Review: Foam Putty, Lincraft

A photo taken on a red watermelon slice pillow background of a small plastic, sealed tub of green floam. The tub is round and made from a slightly opaque clear plastic; a sticker sits on the lid reading “Lincraft Foam Putty” in purple text against a white cloud over a photo of various coloured polystyrene beads.

Price: $2 AUD for 35 grams.

No online listing is available, as normal for Lincraft.

Lincraft has both floam and air-dry clay available in a wide range of bright colours for inexpensive prices, and I really like that this floam comes in a sturdy plastic easy-to-open tub. Seriously, the colour choices are fabulous. Red, blue, two kinds of purples, orange. Lots of lovely, bright colours.

The container is fantastic: the lid peels off easily while having a tight, non-leaking seal, while the tub part of the container is made from a thick, sturdy plastic. I’m pretty sure that it’d take determination and intent to break this, making it ideal for stim-bag or backpack use. I wouldn’t worry about this cracking or leaking.

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Review: Super Brain Putty (Crystal Clear), K-Mart

A grey, plastic tin of Slimy brand Super Brain Putty in Anti-Matter Crystal Clear–a perfectly translucent, untinted putty that looks somewhat like liquid glass. The tin is fastened to a teardrop-shaped black back card behind a clear blister package. The card has the text “Slimy” and “Never Dries Out” and “Endless Fun” in English and German, and a range of white text on a black border around the edge of the card, “Super Brain Putty” and various words in German. The tin has a white/silver/grey-toned sticker on the lid showing a snow-covered mountain backdrop behind the circular border text “Super Brain Putty Form Print Snap Melt Bounce Stretch” in white. A white vector brain image in the centre sits beside the words “Super Brain Putty” and above the words “Anti-Matter Crystal Clear”.

Price: $6 AUD (was $8 AUD at time of initial review).

Longer-time followers may remember my disgruntled review of another clear putty earlier this year, Lab Putty’s Sculpting Glass Putty. I found it too brittle–too prone to breaking into shards of putty–to be useful. I’m pleased to say that this putty is so much better to use if you can get it out of the container … but I’m not a fan of the clear putties in terms of stimming practicality.

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Review: Planet Putty, The Reject Shop

A photo, taken on a red watermelon slice background, of a pearlescent cornflower blue slime. This photo shows the slime housed in a clear, ball-shaped plastic container with a small blue sticker, outlined in black, on the top of the ball. Black-outlined white type reads “Uranus”.

Price: $3 AUD.

There’s no online listing available for this item.

The Reject Shop has gotten in the Planet Putty branded slimes that have been featured here before, often by US-based stimmers, so of course I had to try one out for myself.

This is a seriously gorgeous slime. The pearlescent blue has a shimmery, mottled quality that catches the light when stretched, pulled and twisted, adding a visual stim element to the slime. It’s more brittle than homemade slimes but reasonably stretchy for a storebought slime, and while it has a slight glue-like odour, it isn’t too strong.

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Review: Super Cosmic Sparkle Putty, K-Mart

A photo taken on a red watermelon slice background of Super Brain Putty’s Super Cosmic Sparkle putty. Photo shows the grey plastic tin of putty attached to a colourful backcard; a sticker on the front of the tin reads the brand name in white text on an aqua trim before a center photo of sprinkle-studded clear putty.

Price: $6 AUD.

Variations: Coloured sprinkles, purple glitter.

This translucent putty contains iridescent glitter and coloured sprinkles. If that doesn’t sell it, I really don’t know what can. No, the putty isn’t as densely be-sprinkled as the lid sticker suggests, and it has a different range of colours, but it’s incredibly pretty. Prettiest putty I own, hands down.

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