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Thames & Kosmos Gumball Machine Maker: Super Stunts & Tricks

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$28.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Build your own gumball machines and learn physics lessons in the process.
  • It's a gumball machine meets a marble run meets a roller coaster meets a pinball machine!
  • As they roll down the track, the gumballs perform cool stunts and tricks; add a pendulum, pulley cups, trampoline, and more to see these wacky stunts in action.
  • Each segment of track teaches a different lesson in physics, demonstrating principles like force, motion, momentum, gravity, energy, simple machines, and more.
  • Compatible with standard machine-size, 16-mm (5/8-inch) gumballs, the kit comes with a small supply to get started.

Description

Build your own gumball machines and learn physics lessons in the process. A turn of a handle dispenses one gumball at a time out of the clear storage globe and down the track. Each segment of the track teaches a different lesson in physics: force, motion, momentum, gravity, energy, and more. The segments can be moved around to create an almost limitless number of different machines. Small supply of standard machine-size (5/8-inch) gumballs included.
Contains: Does Not Contain Any of the 9 Major Allergens
Suggested Age: 6 Years and Up
CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_contains_small_ball
Educational Focus: Science
Includes: Instruction Guide, Gumballs, Model Pieces
Battery: No Battery Used
TCIN: 76422570
UPC: 814743014121
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-0916
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 16.63 inches length x 11.5 inches width x 3.27 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.995 pounds
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: APO/FPO, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., Guam (see also separate entry under GU), United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS)

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: Does it come with the gumballs

submitted by Faith - 4 years ago
  • A: The back of the box lists gum balls as being included. It contains 1/3 lb. gum balls.

    submitted bycfcorbin - 4 years ago
  • A: Thank you for your question. Yes, the Gumball Machine Maker does come with gumballs.

    submitted byLinzy C - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: yes it doeswwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    submitted byasd - 1 year ago

Q: Will Dubble Bubble Gum Ball refills dispense in this machine?

submitted by MomofBoys - 7 months ago
  • A: Any gumball that is 13mm or less will dispense from the Gumball Machine Maker kit.

    submitted byLinzy C - 7 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: How tall and wide is the machine ?

submitted by Gumball - 1 year ago
  • A: 3 feet

    submitted byasd - 1 year ago

Q: Is there a specific gumball refill you need to buy? Can you use any brand or size gum all?

submitted by Grandmab53 - 3 years ago
  • A: Thank you for your question! The gumballs that fit in the Gumball Machine Maker are about 5/8" (0.6"), so slightly smaller than a dime.

    submitted byLinzy C - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: How big are the gumballs? Are they the small ones or the size you usually get at the store gumball machine for a quarter?

submitted by BB - 4 years ago
  • A: Thank you for your question! The gumballs that fit in the Gumball Machine Maker are about 5/8" (0.6"), so slightly smaller than a dime.

    submitted byLinzy C - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: is it ok to have my kids play with it (with candy inside ?)

submitted by owo cookie girl - 4 years ago
  • A: Our Gumball Machine Maker can certainly be played with if it has the gumballs inside. The recommend age for this kit is ages 6 to 12!

    submitted byLinzy C - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: What are the dimensions of the machine when assembled? Height?

submitted by AliGee - 4 years ago
  • A: Our Gumball Machine Maker stands at 17 inches tall once fully assembled.

    submitted byLinzy C - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Would the machine accommodate and dispense small pieces of candy such as M&Ms, Reese's Pieces or do you have to use round gumballs?

submitted by Candy Lover - 5 years ago
  • A: I think that as long as the item is heavy enough, and the item can roll, then whatever candy you want to use, you can use!

    submitted byA - 4 years ago
3.2 out of 5 stars with 239 reviews
36% would recommend
111 recommendations
quality: 1.87 out of 5
broad age appeal: 2.58 out of 5
ease of use: 1.91 out of 5
length of play: 2.01 out of 5
value: 1.86 out of 5

DO NOT BUY

1 out of 5 stars
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Shopboppin42 - 2 months ago
I will just start with telling you I love putting things together, ikea furniture- love it, the game mouse trap, love it, marble runs all that. When I say I have never wanted to kick something over and stomp on it so badly, I mean it! This has HORRIBLE directions and it doesn’t work. You can get the first example to run correctly but after that nothing! Save your sanity and buy your kids a marble run and some gumballs!
quality: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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No food labeling

