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Old 24-09-2021, 09:07 PM
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I'm looking to stock up on 12 inch balloons. I don't need super tough balloons for riding, etc. But something for BTP, STP, filling a room, etc. Soft texture, nice shape, and reliable inflation are all a plus.

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Old 24-09-2021, 10:01 PM
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For 12"I would recommend the brand that is commonly available at your place. Here in the Netherlands Folatex is the brand sold in every party store. Their 12" are decent. Pretty easy to b2p, but stable enough for decoration. I never purchased "expensive" brands from the well known online suppliers, when regarded to 12" balloons. But that's also because I like slightly bigger balloons (14") myself.
The 14" balloons I prefer are Belbal and unique. Both also have 12" balloons in their range (Belbal sometimes labelled as B105), so you could also try to order them.
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Old 24-09-2021, 10:15 PM
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Sempertex are really good 12 inch. They feel like normal party balloons but are really good quality. Belbal do some nice 12 inch too and neck well.
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I have by far the most experience with 12" Unique/Globos. They're easy to pop if you want to, but rarely pop unexpectantly in my experience. I think I've had a 2-3% failure rate with them on average, which doesn't sound too bad imho. At least half of them were because they had a hole at the drip point and were leaking air, rather than popping. The only downside uf you ask me is the shape. They're more round, at least before they start necking, while I prefer more teardrop shaped balloons.
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Old 26-09-2021, 01:01 PM
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My go to 12 inchers used to be unique. The crystal ones were soft and would inflate beyond rated size very easily. But they seem to have changed the recipe about 4 years ago and are now a bit more plastic feeling (not soft) and become rigid and inflexible at rated size. Would love to find a replacement more like the old recipe.
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Old 26-09-2021, 01:20 PM
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Thanks. Iíve had the Sempertex and absolutely loved them. Unfortunately we canít get them easily in the US. I had to order them on eBay from the UK.

I will try Unique 12s. I absolutely love Unique 16s, but they are scarce on this side of the pond. I have seen a few of the 12s online.
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Old 26-09-2021, 05:05 PM
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I do not have that much experience on 12" balloons and particular brands, but I like Belbal 12" (B105). They are quite tough and develop a good neck.

I also like Q11, which easily can be pushed beyond rated size by multiple inflation.
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Tuf Tex. One of my hobbies was shoving action figures into balloons.(I'm messed up like that) Tuf Tex balloons where thick enough latex to let me work the actions in without the latex ripping.
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