The ball pit was easy to inflate and meets my expectations. My grandson was very excited to see it and loved the graphics with all the Thomas the train friends. He loves crawling in and and out and looking out the the window holes. I would have liked a few more balls and will probably buy more. Over all a good value. Like everyone else mentions, the box it comes in is a packing box, but that really is not important.
I am very dissapointed with the quality of this product. It is not easy to put together and dose not stay together after assembling. An eight + year old would not find it easy to work with or keep together. I am returing it and will look for something better.