New York, NY (PRWEB) September 5, 2007
Move over Wiffle Ball®, there’s a new sheriff in town. After turning heads at the American International Toy Fair in February, the College Hill Games company recently unveiled its revolutionary flat-sided baseball toy. Called the Blitzball™, this new toy allows ordinary people to throw amazing fastballs, curveballs, and knuckleballs that would make any big-league pitcher jealous.
Designed by 29 year-old baseball enthusiast Aaron Kim, Blitzball™ is a safe, lightweight, plastic baseball toy that is ideal for player ages 5 and up. The Blitzball™ appeals to younger kids with its 72 flat hexagonal sides that give the ball 25-35% additional distance when thrown. Older kids and adults love the toy because of its outstanding speed and curving properties.
“I wanted to design a baseball toy that maximizes throwing distance and curve, and a flat-sided surface was the key,” explains Kim. He explains that the Blitzball’s™ 72 hexagonal sides are the basis for its extraordinary speed, distance, and curve. “You can throw any kind of pitch you want with the Blitzball™, fastballs, curveballs, knuckleballs, you name it. You don’t have to throw the ball very hard to get results, and it’s light as a feather, so you don’t have to worry about straining your arm or breaking windows,” he adds. Weighing less than an ounce, the Blitzball™ is perfect for any backyard baseball game and may be used with any type of bat.
Having been on the market for less than two months, the Blitzball™ is already drawing rave reviews across the country and has been touted by the likes of Will Carroll (baseball pitching expert and author of Saving the Pitcher) who commented, “If you want to throw a curveball that Barry Zito would envy, you have to grab a Blitzball™!” In fact, a 7-foot curveball video demonstration is available for viewing on the College Hill Games website: http://www.collegehillgames.com.
Despite the early accolades, Kim continues to work very hard at spreading the word about his new toy and may occasionally be found in New York City’s Central Park on Sundays, handing out free Blitzball™ samples to anyone that he sees playing Wiffle Ball® in an attempt to win converts. “Just carry a plastic bat around and I’ll come and find you,” Kim says.
Blitzball™ is suitable for players of all ages and skill levels, and is available for purchase at specialty toy stores throughout the country and on-line through the College Hill Games website: http://www.collegehillgames.com.