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Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum

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  • |MFG Age: 5 years and up
  • $17.99
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Product Description

Kids love catching bugs! This new and improved fun outdoor toy captures insects by battery-operated vacuum suction power without harm into a clear plastic capsule. You can view the bugs through the magnifier in the capsule. Then you can either release the insects back into the outdoors or in the Backyard Safari Bug Habitat (sold separately) built epecially to house small insects. The "capture core" even includes a magnifier for cool viewing.

Additional Info

443614

3D995D23

730320140383

BSBCN-N

1.2 pounds

12.1 x 11.9 x 4.1

How to Get It


  • This item can be shipped to the entire United States including Alaska, Hawaii, and all U.S. territories including Puerto Rico
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Customer Reviews Summary & Ask a question

Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Summit Products Inc.Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum
 
4.0

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (28)
  • Fun (28)
  • Interactive (23)
  • Promotes learning (23)
  • Effective demonstration (8)

Cons

  • Does not work well (6)

Best Uses

  • Gift (20)
  • Home (18)
  • Young children (5)
  • School (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (26), Grandparent (5), Teacher (5), Student (4), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (18), No (17)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Backyard Safari Bug Vacuum

I bought four of these to give as gifts to a group of boys at a company picnic. They all loved them!! They came with batteries, which made this an even better...Read complete review

I bought four of these to give as gifts to a group of boys at a company picnic. They all loved them!! They came with batteries, which made this an even better value. However, I was glad I packed some extra batteries, as the orignals didn't last very long. Overall, the boys seemed to enjoy them, and that's what matters.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Great idea, poorly made

All the backyard safari toys have the same problem, they reel you in with the promise of great educational fun only to find out half the stuff doesn't work. The bug vacuum is too...Read complete review

All the backyard safari toys have the same problem, they reel you in with the promise of great educational fun only to find out half the stuff doesn't work. The bug vacuum is too weak to vacuum up an ant. The binoculars don't focus- heck they even have a whistle that doesn't work (the dollar store even delivers on that one). Basically, they sold out to make the stuff cheaply offshore and lost the point to the product along the way. More fodder for landfills, dangit!
I would give this 5 stars if it only worked!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Every little boy should have one

By ehlerschelle

from Boise, ID

About Me Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective Demonstration
  • Fun
  • Interactive
  • Promotes Learning

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Home

    Comments about Summit Products Inc. Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum:

    My son wanted this so bad that he saved his own money in order to but it for himself! He has not been disappointed with his purchase! He takes this bug vacuum everywhere we go in hopes of finding a creature to catch and study!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    awesome product but little suction

    By Cassanova1988

    from Elysburg, PA

    About Me Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Interactive
    • Promotes Learning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about Summit Products Inc. Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum:

      My son loves this product and I love the idea of him being able to vacuum up bugs without having to touch them, in case they bite or sting! The only issue I have with it, is when we tried it out in the house, it has very little suction. Since it's winter here right now, have to wait a little for spring to roll around and test it outside! Can't wait to see if it works on actual bugs (for my son's sake)!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great for little explorers

      By dervydo

      from Tacoma, WA

      About Me Parent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • Promotes Learning

      Cons

      • Batteries Die Too Fast

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere Outside
      • Gift
      • Home

      Comments about Summit Products Inc. Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum:

      My 6 year old loves this toy. It is a great way to take a look at the bugs in your own back yard without worrying about your child's safety, because we all know kids will pick up anything. This toy is very sturdy and will last quite a while. Just don't leave it out in the rain. I also like that it's safe for the bugs.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very cute gift!

      By Smart shopper

      from Troy, MI

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • Promotes Learning

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about Summit Products Inc. Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum:

        Purchased this item for my 6 year old nephew! So excited to give it to him - he's going to love it! Looks like hours of fun at a affordable price! Excellent quality!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        We loved this Product!

        By Redheaded Mom

        from Commerce, GA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

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              Comments about Summit Products Inc. Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum:

              This product keeps my son interested in being outside. And thats always a plus for me!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              My daughter loves it!

              By MomA

              from Connecticut

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Allows For Exploration
              • Easy To Use
              • Fun
              • Interactive
              • Love The Watch Too
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Home

                Comments about Summit Products Inc. Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum:

                Used for play and given as a gift. She always on the hunt for the next bug...which helps me out!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Lots of Fun

                By stay at home mom

                from TN

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fun
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Home

                  Comments about Summit Products Inc. Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum:

                  Works great- Kids have a blast exploring the outdoors with this toy. Bought another one as a b-day gift for a friend, so they both had one.

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Awesome bug vacuum!!

                  By Mommy of 4 monkeys.

                  from Scottsdale, Az

                  About Me Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive
                  • Promotes Learning

                  Cons

                  • Suction Could Be Stronger

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Home

                  Comments about Summit Products Inc. Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum:

                  My 4 year old son LOVES his bug gun and watch!! The gun/vacuum keep him busy for hours "hunting" for bugs in the back hard and storing them in his watch. The suction could be a little stronger but otherwise a great buy!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Super fun quality toy!

                  By Bugs

                  from Albany, OH

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective Demonstration
                  • Fun
                  • Promotes Learning

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift

                    Comments about Summit Products Inc. Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum:

                    My 5 year old had a blast with this toy! He loved it! It comes with lots of little extras and I feel it is a great value! Very cute item & very high quality!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A awesome product!

                    By Kande mom of three

                    from North Tonawanda, new york

                    About Me Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective Demonstration
                    • Fun
                    • Interactive
                    • Promotes Learning

                    Cons

                    • Cannot Get Wet

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Home

                    Comments about Summit Products Inc. Backyard Safari Bug Catcher and Vacuum:

                    This bug vacuum is the perfect gift for any child that is a nature lover or just curious about bugs and or science. Also it is a great help to a a scwemish mom when it comes to the occasional spider ant or fly that gets trapped in the house. My son can now vaccum it right up and throw out outside! Awesome product and a win win!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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