Have you heard about the Squinkies? The Squinkies are squishy rubber toys, invented by toy maker Bill Nichols, that fit into a small plastic bubble… like the ones you would get out of the gumball machines that you find in the mall. Mr. Nichols, founder of Blip Toys, wanted to invent a toy that would appealing in a tight economy.
They are now touted as one of the hot holiday toys this year, and even made it into the Toys R Us Hot Toys List and were nominated for the Toy of the Year Awards! We received a selection of Squinkies for review, courtesy of Blip Toys.
The Squinkies are really cute. And tiny.
It only took a few minutes with my two kidlets for me to realize that perhaps they were not the best toy for toddlers. They are age rated 4+, and rightly so.
We decided to pass our Squinkies on to a friend that has a six year old daughter. She is going to love them. I foresee Squinkies in our future, once Mister and Sister are older and less likely to put them in their mouths.
The Squinkies hit store shelves at Walmart, Target, and Toys R Us and were instantly popular.
They will be available at retailers nationwide for Black Friday sales, but why wait in line when you can get yours online?