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Allison - 2 months ago
This has no food labeling for allergies. Not sure how that’s legal in the US. Calling this STEM is a joke.
length of play: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
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Do not buy

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Jamie - 2 months ago
Do not bother buying this. It doesn’t work. None of the configurations actually allow the gumballs to go where they should. My son is autistic and this frustrated him so much. Returning
ease of use: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Awesome Gift

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Purchaser - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Got this for my child for Christmas. She loves it. There are many ways to configure the machine and has held her interest for the last few months. It can use any standard little gum balls. I think we purchased Hubba Bubba and it fit.
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
ease of use: 4 out of 5
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Please don't waste your money

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Runs BIG - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
The quality of this is very cheap. Some peices don't click together properly. The mechanism that is supposed to turn to release the gumballs gets jammed and crack/chewys up the gumballs. If you are going to spend $30... just buy a regular gumball machine. This one is a waste of money
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Save your money

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
NMF - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Fragile and poorly made. I wish I read the reviews prior to purchase.
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
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Not worth it

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
So bad - 6 months ago
My granddaughter was so excited, but when she got to the part with the green little pieces, she figured out one of the pieces were not snapped together definitely not worth it
ease of use: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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Fragile and disappointing

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
LDawgMT - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
My kids were so excited for this and the little pieces broke the first time we built it with adult help. This would be a wonderful today if the parts were better quality.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Not worth it

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
TwinMom - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
The parts do not stay together very well. The gum ball gets stuck easily. The domino effect piece doesn’t actually hold the green pieces to make the domino effect. Disappointing. My 6 year old has had it for 3 days and is loosing interest because it falls apart so easily.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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Just buy a different one

1 out of 5 stars
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AB2 - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
I think this machine is the worst. It is not sturdy at all and the pieces do not snap together so everytime my child tried to pick it up his gumballs went everywhere.
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
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Crap

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Misi - 6 months ago
It doesn't work. It's complete crap
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Does not work

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Kkist - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Put it together and the gumball never made it into the cup - does not actually work as intended.
ease of use: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Don't waste your money!!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mom of 3 - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Small cheap pieces, impossible for my child to put together.
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Tiny

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
ND - 7 months ago
The reviews said it was 3 feet tall and it’s barely 18 inches. Way smaller than what I needed it for and I’m not happy that I purchased it. I wasn’t aware until my niece put it together and sent a picture so I was unable to return it.
length of play: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Disapointing

1 out of 5 stars
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Zsdatsfm - 8 months ago
Definitely not what I expected. I thought it was more of a marble run, but it’s difficult to put together and there are so many small, low quality pieces. We put it together once and now the pieces are sitting in a bin. I’d like to throw it out, but my husband is a semi-hoarder and thjnks my son will try it again someday.
ease of use: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Not working well

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Melissa - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
The balls are getting stuck constantly, even if you keep turning the knob. Little ribbed, green bars are falling off from the slide, also won't stay in. And the balls gets smashed in between, breaking in pieces and getting dirty and sticky. we tried wirh marble balls instead. Bad purchase. The only thing - was easy to set up, just fallowing instructions.
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
ease of use: 2 out of 5
length of play: 2 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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dont waste money or time

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
trust me - 9 months ago
IMPOSSIBLE TO ASSEMBLE ! DO NOT BUY
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Wouldn't Recommend

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Taylor - 10 months ago
This toy is so frustrating and nearly impossible to assemble.😒 My family got it for the little guys and it took so much time away from our day. It still doesn't work and it's too hard for an adult to set up let alone children. The creators over estimated how big the gum balls were. There's no way they could ever ever knock down multiple dominoes. It's not worth the thirty dollars. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! Buy a real gum ball machine that works and doesn't require assembling 600 pieces of it.
ease of use: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Not Worth It

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
AudraW - 11 months ago
The gumball dispensing mechanism is seriously flawed. As other reviews have stated, it breaks down the gumballs and gets stuck.
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Easy kit.

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
AB - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to put together, only 4 stars because it was missing one piece. Not sure how durable it is.
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