Latex Crystaltone Color Balloons
Great quality and price!
This is the second time I have purchase balloons from OT. Within the 144, there are usually only a couple of balloons that are defective. They are a great buy and I don't plan on buying balloons from anywhere else. I only wish that there was a better distribution of the colors. There tends to be less of the darker colors (green, blue, and purple) in both of the sets that I have purchased.
August 8, 2011
Awful color mix
Assortment of balloon colors looked nothing like the catalog photo or description - browns, beiges, oranges, dark blues. Returned . Should have paid attention to previous reviews.
May 1, 2014
Not as clear
Not as clear as the picture shows. Color variation decent but tended more to the darker shades. Great price though overall.
April 26, 2014
Great balloons, but huge variance on colors you get (see review)
Bought these as I will be doing a lot of birthday parties and I figure this will give me a leg up in future.
THE ONLY REASON THESE DID NOT GET A FIVE STAR FROM ME WAS: all colors are great, but I had my daughter sort them so we could grab them and go later and found that one color we got 38 balloons, and another color only 8! While this may not bother anyone else, it of course happens the Color we wanted most was only 8 and the color we needed least got the most if. Should be a little better quality control over the assortment.
Why this product SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN A FIVE STAR:
I blew up one of the balloons in the color we had most of for my daughter to play with. This was a week ago when it arrived. While I didn't blow it up completely full, I did plenty and the abuse it has seen? I never have seen a balloon take so much abuse and not pop. She bounces on it (have tried to get her to stop, but she thinks it is her exercise ball like Mommy's). Still hasn't popped And we are talking 32+lbs of child bouncing on it. I came in this morning and she was pinching it and pulling knot and letting it fly and then she sat on it again and it went almost completely flat like a pancake... STILL GOING STRONG.
I am extremely impressed at the durability of these balloons and the colors are truly beautiful (why I went with crystal colors!). Did not disappoint! I would recommend these to anyone with the caveat if you want a specific color, you are gambling on if you will get the amount you need (I am sure they offer these in single color, but that was just too many of one color for me!) If you don't care and just need assortment, this is great!!!
June 29, 2013
Colors Most Certainly May Vary!
I purchased these balloons for decorations at my wedding and was very displeased to find there were only 7 green balloons amongst all 144. The rest of the colors gave ample supply, but green, my favorite, not so much... I now have to order MORE balloons. (Green only.) Overall though, the balloons are awesome quality and blow up pretty big without a lot of lung power. That's always a plus! So just make sure you're ok getting a random amount of different colors!
October 17, 2012
Not really an assortment
While one might expect "assortment" to be an approximate equal amount of each color that is not what can be expected with this product. Of the 144 I had 2 purple and 8 green with the rest of the colors more equally distributed with the 134 left! An exact distribution would be about 20 per the 7 colors and I would even be okay with 10 of some, but 2??!! Statistically speaking that is insignificant and I'm not sure how they can call it an assortment so beware. At least the quality is decent and hold air (not sure about helium as I just blow them up for the kids' birthdays) for several days.
September 29, 2012
My Opinion Is A Mixed Bag on Balloons
I read other reviews, and decided to go for it on the primary colored balloons for my twins' rainbow birthday party. You get a lot for the price, but not really what you need. I should of just got what I exactly wanted from a party store. You get a ton of clear...who needs clear???? And we hardly got any of the orange! All the other colors were about equal to each other. The quality was not as great as I'd hoped. A lot popped within an hour or deflated just as fast. Not sure if I got an old batch or what.
September 18, 2012
Great value on balloons....but.....
This is a great value on balloons, the colors are vivid and bright, I love the jewel tones...BUT....I did not get any purple in my package! The blue and green ones are very dark so I stretched each balloon a little to be sure of the colors and not one purple! I was disappointed...luckily purple is not one of the main colors of my daughter's birthday theme or I would have been mad. I'm just kinda bummed instead. Oh well, the other colors are awesome.
July 12, 2012
Great product and value
I'm thankful I read the other reviews - the blue, green and purple balloons do all look the same when the package arrives. I would like to see OTC remove the clear balloons from this pack and add more purple, there is NOT near enough purple balloons in the packs. I bought 3 bags, rented helium from a local party supply store and daughters rainbow bday party was a hit. Balloons always make a person happy!
March 23, 2012
Bag looked like a bag of Halloween colored balloons. Looks like mostly black, orange, yellow, a few white and a few red. Only when you blow up the balloons can you see that some are really blue and green... not black. I wasn't sure I got what I ordered.
May 10, 2011