Inflatable Ocean Creature-Shaped Beach Balls
great beach balls
These rock. They were the hit of the party. They all inflated just fine and are still in use months after our birthday party. Love em.
July 25, 2010
I bought these for my sons birthday party and only 8 of the 12 were usable. They are cute though. It took me a while to blow them all up.. There is only 1 out of the 4 that are really "boyish". The shark is a bit scary looking. The fish, octopus, and crab are all pink,red, orange and white (kind of girly)
Customer service is sending me out another dozen so hopefully I will have better luck with the next batch.
If you are ordering last minute for a party, I would order double what you need. Blow them up right away and see if they hold air. 2 of the 12 had slow leaks...
Cute product but quality could be better...
August 25, 2012
Kids loved them!
Lots of fun at a kids bday party!
July 1, 2012
Cute item, but MANY were defective.
I purchased these to give away at my daughter's undersea party. So many of them had defective legs, fins, or whole bodies that I ended up not having enough to give away. You should plan on not being able to use at least half, which is ridiculous if you ask me. They were very cute if they filled up though, especially the octopus balls. I wish I had just skipped them.
June 4, 2012
Of the two dozen I ordered, nearly half of them had small holes and did not hold air. Some split along the sides when blown up. By the end of our pool party only 7 of our 20 guests were able to take one home intact. I wish the quality was as good as they are cute. We were very disappointed.
September 23, 2011
Very happy with this purchase
I bought these inflatables for my daughters swim party. They were a big hit. They were bigger than I thought they would be which was a good thing. My only complaint was that one of them already had a hole in it when we got it.
August 21, 2011
I got these as prizes to give out at our sons birthday party a few years back. They were so adorable and were good quality. It looks like the price went up since then, I paid $9.97 per dzn for them and wouldn't pay anymore than that again. They were cool but not enough to pay a lot for them.
July 21, 2011
Some issues, good customer service
Used these as prizes for my company's "beach bingo" event. They were a huge hit! 3 of the 12 balls had small holes and wouldn't hold air. I contact the support staff at Oriental Trading and they offered to refund my money or ship out a replacement order. So glad I went for the replacement order! Replaced the 3 leaky ones with solid ones, threw away the 2 in the replacement order with leaks, and donated the rest. Cute product, OK for the price, but don't count on getting a dozen usable balls - plan on 2-3 having leaks!
August 12, 2010
Kids loved them
Used these for a kid's pool party. Yes, there was 1 in the batch that deflated by the end of the party, but the overall impact was so worth it. The kids saw these floating in the pool upon arrival, and got very excited. I toook the advice of a previous reviewer, and put a bit of water in them before inflating, so that they floated upright in the pool. In fact, OTC had hidden a small straw in one of the packs that I used for filling with water.
July 23, 2010