West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 7, 2007
"Sink-Em" is a great new idea for an invention which would make it easier for kids to enjoy themselves in the pool or bath tub during playtime. The game incorporates plastic toy ships such as "aircraft carriers", "destroyers", "submarines", "tugboats" and seaplanes that float in the water. The ships have a series of plugs or plastic pins in their top sections so they can be pulled to let a controlled amount of water enter the ship by the children during the game. The kids throw sponge missiles or other "bomb-like" sponges at the ships and, when a ship is hit, a plastic pin or plug is them pulled from the top of the ship and this causes the ship to begin slowly sinking. The idea is to sink your opponents ships faster then yours are sunk. This is a great idea for kids who like to incorporate both tossing/ throwing games as well as imaginary "war-games' in the bathtub or pool. The tub toys are about 1/3 scale from the full size pool toys. "Sink-EM" presents a great new potential for the water/ pool game category.
Toy companies are confident that pool toys are going to be at the top of kids' wish lists this holiday season, as a flurry of sophisticated playthings hit store shelves. With toys and gadgets like the Sink-Em toy have toymakers working to win back kids who left the toy aisle in favor of video games, DVDs and electronic gadgets. "Kids are returning to the simple home games and outdoor entertainment that their parents originally enjoyed," said Reyne Rice, toy trends specialist for the Toy Industry Association. "Kids have grown up with computers but are returning to the simple fun that their parents used to enjoy. They are not afraid of technology but they also want to embrace the things their parents used to do as kids."
Sales of toys in the "play sports" category have grown the fastest in the past few years, whereas sales of "plush" toy have declined 43 percent. Nearly half of shoppers surveyed--49 percent--said they would buy toys this holiday season, according to the NPD Group. More good news for chain drug retailers is that many of those toys ring in at comfortable price points for drug store shoppers.
According to Marisa Thalberg, president of Executive Morns, an organization for working moms, tried-and-true toy's still get the "most mileage award from moms, including toys that once appeared on their own gift lists. According to Charles Riotto, president of the Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association, the retro trend has not lost its steam. "The retro stuff looks like it's not going away," Riotto said. "But there are a lot of reasons for it. It's a fair bet for retailers to latch on to a property that already has a following. You have the nostalgia factor. Parents want to pass those memories on to their children."
Additionally, toys are continuing to earn themselves an ever-expanding role in many drug chains--particularly appropriate, some sources say, in these troubled times when families are spending more time together "cocooning," as one retailer put it. It is obvious from the extensive evidence that the market is wide open and ready for a great new idea like "Sink-Em". There are endless directions in which this product could be successfully marketed. "Sink-Em" is a device fitted for great success in an eagerly awaiting market.
In order that the needs of consumers all over the world can be better served, marketing professionals are now reaching out to these consumers. With these new considerations in mind, it is likely that "Sink-Em" will soon become a more popular device. For further information on this great new invention, contact Jake Way at info(at)inventionsupport.com and ask about the great new invention known as "Sink-Em".