NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Retailers around the country are blown-away by sales of this holiday's mega-craze, Buckyballs. The adult desktoy – which started as a YouTube phenomenon – is the must-have stocking stuffer and hottest retail product this season.
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Powered by a loyal online following including 10,000 Facebook fans and a highly addictive quality, Buckyballs is the top-selling product in thousands of independent retail locations. More than 5,000 retailers around the country are echoing reports of the product flying off shelves:
- "They're the surprise hit of the season!" says a buyer from Urban Outfitters.
- "Shipments come in and within hours we're sold out again," Alan Ceppos, co-owner of the popular NY gift-chain Pylones, explains. "We haven't seen a product this hot in years."
- "They sell all-day every day. People are buying 3 and 5 sets at a time this season," enthuses Chris Mindel of mega online-retailer ThinkGeek.
- "Once you put them in customers' hands, no one can put them down," says Steve Schwartz, OVP Merchandising for Brookstone.
"While Black Friday signaled a 15.9% increase in sales for online retailers over 2009, Buckyballs had a 700% increase over last year," reports Buckyballs founder, Jake Bronstein. "Demand for Buckyballs is helping a lot of independent retailers get through a slow 4th quarter." Bronstein estimates more than 100,000 units were sold nationwide between Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year.
With over 1 million sold this year, Buckyballs – which were named "Toy Of The Year" by Rolling Stone Magazine – are the breakout retail product of 2010. And is there any wonder why? Buckyballs: The Amazing Magnetic Desktoy You Can't Put Down!, is a set of 216 powerful Rare Earth magnets that can be shaped, molded, snapped together and torn apart in unlimited ways for the ultimate in stress-relief and fun.
Currently retailing at Brookstone, Urban Outfitters, Bed Bath & Beyond, Hallmark and GetBuckyballs.com. Buckyballs retail for $29.95-$34.95.
Buckyballs is a whole new breed of adult desktoy that can make sculptures, puzzles, patterns, and shapes, act as a stress reliever and combat office boredom. Buckyballs is currently the world's best-selling desktoy, sold in over 5,000 U.S. retail locations.
To speak with a Buckyballs representative or request samples, please contact Emily Rodrigues (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Sarah Cirkiel (email@example.com), Pitch Control PR, 212.475.4919.