Say hello to the Original Toobimals, a sensory toobed plush toy. Specialty toy retailers will be on the hunt at ASTRA’s Marketplace for the perfect products to stretch limited 4th quarter budgets while delighting young customers, and a look-see at Booth 1823 will have them not only stretching but popping, pushing, pulling and smiling.
Parent company Wonderfuljungle LLC introduces Toobimals in large and small sizes. Buyers can choose from a wide assortment of cuddly critters such as Stingray, Shark and Snake to Giraffe, Hedgehog and Monkey.
As the name implies, Toobimals are meant to have their long neck tubes stretched a little or a lot. Sandy the Giraffe ($14.95) starts out as a 15” Large upon arrival. Kids can stretch her all the way to 32” inches long (and back again!). Frankie the Shark ($9.95) in size Small measures a sweet 12”. But pull his blue neck to the max and wrap his 33” long body around your little finger or arm! There are over 50 styles and sizes to choose from.
“Parents appreciate how a favorite plush toy can offer both security and emotional support,” explains Frank Tortorici, founder of Wonderfuljungle. “Toobimals add another sense of wonder with the interactive experience of an expanding sensory tube. Fine motor development and increase sensory processing happen intuitively along with the sounds of pop, push and pull. Watch as little eyes get bigger and bigger with each crackle. Parents will be pleased they are helping the planet!”
Wonderfuljungle cares about the planet so the plush of the toys is made from recycled materials and 1% of gross sales is pledged to the non-profit 1% For The Planet. To minimize its environmental impact, every UPS order will ship carbon neutral. UPS’s carbon neutral option supports projects that offset the emissions of the shipment’s transport. UPS has supported projects that include reforestation, landfill gas destruction, wastewater treatment and methane destruction.
Retailers who were first in line to play with the Giraffe, Alligator, Snake, Shark, and T-Rex Toobimals, among others, at the September 2021 Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show, voted Toobimals a Best New Product.
When in Long Beach, CA, be ready to pet a Penguin or tug at a T Rex. Don’t worry about making a mess. The patent pending Toobimals can be spot cleaned with a mild soap, then air dry for a new round of fine motor fun.