look fun! They look like pipe cleaners on speed.
Actually, Bendaroos are made of durable wax-coated string that can bend all over the place and stick to things without leaving a stain. They come in neon and rainbow colors and are supposed to hold their shape when bent. This malleability supposedly allows kids to make all sorts of things such as animals or spaceships. But...
A lot of buyers aren't too happy with Bendaroos. The most prominent problem seems to be that these things don't stick to anything-including each other. One consumer's kid started crying because she couldn't get the sticks to work like the happy children in the commercial.
On the flip side, some users couldn't get the Bendaroos to separate from each other once out of the package. Strange...
One user calls them "micro-candles." Well, let's see... they're made of string coated with wax. Sounds like a candle to me...
Which leads me to yet another complaint made by buyers: they melt and leave wax stains. Um... Yeah... That's what candles do as well.
And then we have the ubiquitous As Seen On TV shipping issues, with some consumers being double-billed and others receiving different sets of Bendaroos than what was ordered.
The few proponents of Bendaroos say the standard stuff. You know, things like "There's no end to what your kids can create with these wax coated sticks!" and "My 6 year old daughter loves this!"
I'm going to play devil's advocate here and say that the divergence in opinion could be based on a mistake in the chemical make-up of the product. Perhaps a lack in quality control has resulted in slight deviations of formula during production. I'm talkin' to you, Floam
This is just supposition on my part, however.
If you are curious about Bendaroos and want to give them a shot, just pop on over to Amazon
for a 500 Piece Mega Kit. You can also get Bendaroos at As Seen on TV