Magical Flying Lantern (10 pack) now only £17.99 @ Play.com delivered
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Magical Flying Lantern (10 pack) now only £17.99 @ Play.com delivered

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Found 18th May 2009Made hot 18th May 2009
Made from flame resistant paper, it is 100% biodegradable
Fuelled for 15-20 minutes of flying time
Includes: 10 flying lanterns

if you use quidco then add off 4% extra off

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i love these freaking things
and while a good price, i wish they were cheaper

Excellent price for these.

£1.79 each, going rate tends to be £3.

Ultra hot.

Great for sending up into the flightpath...

I bought ten of these recently not realising they did multi-buy and put 10 singles in the basket :whistling:

they are £2.50 each normally in a 10 pack great deal!!

you know that an erroneous one of these...
http://images.play.com/covers/8989978x.jpg

Was responsible for this right...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01404/FIREFIGHTER_1404887c.jpg
A fleet of 11 fire engines worth £1.3m and belonging to the national Fire Service College in Gloucestershire has been destroyed in a blaze.

JasonMason;5254159

you know that an erroneous one of these...Was responsible for this … you know that an erroneous one of these...Was responsible for this right...A fleet of 11 fire engines worth £1.3m and belonging to the national Fire Service College in Gloucestershire has been destroyed in a blaze.



was it?

bloaty;5254285

was it?



No, i made it up.

Excellent for causing UFO flaps in, ahem, "susceptible" regions such as Norfolk or Wales.:whistling:

Didn't the Germans use these in 1940?

http://imagecache5.art.com/p/LRG/20/2012/9TP6D00Z/christopher-wren-st-pauls-cathedral-during-london-blitz-1940.jpg

these do look like UFO's from miles away.. there was a report in essex afew years ago and everyone was going crazy

Are these genuinely magical?

If so, do the instructions include any spells you might have to chant to make them fly?

Good deal, but I see you can get 20 of 'these' for £20 at a place that rhymes with flea hay.

Home made laterns from wire and bin bags work just aswell and way way cheaper...

Woooers;5255346

Home made laterns from wire and bin bags work just aswell and way way … Home made laterns from wire and bin bags work just aswell and way way cheaper...




However bin bags are highly flamable and toxic! Wouldn't 'try that one at home' kids...

JasonMason;5254614

No, i made it up.



link to report as i cant find it :whistling:

:-DI have just finished the last one of these that I had. They are really magical when you let them go on a still summers evening. If you launch two or more together they fly together, and thats when the UFO spotters contact the papers.

GREAT FUN

Hmmm, £17.99 on something you are setting fire to?

Think I may start selling pound coins attached to helium baloons...

guess they didnt do their thumbs up on Monday

I got 20 for £19.99 from a seller on Ebay so ordered 2 lots and used a 10% code that I was entitled to. Planning to use them on the evening of my wedding

Only use in very calm conditions.
Only use in open spaces and not near to buildings.
Not suitable for use by children under 16.
Never use near airports, under flight paths, near pylons or overhead cables.
Do not use near anything that may catch fire, such as dry crops or woodland.
Keep a fire extinguisher or bucket of water nearby.
This product is not a toy and should not be used by children.
Do not tie anything or add any weight at all to the lantern.
Do not use if you are under the influence of alcohol


I work in the chemical industry and we love these things landing inside the works fence where millions of gallons of highly inflamable liquids are made and stored

Yeah, I heard one of these caused the Buncefield Depot explosion.
:roll:

Out of interest, how many of these things do you find a week at chemical sites?

Been looking to get some of these ever since I saw them at Glastonbury 2 years ago. Will go very well at BBQ at the end of June.

lol you can wire fireworks up to them inside too so once they get into the sky they explode.

janz70;5255604

Only use in very calm conditions.Only use in open spaces and not near to … Only use in very calm conditions.Only use in open spaces and not near to buildings.Not suitable for use by children under 16.Never use near airports, under flight paths, near pylons or overhead cables.Do not use near anything that may catch fire, such as dry crops or woodland.Keep a fire extinguisher or bucket of water nearby.This product is not a toy and should not be used by children.Do not tie anything or add any weight at all to the lantern.Do not use if you are under the influence of alcohol



That makes these impossible to use...

