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Mookie celebrates Swingball’s 40th anniversary!

21st March, 2014

Do you remember playing Swingball in your garden in the 80’s and 90’s?  The UK’s No 1 outdoor sports toy UK  is now in its fourth decade .Enjoying a mega revival with fans both young (and a little older), Swingball  is celebrating a  BIG number in 2014 –its’ 40th birthday!

In 2011 Pro Swingball launched. Designed for energetic and extended game play, Pro Swingball is more robust all round, so perfect for older kids and adults too.  It fast became a top-selling outdoor game for 2011. The record breaking 10th millionth Swingball was purchased in the summer of 2012.

Swingball isn’t just for the back garden; it’s a perfect game for outdoor events and festivals.  It’s fun, interactive, and great for all age-groups and genders ...but be warned - it tends to bring out that competitive streak in even the most unlikely players!

2013 saw Swingball have a fantastic year, ranking number 1 in Top 150 Items Sports Activities & Games on NPD in July! This was reflected in stores across the UK. August saw empty shelves in leading retailers as Swingball completely sold out due to such high demand!

Guy Orr, Director Mookie Toys commented ‘We are extremely happy to see that Swingball continues to be such a hit year after year. This firm family favourite shows no signs of slowing down proven by retailers completely selling through of all stock last summer! We will continue to nurture and develop this fantastic product so families for years to come can enjoy the great fun that is Swingball.’