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Good value, but they dont seem as good nowadays....
on 10 January 2018
We bought this for my daughter, it is good and well made an much better value than the original version.
But they do seem to take quite a while to work. Now this is purely down to more energy efficient bulbs that are now used. Back in the day when I had one of these first time around, bulbs were much less efficient, this means they gave off a lot of heat rather than all light. Nowadays bulbs are efficient so they do not produce much heat, all the energy goes in to light. Now the paradox here is that these kind of lamps need heat to melt the blobs and make them move, therefore they really need old school inefficient bulbs which you cant easily buy.
Now that aside, if you're prepared for them to take quite a long while to warm up before you see any movement then I think this is really good value compared to the Mathmos version. If you need it to work when you press the switch then this will really disappoint.
I'm happy with my purchase