We got this for our toddler for Easter and she absolutely loves it...in fact, I think what she said was "this is the best present of all time!". For the price I would highly recommend this. Only issue we've had was with the coin slot...gets jammed a lot so we've decided not to use this as a bank. But other than that, love it!
At first I wasn't sure if it is going to work or not. It really works and my daughter loves it. The cuteness is also a plus and makes a great gift because my daughter loves it. She brags in school how cool she has her own Hello Kitty gum ball machine. Which means I need to buy more gumballs for refills.