Buckminster Fuller was an engineer, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, futurist and second president of Mensa International, the high IQ society. He is best known for his many architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome, or "Bucky Ball"-Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know that talking about systems theorists is pretty boring, but without Mr. Fuller we wouldn't have the Space Chips Glom Dron set, so it all kind of evens out, don't you think? The Glom Dron is a set of 540 pentagon chips that can be used to build a Bucky Ball.
A new fashion accessory, these mom-invented loop charms can be looped around bracelets, zipper pulls, shoelaces, headphones, pencils and more. Kids can use them as toothbrush identifiers, and adults can use them as wineglass charms. Each pack includes 8 LoopEmz, with one extra large LoopEm per set. Themes include Nature, Ocean, Silly Faces and Texting Fun. Made of rubber.
These stilts are decorated on the end with big, hairy Bigfoot feet. Set includes 1 pair of Stomp Walkers. Supports up to 100 pounds. Balance is easy with ultra-wide foot stands. Flexible & durable soft foam base is ideal for indoor/outdoor play.
This is an exciting new product that helps kids with coordination. The E-Z Bat set includes a soft foam bat, 2 E-Z balls, and an adjustable E-Z Stopper. With this Bat young ball players can experience the wow factor of hitting a home run or a big hit with a simple swing. Simply swing the Bat and the Ball goes flying. Dads can adjust the Stopper so that the ball goes flying at the apex of their kids’ swing. As dads work with their kids on learning to swing with the Bat, they can easily move on to the Pitch & Hit by simply removing the Stopper. Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010
SMASH Soccer allows any soccerballer the ability to practice their skills anywhere. One can play alone or with a group, and four cones are included to make a field or set up skill courses. Kids can juggle, dribble, play 1 vs.1 or 2 vs. 2 and have fun with SMASH sports soccer. This product is foam pellet filled for safety and performance, and double stitch sewn for durability. Features: Soccer ball, 4 cones and reusable backpack.
Each set consists of soft, flexible pieces in various colors that slide together and lock to create an endless number of different shapes or random creations. Watch Space Chips: Top-5 Video, Toy Fair 2010 Awards: TDmonthly Top Toy Award, June 2011 — Why it won: The pieces are small, flat and flexible, so they won't break if Mom or Dad accidentally steps on them. Kids can play with the toys they make with the Space Chips— balls are both throwable and kickable. And though they were designed to create traditional building structures, kids have used their imaginations and turned the flat clips into suits of armor and costumes.
This sleek, smart (and always safe) shooter sends super durable, specially-designed bands flying in a snap! Load up a band and pull back the firing arm until the spin action release sends the soft ammo soaring. This shooter turns stretch power into super speed! It’s a souped-up, tricked-out rubber band gun with no trigger necessary.
Looking for realistic golf action on a smaller scale? This sized-down, top-performing mini-golf set includes a driver, iron and putter for your pint-sized golfer. Designed with durable construction and detailed workmanship, Li'l Tiger Golf™ features authentic bamboo shafts, leather-like handle grips and a heavy-duty travel bag. Set up a game straight away with the included flags!
The non-stop action of traditional tennis can now be served up whenever, wherever with Top Spin Table Tennis™, the ultimate active indoor game! Serve, smash and volley your way through a manic match in mere minutes. The set includes everything you need for high action tennis on any table and comes with a durable mesh bag for travel or storage.
Get prepared for some extreme bow action with the Surefire™ Compound Bow X2™! These safe, soft foam arrows fly over 100 feet. The guide wire provides easy, accurate aiming while the dual power cords add maximum distance! Just aim your arrow and let it fly! Set includes 1 bow, 3 arrows and 1 arrow holder. Patent pending.
Sky-high rocket action and cool plane performance take flight with the Rocket Glider. Launch the two together and let the airflow do the work as they split in mid-air. Get super gliding action and awesome rocket spinning all in one! Set in- cludes 1 Rocket Glider and 1 launcher. Patent pending.
The frenzied non-stop action fun of hockey rinks and boxing rings has collided into one fast-paced indoor table-top game of Knock-Out Hockey! So grab your gloves and be quick on the trigger as you blast your shots and make those blocks! Set includes 2 gloves, 2 pucks and 4 corner mounts with table straps. Patent pending.
Get ready for the new bow on the block! Line up your arrow with the dual power cords, lock it in place as the arms extend out, and pull back the trigger to let it rip—watch the swing-arm action at work as the bow snaps back and the arrow goes airborne! Set includes 1 Crossbow and 3 arrows. Patent pending.
3... 2... 1... Blastoff. Zoom into “space” with this awesome Sky Rocket that can fly over 300' high. Simply pull back the sling shot launcher and watch it go. Made of lightweight foam, these sport rockets are the highest performance hand-launched rockets available today. A set of three sports rockets includes two long-range rockets, one mid-range rocket and the hand launcher.
Kids can let loose and fly with this one-piece Slingshot from Monkey Business. — “Slingshots from Monkey Business Sports,” are good sellers, said Harriet Story, owner of Leaping Lizards in Mineral Point, Wis. — Slingshots are also good sellers for Chuck Harper, owner of Explorations Inc. in Granger, Ind. — Monkey Business is a favorite with specialty retailers.
The Surefire Compound Bow X2 is an accurate‚ high-performance foam bow and arrow. It features dual power cords‚ guide-wire technology and super-safe soft foam arrows. It includes one Compound Bow and four soft foam arrows. The bow can be used indoors and out. — Sarah Evers, owner of Dancing Bears in Rochester, Minn., said that she continually runs out of stock on this popular item. “Kids always want one, but I don’t have any.” “The Compound Bow’s been a phenomenal seller for us last year and this year,” verified Tracy Mumford of Monkey Business Sports. “We have a new Surefire Crossbow 2 that features a lot of the same elements that made the Compound Bow popular, like cool design. There’s a whole new mechanism and the arrows will go over 60'.” — Colleen Nelson, owner of Goodie Gum Drops in Burien, Wash., listed Surefire Compound Bows as a best seller in a March 2009 survey of 60 retailers, reporting sales of between 10 and 15 per month. “They are consistent sellers, and within the birthday party price range,” commented Deborah Smith of Toys That Teach in Richmond, Va. — Eight percent of 60 retailers told TDmonthly in spring 2009 that Monkey Business manufactures their top-selling outdoor and sports toys.
For kids who want to do skateboard moves without the skateboard, the Bungee Jumper is a super-soft, safe, indoor/outdoor pogo bouncer. With an extra-wide base of four-ply, non-skid rebound foam, attached by an elastic tether to a foam handle, the Bungee Jumper is easy to master. Kids learn to pogo up and down, and do one-handed stiffies, mule kicks, the Monkey Slap, and many other skate and snow board tricks.