These cleverly designed and engineered, kid-safe missiles encourage the study of flight and science through active play. Intrigued by its magnificent ability to ascend up to 150 feet, both children and adults enjoy the simplistic fun made possible by PUMP ROCKET’s™ patented Thrust Boosterä. This Thrust Booster™ improves the performance of the PUMP ROCKET™ by allowing them to climb higher than any other brand. This soaring sensation is appealing to parents because PUMP ROCKETs™ are constructed of soft foam, making them safe for indoor and outdoor play. PUMP ROCKETs™ are safe for children ages four (4) and up, and come in four assorted, eye-catching colors. Who says science has to be boring? Take your learning experience to new heights of fun with PUMP ROCKETs™ from GEOSPACE®.
PUMP ROCKET™, winner of the 2003 CREATIVE TOY AWARDS SEAL OF EXCELLENCE By Creative Child Magazine.
WORD SPIN™ Awards Include: CREATIVE TOY AWARDS SEAL OF EXCELLENCE By Creative Child Magazine BEST MIND GAME OF THE YEAR by American MENSA, Ltd, the High IQ Society GAME OF THE YEAR By the Australian Toy Association BBC-TV GOOD TOY GUIDE By British Broadcasting Company OPPENHEIM GOLD SEAL By Oppenheim Toy Portfolio THREE STAR TOY SEAL By Canadian Toy Council PARENT’S CHOICE HONORS By Parent’s Choice
Spin…Switch…Spell…and Score. Word Spin is the original award-winning magnetic spin game that combines the best elements of many popular word games and crossword puzzles. It’s simple enough for children to play, yet challenging enough for college professors. The travel-sized, one-and-a-half inch diameter of Travel Word Spin makes this version of the game ideal for car trips, airplane or train rides. Keeping all the pieces together won’t be a problem since the compact package comes with a specially made travel pouch.
This mature version of AIR KICKS fits adult-sized men that weigh between 99 and 199 lbs. with shoe sizes ranging from four to 13. They have an adjustable split-foot plate to ensure the perfect fit for everyone. Powered by patented Jumping Jax technology, AIR KICKS Anti-Gravity Boots feature heavy-duty, interchangeable T-springs that transform downward energy into a bouncing motion that is gentle on joints, muscles and bones. The boots’ high-traction tread is safe to use on any indoor or outdoor surface. AIR KICKS fit over normal running shoes.
Forget everything you've ever heard about Pogo Stick-type toys. JUMPAROOs™ rewrite the book on this classic, high-energy play. They use the same lively jumping technology as our fantastic AIR KICKS™ anti-gravity boots: patented, exceptionally rugged rubber T-Springs that bounce an astonishing 2 feet in the air! Unlike other pogos, JUMPAROO™ is stable and easy to balance on, thanks to its wide, high-traction base. Even first timers can bounce or travel nearly indefinitely without falling off. Which means more fun and exuberant exercise! And steering is a snap: users just move the adjustable-height "joystick" in the direction they wish to travel. Non-marring base won't mark floors, so it can be used indoors and out. Three different sizes cover everyone from 4-year-olds to adults.
The World’s Smallest Remote Control Racer! Hit the infrared remote control FORWARD switch and watch the R/C RODZ™ car zoom across the floor or even smooth rugs at realistic scale speeds. Turn by pushing the REVERSE switch and then hit FORWARD again and watch it go! Collect all 4 cars and race simultaneously, since each color vehicle has its own infrared channel. Or have a demolition derby competition. The Transmitter is also an ink pen, and includes built-in storage for the racer. Size of “Micro” Racer is just over an inch long! No charging is required! Four extra batteries included.
