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Old 12-04-2021, 07:25 PM
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Default Walmart 17" - Americans get in here!
Do you live in the good ole USA? Do you enjoy big balloons? If not, please leave the forum

If you do, consider going to Walmart and picking up a pack of 17" "Way To Celebrate" balloons. They're made in the US but I don't know who really makes them. I think it's Tuf-Tex .
They inflate to a decent size before the neck develops, blow-to-pop quite easily (good for beginners, also they aren't as loud as a Tuf-Tex 17 despite being similar or the same), and are sold nationwide.

Only drawback is the price - $2 for 3 of em, and only a few colors available. That being said, they're quite enjoyable and would be good for a new person getting into btp.

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Old 15-04-2021, 05:18 AM
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Default Re: Walmart 17" - Americans get in here!
They take a LOT of abuse, such as the roughest full-weight riding possible (though I don't inflate to 100%). That said...they're actually "EASY" to B2P?


I would have thought the opposite, though the shape configuration is probably a lot better than some others are, for B2P.
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Old 15-04-2021, 08:30 PM
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I had mixed results with some recently. The black ones were great, but the blue ones from an assortment bag were horrible. Misshaped and thin.
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Old 16-04-2021, 05:06 AM
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Y'know, I did get some blue ones that were bad, too.
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Old 16-04-2021, 05:59 AM
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Anyone have photos of them? What do they look like?
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Old 16-04-2021, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by b0f0s0f View Post
Anyone have photos of them? What do they look like?
https://imgur.com/a/sOusypb
Blue 17" 0.5sec before b2p
https://i.imgur.com/169zJVT.jpg

Blue 17" 0.5sec before b2p, necking attempt
https://i.imgur.com/k18JgZH.jpg

Blue 17" (same one as 2nd photo) "inflated to rated size"
https://i.imgur.com/J1uqu7B.jpg

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Old 16-04-2021, 11:07 PM
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They look like Party-Tex from Amazon.
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Old 18-04-2021, 08:01 AM
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Do you live in the good ole USA? Do you enjoy big balloons? If not, please leave the forum
Surrendering his/her looner card is good enough, rigfht?
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Old 18-04-2021, 04:23 PM
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The blues by themselves are great tho. Odd. Lately the mixed bags have been getting a lot of defects in them. I usually stick with blue, pink or white.
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Old 19-04-2021, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by TheBiggertheBetter View Post
I had mixed results with some recently. The black ones were great, but the blue ones from an assortment bag were horrible. Misshaped and thin.
I have had the same experience. Quality is definitely inconsistent. Apparently Walmart uses multiple manufacturers to supply this private level store brand. I've purchased them 4 times and every time they seemed to be from different makers.
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