I have bought 3 rocket launchers in the past and they didn't last more than one hour, I could see they are weak and will get destroyed easily so I just didn't have high expectations for this one either. Boy I was wrong ???? this launcher is completely different, the rocket base is so much better, it's sturdy and the colors are vibrant. It comes with a lot of rockets and it is a great toy that can keep entertained a 3yo for 1 hour straight for at least several days since I received it. It gets a huge thumbs up!