Inflatable Solar System
I got these for my daughter's 7th birthday party. She couldn't wait until the actual party to blow them up and play with them. They are made of strong, thick material and look very nice! We played with them the first night we had them and taught my daughter about the solar system at the same time. This was a great buy!
December 4, 2009
The inflatable Solar System is cute but did not hold the air in some of them. and some of the planets are deflated.
June 11, 2014
I work with kids, and my theme is space, they love them! They walk into the room and are proud of it. These 6 and 7 year olds were trying to guess what the planets were. The colorings are really realistic, and the Earth is upside down, but it is still wonderful.
June 10, 2014
The Sun has 6 slits in it and could not be used.
I need to get a refund on the Solar System, the sun had 6 slits in it and could not be blown up. I need to use the product now, so I did not have time to re-order. I need to know how to get a refund on that product.
All other items were great.
June 8, 2014
One small mistake that ended up being a big deal
I bought these for my Cub Scout Pack's astronomy booth at our area Scout Fair. They looked great hanging in the booth and everyone complimented us on them. The only problem was that the Earth ball had the loop on the wrong end so it hung upside down. I don't know if we received a damaged one if they are all like this but we had to rig it to hang correctly because all of the scouts were pointing out our mistake in a booth that was meant to teach them about astronomy.
May 12, 2014
Will be helpful in teaching planets
We are studying planets and this will be helpful .
April 21, 2014
i bought these for my sons space themed birthday party and they really looked nice hanging from the ceiling. However one came with a hole in it and they won't hold up to being manhandled or played with.
April 2, 2014
Students enjoyed using the inflatables.
This is a good product to use. Students can demonstrate the orbits of the planets around the sun and get the meaning of revolutions and rotation by using them. Great for hands on learning.
March 27, 2014
Lots of flaws
Purchased for my daycare play area. I received the set, and 2 items had small pin holes in them, and 4 of them had slices (from a box cutter or something similar) in them despite the plastic package they came in being completely sealed. OT quickly sent a replacement set with no problems. The planet earth hangs upside down, and we had to look up the planets to see what order to hang them in- some sort of list would have been nice, or even a small label on them. The plugs on them are poor- we had to put a finger in our mouth to close them while still blowing into them, and some of the plugs did not stay closed. Because these are inexpensive we were able to justify jimmy-rigging them to be correct and hang right, but I don't know if it really is worth it.
December 24, 2013
This has got to be one of the worst things I've bought from Oriental Trading. Some of my planets had holes in them and the plastic things that you blow air into are awful. They aren't the kind that you bite and blow into, you have to some how shut the cap on it while still blowing up the planet or it will loose all its air. I think they need to write somewhere on the planets which one is which because quite frankly there is no way to tell which one is which (with the exception of Saturn, the Sun, and Earth). The hanging loop on the Earth was at the north pole so when I went to hang it up, Earth was upside down. Just awful. If I didn't need these tomorrow for decoration I would be sending them back for a refund. Don't waste your time or your money!
September 14, 2013