Yackle Ball – Black & Capri
Age: 5 and up
Category: Sporting Goods & Accessories Watch Video NowToyDirectory Product ID#: 15247
America’s new x-shaped ball is great for all athletic abilities. The ball has phenomenal aerodynamics that make it go super far when thrown. It is easy to catch, and its softness makes it safe. Yackle Ball games are fun for everyone and can help with hand-eye coordination and motor skills, as well as encouraging creativity and active play. The Yackle Ball is 100-percent made in the U.S. and is strictly sold in specialty stores. “It’s a great way for children of all ages or whole families to have fun and be active together,” General Manager Charles Littwin of Ttalf Corp. told TDmonthly
. Launch date: February 2007.
— Ever seen a ball shaped like an “x”? The Yackle Ball worked its way up to a TDmonthly Innovations 2007
award based on sturdy construction, attractive design and color options as well as its potential to build coordination and shape active play in a whole new way. 9/19/2007
Age: 5 and up
Category: Balls Watch Video NowToyDirectory Product ID#: 11076
This X-shaped ball flies farther than a football but it’s soft so it won't hurt the kid catching it. The Yackle Ball comes with many fun and stimulating games to encourage outdoor play. It is available in 10 colors. CEO Patricia Littwin of Ttalf Corporation chose to manufacturer the original Yackle in the United States, and automation within a 10,000 sq. ft. North Carolinian facility allows production at only 10 cents more per ball than was quoted in China, she said. “We like the Yackle Balls by Ttalf,” Owner Linda Angel of Kidoodles Toys in Norman, Okla., told TDmonthly upon her return from Toy Fair 2007. Awards: TDmonthly Innovations 2007. Launch date: June 1, 2006.
Where to Buy: Rocking Horse Toy Store; LB Toys; Escapade Direct 1/11/2007
Yackle Ball Jr.
Age: 2 to 12
Category: Developmental Toys Watch Video NowToyDirectory Product ID#: 11073
This x-shaped ball is getting younger children prepared for all sports. It is easy to catch, so it builds confidence. The ball’s softness helps eliminate the fear factor. The games kids play with the ball are educational and improve hand-eye-coordination. “Yackle Ball Jr. has the perfect shape to teach our children at a young age to have fun with sports and outdoor toys,” inventor Patricia Littwin told TDmonthly
. Launch date: January 1, 2007.
— Ray Goodhart, owner of Ages & Stages Toy Box in Arvada, Colo., told TDmonthly
after Toy Fair 2008 that his store would be bringing in the Yackle Ball. 1/11/2007