Monday, October 15, 2007

Stacking Cuppapalooza

Proof that the best toy ideas are based upon simple fun is the emergence of Speed Stacks. Accordingly, BeansTalk has learned that Sport Stacking is the fastest growing sport in the country. It has become so popular in fact that ESPN recently broadcast the World Sport Stacking Championships to a national audience. This year’s championship, sanctioned by the World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA), drew over 1,100 competitors from 32 states and 7 countries.

If your kids have not already told you about it (our kids did), it is only a matter of time before this appears at the top of their Christmas wish list. BeansTalk gives this a Mom’s Best Bet for holiday gift giving, but if our recommendation is not enough check out the list of awards the toy has earned: Family Fun Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.) Grand Prize Winner, a 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner, a 2006 National Parent Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Winner and an iParenting Media Award Winner for Outstanding Product of 2006. Speed Stacks also earned a place on both the Toys “R” Us “Fabulous 15” Best of the Holiday Season list and the eToys Hot Holiday Toys List for Holiday Giving.

Check out the details for the super cool Glow in the Dark edition. This staffer loves to play with it on Family Game Night:

SPEED STACKS® Glow-In-The-Dark StackPack® includes everything you need to be competition-ready including:

12 SPEED STACKS® Glow-In-The-Dark Competition Cups: Super-bright glow material.Designed for hands of all sizes. Tough memory plastic retains shape. Internal ribs for proper separation. Vent holes release air for fast stacking.Reinforced lip provides stacking stability. Textured exterior for secure grip. Smooth interior for reduced friction. Official cups of the World Sport Stacking Association.

A Sport Carry Bag: Holds and protects your SPEED STACKS® competition cups. Clips to belt loop or backpack. Classic design.

The Patented StackMat®: The Official Timing Device of the WSSA.Stay-flat neoprene mat is optimized for the proper amount of grip and friction—not too much or too little—and features Glow-In-The-Dark accents. Light-up LCD timer helps you practice against the clock and improve your time.

The Stack Fast®! DVD: Complete instructional program teaches you everything from the basics through tips to become a pro. Learn races, freestyle stacking and more! Complete information about and links to the World Sport Stacking Association.

Look for Spped Stacks at: Amazon, Toys R Us, Target, Wal Mart, and K B Toys