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Most things you find in the pound stores are rubbish so I didn't set my hopes too high when my two older daughters spotted these in there and asked for one, me thinking something else for the bin in a few days but brought them anyway to keep them quiet for a bit.
They come attached to a piece of card board with details on but without batteries in. it is simple enough to put your battery in as all you need to do is unscrew the top part of the torch, insert the battery and screw it back together but be careful not to over tighten as these are made of a cheap pourus plastic that will crack if you do.
My daughters have had these about three months now and are still on the original bulbs which for the price really wouldn't be worth changing when they go as t is probably cheaper to just buy a new torch.
Despite being dropped a few times they haven't broke like I expected them too although the on off slider has stuck a couple of times on the one but not on the other.
For the money you cant expect much but they are really quite good all things considered and have lasted a lot longer than I thought they would, my daughters have had loots of enjoyment out of them and they are also available in different designs too so are good in my opinion.
My daughter is a girly girly and she loves this Disney Princess torch which needs two AAA batteries as a power source. She was given it as a stocking filler so I'm not sure what the cost of it is I'm afraid but I cannot imagine that it is very expensive. Be aware that the item does not come with any batteries included in the box so you need to buy these as well. Thankfully at xmas we had a load of spare batteries so this could be used straight away if needed. The battery case is secured by a small screw so you need a screwdriver to access it which is a bit fiddly but also means it is not possible for little hands to open it and access the batteries. On the plus side this is not a power hungry device so I expect the batteries to last a long time.
The colouring is basically pink with the princess images providing some darker pink and yellow colour in the form of their dresses. It is an attractive look and one that will appeal to young girls, it certainly does to my daughter who has a Belle fancy dress costume. The torch is 13cm in length and is not very thick so it is easy to grip even for small hands and it is nice and lite. The switch at the top that turns on the illumination is very easy to operate.
The amount of illumination is perfectly good enough to light up a room at night and navigate around, my daughter likes to shine it around her room and I can hear her at night sometimes talking to her toys with the light dancing around the room. The LED bulbs through out quite a focused light and it is useful in case she wakes up in the night and gets a bit disorientated. We have not had any problems with her keeping this on too long, after the initial fascination with it she now uses it sparingly.
It is pretty well made and has survived at least one fall onto the carpet from her dresser without any outward signs of damage. A nice safe toy which is easy for little hands to operate.
My 5 year old absolutely loves anything to do with Disney Princesses. I picked up a Disney Princess LED torch for her about a year ago.
I bought the torch from Morrisons and it cost just £1.00! The torch was hanging from a plastic strip along one of the aisles (rather than having its own shelf). It came packaged on cardboard with plastic over the top. The torch is widely available and can be found at many different retailers including Amazon, Play.com, Toys R Us and most supermarkets. It generally costs a reasonable between £1.00 - £3.00.
The torch requires 2 x AAA batteries which aren't included. The battery compartment is situated on the bottom of the torch and can only be reached with a small screwdriver, so it's safe for little ones. My daughter has been using her torch regularly for about a year and we haven't yet had to change the batteries, so the battery life is very good (the torch is described as 'energy efficient').
The torch looks very pretty and is sure to please all Disney Princess fans. It's a light pink colour and features 2 Disney Princesses - Belle and Sleeping Beauty (who wear their trademark yellow and pink ballgowns). The word 'Disney' is embossed around the top of the torch and 'Princess Perfect' is printed down the side of the torch. My daughter loves her torch and chooses to keep it on her bedside table.
The dimensions of the torch are 7cm around the bottom of the torch (the handle) and up to 10cm around the top of the torch. The length of the torch is 13cm. It's the perfect size for little hands and my daughter can easily handle the torch. There is a pink switch near the top of the torch which switches the torch on and off, this is also easy for little fingers to operate. Everything on the torch is rounded and there are no sharp edges.
The torch doesn't seem very powerful when switched on in daylight. However when used in darkness the torch is surprisingly powerful and illuminates well. The LED aspect of the torch means that it isn't quite as strong as a regular torch if a child decides to stare directly in to the torch! My daughter regularly uses her torch for (sneakily) reading books/playing with toys in bed after I've switched her light off. She also uses it underneath her covers in bed, like being in a tent! The biggest use is for when she needs to get up in the night to go to the toilet (or get in my bed!) - the torch allows her to get there safety and gives her the confidence she needs. It can also be used outdoors when it's dark and is useful for powercuts!
Overall this is a handy, reliable, battery friendly, pretty, cheap and powerful torch which I highly recommend.
I bought my eldest daughter some princess items from the discounts stores near myself for her birthday and made her up a great big hamper, one of the items in the hamper was this torch. I bought the torch from our local B & M store and it costs £2.99 which I thought was a decent price, having looked online you can buy this from Amazon for £1.49 with £1.39 delivery.
The torch came packaged with a plastic case over the front of it so that you could see the torch inside and then this was attached to a piece of cardboard where the torch sat to one side and there was also a hanging area at the top. The cardboard was very attractive which was what attracted me to the torch in the first place, the cardboard is pink and pretty with Cinderella, Belle and Sleeping Beauty pictured on it. The packaging was easy to open once you manage to get a nail under the corner of the plastic then it peels away from the cardboard without a problem.
The torch is cylindrical and has slightly less diameter at the bottom of it than at the top, the main part of the torch is pale pink in colour and the top of it is slightly darker pink with a cerise pink on off switch which slides from side to side. The main body of the torch has got pictures of the Disney Princesses on it and you can tell it is a genuine Disney product from the likeness of the characters.
The torch takes 2 x AAA batteries and they last for ages, Sophie likes to use her torch in her bedroom at night whilst she falls asleep even though she has a lamp this torch is stronger so she prefers it. The torch is on for about 1 hour per night and the batteries last months before having to be changed which is great.
The torch is really pretty in pink and Sophie loves pink, there is no wearing of the design on the torch so it is great quality. The torch is easy to work although it is not meant for children under 3 years I cannot actually see an issue with it as long as your child has grown out of putting everything in their mouths. This was a cheap torch but helps Sophie feel safe to go to sleep every night making our lives much easier.
Disney Princess Torch. Super bright LED torch using 2 x AAA batteries. In testing the torch will last up to 3 weeks continuous use on one set of batteries! Durable construction with simple on/off switch. Bright Disney Princess graphics. The torch is approximately 13cm / 5 inches long. Two views of the torch are shown to demonstrate the design - One torch per pack. This is a real bargain and it will make the ideal birthday party gift or stocking filler.