From Wild New Ways To Collect And Play, To A First-Ever Technique For Egg Decorating, Little Kids Is Changing The Game With 8 New Toy Launches
Seekonk, MA (January 19, 2023) – It’s not just about bubbles at Little Kids anymore! Following up their innovative new foamy fun line of Fom Mania products from last year is a fun-dippin’, fist-pumpin’, ball-bouncin’, bubble-blastin’ line-up of new products across Little Kids’ Dippin’ Designs™, Junk Ball®, Ballz’n™, Föm Mania® and Fubbles® product lines!
Inspired by the social media trend of hydro-art, Little Kids designers created Dippin’ Designs™ Enchanted Egg Wrap Kit ($9.99). Instead of messy paints, Dippin’ Designs takes the same concept and makes it super simple using decorative wraps that float on the water. Just dip and twirl to apply AMAZING designs to the egg’s surface.
Just in time for spring training and Little League registration come two new backyard ball products: Junk Ball® Wild Pitch Collectible Balls ($3.99) and Junk Ball® Umpire Strike Zone ($49.99). Wait, what? Collectible balls? That’s right. LKI is upping the backyard baseball game with colorfully molded and hydro-dipped balls that kids will be pumpin’ fists about once they get their hands on them. Not to mention a first-ever strike zone that actually tracks your game.
Bigger kids, ages 8 to 88, can practice their eye-hand coordination with their siblings and parents with a round of Little Kids’ new quick-action tabletop game called Ballz’n™ ($24.99). It’s an all-in, ball-bouncing race to the highest score! It’s portable and ideal for indoor spaces from the kitchen table to the dorm room.
Föm Mania®, the one and only portable line of foam machines and battle play toys takes fun to a whole new level with the fan-favorite from last summer, the Föm Mania® Fömalanche® ($49.99), and the release of the new Föm Mania® Quickshot Foam Blaster. Just a few months ago the bestseller Föm Mania Fömilator earned a slot on the toy industry’s TOTY (Toy Of The Year) 2022 ballot! Like it’s battery-operated predecessor, the Quickshot blasts streams of foam but has a fast-pump action and is kid-powered.
“We are proud to be celebrating 30 years of success with the No-Spill design that literally turned the bubble category upside down, and equally proud and excited about our incredible 2023 line-up, which includes products in the activities, outdoor sports, and games categories”, expressed Jason Engle, President of Little Kids Inc. “We are taking what we do best—understanding what makes kids and families happy—and creating new ways to play, make memories, and in some cases, just get the competitive juices flowing!”
Look for these eight make-you-happy playthings arriving throughout 2023:
Dippin’ Designs™ Enchanted Egg Wrap Kit • $9.99 • Ages: 5+
Easter arrives on Sunday, April 9, 2023. Dippin’ Designs is an innovative, mess-free way to decorate Easter eggs – with no dyes and truly stunning results! This trendy technique uses a new hydro-dipping technology to produce beautiful, detailed designs that you can’t create with any other egg-decorating kit! It’s your magical start to hydro art. And it takes just three simple steps: Stick it! Dip it! Twirl it! Each kit comes with 14 hydro-dip sheets,12 egg stands, 2 dipping tools and 2 smoothing tools. Where to Buy: Walmart
Junk Ball® Wild Pitch Collectible Balls • $3.99 • Ages: 5+
Ready for your backyard baseball game to get wild? Grab a Junk Ball Wild Pitch blind bag and see which epic, one-of-a-kind ball you get! There are 12 wildly unique ball styles – no two are exactly the same! Some are common, some are rare, and only one is the wildest of them all, the limited-edition Bone Shaker! The twelve styles come in three classic Junk Ball types: the Original Junk Ball – designed to let you throw like the pros, the Tornado – designed for maximum curve control, or the Pro Max – designed for maximum distance and power! With spring training fast approaching, start your collection today. Where to Buy: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Junk Ball® Umpire Strike Zone • $49.99 • Ages: 5+