Kids simply slide the safe foam Jump Rocket onto its launching pad, jump up and land on the hemisphere-shaped air pump, and watch it blast off to a height of up to 150 feet. A new patented Thrust Booster doubles the flight distance of previous versions. It is perfect for junior astronauts and parents who want to amaze all the neighbors. It includes an air pump, launch pad and three soft foam rockets. “The Jump Rocket is a very strong product for us,” Dennis Binkley, president of Geospace International, told TDmonthly. — “We have great flying toys. In fact, I think I’m reincarnated from a 7-year-old boy. I just love them!” raved Harriet Story, owner of Leaping Lizards! In Mineral Point, Wis. “We have great rockets.” — “Land rockets, all the types that you pump with your foot, are good,” affirmed Markie Carlson, owner of Children’s Gift Shop in Northfield, Ill. — Toy City in Keene, N.H., sells about 50 to 70 Jump Rockets per month, Owner Steve Levy told TDmonthly in July 2008.
These astonishing mini muscle cars morph from two dimensions to three at the push of a button. Patented technology allows FLAT RYDERZ to flatten and lock in place, their wheels and side panels splayed to the side. Now they’re ready to slide into a launcher and await another nail-biting start.
The rocket can soar the height of a 20-story building or more. That’s the power of compressed air…made by simply jumping up and onto the hemisphere-shaped air pump. Slide the safe, foam JUMP ROCKET™ onto its launch tube, and aim the new pivoting launch base toward the target. — “It's a great birthday gift, great price point. Easy thing to sell,” said Jason Curtis, owner of Funtopia in Middletown Calif., in March 2010 of what makes the Geospace Jump Rocket a top-selling outdoor toy in his store.
Stilts have been enjoyed by children and adults for centuries. Perhaps it’s the instant boost in height. Or the physical challenge of balancing and walking. Or the outrageous fun. Whatever the reason, stilts are a perennial favorite around the world. Now, Geospace has taken the basic stilt design and made it a whole lot better — easier to learn, easier to use, more ergonomically correct and more fun. Launch date: May 15, 2007.
This backyard favorite measures 32” in diameter and is suitable for both kids and adults. It is made of durable, heavy-gauge vinyl, includes a separate foot pump, and can provide a great workout. Launch date: February 11, 2007.
This new version of WALKAROO Stilts adjusts to three different heights, and is lighter in weight and less expensive than the original. The ergonomically correct design allows a “stilt-ist” to walk in a more natural, upright position that encourages play. They’re made of sturdy aluminum (instead of the steel used in Walkaroo I), which makes them easier to carry and quicker to maneuver. As kids gain balancing skills, they can move the footrests higher for more challenge. WALKAROO II also features non-marking, no-slip rubber feet and footrests and comfortable foam cushioning on the handles and shoulder rests. The stilts can accommodate any child or adult weighing up to 100 pounds.
This miniature, keychain version of Geospace’s best-selling, award-winning magnetic spin game has eight magnetic wheels (7/8” diameter) that can be removed from the keychain spindle and played just like the original Word Spin. While standing in line, riding the bus, or waiting for an appointment, players can spin and rearrange the wheels to spell words that score high point values. There are 10+ different games for one, two or more players. Launch date: 1996.
Eight 2”-diameter magnetic wheels include all letters in the alphabet and a special vowel wheel and a consonant wheel. One, two or more players or teams can choose from 10 different games that help teach language arts skills. A game book and travel pouch are included. Launch date: 1999.
Eight 2”-diameter magnetic wheels include all numerals, along with special wheels containing the operations symbols and the equation symbols. One, two or more players or teams can choose from 10 different games that help teach mathematics concepts. A game book and travel pouch are included. Launch date: 1999.
This aquatic version of the old game “hot potato" is irresistibly fun for the whole family. Here’s how it works: Fill a balloon with water and set it inside the AQUA TIMEBOMB's “cage.” Wind up the timer spring and start passing the “bomb” around. But be quick! You don’t want to be the one caught holding it when it explodes and the water balloon splashes all over the unlucky player. "This game can be played right out of the box, since 10 water balloons are included. AQUA TIMEBOMB™ is a new twist on a familiar game concept that everyone will enjoy and instinctively know how to play," Aaron Ackert, sales manager for Geospace International, told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 2009.
