Oh my gosh this thing is so cute and fun! And shocker--it actually works! Very rare for flying gadgets out there. I bought one for my son for Christmas. I opened it and tested it to make sure it worked. Well it does and I can't stop playing with it!! I can't remember the last time I was so delighted to play with a toy. I giggled like a toddler. Haha! I immediately went back on Amazon and bought 3 more. Two as gifts and one to keep as a back up in case something happens to ours. They're inexpensive and totally worth buying more than one! It seems pretty durable, but I expect it won't last forever. I'd say it's better for older kids and teens and adults. Younger kids could get their fingers scratched or even their face. It's a little daunting to catch. But younger kids could help an adult play with it.