Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Twilight Blast Frisbee Great Fun!


 Hi Neighbors!

Perhaps some of you are beginning to enjoy this beautiful weather by spending more time outside.  We have started gardening, birdwatching, and playing games outside.  So, when WHAM-O said they would send me the Twilight Blast Frisbee we were overjoyed to get the chance to try it out.  The Twilight Bast comes from their recreational line.  This is really great for those evenings after dinner when you want to spend a little time outside as darkness is approaching. Just grab your Twilight Blast Frisbee and head outside with the family.  Starting to have trouble seeing the disc, not a problem with the Twilight Blast because it lights up!



The Twilight Blast has a battery compartment directly in the center on the bottom of the Disc.  It has three settings: Off, flashing, and On.  In the Off setting if you tap the top of the Frisbee in the center and it will flash for a few seconds.  For the On setting it lights up with red, yellow and green lights.  The Flash setting the lights blink on and off.  This means you can play even longer! Sorry but the evening pictures just blurred to much to post, but it does work great!



 When someone says WHAM-O I am sure a vision of a Frisbee, Hula-Hoop, Slip and Slide or another such product pops into your mind.  WHAM-O has been around for over 60 years.  Here is just a little information on this company:





"From the off-the-wall novelty items to classic "basic" toys  and sporting goods, WHAM-O® means innovative products that spark  the imagination, give people pleasure and hold their interest. Just think about how any boy in the 1950s could have grown up without a WHAM-O Slingshot.  That was the product that gave the company, founded in 1948, its distinctive name. When the missile hit its target, it made the sound "WHAM-O"!
The zany founders of WHAM-O®, Arthur "Spud" Melin and Richard  Knerr, became known as the gurus of blockbuster fads. A look at the history of WHAM-O brand products provides an interesting and entertaining peek at how some world-renowned products came to be.
A building inspector named Fred Morrison puttered with and refined a plastic flying disc that he sold to WHAM-O® in 1955. Introduced to the consumer market in 1957 as the Pluto Platter™ (the name inspired by the country's obsession with Unidentified Flying Objects), it was modified in 1958, renamed the FRISBEE® disc,  and has become an American icon.
In 1961, Wham-O introduced the original Slip ’N Slide®, which quickly became a permanent warm weather favorite among kids around the world.
Melin and Knerr were always open to original and often strange ideas. They experimented with toys themselves and would try out products directly with potential buyers. They heard of Australian children using a bamboo ring for exercise and immediately turned out...you guessed it...HULA HOOP® toy hoop. Knerr and Melin promoted it for months in 1958 on Southern California playgrounds where they would do demonstrations and give away hoops to get the children to learn and play. Their perseverance turned HULA HOOP toy hoops into the greatest fad the country has ever seen. Twenty-five million were sold in four months!"




Want to read more?  Visit their History Page. And you just might want to follow them on Twitter and "Like" them on Facebook.
You can see the glow from the lights in this one.

If after reading this post and viewing our pictures of the Twilight Blast in action you would like one of your own, you can find them at  your local store, or perhaps you could win one here.  Hurry and enter.  US residents only.

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53 comments:

Shelly said...

How do we enter this? I don't see a Rafflecopter form?

DEBIJOT said...

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Shelly said...

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Cindy said...

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Marisa M said...

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Molly K said...

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msvickik said...

This looks like so much good family fun!

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Amy said...

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Zumi Embiado said...

I enjoyed your post and It seems that I also played Frisbee. Wham o is interesting haha! Hope to learned Frisbee and watch players playing Frisbee live. Thank you for sharing this with us.