Green Toys Submarine Review.. A Good Green Toy?

Published in Green Toys on 20th May 2013

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Another green toy that is produced by the Green Toys Inc. for the kids to have fun in the bathroom or outdoor pool is the Green Toys Submarine.

This submarine made from recycled plastic milk containers has been mentioned to guarantee your kids endless fun as a water toy.

It is also very safe with no harmful chemicals like VOCs that might endanger your kids. So with this in mind, I have conducted an unbiased review to give customers and readers a clearer picture of this toy.

Benefits of Owning a Green Toys Submarine

Multi-Purpose Aquatic Toy

The Green Toys Submarine can be submerged into the bottom, and with a stable flat bottom, it can also float on the water surface like a real submarine. To top it off, it also features a spinning rear propeller that actually turns as it is being pushed through the water

With its classic handle and wide-mouth opening combination, this water toy also allows for plenty of scoop-and-pour fun. Its spinning tail fin when it is being propelled through the water pretty acts like a real lifelike submarine!

Made from 100% Recycled Material

This green toy is made up of 100 percent plastic that is recycled from disposed plastic milk containers so besides allowing endless fun for the kids you are also saving the planet by not contributing to the carbon footprint. It is available in two colours; blue and yellow.

Super Safe: No Phthalates, BPA or PVC

Like all Green Toys products, this green toy is made from 100 percent recycled milk jug plastic. The resultant HDPE (#2 plastic) meets FDA food contact standards and does not contain BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Green Toys Inc also has a stringent internal testing regimen incorporated which exceeds the safety standards set by both US and international countries.

So there is no fear of the kids being exposed to these harmful chemicals that used to be found in plastics

Ease of Maintenance

The Green Toys Submarine is dishwasher safe with its cabin able to be opened for easy cleaning access.

100 percent Made in the US

This green toy is manufactured wholly in the US by Green Toys Inc using recycled materials.  So by purchasing this toy, you are not only supporting the domestic economy but saving our planet as well.

Dimensions Height = 23.25 in.
Width = 15.5 in.
Depth = 11.25 in.
Weight = 40 pounds
Capacity33 litres /70 pints
Fan Speed 2
Power TypeElectric
Installation TypeFree-Standing
Voltage Rating115V/6.9 Amps
Safety CertificationUPC091037255518
Energy Star Certified Yes
Energy Factor (L/kWh)1.85

Here is a Video Showing the Green Toys Submarine in Action!

How does the Green Toys Submarine rate on popular websites?

Green Toys Inc.

The Green Toys Submarine is available at Green Toys Inc. However there are no customer reviews available.


382 customers at Amazon gave this product an average rating of 4.8/5.0. Out of 382 customers, 318 gave it a rating of 5.0/5.0.

The Green Nursery

4 customers at The Green Nursery gave the Green Toy Submarine an average rating of 4.9/5.0. Out of 4 customers, 3 gave it a rating of 5.0/5.0.


2 customers at Overstock gave the Green Toy Submarine an average rating of 4.5/5.0. Out of 2 customers, 2 gave it a rating of 5.0/5.0.

Other Sites

A list of online sites that offer the Green Toy Submarine is also available at the Green Toys Inc main site.

Customer Reviews on the Green Toys Submarine

I have read recent reviews on this green toy and summarised the pros and cons below for your perusal.

The Pros 🙂

Design of the toy; customers have mentioned that this water toy to be well-designed and easy to manoeuvre for children in the bathroom. As customers have described, the Green Toy submarine can be filled with water, with the front functioning as a spout which is great for rinsing off kids’ hair and eyes free of soap with no requirement for additional cups or bowls in the tub.

The spinning propeller of this water toy was also mentioned by a customer to be popular with his kid,

Material of the toy; the durability, floatability of the lightweight HDPE plastic (#grade 2) used to make this range of green toys had been mentioned by customers as a pro. Its solid assembly with no presence of wires and screws for the Green Toy submarine were also mentioned advantages.   

Other mentioned pros of this material include its eco-friendliness and the fact that it does not allow the growth of mould which is commonly observed in bathroom toys making it a worthwhile investment,   

Educational value; this water toy had also been mentioned to be useful for educating children in the benefits of recycling,

100 percent US-made product; the fact that this toy was made in US also served as a pro for customers to buy this product as the accumulated sales generated will contribute to the economy.

The Cons 🙁

Design of the toy; the Green Toys Submarine was mentioned by a customer to had too many holes and openings, which will make it hard to clean out and maintain cleanliness.

The “tiny hatch” that allowed children to put things into the toy was remarked by a customer to be a bit small so might be a bit difficult for small children though the customer’s kids aged 3 and 5 years old were able to manage.  

Best Deals for the Green Toys Submarine

As I was conducting my research for this green toy, I did some price comparison at the same time and found out that Amazon generally offers this green toy at a much lower price as compared to the other sites.

So therefore it will be logical to get this great toy for the kids and also enjoy savings! So if you are interested, here is the link: Green Toys Submarine Great Deals


(Published: 20th May 2014 )

(Last Updated 15th March 2015)