FunLoom Review and Product Info

FunLoom is a way for children to make bracelets, rings, hair ties, and more. Today we'll offer our FunLoom review along with additional product information.

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About
There have been two websites used in advertising: funloom.com, registered on April 1, 2013, and funlooms.com which was registered on July 29, 2013. A tagline is “The creation station for your imagination.”

Contact Info

  • Phone: 888-823-6940 or 800-364-8488
  • [email protected]


Cost
FunLoom costs $14.99, with free shipping. There is a 60-day money back guarantee and it is not (as of this writing) available in stores.

Features/Claims

  • Includes 1 FunLoom station, 1 loom hook, 500 silicone bands, 25 c-clips, how-to guide
  • Bands are reusable
  • Not intended for children under 8
  • It is a competing product with the popular Rainbow Loom. Bandaloom is also another new similar product.

 

Screen Shot
Below is a screen shot of the official website:
FunLoom

Television Commercial
Below is a recent TV ad for FunLoom:

Transcript of recent television commercial
“I’m bored.”  “There’s nothing to do.” Have no fear FunLoom is here. Introducing the original FunLoom. The creation station for your imagination, to make anything by hand with cool new stretchy bands. “Who wants FunLoom Bands? Stand up and clap your hands FunLoom, Funloom.” Now you can make bracelets, rings, hair ties, headbands, anklets and so much more! Simply load the loom station with your favorite colorful bands, flip it, and use the wand to link the bands in a pattern. Pop, pop, pop it off and clip it to make a perfect stretchy bracelet. “It’s really easy, so much fun!” You can even add charms for your own unique touch. “Girls dig it.” “Wrist, fingers, ankles, toes. Every color around it goes. FunLoom, FunLoom.” FunLoom is the perfect gift that can really mean something special from teen spirit, to friendship bracelet. The possibilities are endless. Other bands can really hurt, but FunLoom is made of quality silicone that won’t pull your hair and never fades. Mix and match colors at your pajama party and make your own secret FunLoom club. “Who wants FunLoom Bands? Stand up and clap your hands. FunLoom, FunLoom.” Any color, any age, any time. The FunLoom starter kit comes with one Loom board, one Loom hook, five hundred colorful bands, 25 clips, and a step by step “How to Guide,” so you can learn hows to link and loom. You can order yours online at Funloom.com and double the fun with a second starter kit absolutely free! That’s double the fun, a thousand pieces to link and loom. “It’s my favorite colors.” “Totally cool.” “I love them.” You can order yours online at FunLoom.com. That fun l-o-o-m.com. You can get it all, the entire FunLoom creation station, and ask about the deluxe kit too! “FunLoom!” Must be 18 years old to order.

Our FunLoom Review
We evaluted FunLoom and found it to be a relatively straightforward kit for creating bracelets, necklaces, and more. It is very similar to the Rainbow Loom which has been quite popular over the past year. For those new to such products, there is a small learning curve involved and it does require some patience to create larger or more elaborate items. Once kids “get” the idea of how to create bracelets and necklaces, the kit is rather easy to use.

Rainbow Loom vs FunLoom

  • Bands: Rainbow Loom has 600, FunLoom has 500
  • Colors: Rainbow Loom has assorted mixed colors, while FunLoom has 7 distinct, sorted colors. Rainbow Loom offers bags of individual colors for sale for $3.39 each.
  • Rows: FunLoom has 4 rows, versus 3 rows for Rainbow Loom.
  • Cost: Rainbow Loom is $16.99 plus shipping, while FunLoom is $14.99 with free shipping.
  • Stores: Rainbow Loom is available at Michael’s and Learning Express, while FunLoom is only available online.

 

Bottom Line
FunLoom is a viable entrant in the toy loom category. While it does stand up to the competition, there is nothing about it which makes it surpass the rest of the field. Rainbow Loom and other similar products are available in stores.

Rating
2-5-star
2.5 out of 5 stars

Your Turn
Have you tried FunLoom? Let us hear from you in the comments below.

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  • Steven Verona

    The FunLoom has several advantages over the Rainbow Loom including using silicone bands versus rubber in the Rainbow Loom. Also, the FunLoom has 4 rows of pins allowing for a greater variety of designs to be made. Finally, the FunLoom is available in many stores, physical and online, including Learning Express, Nordstroms, and numerous local toy stores.

  • Dana

    I bought the fun loom for my daughter for Christmas and I have tried making a bracelet 3 different times and each time a band brakes ruining the bracelet. The bracelet I was making is a more difficult one so I had some time invested in it. The quality of the bands is not great. I have never used the rainbow loom but based on some of the videos I have watched the U shape seems to be deeper allowing more room to get the hook in to grab the bands easier. I’m just guessing though. My only issue with the fun loom is the bands that came with it. I will buy some different bands and try the bracelet again.

  • Paula Roethler

    I am looking for brown rubber bands, can’t seem to find any. Are there any available? I’ve looked for them at various stores and haven’t seen any. Can you help me?

  • Ijs0728 .

    The rubber bands are bad quality. Breaks on me every time. I would of thought that silicone was more stronger but that’s apparently not the case. Don’t care for the hook that came with it either. I could of kelp my $10.