Sorry to say that we were extremely disappointed in the tube-a-loons as they did not work well and were a waste of our money. We had the substitute since the original tube-a-loons were out of stock. However, we doubt that the original product worked any better than the substitute and would not recommend the product at all.
Because it did not have the sky logo the children didn't care for the alternative. This product was not age appropriate for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. They were not able to blow up the tube-a-loons or tie the rubber bands.
When purchased, was NOT told these were a substitute. Charged the same price as the original, and these were no where near the same quality. They did not hold air very well, were clear, and were more "crinkly" like cellophane than pliant like the originals. The price on these should have been discounted to reflect their quality.