This toy looked like so much fun. My son loved it for about the first 5 minutes, then the ball shooter piece fell apart, I mean all the plastic seams just started to separate! It's pitiful. There is no way to patch that, then even the balls are all splitting at the seams and breaking in half. The Spaceship part the kids love though, it's all inflatable like those kinds you can use in a pool or something, and the backpack is inflatable, a bit bulky and doesn't stay on too well but my son still plays with it, he just can' shoot the balls, So other than the hard plastic parts (the red ball shooter piece and the balls) it's not too bad, but I got it cause I knew my kids would love the ball shooting part, and my son was pretty bummed when it only lasted about 5 minutes. So if you like the backpack part and the space ship then its great, but don't count on the shooter part.
My son received this for his 4th birthday, and the ship popped a hole the next day. He was not jumping up and down on it, nor was it poked with anything. He fell on the inflated side while climbing in, and by that evening, it was deflated. This toy encourages imaginative play which can't help but get active at times, and this toy is definitely not designed to withstand much activity! I didn't bother with the patch it came with because he hadn't played a full hour with it before it sprang a leak, so I knew more leaks were in the future. I'm returning it.