Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by costumeguru Dreadful waste of money.
Bought 4 of these to use in a school production. Opened one and it broke within 5 minutes!
February 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Playdirectorlady Worked well after a tweak
At first, out of the 4 I purchased only 2 would flicker properly. I called Oriental Trading and they were very nice about it and quickly shipped me 2 more. Out of the 2 they sent one wasn't flickering well but I noticed the flame had a big crease in it. After ironing (steaming) out the crease, I tried it again and it flickered beautifully! So the key is a very smooth flame and to make sure the top part is aligned, to get the light to turn on. They are a bit noisy, comparable to a handheld fan. Overall I'm pleased.
January 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KingKJeff Needs some improvement
Overall, a nice item. However, because it uses batteries to run the fan and the light, the power drains quickly. Also, the adhesive "Velcro" does not hold very well as it's top-heavy and is pulling apart. I may need to "MacGyver" this to work to my liking.
October 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pederpartier Don't waste your money on this torch
I have bought about half a dozen or more of these torches hoping that each time they would work better than the last. They break easily, the light or fan rarely works and they are cheaply made.They aren't worth the two AA batteries it takes to run them. Don't bother.
October 13, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by OhioZar small
torches are much smaller than their picture.
October 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MadKat Don't waste your money!
These were so poorly made that they did not work without some immediate "fixing." I had to have our maintenance staff figure out how to get the light to come on. The fan seemed to work fine, but the light would not light. Contacts are very small and easily bent out of shape so light will not work. In addition, When we applied these to the wall using the sticky back velcro, every light fell off, hit the floor and broke!
Can I get my money back?
October 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kris99 Terrible, do not order
they didn't work...could n't get the fans to work then when I did the lights didn't work...they were useless...
September 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by decorates Flaming torch
The torch worked very well. many of the flames flickered but some needed arranging so they would. Turn the battery case fully to turn the torch on. They were too small for my purpose. But all in all for the money a great product.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GNZMBC Made the difference for our torch ceremony
We made several failed attempts to make a torch for the Olympic ceremony. This torch was inexpensive and was perfect.
June 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0
by Bosie Cute Torches Do the Job
I purchased these for a Survivor themed party for my son. Although there were some negative reviews, I decided to give them a try, considering they were relatively inexpensive and OTC has an awesome customer service exchange if you're not satisfied with a product. All 6 worked when I initially tried them. On decorating night, all the fans worked, but 2 of the lights weren't working. On party day, I put the lighted ones in the dark hallway and the unlit ones in the lighted room. The torches are a little on the fragile side, you have to be sure to secure the "torch cage" over the light when you hang them. I did use the Velcro and it held, however, it also took the paint off the wall. I also used the 3M strips to hold 2 of them and they worked just as well without peeling the paint. I didn't have to use any extra adhesive as other reviewers did. The inside of the torch is a simple set up and getting the light to work would probably just take some rewiring if you're handy. But for the price, as long as the fan was working #the fan blows the "flame"# I had no issues. I would recommend them but would definitely order in advance in case you need to exchange.
May 7, 2015