Although I never purchased a Bozo the Clown bop bag (I would have had nightmares for weeks on end), we have purchased over the years super hero bop bags for our two boys. How long did they last? Oh, about 10.5 seconds. Okay, I’m exaggerating just a little. They lasted a few days. Yes, only a few days! So, I stopped buying them and my boys had nothing to punch but each other. Poor guys.
Instead of being clever after purchasing failed after failed bop bag and maybe thinking of a way to make them better, I just didn’t buy them anymore. But one family decided to take matters into her own hands and reinvent the bop bag. (Does that make them smarter than me? Dang it.)
Earlier bop bag versions were made of non-biodegradable material and can be found filling up our landfills. It can take these bags hundreds or even thousands of years to degrade naturally into the earth.
Introducing the Eco-Bonk
Cute looking aren’t they?
Donna Brin, President and Co-Founder of Pueri Elemental LLC, said ”We wanted to give our son the active-play experience that we remembered, but couldn’t get past the environmental concerns. There had to be a way to make this toy better?”
Eco-Bonk, the first inflatable bop bag that is made from biodegradable plastic and developed, manufactured and assembled in the USA. Eco-Bonk offers superior quality, rugged durability and peace of mind that it is healthier for children to play with and safer for the environment around them … our plastic is manufactured with a revolutionary additive technology, enabling it to degrade naturally into the earth in 9 months to 5 years.
Pueri will donate 1% of the sales proceeds to Wildlife Alliance, the leader in providing direct protection to forest and wildlife in the Southeast Asian tropical belt. Your Eco-Bonk purchase comes with a web storybook free trial that gives young readers an opportunity to connect with, relate to, and ultimately befriend Eco-Bonk creatures through beautifully animated interactive stories that bring parenting challenges into an animal’s world and empower children to think for themselves, to learn about wildlife and to embrace charity.
You can bet I am ready to give these newly designed bop bags a try. I mean, let my boys give them a try. The Eco-Bonk will make its debut at the 2012 New York Toy Fair.