@ruouttaurmind@sammydog01@Stallion TBH, I purchased 6 of these back when SW: TFA came out back in '15 & the batteries still work on the two I have left. (Gave away the others as gifts.)
I picked them up at a Five Below & snagged 4 BB-8s & 2 white armor stormtroopers (they only have the death troopers here). I didn’t get them for the ink, duh, so rarely use them for that, but the ink still flows nicely. I might get a few more here.
I mess with people sometimes & flash them on my wall quickly & some people aren’t quite sure they saw something. Still, here’s a shot taken w/the pen about 1 1/2 ft from the wall & under the shadow of a shelf at my desk.
Just out of curiosity has at Meh anyone checked the batteries in these things? Although I couldn’t imagine you guys sending out something with dead batteries. And even if the batteries are dead I guess they still write.
Finally, a reason not to push the “Meh” button, I was getting ready to cancel VMP. Meh, please try to offer more interesting stuff in the future. You have gone from 7 offerings per week to 5 - Saturday with nothing and Sunday with a t-shirt. What happened to your creative buyers?
Just checked mine. Nine of ‘em worked great, the other three worked but were pretty dim. Write into service if you’re having issues, I’m guessing the “try it now” aspect might’ve burned down some batteries on some of them.
I have 11 out of 12 working which exceeded my expectations. They do take 4 LR-21 batteries (yikes) but I have a box of hearing aid batteries my mother sent me because she doesn’t understand how shipping addresses work at Amazon. Forunately Amazon understands how old ladies work so they sent her a box for free.
@aardWolf I opened up my broken one, chipped away the chunk of plastic holding the batteries in, and replaced them. Then the button didn’t line up with the hole and now it’s floating around in there. So you are indeed correct. My broken one was BB-9e and I’m really sad. Anyone want to trade for a Trolls pen?
Sooo I placed an order 11/17 in the AM… and… NOTHING… I track it, it says the 28th. I track it after it says the 30th. I track it after it says the 3rd. I track it again, it says the 5th. Now it says the 6th. WHAT THE MEH!?? I ordered these, with sufficient time, for our office Xmas party, tomorrow, which now I wont make. What Crap, Meh… just Crap!
So mine came - late, but I got them. Only 5 out of 12 worked. Then I took the dead ones out of the packaging, and all but one worked.
Poor Spiderman is a dimwit.
Can’t press hard enough through the packaging to operate some of them.
If yours don’t work, open and try again. If you open carefully, you can repackage them and barely tell they were opened.
Like a lot of people, most of the 12 pens lights didn’t work. A few were dim which I count as not working. I ordered replacement batteries and then, unfortunately, found there’s no good way to replace the batteries. As someone else mentioned there’s a chunk of plastic holding the batteries into the top of the pen. I probably can break through it but then getting the batteries seated properly and the button back in place quickly becomes a diminishing return.
For the few that worked one of my five kids felt good about it. Liked the Lightning McQueen projection. But I keep saying “don’t use it too much” to him because I know the batteries are impossible or nearly-impossible to change easily.
I get this was a deal, but the mostly-broken percentage was too high to consider this a good purchase. Don’t buy if it becomes available again. No fun to give them to somewhat excited kids and then to have to spend time (and money) trying to fix them and then saying “yeah, the light isn’t really the important part. go write something”.
Same. Most didn’t work. I ordered batteries but then realized they can’t be changed. I have 5 kids and didn’t even have enough for all of their stockings. At least warn us like the fidget spinners so we can account for that in our purchasing decision.