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Wheely bug

(28 Posts)
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?


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

(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.


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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