Wednesday, April 16, 2014

#ZipStix by @HogWildToysLLC - Have Fun Racing, Crashing, Stunts, and Collecting (With Give Away!)

ZipStix CoverZipStix Toys - Race, Crash, Do Tricks, and Collect Them All
  • Flexible Skateboard Style Sticks Flip and Roll
  • For Ages 4 and Up
  • Good for Indoor or Outdoor Play
  • Race for Speed or Distance
  • Create Obstacle Courses
  • Master Tricks and Stunts
  • Four Series One Team Styles
  • Collect your Favorite Team or All 72 Series One Sticks
  • Affordable Pricing and Four Buying Options
  • Suggested Retail Pricing From $3.99 - $19.99 (Details Below)
  • A Product From Hog Wild Toys (hogwildtoys.com)
  • Find Hog Wild Toys on YouTube, on Facebook and on Twitter (@HogWildToysLLC)
Yesterday was a cold and rainy day here in New York, and both of my sons are just getting over a gross respiratory virus.  We were stuck in the house and the boys were itching to do something fun after spending the previous four days down for the count with sickness.

Luckily, I had just the thing to brighten our day - these ZipStix from Hog Wild toys were still in the box waiting to be reviewed.  it was perfect timing!

I put together a collage of some photos below so you can see all of different things that make these fun.

The basic components are the ZipStix and their launchers.  The flexible sticks look a bit like skateboards without wheels.  They come in a wide variety of brightly colored designs that are grouped into four teams.  Each team has eighteen styles which makes a total of 72 different stix to collect and trade.

ZipStixCollage.jpg
There are also collector packs that include stunt cones and ramps like the kind used for skateboarding or stunt biking.  Once a child and their friends start building up their collections, they can have a lot of fun racing for speed or distance.  They can also have stunt competitions or trade to complete their collections.

Here is a commercial spot that shows ZipStix at their best.



We have a little bit more practicing to do before our skills are that impressive, but the learning curve is pretty quick.  It only took a few tries before we had some decent launches.  These things can really fly!  

The instructions are included in both pictures and words so they are easy to figure out.  Just get your ZipStix onto the launcher and a little push with one finger sends it on its way.

ZipStix Instructions
Once we mastered the launch then we started working on knocking down cones and aiming for the ramps.  I was surprised how much fun I was having, and you can probably imagine how much my boys enjoyed sending these things flying around the house.  Even the cats got in on the fun chasing any runaway ZipStix that rolled past them.

There are currently four ways to buy ZipStix that range from the starter pack to the mega pack.  you can see each product pictured below.

ZipStix Products
The Starter Pack includes one ZipStix toy and a launcher.  This is really all you need ot get started, and it is also the way to fill in gaps as one  builds their collection.  The suggested retail price for a starter pack is $3.99.

The Dual Pack has two ZipStix, one launcher, three crash cones and a flyaway target.  This comes with the suggested price tag of $5.99.

The Stunt Pack is the next step up.  It includes two ZipStix, two launchers. three crash cones, anda dual angle kicker ramp.  The suggested price for this package is $9.99.

Finally, there is the Mega Pack.  As the title suggests, this is the one with the most to offer.  This is a collection of six assorted ZipStix, two launchers, six crash cones, a kicker ramp and a quarter pipe for even more stunt possibilities.  The suggested price for this one (pictured below) is still affordable at $19.99.

ZipStix Mega pack
Series One ZipStix are divided into Team Blaster, Team turbo, Team Wild and Team Zilla.  The instruction/information sheets that come with each purchase also open up to a check off sheet so that players know which ones they need to complete their team or complete set.

I am hosting a giveaway for a ZipStix prize pack.  If you want to take part, please use the form below to submit your entries.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!
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