Student's Love for Architecture and Physics Morphs Into Highly Unique SMAKABALL® Getting Kids off the Sofa! Launching at New York Toy Fair 2013!

Feb 09, 2013, 07:00 ET from SMAKABALL

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To the delight of parents nationwide, the new toy invention, SMAKABALL® is getting kids off the sofa and moving them to active play.   SMAKABALL® is an active toy that can compete with electronics for the attention of kids!  Uniquely positioned to make a big splash as the "must have" toy of the year, it is officially launching at the New York Toy Fair, 2013. There is nothing like it on the market.

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An ergonomically designed catcher, central to the design of the toy, seems to snatch the ball out of air.  It appears magnetic-like allowing for the "impossible" catch.  The toy is the patented design of an Architecture graduate student with a passion for physics.  Architectural influence and simple laws of physics come together in a toy that is innovative and fun.

The "good for you" toy goes beyond the fun factor.  SMAKABALL® encourages healthy, active play.  Kids feel like heroes when they play. Children have the ability to catch an unusually large object fully extended away from their bodies in a way that is novel. They can be winners when they experience the impossible catch so big, so far away, and so easily.  In the process they learn confidence and promote good eye hand coordination.  The durable, safe, lightweight design is ideal for indoor or outdoor play.

Designed for ages 6 and up, this novel toy appeals to a wide range of kids.  Kids can team up to play a dynamic, fast paced game and keep score.  Pool and beach play is fun and fast.  SMAKABALL® is versatile appealing to all levels of atheletic ability.  Young children can play two handed catch and older kids can enjoy one handed catching.  Adults can enjoy SMAKABALL® as an exciting tail gate activity.  The toy is both disability and special needs friendly.

Mothers will tell you they love to see their children engage in active play.  They are happy to see a toy that moves their children to action.  Major school systems around the country are looking at SMAKABALL® for inclusion in their Health & Physical Education and Special Needs programs as fun and productive additions to the curriculm.  Pre-official launch, big box retailers have approached SMAKABALL®. Major international markets are showing advance interest in the toy.  At the end of the day, the best response comes from the kids that SMAK their way to wholesome fun with SMAKABALL®!  The look on their faces when they make the "catch" is priceless.

Invented in 2010 by Rami Zein, a lazy poolside inspiration morphed into SMAKABALL®.  SMAKABALL® is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia with a warehouse in Los Angeles, California.  You can meet the inventor of SMAKABALL® and enjoy active play at the heavily attended Toy Fair 2013 taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on February 9-12, 2013.  SMAKABALL® will be at BOOTH 2934For further information or to see a video of SMAKABALL® in action, go to   Check out our online press kit.