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Not "proper" retro - not the same material.,
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A spacehopper is a spacehopper, right? Having recently received one as a gift which was thin plastic which burst and then literally came apart on the first day, I wanted to replace it with one that was going to be tough and ordered this item on the strength of the product description: "made of tough, thick rubber". I expected it to be made as the original, 70s spacehoppers were: a thick, matte and slightly gritty-feeling rubber which lasted well. Unfortunately that's NOT what this is made of; it feels like slightly sticky, shiny plastic - not thick at all - and the box bears a warning that the toy should not be used anywhere there is a danger of puncture (such as in a garden, maybe?). As I'm unable to print off a returns label at the moment I will keep it for now and try it: but if it goes "bang" as rapidly as the last one, it will be returned as "not as described" and a refund will be expected.
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Initial post: 28 May 2011 19:50:48 BDT
Well, it did burst on first use... I haven't sent it back as I can't find all of it! Be warned. If you are a child of the 70s and remember how spacehoppers used to be, this one will disappoint you, unless you're only going to use it indoors on soft surfaces.
An expensive balloon, basically.
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 19:44:22 BDT
Alpha Male says:
Thanks. I remember the old hoppers. Scared the living daylights out of me, but I really would like an authentic one now!
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