmarchhare Mon 01-Aug-05 19:44:23

Oooooooo, I really want to see now!

Catsmother Tue 02-Aug-05 01:20:33

Well, I got mine from a shop in Letchworth, North Herts. Can't remember right now what it's called but it's in the arcade there and has a fantastic range of toys/baby stuff etc. Far better than your unimaginative Toys R Us selection .... and pretty good value too.

tarantula Tue 02-Aug-05 09:44:46

Where abouts are you MMH? I had a look at one in a shop in Putney before buying ours. they are fab but would def recommend going for the bigger one.

madmarchhare Tue 02-Aug-05 10:25:58

Im in Yorkshire.

madmarchhare Tue 02-Aug-05 10:28:28

I agree, DS has an 'apple pie' wooden spotty dog with bendy bits thats you pull along, its great.

tassis Tue 02-Aug-05 12:40:44

I think you should just go for it. You know you want to!!

Louise1980 Tue 02-Aug-05 12:42:48

Having a very bloned day but wots a wheely bug?

Sorry!!

madmarchhare Tue 02-Aug-05 14:54:46

Tassis - I know!, eeerr, OK then. Am going to order one now.

Lou1980 - I cant do links, but its a ladybird on wheels really (big enough to ride on). The wheels go in all directions, a bit like a supermarket trolley I believe so is good for small spaces and smaller kids who havent quite got the knack of direction I imagine.

madmarchhare Tue 02-Aug-05 15:02:23

Oh no, the cheapest one I can find (bump to 3 - £39.95) is out of stock and it wont even let me add to basket and then wait for it to come in.

tassis Tue 02-Aug-05 16:34:15

£45 and no P&P from uptofive.co.uk

(and you really should order from this lady because she's a small business in central scotland)

but that's the small size and thinkg and you really should consider the big one...

(listen to me, I WANT ONE TOO, but I'm way too skint to consder it...)

leahbump Tue 02-Aug-05 17:59:58

sorry to butt in - we are looking at these at the mo- there's a good price on ebay, however got no idea which size to get...ds is fairly tall for 18 months and i'd rather it lasted longer iykwim.

Anyone??

Also off to see if i can find a link for the manufacturer!!

louli Tue 02-Aug-05 18:08:48

I have seen the one on Great Little Trading Company (like the pig v. much) but I don't think they are not "wheely bugs". If anyone knows differently please let me know.

Charlee Tue 02-Aug-05 18:10:29

Ds is one next mont do they do them in his size?

louli Tue 02-Aug-05 18:11:43

They come in a small size (1-3) and a large presumably 2+

madmarchhare Tue 02-Aug-05 18:21:30

Charlee, they do small @ 39cm(l) x 23(w) x 21 (h) which is aimed @ 1-3 years and large 46(l) x 28(w) x 25(h) which is aimed at 3-5.

Charlee Tue 02-Aug-05 18:22:49

thanks i may have to get one!

Socci Tue 02-Aug-05 18:30:50

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MrsDoolittle Tue 02-Aug-05 18:37:09

I've wanted one since Christmas - dd was too small then, now I'm too skint.
They're fab though, aren't they?

Charlee Tue 02-Aug-05 18:38:42

i just like them because there cute! do they actually have anyother qualities im not saying there not grat but i never actually looked into them

tassis Tue 02-Aug-05 18:39:49

Ds tried them when he was 25 months and he much preferred the big one. I'd say it'd be worth the extra tenner in the long run.

Socci Tue 02-Aug-05 18:44:19

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