WubbleX Anti-Gravity Ball Review
• Indoor use
• Helium floating effect
• Extra can of helium included
• Helium is one-time use
• Wubble reputation of poor durability
WubbleX is the latest Wubble ball to be advertised, offering an "anti-gravity" gravity ball which can be inflated with helium and used indoors. The differences between this product and the Tiny Wubble are elusive aside from the included can of helium. If this product can fix some of the durability issues of prior Wubbles, this could be a popular item. That, however, is a very big "if."
WubbleX is advertised as an “anti-gravity” Wubble ball for indoor use.
Claims & Features
- Floats, spins, and flies
- Part bubble, part ball
- Includes helium can
- Can be deflated
- Soft, strong, lightweight
- Indoor use only
Cost & Availability
You can purchase a WubbleX from the official website for $19.99 plus $8.99 shipping for a total cost of $28.98. This includes the ball and 2 cans of helium.
You can find WubbleX in stores for about $8. A helium can is also sold in stores for about $8.
The Television commercial below was posted in July 2015.
When the original Wubble Bubble Ball first hit the market, I spent what seemed like an inordinate amount of time testing out that product. First I purchased one and tried it with two teenagers, who popped it minutes after we began. After speaking to a company rep, I tried several more, with mixed results. A “Tiny Wubble” appeared on store shelves later, which I tried but never formally reviewed. A Glow-in-the-Dark version has also since appeared.
Now we have WubbleX, which is a small indoor Wubble ball that can be filled by an included can of helium. At first glance, it doesn’t seem much different than the Tiny Wubble, which was widely available in stores in recent months (although Tiny Wubble no longer appears on the websites of popular retailers).
To use, you apply a small amount of supplied petroleum jelly to the fill tube, pinch the ball until you feel the valve, and insert the tube 1 inch into it. You then fill the ball until the canister of helium is empty, or until the ball starts to float, whichever occurs first. You then remove the filling tube and cap off the opening with a sealing tab.
As with other Wubble balls, the consumer must take care not to bring it into contact with sharp objects in order to maximize its life. That includes such things as sharp fingernails, as I found in my first Wubble test. This may be a requirement beyond the ability of kids who are excited to be playing with a floating ball.
Time will tell if the powers behind the Wubble franchise have finally overcome some of the durability issues which have plagued previous incarnations.
The Wubble ball products have always provided a huge amount of fun, in what is usually an unfortunately short product life. If WubbleX can last a bit longer than its predecessors, the addition of the helium could make this a hit.
The helium cans are one-time use only, meaning you may be purchasing refills if you want to achieve the floating effect often.
WubbleX is the latest in a line of “Wubble” brand products. The wubble ball design is unique, and therefore you won’t find anything like it anywhere else. Unfortunately, all of the Wubble balls have been plagued by complaints of popping before consumers feel they received their money’s worth. It is almost identical (if not the same) as Tiny Wubble, which I believe is still sold at stores such as Target for about $10.
WubbleX is the latest Wubble ball to be advertised, offering an “anti-gravity” gravity ball which can be inflated with helium and used indoors. The differences between this product and the Tiny Wubble are elusive aside from the included can of helium. If this product can fix some of the durability issues of prior Wubbles, this could be a popular item. That, however, is a very big “if.”
If you’ve used WubbleX, please give it a star rating and comment below.
DONT BUY IT!
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT UNLESS YOU ENJOY WASTING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY AND DISAPPOINTING YOUR KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love it! Highly recommend it if you have kids that like interesting, different toys.
Wow i want that wubblex?
DO NOT buy this product!!! My kids wanted this so badly, I was very reluctant to spend nearly $20 for a ball but I finally agreed to buy it for them. Once it arrived, we realized a helium can was required to fill it up! Another $20 spent. Today, the helium can arrived, my kids all excited, and within 5 minutes of them playing indoors with it, it popped in midair!!!! Needless to say, my kids were devastated!!! What an awful product. For this kind of money, I could have bought my kids 40 helium filled latex balloons that would have worked exactly the same!!!!! Unless you want to throw away your money and break your kids heart, do not but this product!!!!
Has anybody contacted the company regarding burst balls? We literally spent $20 on this piece of junk in Target and when we went to blow it up, it burst. We followed the instructions and I was the only one that handled it, gently. Target won’t take it back and I’ve emailed the company, but haven’t gotten a response. I think this company is looking at a class action lawsuit in their very near future. You can’t sell defective items (especially for so much) and not have some sort of refund or replacement guidelines in place. What a shameful company. Scamming families with their pricey, defective junk.
Best toy in the universe, the only one my kids have
Junk.. Junk.. Junk… Bought two for my kids.. both popped in about 15 minutes. Did I say Junk? Worse than Junk… a rip off. Bought it from Target and going to ask that they do not carry this garbage.
Junk is the right word!
Don’t waist your money
Don’t waste your money.
Filled it with Helium to Neutral Buoyancy. Would be an awesome product if it didn’t deflate in under 10 minutes. Completely useless IMO.
This product is the biggest waste of money I have ever experienced. first of all you need to buy the helium also, that’s another $8. We filled the ball up and initially it just floated to the ceiling. Not much fun. then after a couple of hours it was hovering quite nicely and performed sort of how it was supposed to. Then a couple hours later, it was done. The thing was still fully blown up but was falling to the ground. Well, since the $8 bottle of helium only covers one inflation (wow, really? that is the biggest rip of all), now you have in your hands a $16 balloon. No different than one you could buy for 5 cents. I am utterly disgusted with myself for purchasing this scam of a product. I promise, you will be disappointed. I highly recommend NOT purchasing this product. I would give it negative stars if I could. Seriously.