[QUOTE=Sancho;5255685]Yeah, I heard one of these caused the Buncefield Depot explosion.
:roll:QUOTE]

You may be right, the actual cause of ignition has never been found but dont try to be clever it doesnt suit you.

Voted cold as you can buy on line from Hong Kong from "THE" auction site. I paid £12 for 10
When you get them wait 'til a really still night and set them off in a big wide open space. But make sure there is no wind!

Great to look at and safe in the right conditions. Probably safest launched over calm open water, but if we have a hot dry summer I can imagine these causing a few problems.

In theory they shouldn't fall to the ground until the flame is extinguished. But if you launch a lot of them and they bump into each other, or hit an overhead wire, or get damaged in the wind, or are badly made and just fail then I guess the worst that can happen is something catches fire and people die. You then get free meals and accommodation while you serve time for arson and manslaughter, so in that way it's a deal I suppose :whistling:

Do not use if you are under the influence of alcohol
...

My girlfriend is gunna go nuts when i get these out, they had them on 'the beach' and always wanted some ...

A quick look on ebay finds some for less and for lower quantities, seems you can buy heart shaped ones too

Banned

r401caw;5256041

Voted cold as you can buy on line from Hong Kong from "THE" auction site. … Voted cold as you can buy on line from Hong Kong from "THE" auction site. I paid £12 for 10When you get them wait 'til a really still night and set them off in a big wide open space. But make sure there is no wind!



they are 12.99 plus import duty as they are over the £7 limit, even if they are falsely marked as gift, which as the importer you are responsible for ....the fine is quite substantial for defrauding HMRC. you also run the risk of having them confiscated and fined as some hong kong/chinese sellers don't use fire cells that comply with EU. regs.

If you have money to burn, then burn an extra fiver....it could save you a lot more

JasonMason;5254614

No, i made it up.



can you link to where it says the fire was caused by these lantrns?

bloaty;5257867

can you link to where it says the fire was caused by these lantrns?



Not a link to that fire but the fire service are obviously worried:

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Voted cold as you could potentially be fined for littering when they come back down:whistling:

These come wrapped singly so you can give them as gifts seperately - at this price it's sooo cheap and a really novel pressie :-D

One thing I would maybe warn people about with these:
I've ordered them from Play before, and they weren't packaged too well - they were broken by the time they got to me.
It still worked, but flew a bit lop-sided

bigsky;5257968

Not a link to that fire but the fire service are obviously … Not a link to that fire but the fire service are obviously worried:]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/surrey/8026558.stm



It would have been better if they had just let one burn out and see what happens rather than set light to one as they obviously cool as they descend, because the flame has gone out.

The fire block must still hold someheat after it has landed which could cause it to ignite maybe...

I am still concerned about the danger though :?

slamdunkin;5256417

they are 12.99 plus import tax as they are over the £7 limit, even if … they are 12.99 plus import tax as they are over the £7 limit, even if they are falsely marked as gift, which as the importer you are responsible for ....the fine is quite substantial for defrauding HMRC. you also run the risk of having them confiscated and fined as some hong kong/chinese sellers don't use fire cells that comply with EU. regs.If you have money to burn, then burn an extra fiver....it could save you a lot more



I thought you only paid import tax on goods worth over £18


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I let one of these off at the full moon party on ko phangan a few weeks back - it was quite a moment

Banned

friendlyfire321;5261150

I thought you only paid import tax on goods worth over … I thought you only paid import tax on goods worth over £18]http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageLibrary_PublicNoticesAndInfoSheets&propertyType=document&columns=1&id=HMCE_PROD1_028770



customs.hmrc.gov.uk/cha…ent
If you buy goods online from a country outside the European Union, for instance the USA, Canada, China, Australia
You will be charged:
Customs duty if the amount of duty is €10 (£7) or over

bloaty;5257867

can you link to where it says the fire was caused by these lantrns?



No i cant because i actually made it up,
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