This section covers items from the Black Cat and Standard ranges of fireworks where the items are branded with both logos. Please also see the respective Black Cat or Standard sections for items which are branded just from one range.

Here is a quick link index to reports on this page:
Kestrel - Eagle - Double Peanut - Spellbound - Annual Gala - Annual Salute - Annual Festival

In addition, the following items from this range are currently reviewed singly in our main review index: Sky Whoppa, Sky Whoppa Deluxe, Polaris, Annual Fete and Annual Extravaganza (these may be listed under Black Cat, Standard, or Black Cat / Standard etc).


KESTREL

£5 each
£40
This rocket is sold singly and comes in various effects. The video shows approx eight rockets so to duplicate this barrage you would need to spend £40 at RRP although you can get a very good idea of the individual effects from the video as they are well dispersed. We're not sure if individual effects are labelled, however.

Windows Media Clip: Right Click here and save [461Kb]
AVI (DivX) Clip: Right Click here and save [1.7Mb]

EAGLE

£10 each
£60
This rocket is sold singly and comes in various effects. The video shows approx six rockets so to duplicate this barrage you would need to spend £60 at RRP although you can get a very good idea of the individual effects from the video as they are well dispersed. As with Kestrel, we're not sure if individual effects are labelled or whether the different colour motors indicate a specific effect. Note that some effects contain stars which change colour an effect not picked up too well in the lower quality WMV clip.

Windows Media Clip: Right Click here and save [374Kb]
AVI (DivX) Clip: Right Click here and save [1.3Mb]

DOUBLE PEANUT

£13 each
£52
This rocket is sold singly and comes in various effects, which from the set up shots appear to be labelled on each one. Please note that the double break at the beginning of the video clip is actually the initial breaks from two separate rockets. These are basically double break rockets with one large and one smaller effect. Four rockets are being fired in the video clip.

Windows Media Clip: Right Click here and save [350Kb]
AVI (DivX) Clip: Right Click here and save [1.6Mb]

SPELLBOUND

£39.99
£119.97
This is a large candle pot along the same lines as Big Ben Bomb and Skyline Spectacular, but bigger. The still shots show three columns and these did not appear to be paired up, so it looks like three were fired in total but this means that a spend of £120 would be required to duplicate the barrage shown here.

Windows Media Clip: Right Click here and save [3.2Mb]
AVI (DivX) Clip: Right Click here and save [8.6Mb]

ANNUAL GALA

£30
£120
Please note that the static shot shows a unit removed and then placed in its own covering lid to help protect it - the unit is not upside down. Four units were fired together here and although spaced out across the firing area, the number of combined shots (200+) makes it hard to distinguish individual effects. The clip will give an indication of general effects, noise and duration, however (and of course the result of firing four of them together!).

Windows Media Clip: Right Click here and save [2.2Mb]
AVI (DivX) Clip: Right Click here and save [5.8Mb]

ANNUAL SALUTE

£40
£40 or £80
This was included in this feature (rather than a full review) as initially the pace of shots in the video clip suggests two units are being fired, but if you count the number of shots even roughly it comes to 70-ish, and this is a 78 shot cake, so it is unlikely two are actually being fired. In this case the item would normally be reviewed properly as we filmed and saw it in isolation, but we have no set up pictures to back this up, and as Annual Gala was fired four together, we have erred on the side of caution and included this here as a first impression in case it is a multiple unit. The pictures do not really do it justice either way, so be sure to check out the video clip. I'm pretty sure this is just one unit in action though, so hopefully the clip is "as is".

Windows Media Clip: Right Click here and save [2.2Mb]
AVI (DivX) Clip: Right Click here and save [6.1Mb]

ANNUAL FESTIVAL

£45
£90
Please note that the static shot shows a unit removed and then placed in its own covering lid to help protect it - the unit is not upside down. Two units were fired here, and we were told that this is the same firework as the old Black Cat SIB No.1.

Windows Media Clip: Right Click here and save [4.3Mb]
AVI (DivX) Clip: Right Click here and save [11Mb]


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