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#1 David

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 01:55 AM

From Galactic http://www.galacticf...te-finale-piece

What it actually is, apparantly, is several fireworks (obviously) with a kit to set them all off together. Which is fair enough.

There is a marmite feel to this, from one angle, it's a really nice idea, and some though has clearly gone into the idea of making a bit "single ignition" firework. On the other hand, this also seems to be trying to hook people along the lines that there is such a thing as a "£700 firework," which is truely massive...

Still, credit where credit's due for some innovative marketing.

 


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:55 PM

no video? ho well, TAKE MY MONNEY NOWWW! lol



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:20 PM

Wow, at an RRP of £1400 I'd be expecting another small professionally fired display for that! I must admit I'm pretty curious about what a 100kg single ignition Cat 3 device looks like though! 



#4 David

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:06 AM

Well, it's possible the RRP is a little....creative.... of course. :) Potentially 20 fireworks each with an RRP of £70 though, that sounds right.


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#5 starseeker

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 04:27 PM

They are individual cakes that you can link the fuses and also they come with there own firing system,there is a video on UKFR .



#6 David

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 11:54 PM

Nice :) Fair play to them for coming up with the idea.


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#7 Malcolm Smith

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 01:00 PM

It's the new EU regulations for consumer fireworks where all large cakes must now be fitted with a backup fuse at the opposite end.

 

The consumer has to connect that backup fuse to the input fuse on the next cake. 

 

Brothers are doing similar:- 

 

http://www.brothersp...y-kit-1064.html

 

It's making nonsense of the maximum weight limit for a retail firework.


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:40 PM

my thoughts exactly.



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:27 PM


 

It's making nonsense of the maximum weight limit for a retail firework.

 

Fair point, although people have often fired fireworks together (ie in pairs) and in recent years firing systems made it simple enough to fire units in very quick succession.People do buy fireworks in quantity; and of course the law allowd for short term storage of more than one firework. So I don't see an issue as such with the concept of a set designed to be fired together.

 


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#10 starseeker

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:28 PM

I certainly have no issue either, it just goes to show what a waste of time these EU rules are  ;)



#11 Karl Mitchell-Shead

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 06:45 AM

I know what I'd rather pay for:

 


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Posted 18 July 2015 - 05:09 PM

Shameless Karl ! :D



#13 Karl Mitchell-Shead

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 08:42 AM

PMSL


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#14 Arthur Brown

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 10:35 AM

Having been in a fireworks shop in the run up to BFN, customers seem to want either

1/ as many fireworks of single effect as they can afford -serious amateurs making a display (probably largely us!)

OR

2/ one single firework that lasts a long time that does everything.

 

This firework does seem to be  "the biggest, most expensive, firework that does everything!" so it has a valid place in a shop's marketing strategy, BUT as it gives the user no choices it's probably not going to appeal to forum users here.

 

Having seen purchasers buying "the fireworks that my wife wants" on one card, and "the fireworks that I want" for cash. Probably one box, one price isn't the best marketing strategy.


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 02:46 PM

Yeah, I get that impression too. Does anyone remember "The Fridge?" It had various names, was basically a candles and mines combo designed to look massive, and was being sold anywhere between £150-£250 . :P But yeah, something for Joe Public. If Galactic can make a good profit on this, fair play to them. :D
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