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on 10 June 2013
this is essentially a very large black plastic bin liner - made from exceptionally thin plastic.

Open it out, walk around with it a bit to fill it with air, seal the end, let the trapped air heat up in the sun and watch it lift up.

Issues: it is very long and you do need a lot of space to open it out. If it catches on ANYTHING it will tear. If there is no breeze it is tricky to fill with air. Too much breeze and it is likely to swing around and catch on house / tree / wall etc and tear. My advice would be to take it to a cricket pitch with lots of space and smoothly cut grass and you might stand a chance.

My son got through an entire (small) roll of cellotape mending holes but did manage to get it 'flying' for a few minutes, enjoyed it while it lasted but got frustrated by the persistent breakages.

It is a single use 'experiment', I wouldn't buy it again unless it was at a seriously reduced price.
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on 17 July 2014
This is basically a giant black bin bag. Take it out to the park on a sunny day, it fills with air, tie it with some string and watch it inflate and rise.My son enjoyed it - but it is a bit of a one time wonder. Bit pricey for what it is.
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on 23 October 2017
Great A+++++++++
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on 19 June 2013
You will have fun with this toy, kids love watching it heat up and rise in the air. It's dramatic. They love how high it goes. Make sure you have wide open space around you so it doesn't break on a hedge, fence when it comes down. You can repair small holes with cellotape tho so that's good too.
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on 1 March 2016
Very thin plastic bag that tears on impact with oxygen.
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on 13 November 2013
We took this to a huge field in a campsite. The warm air kept it floating. Everyone was coming by for a closer look. You do need a massive space away from trees though.
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on 21 July 2014
Used it on the beach and it looked cool but was not very strong so didn't last long.
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on 1 November 2012
Kids were excited but to be honest it didnt fly and the material is something you could have built with bin bags. Not impressed with the toy itself but the speed and delivery of the product was good
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on 12 January 2014
Took this up to London (Blackheath) was great fun, even attracted the attention of a police helicopter haha.
Note you should only use in a big field with no obstacles or anything that can piece it.
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on 13 February 2009
Not very durable but excellent fun. We should have chosen a bigger area to inflate it as it got torn on the television aerial!!!! You need lots of space but it is excellent and so easy.
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