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  • SURF'S UP

    $10.99 Manufacturer: TNT What they say: "Waves roll in at sunset with multicolored effects, titanium rain and crackles." What we say: "Nice sparks and crackle; a lot of smoke though." "Huge spread of sparks, need to stand far away." Length of show: 58 seconds Oooh factor: (out of 5) 3.9 Boom factor: (out of 5) 4.2 Worth the price? Yes: 12; no: 3; undecided: 2
    TNT
  • PHLASH PHINISH

    $18.99 Manufacturer: Phantom What they say: "Phantom staff favorite. Big white chrysanthemum pearls ... Gold strobe red & green pearls." What we say: "In a sea of fireworks that all look the same, this one stands out." "Might make a good finale piece." "So worth the price." Length of show: 1 minute, 47 seconds Oooh factor: 4.4 Boom factor: 4.3 Worth the price? Yes: 16; undecided: 1
    Phantom
  • EENIE MEENIE MINEY MOE

    $9.99 for set of four Manufacturer: Phantom What they say: "Value-catch a tiger by the toe! Red, green, blue and yellow chrysanthemums with crackling effects." What we say: "Too small for $10." "Pint-sized shower of sparks." "Decent color, spray and sound." Length of show: 45 seconds (all were lighted at one time) Oooh factor: 3.3 Boom factor: 2.7 Worth the price? Yes: 12; no: 4; undecided: 1
    Phantom
  • RECESS

    $3 Manufacturer: TNT What they say: "Playtime begins with white & big silky gold chrysanthemums, red sparks and whistles." What we say: "It's called Recess, but not even the length of a timeout." "Good for the price." "Low spray but colorful." Length of show: 19 seconds Oooh factor: 2.8 Boom factor: 2.8 Worth the price? Yes: 13; no: 3; undecided: 1
    TNT
  • OPENING SHOW

    $59.99 Manufacturer: TNT What they say: "Open your show with 500 grams of multicolored, multifaceted effects. FUNTASTIC!" What we say: "An opening that'll get people to stay at your party for reasons other than the snacks." "Good finale, (but) lacked a huge surprise." "Great sound and height and color." Length of show: 1 minute, 58 seconds Oooh factor 4.5 Boom factor: 4.3 Worth the price? Yes: 7; no: 9; undecided: 1
    TNT
  • TWILIGHT MAGIC

    $9.99 Manufacturer: Phantom What they say: "Red, green and white crackling with whistling." What we say: "The tall crackles are great." "Good use of color." "Lots of action." Length of show: 58 seconds Oooh factor: 4 Boom factor: 3.9 Worth the price? Yes: 16; undecided: 1
    Phantom
  • PEACOCK TAIL

    $34.99 Manufacturer: Phantom What they say: "Silver flowers with red, green and blue stars and titanium finale." What we say: "Stand back!" "Great show and well worth every penny." "The peacock is one handsome firebird." Length of show: 56 seconds Oooh factor: 4.8 Boom factor: 4.3 Worth the price? Yes: 16; undecided: 1
    Phantom | Phantom Fireworks
  • GAME TIME

    $39.99 Manufacturer: TNT What they say: "Like the grand stadiums of yesteryear, Game Time is aroar with crackling effects and colorful effects." What we say: "Didn't quite bring its A-game." "I was repeatedly hit by sparks. Ow ow ow ow ow." "Really good É just not $40 cool." Length of show: 1 minute, 36 seconds Oooh factor: 3.4 Boom factor: 3.5 Worth the price? Yes: 4; no: 12; undecided: 1
    TNT
  • RAINBOW RAYS

    $5.99 Manufacturer: TNT What they say: N/A What we say: "Should be called Christmas Rays. It uses only red and green." "Too short." Length of show: 44 seconds Oooh factor: 3 Boom factor: 2.2 Worth the price? Yes: 10; no: 6; undecided: 1
    TNT
  • SERENITY FOUNTAIN

    $15.99 Manufacturer: Phantom What they say: "Noiseless fountain. Colored fish, snow flower, blue star, gold pine." What we say: "Jumping jelly beans of neon flame." "Kids would like it." "Almost better without the screeching whistle." Length of show: 1 minute, 7 seconds Oooh factor: 4 Boom factor: 1.6 Worth the price? Yes: 9; no: 6; undecided: 2
    Phantom
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