I think my four year old son likes this a whole lot more than I do. Like many others have stated, this does seem to lose air pretty quickly. Generally, he's not as rough with this as he is in the video, so I'm pretty surprised that it seems to deflate after three or four days. The inflatable itself is pretty detailed and has a lot of things to keep your kids busy. As my son shows you in the video, the "control panel" has various buttons, switches, and knobs that keep his attention. He's also a big fan of the satellite and Earth display directly above the handle. We haven't had a chance to take this out in a pool yet, but I doubt there would be any issues with flotation.
From my point of view, I think this is a pretty neat toy but it definitely is lacking in the air retention department. When I was recording this video, I thought maybe we just got one that had a leaking seal or a pin hole somewhere in it that was causing it to lose air quickly, but after reading various reviews, it seems that it may be a systemic problem that should be addresses at the factory. Inflating this was rather easy and since it is split up into three sections it definitely helps to make things easier on your lungs.
Overall, this is a pretty cool toy. I'm a little torn because I feel like this isn't a 4 star product and it isn't a 3 star product either...it's closer to 3.5 but Amazon only lets me do full stars so...rounding up to four here. I guess that since this is really for my son and not for me, I can't degrade this inflatable too much. He really loves it even though I have to blow it up every few days. The details on the ship are pretty nice and it keeps my son busy for decent periods of time. I liked that it was easy to blow up and I like that it is useful inside and outside of water.
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