I would love to review this based on the May 19th offering, but it still hasn’t shown up. Ostensibly it’s shipped, as of 3 days ago it was ostensibly in my city, but as it hasn’t been delivered yet (and after which it still takes my building’s desk staff another day typically to sort it), I can’t offer any opinions other than it looks like it might be fun to play with whenever it arrives.
@jayman007 I just got my order today coincidentally. The clear is pretty awesome if you were ever a silly putty fan as a kid and imagined the idea of instead of ugly coral of ordinal silly putty it was different colors, or no color so in clear. But a already mentioned, it’s super easy to see the soon to be added lint/dirt/crumbs/oil and all. So wash your hands and don’t drop it lol. But it’s still pretty cool while it’s crystal clear.
Silly Putty and similar materials are composed of silicones dimethyl
siloxane, polydimethylsiloxane, and decamethyl cyclopentasiloxane,
with other ingredients. This substance is noted for its unusual
characteristics, e.g., that it bounces, but breaks when given a sharp
blow; it will also flow like a liquid and form a puddle given enough
Many people and many types of bacteria and mold can digest gluten. If microbes can digest something, that thing can “go bad”. The usual failure mode is getting dirty.
To be clear, I was already a handwasher and a noneater of putty.
You’re being optimistic about folks’ adherence to anti-pandemic protocols (owing in part to my taking this shit seriously). I help manage the response in my office and I pay attention elsewhere; people generally only sort of do what they’re supposed to.
As promised, but I mean this in the best possible way.
I bought these last time with a coupon. I decided to open them up and give them a whirl.
Each tin is about a golf ball size of putty. They come in retail packaging, and the putty is inside a plastic bag. I’m guessing to keep it from drying out. Not sure how long they’ll last now that they are open.
The marbleized one tears more than it stretches. It looks absolutely fascinating in the light. It looks like the glitter is underwater. It’s sticky and leaves bits all over my hand when I manipulated it. I can also shred it with my thumb.
The heat reactive is really satisfying to play with. The glow in the dark has the same texture, but the glow is disappointing. I need to try it with my black light.
The clear is the same texture as the marbleized. I suppose when it gets inevitably dirty, just add some fine mica powder to it and you’ll have a new putty. I have some crazy glow powder, so I’ll probably try that when the first one no longer looks clear.
Spot on review!
I was worried that the marbled variety would just be two colors mixed, but it’s iridescent and looks amazing in direct light!
The heat sensitive ones are not that sensitive. They need slightly more extreme temperatures than room temperature to hand warmth.
Glow in the dark is cool for a short time, but it’s generally more fun when you can see the putty.
Clear is really satisfying, but yeah, will eventually get all dirty.
@DVDBZN the heat sensitive one worked to my satisfaction. It was reddish out of the package. Held it in my hand until it turned yellow. Then I twisted and stretched it until it marbled and eventually turned orange. Then I just played with it until it looked like yellow taffy. Might be more interesting if I put it in the fridge first? Either way, the texture was pleasing to the touch.
Over one month later, I still have not received my first round of this stuff…how the hell is this even happening?? It is apparently finally with my local USPS after sitting at a Pitney Bowes facility for the last 6 days. What a joke. Is this the new Meh?
@LitreofFarva I have been dealing with the same thing. I checked with my post office and they said they have never received my shipment. Now tracking says it has been sent somewhere else and no one can tell me when I will receive my order. Customer service has not responded.
@bsyris As a 13/14 year old kid it didn’t seem like anything better would ever happen in life. Before moving to Nick studios in Florida, double dare filmed in PBS channel 12 studios on the outskirts of Philadelphia PA. As a result a lot of the kids on the early seasons were picked out of school auditions held in the Philly suburbs. Teams were always classmates and your fellow class got to sit in the audience and cheer you on. Lots of fun but like they always say, at home watching you know every answer, on the show of course the questions threw me. They asked way too many school questions and not enough pop culture!
That said my team won and we made it thru a tough obstacle course with 3 seconds to spare. Top prize was an Apple IIc computer.
I checked this out on Amazon for a price comparison. And guess what I found out? Silly Putty comes in colors! And glow in the dark! AND SHINY, SHINY, METALLIC! And guess what else? SCENTED! They apparently did a mystery scent thing once that included dog shit. People were not amused. I WOULD HAVE BEEN AMUSED! Now it’s all fruit scented.
Anyway, it’s 5 for $5 and available at Target and Amazon.