"My son was dying to have a pinata at his 5th birthday party, which we were doing a Sonic Theme. I was so happy to find this at Birthday Express. Shipping was faster than expected. The kids (1, 3, 4, 5, and 7 years old) tried to break it in the traditional method with no luck and resorted to pulling the strings! The birthday boy so so excited he got the "magic" string. Great buy!"