We at Toys Bulletin recently came across an award winning toymaker called "Rubbabu." They basically manufacture toys out of very strong rubber foam, and each is covered with nylon flock sourced from Switzerland, which creates a very smooth satin like surface. In addition, they are anti microbial, dust, mite and mildew resistant, as well as hypo-allergenic and flame retardant.
They can be cleaned with a simple wet damp cloth, and the foam surface can also be spruced up with a soft brush. "Rubbabu" does remind parents that this is not a teething toy, as small children could bite the rubber foam.
Their product line includes an extensive line of cars, animals, boats, airplanes, puzzles, playsets, and even swords and shields, just to name a few. Every item is brightly colored and each has been created by world renown Indian designer Arunkumar H.G.
We were so excited about these toys that we are providing three back to back reviews covering multiple items within the entire"Rubbabu" product line. This is a first for Toys Bulletin.
|Rubbabu: Vehicles Review
In this review, we are going to look at "The Pink Ambulance," "Cleanupper, the Dump Truck,""Charles the Airplane" and the "Torino Racer." Each of these is intended for ages 0 and up, so these can be given to very small children.
Our focus group enjoyed playing with each of these toys. The favorite was probably "Cleanupper, the Dump Truck," because of the ability to raise and lower the bed of the truck. Each was neatly designed, with four foam wheels attached to plastic axles. They each rolled easily on hard surfaces and even carpeting. Because of the soft rubber foam, they simply bounced off walls and furniture with no damage to the toys or to the house.
They were also very light and easy to pick up and maneuver around, something the parents noticed right away. The basic size of each did vary but none were much longer than 8" and the height of the larger sizes was around 5". The "Torino Racer" was longer and shorter but matched the intended profile of a sleek racing car. Most of these toys come in several different sizes as well, ranging from small up to large.
Based on the smiles we observed on the kid's faces, and the satisfying look of their parents, we highly recommend any and all of the "Rubbabu" vehicles without reservation. The vehicles can be bought at Amazon.com, and depending on the desired size, look for retail prices between $8.00 and $25.00. This group of "Rubbabu" toys receives our highest "Gold Rating."
-- RJ Cullen