Carousel Gumball Machines. That’s old school, baby!
|July 27, 2012||Filed under Reviews|
I don’t know about anyone else, but many of my childhood memories are of begging my parents for coins so I can drop them into those giant gumball machines. The coin operated machine prizes (bouncy balls, capsules, temporary tats and the like) were pretty sweet, too.
The Carousel brand gumball machines feature the hallmark antique style: beautifully crafted die cast metal base, fire engine red color, and glass globe.
They carry a huge selection of machines, including the seaga line of vending machines, bill changers, parts and refills.
The gumballs can be purchased in conveniently packaged refill boxes or in bulk for commercial purposes. Sugar free options are available. If you break your globe — no problem and no hassle. Simply log on and get your replacement parts.
Supposedly gumballs were invented in the early 1900′s, making the machines a perfect gift for people who enjoy collectible items from this time period. While most collectors prefer not to use collectibles, they may appreciate having something around that they can use for a similar experience.
My daughter uses the machine every day, simply for the challenge of obtaining a purple (her favorite color) gumball. You can use coins ranging from pennies to quarters and sometimes, you might want to have an extra coin on hand because they sometimes get “eaten” without dispensing your treat! It dispenses hard candies and M&M’s as well.
The Junior Carousel Gumball Machine is a compact counter-top machine that holds serious coinage. Want to win a lifetime supply of gumballs? Go enter now! Contest ends on August 15th.
Disclosure: I received a Junior Carousel Gumball Machine and a box of refills in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.