Bought this game to use at my 5 year old daughter's birthday party. The packaging says that you could hold relay races to see which team could blow their pumpaloon up fastest, so it sounded a fun and original game. Decided to get my seven year old son to try it out first, in case it proved too difficult for the younger ones to do. He was quite excited as he'd seen them advertised on the tv and we had high hopes. But, quite disappointing. He was able to inflate it in less than a minute of not particularly strenuous pumping! So, pretty useless as a relay race tool.
Also disappointing was the size - quite weedy compared to how they're portrayed on the packaging - not as chunky or as tall as he and I expected. The picture on the advert and packaging is deceptive, makes them look as though they're about 4 1/2 feet tall but read the small print, they're three feet maximum.
On a positive, the product seemed pretty durable, well made and attractive colours. But, although deflating is initially easy, it's impossible to deflate them entirely as the instructions describe, so the next time we play with it it'll take and even shorter time to inflate them.
Great idea, but they need to be taller and fatter and I would say that, for any child over the age of 6, it'll be a one play wonder. Think that in our household they may end up getting used for football target practice instead!