Small but fun
While a little disappointed at the actual size of only 1 inch it was very easy to throw up in the air from a 3 yr old or the 8 yr olds. The price was well worth the fun of seeing our backyard littered with parachutes in red, white and blue for my son's birthday. Plus, they remained intact.
August 8, 2011
only item never satisfied with.
could not get the paratroopers to open
May 24, 2012
We used these as consolation prizes for children's games at a summer company picnic. They are VERY small...the trooper himself is only a bit more than an inch long. AND, we found out, this is something novel to many kids today! We actually had to explain HOT to play with them. After that initial training though, the kids loved 'em...just like WE remembered!
September 16, 2010
Ordered for goody bags....big hit. My six year old son couldn't stop playing with them. great value.
July 28, 2010
Great for Parades
We used these for July 4th parade and they worked out great. My husband would throw them up in the air and they would float down to the kids. Would only let a grown-up do this since you don't want them floating into the street! Kids ooh'd and aah'd and my husband had a great time, too.
March 5, 2010
Cool Blue Paratroopers
Kids love these little paratroopers. The string can get tangled when younger children play with the toy, ideal for kids in 2nd grade and up - boys as well as girls enjoy them! We used these as prizes for carnival games at our church and will definitely be ordering them again. Excellent value!
November 13, 2009
Kids liked these
These were a big hit with the kids, despite that they were difficult to deploy. It was tough to get the parachutes to open up after they were thrown. Many paratroopers died crashing into the ground. And if the parachute was opened too much, they really couldn't be thrown well. But the kids loved them anyway.
July 16, 2009
These are really popular with all the kids! We took them to the grandstands for the fireworks and had a great time giving them out to everyone.
Throwing could be helped with the use of slingshot. It was hard to get them to go far - you have to have just the right balance of unwrapping the parachute so that it opens, but not too open to stall out. Enjoy!
July 8, 2009