Saturday, February 9, 2013

(Product Review) Amscan Pirate Eye Patches

Amscan Pirate Eye Patches Review

Amscan Pirate Eye Patches (12 count)

Reviewed by kelly60 on 2013-02-08

Product Rating: 2

Community Rating: Very Helpful

Pros: Inexpensive pirate themed item for loot bags

Cons: Cheaply made, falls apart easily, won't last through even a short party

Summary: If you are looking for something very cheap to tuck into loot bags, these are better than nothing, but don't expect them to last through the entire party...

I enjoy throwing themed parties and one of the themes I have used in the past was a pirate themed birthday party. I purchased a variety of pirate themed items including gold coins, pirate tattoos and stickers, Amscan Pirate Eye Patches and other pirate loot items.

This 12 count package of pirate eye patches is one of those instances where you get what you pay for, and you really shouldn't expect much when you pay around a dollar for a dozen eye patches. Still, I had hoped that they would at least hold up well enough that the kids could at least use them at the party. Unfortunately, out of a dozen eye patches, there was only one left intact at the end of the party.

These eye patches are made of black plastic with a skull and cross-bones image and elastic cord attached. The pirate themed patches looked as if they would suit my purposes, but the elastic cord was so fragile that it broke on nearly every patch within a few minutes.

Luckily, I had some elastic thread on hand and was able to put a few of them back together well enough that the kids could wear them, but even so, I was disappointed in how quickly they fell apart and the fact that I had to fix them so quickly.

I would only use these as a last resort, and suggest paying a bit more for a higher quality product, preferably one that was made in the USA. I didn't expect these to last long, but it would have been nice if they could have at least lasted through the party.

These are not intended for younger children, and could present a choking hazard for children under three years old.

Originally published on Epinions.

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