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MSRP: $15.00
Age Range: 8 and up
Outdoor Fun

Stomp on the launch pad and a blast of air propels the Ultra Stomp Rocket over 200' in the air. The kit contains four rockets with the OG-1 Nosecone. “We are the original creator. Stomp Rockets started the "stompin' revolution," Cynthia Peeks of D&L Co. told TDmonthly, stressing that Stomp Rockets are known for their name, quality and safety.
Awards: TDmonthly Top Seller 2008
; iParenting Media, iParenting Hot; Dr. Toy Best Children´s Vacation Toy.
— Retailers surveyed by TDmonthly have been naming Ultra Stomp Rocket as a best-seller since 2006.
— Four of 45 retailers who spoke to TDmonthly in summer 2007 said the Stomp Rocket's success makes it a choice gift, reporting unit sales figures from four to dozens a month. Nine percent of 66 retailers named the Stomp Rocket as a best-selling gift for boys in July 2008. "We sell about 75 a month," Marilyn Walker, owner of Play Fair Toys in Boulder, Colo., told TDmonthly in early 2009. Thirteen percent of 47 retailers told TDmonthly in June 2009 that Stomp Rockets are a best seller for boys. “It's probably been the dang Stomp Rocket for about 15 years now. They just fly out,” Tye Steinbach, owner of Thinker Toys in Portland, Ore., said when asked about his most popular outdoor toy. Nine of 37 retailers named Stomp Rockets as a best-selling outdoor item in spring 2010.
— Despite multiple complaints about its durability, the Ultra Stomp Rocket received an average of 4.5 stars among 217 customers for being fun for all ages and pleasantly surprising when it comes to the distance the rockets can be launched. The toy is best used in open areas. Rockets are easy to lose and break, but refills are easy and cheap to find! (12.17.2012)

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TDmonthly Review:

What It Is
Stomp on the launch pad and the blast of air can propel the Ultra Stomp Rocket more than 200´ in the air. The kit contains four rockets with the OG-1 Nosecone. The Stomp Rocket by D&L is consistently named as a great seller by specialty toy store owners across the country.

What We Thought

The stomp rocket support took just a few minutes to assemble. My 11-year-old stepdaughter was thrilled to see how far her first rocket went. She and her Dad (and the dog) devised a few games of competition and fetch that kept them occupied for some time.

Why They’ll Want It

Kids love the idea of stomping on something and causing a rocket to soar higher in the air than they could ever possibly throw it. By changing the angle of the launcher, they can aim for height or length in the rocket’s trajectory. It’s a fun toy for them to play with to challenge themselves, or to compete with friends or family to see whose rocket goes farthest. – Alison Marek 6/30/08

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1088

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