Flaming Torch Light
I was hesitant to purchase these due to negative reviews. Before I bought them, I called Oriental Trading and asked if I received them and they didn't work could I return them without having to pay for shipping and the answer was yes! So I took the risk and ordered 8 as I planned to line my hallway with them for our annual Halloween Party. Although they are very cheap (light weight and the fan that creates the flame to stand is pretty loud) they lasted almost the entire night. The batteries died but for what I paid it was 100% worth it. They looked amazing and we received so many compliments. My only advice would be to remove the adhesive Velcro (that comes with them) used to hang them and use your own. (I used 3M and they never fell) I don't think the adhesive/Velcro that comes with them won't hold them up all night. Although the quality is low, we will be able to use them again next year.
November 22, 2014
Great for the price
I purchased 5 of these for my Halloween decor. They are ok as is but I plan to add to them to make them more realistic. The velcro does not hold so plan to attach them another way. To scale they are a little small but for the price they are excellent. Read the directions on use. If the top comes off it will only work if you attach it properly. This I feel was the issue with some of the others who commented they didn't work. All of mine worked perfectly.
October 30, 2014
The lights are really cute - when they work. 50% Failure Rate
My original order of 8 torches arrived. I could only get four of them to work. I called customer service and they promptly sent out four more. Only two of the second set worked. So out of a total of 12 shipped torches only 6 worked...a 50% failure rate.
The ones that did work are really cute - although they had to be adjusted several times to get them to work. But having so many duds was disappointing.
Really very cheap plastic and shoddy quality.
October 28, 2014
Looks cooler than it is
Bought 2 because they looked so cool online - for a medieval party. WQuality is very poor. One would not light up unless you tuned the base in exactly the right spot. (The arrows that pointed to off/on were reversed. The sticky velcro they supplied held this to my wall for about 30 minutes before both fell. The fall did not damage them - but the dont look good if they can't stay on the wall.
October 27, 2014
cute idea but very cheap
got one of these to put in the hallway for my Halloween party. was disappointed when it arrived. as you can see from the picture, it doesn't fit correctly into the bracket. after putting batteries in it the flimsy fabric 'flame' did go up due to the fan inside working but it never lit up. and it was LOUD! that little fan inside is very very loud. I called customer service and they said to toss it and they would ship me a new one. customer service was very friendly and I am happy with their resolution
October 10, 2014
Returned the product
Bought these for a prop in a school play. Parts were flimsy and after putting batteries in some, the lights didn't work. Fan was loud and vibrated a lot. Returned the product - no way we could use it for the school play.
October 6, 2014
Cheaply made. Almost broke in my hand when I tried to open battery compartment, Save your money
Bought this for our annual Halloween Haunted Back Yard. It looks bigger on line then it actually is, but that is my fault for not reading the dimensions. I Would not recommend if going for "life like effect"
September 24, 2014
Not a Bad looking Torch.
I purchased this flaming torch for a display I was creating in our school library. Even though it is constructed of all plastic it held up well and actually looked very authentic. It definitely was worth the price I paid and served it's purpose for which it was bought. The only downfall I could find is that it runs on batteries which didn't seem to last very long if left on for long periods throughout the day. I had to replace new batteries at least three times within a 2 to 3 week time frame. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who needed to use a prop like this for a short term.
June 20, 2014
Very disappointed in this product it was cheaply made and it didn't even work.
March 17, 2014
Loud, Does Not Stick to Wall
We got these torches to use as scenery in a play. Unfortunately, they did not work out. They did not stick to the wall, but kept falling off. We might have tried gluing or taping them, except for the other problem - they made a noticeable whirring sound when operating. This was distracting to the play, so we decided not to use them.
March 6, 2014