My 5 year old daughter is very into flashlights and My Little Pony, so what better Christmas gift than a My Little Pony flashlight?!
Unfortunately 3 days after we opened it (and threw away the box), it died. We thought we had just left the flashlight on and wore down the battery. But we soon found out that it was probably the bulb that burned. I say "probably" because we cannot access the part of the flashlight to change the bulb. When you open it, you see how the inner-part needs to be twisted to unlock it and it should come out. But it appears to be glued in. So no matter how hard you twist, it won't budge. And then, trying to put it back together just to keep from losing anything, the battery end twisted the thin metal that connects the batteries to the flashlight.
For the little time we were able to use it, the bulb is very tiny so the light isn't very bright. Plus, there is no place to store the other discs, so you risk losing or cracking the discs.
All-in-all this product is very poorly made. It's cheap, thin plastic that if played too hard with, I can see it chipping or cracking. For the price I paid ($20+) this was not worthwhile. I rather wish I had just bought her another pony and bought her a mini-mag lite.
I worried this flashlight might break easily when I noticed how far out the switch was. I was right but it was not the switch that broke. It was dropped one time on carpet from 3-4 feet up and now it will not even turn on. My daughter enjoyed it for the 20 minutes before it was dropped.
This flashlight is constructed much like something that you would find at a 99 cent store. After we assembled it my daughter tried it out and found that the picture projected by the slide was very fuzzy and dim. She took it into a dark room but quickly lost interest in it. My son took it to try and use it but the flashlight slipped out of his hands as he was inserting a projector disc and fell to the hardwood floor. The flashlight shattered into many dangerous, sharp pieces and was unrepairable.
This product does not deserve to be on the market and certainly doesn't deserve your hard-earned money.
With all of the flashlights out there, this is by far the cheapest I have ever seen. Not very bright, and you can't see the images on the wall very well at all. To top that off, by morning it wasn't working at all. Changed batteries, and nothing. I've returned mine. To top it off, Toys-R-Us had them on clearance for $2 (I paid $20 on Amazon).
I bought this product at toy store, on sale. I only found it on Amazon later when I was looking to see if others had the same problems I did. Like other reviewers I thought this would be a perfect gift for my daughter (5 years old) who loves playing with flashlights. Like other reviewers I was extremely disappointed with the quality of this product. Like other reviewers the bulb on our flashlight lasted only a few minutes. Like other reviewers I was able to remove the glue that holds the bulb housing in place and replace it with another flashlight bulb. Don't buy this product. You can fashion something similar with your own flashlight and acetate paper.
As others have said, this is an extremely cheaply made item that IMO isn't worth the $15. My daughter received this as a gift and within 10 minutes, the bulb burned out. I think they use a very cheap bulb that won't tolerate the bumps that a toddler will give it. My little girl was disappointed, so I decided to try to fix it for her instead of just throwing it out. The bulb is glued in and not meant to be replaced, but with a few minutes and a pair of needle nose pliers, you can break the glue and remove the bulb. I was able to replace it with a KPR104 2.2V/0.47A Krypton bulb from my local Ace Hardware and it worked.