This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. I’m all for getting the kids outside and encouraging physical play. In the summertime, we get ultra creative with our outdoor activities and find ourselves often playing team sports, going on nature walks, and taking refreshing dunks in the pool. One way to get the kids outside this summer is to introduce (or in some cases, “re-introduce”) them to classic games and toys. Some of my fondest memories include hula-hoop competitions and hours playing marbles with my neighborhood friends.
This year, I am so excited because Hasbro has released a new line of yo-yos called The Blazing Team that encourages kids to master their yo-yo skills and obtain an expertise as high as the “master” level. The new Hasbro line is inspired by The Blazing Team animated series and blends martial arts with yo-yo tricks, thus creating the skill of Yo Kwon Do. On JoinBlazingTeam.com, children can draw inspiration from the posted videos and play along so they may practice and improve their yo-yo tricks.
This Spring, the oh-so exciting Blazing Team products include:
Level 1 – Blazing Team Battlespin Assortment: The Blazing Team Battlespin Assortment is the perfect package for any beginner yo-yo trainer. Your child can choose from Eagle, Wolf, Dark Dragon, and Scorpion, and each yo-yo comes with a retractable string, allowing children to get used to handling the yo-yo and further improve their skills. (For ages 6 and up, $6.99 USD)
Level 1 – Blazing Team Echostrike FX Assortment: Yo Kwon Do has never looked better: the Echostrike FX line has attachable creature plates so kids can customize their yo-yos with different lights and sounds. Requires 2 AAA batteries. (For ages 6 and up, $14.99 USD)
Level 2 – Blazing Team Beast Wrangler Assortment: With the Beast Wrangler assortment, kids can choose from the Monkey, Blazing Tiger, Snake, or Eagle deco and decide which style suits them best. The Beast Wrangler series boasts an “auto return” clutch feature which helps kids take their yo-yo skills to the next level – a perfect way to build a foundation in order to master their Yo Kwon Do skills. (For ages 8 and up, $5.99 USD).
Level 2 – Blazing Team Lighstorm Revealer: The Lightstorm Revealer is one of the most exciting products in Hasbro’s new yo-yo line. Each toy features a creature graphic that lights up depending on how powerful it is thrown. Remember: the stronger the throw, the longer the spins. Kids will have a blast with this one! Batteries not required. (For ages 8 and up, $12.99 USD)
If you are new to the Yo Yo world, here are some great beginner’s videos to get you started! The Blazing Team products are truly, very impressive. Their videos of yo-yo tricks have so much variety and children will definitely be inspired to go outside and test out their newly-acquired skills. The Blazing Team products are available through most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. Be sure to like Hasbro on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. One USA reader will win an assortment of Hasbro Blazing Team Yo Yos ARV $40.
Did you play with yo-yo’s as a kid? Did you master any cool tricks? Please share!!