This set includes 216 powerful rare earth magnets that can be molded, shaped and snapped together in an endless variety of configurations. Each Buckyball has two poles — one repels, one attracts. Not intended for children. Watch video
— ''Pun's has sold about four dozen in the last month alone,'' Joe Berardoni, Sr., owner of Pun's Toy Shop
in Bryn Mawr, Pa., shared with TDmonthly
in the fall of 2010.
—Jeanette Lauture, owner of Aunt Jean's Toys & Treats
in Montclair, N.J., sold nine of 24 units in two days after opening a box for display, she told TDmonthly
. Two of 39 retailers named Buckyballs as a best-selling travel toy in March 2010.
— Dean Smith, Co-owner of JaZams
in Princeton, N.J., told TDmonthly
in a Summer 2011 survey that he sells "probably 50" sets of Buckyballs each month. — May 27, 2010 RECALL
of 175,000 sets (prior to March 2010) with 13+ labeling violating a federal standard that powerful magnets not be sold to children under 14.