Kendama Toy Now Available at Talbot’s Toyland

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Talbot’s Toyland is one of only a few dealers to carry the stylish Kendama toy, which is a spin off from the original “ball and cup” toy.

Kendama, a traditional Japanese toy that is a spin off from the original “ball and cup” toy, is now available at Talbot’s Toyland.

A Kendama consists of three wooden cups of different sizes placed on the center of a wooden spike (Ken) and smaller cup with a ball (Tama) connected by a string. The Kendama “ball and cup” is also combined with the art of juggling with tricks that involve balances, juggles and catches. The ball is pulled upward so it may be caught in one of the cups or land in the hole on the spike. The Kendama craze started in Japan and arrived in the United States about a year ago. The craze has made its way to San Francisco and Talbot’s Toyland.

The Kendama strengthens hand-eye coordination, balance and reflex. It can be played by young and old alike. There are endless trick possibilities for both the beginner and the seasoned master. Kendama tricks are done by variations of juggling the ball in the three cups, spiking the ball with the Ken spike and balancing both in new, creative ways. Mastering the Kendama takes practice, focus, patients and creativity.

Talbot’s Toyland is one of just a few dealers carrying this toy. They have all models in stock. Prices start at just $9.99. Talbot’s Toyland specializes in toys and games for kids’ activities and hobbies. Talbot’s has a wide selection of toys, games and puzzles, as well as baby and Barbie dolls and doll houses, model vehicles, skateboards, kids trike and sporting goods.

About the company:

Talbot's Toyland has been serving the Bay Area with toys, puzzles, games, etc. since1953. Back then, Betty and Lank Talbot started the Peninsula's and Bay Area's finest toy store, Talbot's Toyland. Today, Talbot's has grown to over 30,000 square feet, specializing in high quality unique children's games, toys, hobbies, bicycles and baby dolls; become a destination for children of all ages. With an emphasis on superior customer service, knowledgeable sales staff and a broad selection of toys, Talbot's has helped dreams come true for over 50 years. For more information, visit the Talbot’s Toyland website.

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