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~A stealthy Ninja Star Coat Hook!~
When looking for some quirky coat hooks to adorn the door of a themed room with a funky yet fun way of providing somewhere to hang clothes, rather than have them discarded all over the place (which is what kids in general seem to be programmed to do) I came across these simple yet fun Ninja Star Coat Hooks which I thought would look good once in place and may work as a way to provide a fun way to hang up coats, dressing gowns etc when needed. In use these hooks have proven to work as well as I expected, although you can only really hang one item such as a coat on each hook, which ultimately can mean you may need to buy a number of these to make up a good amount of functioning coat hooks.
The Ninja Stars are fashioned into a handy coat hook which can be easily fixed to a wall or door as needed and if attached correctly they are strong enough to hold a coat or similar item with no problem at all. The look of the Ninja Stars is very good with them being nicely sculpted into a good approximation of what you might expect such an item to look like, yet without the overly sharp and pointy edges of the real thing. With four of the five points of the star shape being as you would expect with a slightly pointed finish to them and the fifth and final point having a fitting where by you can fix the whole thing to a wall or door in order to use it.
~Presentation and design~
When I picked up some of these little coat hooks I found they came nicely packed in a simple yet quirky looking cardboard Ninja themed pack which allowed me to see what I was getting before I purchased them. You can buy these hooks from high street stores as well as from online sellers although prices do vary from place to place depending on where you buy them. Once the stars have been fitted in place they look quite good with the cut off end looking as if it has been flung into the wall/ door by a naughty Ninja.
The shape of these little coat hooks is such that from a distance they do look quite effective and as they are in a smart silver coloured finish they really do gleam and catch the light at times, making their angled pointed sides look much sharper and more deadly than they really are. In reality the sides of the stars are smoother than they would be if they were the real thing, making them as safe as they can be when positioned high enough on a wall or door for placing in an older childs room to be used as a coat hook or wall feature.
~How to fit the Ninja Stars~
If using one of these coat hooks on a solid or plasterboard type partition wall you will need to install a suitable wall plug first, as this will make the most secure fixing when the screw in section of the Ninja Star is fitted into place. If using one of these on a solid door you can get away without using a wall plug, although for some non solid hardboard or wooden effect doors that are sometimes fitted to some modern houses, a wall plug will still need to be fitted to give enough strength to the fixing. Once that is in place you simply screw in your coat hook as far as it will go and then once you are happy with the set up it is ready for use.
~Rating and price~
Prices for these coat hooks varies a little and can range from £4.99 each upwards to £6.99 each which is a little pricey for a simple single coat hook. The Ninja Stars can be used as a coat hook if wanted yet can also be used as a feature in a themed room if placed high up on a wall, as they really do look like they have been thrown by a passing Ninja there once they are fitted correctly. My rating for these quirky coat hooks is based both on the novelty value and the functionality of these coat hooks, along with the price, with some reservations about how safe they may be for use in a younger childs room where they may not be very suitable at all.
As these coat hooks do work well enough when sited safely and securely, with a single item being hung on each single hook rather than being piled high with various items, I feel they ought to get a 3 star rating. I feel they are only suitable if used with care and as such I don't feel they are some thing I would want to buy for a younger childs room where they would be used without adult supervision. Where I feel these would make a nice little gift would be as something to give the more mature older child/ teen or adult martial arts fan in your life if they have their own little den or study etc in the home, as they would make an interesting wall feature that would be a talking point.
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