As a mom of two boys and an aunt to four boys and one girl, I’m always on the look out for new and exciting toys and gifts. Because my kids are still young, I find it hard to shop for a 12 year old when I have no idea what the coolest gadget or toy is out there. Luckily, I have help from my sister and friends who help point me in the right direction when it comes to what’s hot for birthday or holiday presents!
I know I’m not alone on this one and that most of you feel the same. So if you are wondering what the hottest toy to come to the market this Spring is, look no further because I have found it…Thumb Chucks from Zing.
Believe me when I say that Thumb Chucks are the newest and coolest skill toy for the ultimate finger rollin’ fun.
When I got these for my boys who are 4.5 and 7.5, they had no idea what to do with them but didn’t shy away from trying them. Even I wanted to give it a whirl (no pun intended). It is hard at first trying to manipulate these bouncy, plastic chucks around your fingers! It kind of reminded me of when I watched people flip their pencils when I was a kid in school! (I always wondered how people did that!) But soon we learned that you twirl, flip and twist Thumb Chucks around your fingers to perform tricks.
The two plastic ‘Chucks’ are connected to a ‘belt’ and have built-in motion-sensitive LED lights, you know, for that super cool glow in the dark light show you want to perform for your friends 😉
With the help of online tutorials, your kids can learn over 20 amazing tricks. Plus there is an app available on iOS and Android. The app includes an easy-to-use recording feature with built in special effects to enhance and personalize Thumb Chucks videos. And what’s even cooler, is kids can share their videos on social media and join the Thumb Chucks community. Share you skills using the hashtag #ThumbChucks and be rewarded with custom belts! The more you master, the more belts you collect. (More info here)
My kids couldn’t wait to give theirs a try and played with these for longer than they have any other toy in our house. Luckily they come in 4 different colours so there wouldn’t be any arguing about who got what! Not to mention the balls are interchangeable!
It is so nice to be able to see the kids play with something other than an iPad for a change, right moms and dads?! Plus they are under $10! Thumb Chucks are a great activity toy that fit right into your pocket. We give this one two THUMBS up!
Time to unplug and control the roll…
Thumb Chucks are available now in the USA and Canada at select retailers. For a complete list click HERE
For instructional videos and more information on Thumb Chucks, check out their YouTube channel