14 Jan 2004
Inflatable Toys(HKTDC Toys & Games , Vol 01,2004)
All Blown Up
These days, there is a world of choice in the inflatable toy market, with new designs for everything from bouncy castles to swim rings, and radios to soccer goals. Hong Kong's toy manufacturers have created bold and brilliant designs in both traditional and innovative inflatable styles.
Children will adore playing in the water with their own deep sea creatures brought to life in this range of swim rings made by Khattar Toys Mfr Ltd. This range, which includes a dolphin, crab and octopus, is sold to customers in the US, Europe and Asia, and is made from PVC and EVA.
Scoring A Goal...
Let any space fulfil its big match potential with this PVC mesh soccer goal and ball made by Timor Products Ltd. The company makes various other PVC inflatable products, and produces a nylon-mesh soccer goal set. Its main markets are EC countries and the US.
The race for world domination begins with these mini aqua flying saucers made by Josh Mfg Ltd. Just pull the string to wind these little saucers up, then let them roll. Available in different shapes and colours, the plastic materials, PVC layers and gearboxes in these toys come from Korea, Taiwan and the Chinese mainland.
Lounging by the Pool...
Playing in the sun can be such fun with inflatable products like these from Way On Int'l Ltd. Whether it's relaxing on an air mattress, swimming with rings and armbands or playing with beach balls, these bright and colourful products help children make the most of those sunny days.
Bravo Toys Ltd makes PVC and nylon inflatable toys to appeal to children of all ages, such as this 391/2 x121/4-inch three-ring paddling pool, 8-inch diameter football and 261/4 -inch Christmas tree. The company also makes an inflatable FM/AM radio with a built-in speaker. These products are popular in the US, Europe and Australia.
Fit for a Princess...
As part of its range of inflatable products made under the Barbie name,
David Halsall (HK) Ltd produces this bouncy castle with deluxe pump and
a 20-inch swim ring. Other products in the range include an inflatable
beach ball, heart-shaped pool, chair, jet rider and air mattress. The
main markets for this range are
A Quick Dip...
Smartrend Development Ltd has created the Instant Pool, an easy assembly inflatable swimming pool. Pool sizes range from 8-inch to 24-inch diameters and 30-inch to 48-inch heights. The pool has PVC sides with an inflatable pool ring around the top. A filter pump, ladder and cover are also available for this product.
WRITTEN BY CAROLINE BIEBUYCK
David Halsall (HK) Ltd
Suites 1206-1210, Tower 6
9 Canton Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Josh Mfg Ltd
Far East Consortium Bldg
204-6 Nathan Rd
Khattar Toys Mfr Ltd
Flat 3, 10/F
Mega Trade Centre
1-6 Mei Wan St
Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Smartrend Development Ltd
Nan Fung Commercial Bldg
19 Lam Lok St
Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
Way On Int'l Ltd
8 Lam Lok St
Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
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