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Duck Fadar
Light up rubber duck

Locomocean
RRP: 7.99
Ages: 1+
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Duck Fadar is the ultimate gift for
Star Wars fans. Place the Glow in the Duck in the bath and watch the water-activated LED bulbs light up and change colour inside the duck. The light goes out when the duck is removed from the water. May the force be with you in the bath, pond or pool...

If you know a sci-fi fan who owns just about everything Star Wars related, then the Duck Fadar (be careful how you pronounce that) rubber duck could be the ideal gift. It won't break the bank and is sure to brighten up bath times - and could even be used to entice young children into the bath more regularly.

When you place this in the water its belly and eyes glow, with the colour changing as it bobs around. I did seem to have a slight problem with mine in that it seemed to be oddly weighted more to one side. This had the undesired result that it would topple over fairly easily.

There is something almost hypnotic about this item. I could have sat in the bath for ages just watching the colour changing.

Duck Fadar consist of a sealed unit containing batteries and LED bulbs. According to the blurb on the back of the box the battery lifetime of the duck is about 45 hours use - this is the equivalent of 180, fifteen minute baths. The only problem I had with this is that the unit is sealed (with what appears to be glue) and the instructions claim that the battery is none replaceable. The odd thing is that the bottom looks like it would come off, if someone hadn't glued it shut. I've bought items like this before where it is claimed that it is not possible to replace the battery, but after dismantling them I've discovered that this was obviously just a ploy to get you to go back and buy another one once the battery has died.

To be perfectly honest though, you should own a dozen or more of these and sit in the bath with the lights off. About the best fun you can have in the bath... alone... possibly.

Nick Smithson

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