funny when I read how certain fireworks are so great ,they are must haves , Hercules ,Tivoli .war hawks , whatever . when I get around to finally getting them , I think ,whats the big deal . war hawks are fine ,but they are more or less all the same effect , Tivoli drew no reaction whatsoever from the audience when I lit it few years back and Hercules , well .perhaps I am getting old , or perhaps because I lit it after all the new celtic ,tai pan , Jorge stuff , I thought £70 on that.
I thought I could have had 3 black cat Olympus cakes and a pack of flying pigs and still had change for the price of 1 Hercules . don't get me wrong ,its a good cake ,just now ive seen it in the flesh , I wont be buying another.
i think when you look at how good a firework is, you obviously have to look at the effects, but also vfm. That is what makes lidl battlestar so good, decent effects for such a low price. Its the same with war hawks, nothin compared to a single big epic or cube chrome rocket, but for as little as £3 per rocket, fantastic. Hercules, however, is one for the opinion. we've never had one in the flesh, but just from videos it looks just better than most other fireworks. The only ones better in my opinion could be the sapphires and diamonds 70 by royal party, and they can be as much as £20 more each
I only bought Hercules because it was 30% off rrp ,and that's about as good as it gets with brothers and the good reviews it gets on all forums and retailers sites.
For me ,the effects are not my taste really ,same with the hawks ,and as such I cant honestly say I love either .
but we all have different tastes for effects and that's good.
I have had the smaller sapphires and diamonds ,and they are great fireworks ,nice effects , more to my taste .
all I can say is ,have low expectations and be pleasantly surprised,, hopefully.