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
Inflatable Solar System
I really was excited about this product. There were only two things I didn't like about it. 1) The rings around Saturn are in the wrong direction and even after multiple attempts to hang it so the rings would be in the correct directions it would always flip back around. 2) It was hard to keep the air in them as you were blowing them up especially the smaller ones only because once you take your mouth off the thing they immediately started to deflate. I have had no problems with them leaking air after being blown up.
June 28, 2012
Won't hold air
I really wanted to use these for my classroom, they are great in size, however most of them won't hold air beyond a day. The Saturn also was made backwards, the rings went around the wrong way. Too bad they are a great idea.
November 2, 2011
Great educational purchase
I am using this in my classroom. This is the second one that I ordered. My first one got a hole in the sun so I ordered a new one. It would be nice if they let you order individually. When I ordered this the 1st time there was a hole in the sun again so I called them and they sent out another one. The kids love it. Thanks so much!
August 24, 2011
Needs a lil extra effort.
A couple had holes, but OT sent a whole new replacement pack free of charge. I'm giving it as a Christmas gift. The planets have no labeling, so I went online to identify each planet in the solar system's order and made a list with numbers. I then wrote the numbers on the lil tab atop each inflatable, where you can hang it from. I know the boy I got it for will LOVE it. I'm sending them all inflated in a giant box full of black tissue paper!
April 25, 2011
I bought this to decorate the science section in my children's book store....most planets had holes...can't have a solar system with missing planets. I threw it all away...so sad.=(
August 13, 2010
Love this set!
We bought a set of these as decorations for our upcoming Cub Scout space camp. We had a knife slice through the sun when they arrived, but OTC immediately rectified the problem by sending us a replacement set.. Full marks to them. The smell of the plastic is quite strong, and it took a few weeks to dissipate, but many products of this nature do smell like that.
My only slight sadness about this set is that there is no moon. Other than that, everyone who sees this product, displayed currently in my living room, thinks it looks cool and asks where it came from.
June 26, 2010
Which is which?
I bought these for decorations in a classroom for a VBS with a space theme. I wish it had come with a picture to show what order to hang them in. You can't tell which ones are which for sure except Earth, Saturn and Jupiter. (Maybe it doesn't really matter.) The plastic has a very strong bad smell. Hoping it will go away soon. The quality seems good. I blew them up a couple of days ago to be sure they didn't have leaks and they stayed up.
June 2, 2010