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Old 21-04-2022, 05:20 PM
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Default Qualatex discontinued balloons that you want back
So, which balloons are you sad that Qualatex decided to drop? I really loved the Pearl forest green. As soon as I heard, I ordered some before they were all gone. Blew up a couple this past St. Patrickís day.

But Iím really upset that they discontinued the striped, star, polka dots and wavy stripes sprays and all we have left are the Quicklink wavy stripes 😢 I also ordered the yellow, orange, pink and light blue 11 inch sprays once I saw that they were no longer in the catalog, and Iím keeping them in the freezer. Trying to make those last as long as possible. Why did Qualatex suddenly decide to just stop these? I also had some of the Jewel toned all white polka dot sprays but with age, some of those degraded and I had to throw them away. 😭

I wish the Wavy stripes were on regular 11 inch rounds. I tried pushing the ďantennaĒ into the balloon so it would look round but the shape was still kind of funky.
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Old 21-04-2022, 06:20 PM
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Aside from the obvious Q24, I've heard legends that they used to have a 40" that was very strong.
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Old 21-04-2022, 07:22 PM
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I was never crazy about the shape of the Q24s. I did have one once back in 2008, and it lasted a pretty good while (helium filled with hi float) but once people inflated it until it got that long neck, I didn’t like the shape.

I wonder how long ago those 40 inch were? I think back in the 70s and 80s they had more rounder 24 inch. I wish Qtex had an archive of old catalogs but all I can find on eBay are the same 2 catalogs from the 70s, and some 1983 Pioneer.
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Old 21-04-2022, 09:08 PM
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If anyone is interested Iíll be selling my stock of Qualatex 24Ē
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Old 22-04-2022, 04:31 AM
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If anyone is interested Iíll be selling my stock of Qualatex 24Ē
yes please, how to buy them?
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Old 23-04-2022, 08:02 PM
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Actually I never had Q24 in my life Are they really so great or it's just all about marketing?
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Old 24-04-2022, 04:53 AM
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The Q24 where really great. Too bad it discontinued . Besides that the 16" geo donuts are discontinued too.
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Old 24-04-2022, 08:11 AM
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Off topic, do 16" Donuts really get to 16" across? I snagged a bag because I heard they were going extinct.
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Old 24-04-2022, 12:48 PM
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I miss the 16” Mickey Mouse around print…bought some from a seller on eBay last year and have them stored away for a rainy day.
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Old 24-04-2022, 12:52 PM
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I had one of those 40" ones. Nice paddle balloon.

When I first started really exploring my fetish, I went to a semi-local party store and bought my first Q24s. I asked the lady at the counter if they had anything bigger, and she says, "Let's go look". Takes me into the back room, and they had some Q36, which I wasn't interested In, and she says "Wait, we've got one of these left". I think I got one of the last ones made. I only got a chance to inflate it a couple of times, and I unfortunately stored them in the bathroom, and the humidity got to it. But it got huge.

That, and my Tilly 40's are the two I regret the most of not taking better care of when I was starting out.
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