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Silly Bandz Go Licensed!

In Breaking News, Toys on June 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm

As I noted in an earlier post, Silly Bandz were the hottest thing to hit the United States Since the invention of baseball cards. These fun shaped rubber bands come in an assortment of shapes, but because they were not patented, there is a lot of different brands of Silly Bands including Zanybandz, Silly Bandz, Bandzmania, Crazy Bandz, and Bama Bandz.

Now it seems that Silly Bandz have gone licensed. Now you can get Disney Silly Bandz, Comic Character Silly Bandz, NFL, MLB, and NBA logo Bandz. It was only a matter of time before the big boys entered the Kid’s new fad, but as expected you can expect to pay a good chunk of change for these new styles…I tend to hate the licensed fees!!!


Okay I May Understand the Craze now that I remember

In Family life, Toys on May 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

In an earlier post, I mention that there is a current craze going on about these animal shaped rubber bands bracelets most known as Silly Bands. These rubber band bracelets are the latest kid fad that has kids are going nuts over them. After looking at these rubber bands, I really didn’t understand the reason to why kids are going mad over them. BUT then I realized.

Camp Shap Silly Bands

I started to look through some of my old pictures of when I was a kid. And I immediately noticed a common theme, something started to show up in several pictures. I wasn’t necessarily the same object, but it was the same type of product. It was a Cardboard box. Why was this? It really became clear to me that my childhood best friend was boxes, I loved them. I played with them, made things with them, and of course wore them as shoes, the ole’ six pack shoes, boy those were the days, then in a blink of an eye, it hit me.

We as kids do not need those expensive toys to keep ups occupied or busy. Our imagination can run wild with the simplest things, and to me it doesn’t seem to be a surprise that Rubber Bands are making the kids go nuts everywhere. Children can find happiness with the littlest things no matter what that might be, I guess that is the beauty of children. So now it doesn’t surprise me to why kids, love these little animal shaped rubber bands bracelets!!!