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Not what I expected... in a good way!
on May 6, 2014
Original Review (6 May 2014):With as cheap as this set is, I didn't have high hopes. I expected to get a few uses out of it, and that was about it. However, when we opened the sets (we bought one for each boy) I was pleasantly surprised.
The mask has some foam around the eyes to make it comfortable to wear, and it fits my face perfectly, but scales really well to fit a two and three year old face just as well.
The cape is a super light, thin material, almost too thin, but I think it should hold up decently. It's light enough that it flows behind the boys as they run around screaming "I'm BATMAN!". And it flows in that perfect batman flutter. On my 3 year old, the cape has about two inches on the ground - the perfect length for Batman's cape in my opinion. The two year old is a tiny peanut, so there's a lot more there, but it's light enough that it flutters as he walks rather than tripping him up. I hope these will last long enough to watch them grow into them.
The batarangs were the most pleasant surprise. I was expecting hard plastic that I would need to hide from toddlers asap. However, they're foam! Not even styrofoam. They're flimsier than a pool noddle, while still feeling like they won't fall apart at the first attack of the toddler. I've handed them over to the destructors and we'll see how long they last.
As I said, we are very pleasantly surprised.
Update: 10 Nov 2015: Well, the batarangs finally bit the dust when the boys' little sister finally got her teeth on them. Teething toddler not good for batarangs. However! They lasted a LOT longer than expected. I'd buy this again in a heartbeat! The masks have lost their eye foam, but the kids still wear them, and the capes are still in perfect condition despite being worn for over a year.