Almost comical, this little green amphibian friend leaps with a joyful sense of freedom. Using its hind legs and rubber feet, Happy Hopping Frog jiggles its eyes as a dog would wag its tail acknowledging its love and appreciation to its owner. The tailless, leaping mini solar kit is activated by the power of the sun’s rays; no batteries required. Happy Hopping Frog is the next logical kit if you have already assembled the Super Solar Racing Car (OWI-MSK671) or theFrightened Grasshopper (OWI-MSK670). It demonstrates alternative energy principles. No batteries required and have approximately twenty-five parts to assemble.
Awards: Machine Digest Online Editor's Pick for Educational Toys
dimensions:2.6x1.8x1.7in; Solar Panel Output: 1.1V x 75mA Motor: DC; Power Consumption: 1.2V x 10mA
Posted by Emmet Worick on 13th Oct 2010
Again, I have no children so far to show it to, but the solar aspect of it demands attention from adults. I didn't know I would have to assemble it, but it was really a piece of cake. I made up a halogen lamp so that I can demonstrate the frog in action without the sun. It works beautifully. I have since ordered two more to give away after I assemble them.
Posted by Matt Meyer on 13th Oct 2010
Though in need of some adult assistance, this neat toy combines science, model making, and a love of animals and the environment. My seven year old son did all the preliminary work on his own, calling me in for a bit of final adjustments. Then, with light bulb to the solar panel (he couldn't wait till morning!), the cute new pet started hoping around. A nice and multifaceted product.
Posted by E. Smith on 13th Jul 2010
The frog has some assembly when it arrives, but it is very cute and jumps. It seems sturdy enough to last a while. It turns when it jumps and looses the light so it stops quickly to need adjusting to the sunlight. Both the 4 and 7 year old boys enjoy playing with it.
Posted by Rochelle on 13th Jul 2010
I bought this for a grad school friend of mine. She loves it and is the envy of her friends. The product title is apt. This toy will make you happy. It's made of plastic obviously, so please do not throw it against a wall or step on it.