Wanna play like the pros? Perfect and track your game with the junk ball umpire strike zone! It really does it all! It’s your ump – pitch anywhere in the gray zone without a hit, and it’s a strike! It’s your scoreboard – track strikes, balls, outs, the score, and ghost runners with sliding tracker clips. It’s even your coach – reference the pitch guides to see how to throw the perfect screwball, fastball, curveball, or riser! Whether you’re playing a backyard game with friends or practicing your pitching solo – the umpire strike zone has you covered. Includes 1 strike zone, 9 tracking clips, and 1 collectible wild pitch ball with sticker. Where to Buy: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Amazon
Ballz’n™ • $24.99 • Ages: 8+
We’re all in for Ballz’n! It’s an all-in ball-bouncing race to the highest score loaded with opportunities to play either on the offense or defense. Bounce your balls in the top two bowls to score the most points and collect your opponents’ balls as they miss and bounce them in the bottom bowl to take their points away. Easily stacks and stores with a lid for portability and on-the-go fun. Each game comes with three stacking bowls, 12 balls (6 teal, 6 green), lid, and instructions. Where to Buy: Amazon
Föm Mania® Quickshot Foam Blaster • $12.99 • Ages: 5+
Make a resolution to become a Föm Maniac. This all-new foam blaster sprays foam using a simple, fast-pump action! It’s easy-to-use, doesn’t require batteries, and blasts over 30 shots of thick fluffy foam with each fill. Each Quickshot comes with a 4 fl. oz. bottle of foam concentrate – making enough solution to fill the blaster 8 times! Where to Buy: Meijer, Amazon (as a 2-pack)
Föm Mania® Fömalanche® • $49.99• Ages: 5+
Get ready for the best foam experience ever! With just the press of a button, the Fömalanche makes piles and piles of light, airy foam for memory-making birthday parties, epic backyard foam battles or just everyday outdoor sudsy silliness! Just add foam concentrate and water to the reservoir and turn the machine on for fast, easy, foamy fun! Features a handle for easy portability and storage. Each package includes the Fömalanche machine and three 3.3 fl. oz. packets of foam concentrate, as well as instructions and fun Föm play ideas. Requires 6 “D” batteries, not included. Where to Buy: Target, Amazon, Meijer, HEB
Fubbles® Light-Up Bubble Torch • $7.99 Ages: 3+
The Fubbles Light-Up Bubble Torch is an instant bubble party! Just press the button, shine a dazzling light show on your ceiling and watch as a wild flurry of bubbles comes jetting out! It’s two-in-one – lights and bubbles for twice the fun! Includes 4 fl. oz. of premium bubble solution and requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. Where to Buy: Amazon, Academy
Fubbles® Dippin’ Bubbler $3.99 • Ages: 3+
Blowing bubbles just got easier! With a Fubbles Dippin’ Bubbler (try saying that three times!) even the littlest bubblers can make loads of bubbles on their own! Just pull back the tube, dip the wand and pump. Each Dippin’ Bubbler includes 2.2 fl. oz. of bubble solution and dip tray. The solution bottle attaches to the handle of the bubbler for easy portability and storage. Where to Buy: Target
About Little Kids® Inc.
Little Kids Inc. was founded in 1989 by toy industry leader and former Toy Industry Association Board Member, Jim Engle. They are the #1 bubble manufacturer and the #1 licensed bubble manufacturer in the country. Little Kids develops, manufactures and markets innovative and award-winning bubble, sports, novelty and activity toys. Consumers and customers recognize Little Kids toys for their high quality, great value and durability. Little Kids brands include Fubbles®, and No-Spill® Bubbles, a category the company created with its patented No-Spill® Bubble Tumbler® toy. Other Little Kids brands include Föm Mania®, Wicked Big Sports® and Junk Ball® Sports. Little Kids’ leading licensed toy portfolio includes Disney®, MARVEL®, Star Wars® and Cocomelon™ bubble toys as well as Nickelodeon™, PAW Patrol™, Baby Shark™, Bluey, Sesame Street® outdoor, bubble and water toys, and PEEPS® bubble and novelty toys. Little Kids is a privately-owned enterprise headquartered in Seekonk, MA. Discover where happy happens at https://littlekidsinc.com/.