Harnessing high-tech magic, when kids drop the strange “egg” into a container of water, all manner of foaming bubbles and fizz whoosh through the void. When it’s finished, a small creature of unknown origin and form lies at the bottom. It should be picked up and placed into another jar of water. Slowly, fantastically, it begins to grow, and within three days, it’s three times bigger. "These 'Freaks of Nature' aren't just any typical animal. They are wacky cross-breeds. Including a Horsefly (a fly with the head of a horse), a Bullfrog (a frog with the head of a bull), a Catfish (you guessed it, a fish with the head of a cat) and more," Aaron Ackert, sales manager for Geospace International, told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 2009. THIS PRODUCT WAS NEVER BROUGHT TO MARKET AND IS NOT AVAILABLE.
Kids don't have to drive their parents up the wall anymore ... now they can transfer their energy straight to this super cool Gecko RC car. It can travel horizontally or vertically for fun in all dimensions. Launch date: February 2009.
The Pop 'n Catch™ is excellent for improving eye-hand coordination. Place the ping pong like ball into the basket, pull the trigger, and watch as the ball catapults out like a cannonball. One person can fire it straight up and then try to scoop it up with the basket. Two people can aim the launchers toward each other and play catch. Made of long-lasting, non-marking polymers. Includes one ball and two launchers.
— David Campbell, owner of Amazing Toys in Great Falls, Mont., told TDmonthlyin early summer 2010 that his store sells about 12 Pump Rockets a month. — In June 2010, five percent of 40 retailers named the Pump Rocket a top-selling gift for boys.
Submerge an Aqua Cannon just beneath the surface of a pool or lake. Then, grasping the two cutout handles, give it a quick pull backwards and out shoots a 1”-diameter geyser of water as far as 30 feet! You can splash unsuspecting sunbathers with a torrent of water, or try to hit other swimmers in mock battles. Or create contests to see who can shoot water the furthest, highest or most accurately. And never worry about breaking it; it’s practically indestructible and has no moving parts. Winner of a prestigious Dr. Toy Award. Comes in assorted colors.
AQUA AUTO LAUNCHER™ MINI is a hand-held launch tube that can shoot four mini foam rockets at once powered entirely by air. The rockets are soft, safe foam and the entire set, including launch tube, is waterproof. In free POP display. "[The] quality waterproof design makes it durable, even if accidentally left out in the rain. Part of our always expanding line of PUMP ROCKETS™ with interchangeable styles plus with add-on components like Replacement Rockets available," Naomi Binkley, Marketing, Geospace International, told TDmonthly. Launch date: March 2010.
The JUMPAROO BOING! Jumping Stick is capable of 24” leaps with a little practice. Constructed from all-metal materials with a Y-shaped handle with foam grips that offers more hand positions than standard pogos, and greatly increases its control and ease of use. The rugged metal spring is completely encased by a steel housing, so there’s no possibility of pinching, and all surfaces are rounded for extra safety. The rubber “foot” has a diameter is twice that of most pogos for greater security and stability. The JUMPAROO BOING! Pogo Stick has two models: one for users with a body weight of 44-86 pounds and another for users between 86 and 160 pounds.
These miniature ice cream makers take three minutes to turn ingredients (sugar, milk cream, water, and anything else like to add like nuts, raisins, or candy) into an iced confection. There's no motor or batteries...the only energy required is a little vigorous shaking. Simply place ice cubes and salt into the lower part of the cup, and fill the top with sweetened juice, milk or cream. Fasten the lid and shake. The salt quickly melts the ice, which makes the aluminum plate super-cold, turning the liquid into ice cream, ice milk, or sorbet. Available in assorted animal characters (polar bear, cat, seal, dog, penguin)
Using a special turbine-like technology, this football can fly up to and possibly further than 100 yards. Not only does this football have a hollow center for aerodynamics, it also has 3 settings for throwing it. Kids can set the football up for Right-handed, Left-handed, or short passed with the click of the dial. Launch Date: March 1, 2012.