List Price: $129.95
Customer ReviewsAll smiles for this Old Fashioned Gumball Machine
I really wouldn't put this into the "toy" category...it isn't a toy. This is a full-blown, replica gumball machine that you might expect to find walking through Wall Drug in South Dakota. What fun...The paint is bright, the legs are sturdy, the glass globe (many are plastic) just screams "quality!" I have this in my training room here at work and it really makes people smile to walk in and have a treat out of this machine. So much more engaging than a basket of candy sitting on a table. I filled it with Reeses Pieces and set it to dispense without having to add a coin.I love how I can adjust the amount of candy that gets dispensed. I love the clear cover over the dispensing chute to keep the candies from shooting out onto the floor. I think I am going to try skittles or jelly bellies next time around!I am not sold on an educational value for this item...I guess you could teach children about saving money (it is a bank)...
Beautiful authentic-looking gumball machine!
I am a photographer specializing in retro pinup photos, so when I went hunting for a gumball machine I knew that it was going to have to be authentic or be a very good reproduction. I had a hard time finding reasonably priced vintage models in good condition, so I was pretty excited when I saw this one on Amazon at such a great price. I read the reviews and decided it would be a great prop for the studio (I had been looking for something about a foot taller but those don't seem to exist).I have to say that I am very pleased with the quality and look of this product. The glass is pretty sturdy, though you have to be careful with it like you would any glass item. The stand screws together securely and is perfectly level with no rocking or weakness. The piece is heavy and well crafted, which was a concern. Cheap knock-offs can be very obvious in photos! Everyone that has seen it thinks it is a real vintage piece (which I am thrilled about) and it is one of the most popular...
Perfect for your music room!
This gumball machine is perfect for us! It's made of real metal and glass and seems very sturdy and built to last. The look is authentic and old-timey. It's a little bit shorter than I expected which turns out to be perfect for our three grandkids :). We assembled it easily in about 10 minutes. It's just the stand you need to assemble with four screws for the feet. The post comes in three pieces and simply twists together. To add gumballs (or whatever candy pieces you please) you just remove the screw on the top of the glass ball. To get money out you remove the bottom which we haven't tried yet but seems simple enough. You can also adjust the amount of candy that is dispensed as well as making it "free" spin or require coins.Anyways, it's a fantastic addition to our music room and we could not be happier with it's styling and beauty for the price on Amazon. Great purchase if you have grandkids. They can always use more encouragement for their music lessons :).