"Shield looks great but be careful with it. Shield is made of fairly thin plastic and looks like it could easily break, though my son has had it out playing with it several times and it has not broken. We did have a problem with the handle strap breaking when he tripped while holding the shield. We repaired it with hot glue and it is as good as ever. My son loves the realistic look."
"Great value/solid quality costume. The design of this costume is realistic Roman. While the material is inexpensive, it doesn't look cheap. My 9 year old keeps sneaking it out of the box to wear it even though it isnt even close to Halloween. The only thing that was a disappointment to my son was that the helmet is made of rubber and he was hoping for hard plastic for realism. I personally think this helmet is more comfortable than plastic and would prefer to wear it myself. We received the product within days of our order, which is always a plus."