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July 15, 2024

A Popping Good Time


This is one of the smallest, cutest foam ball launcher I have seen … and it’s so easy to use. Your children are sure to have a BLAST with the Pirate Popperfrom Hog Wild.

With six soft foam balls, your child can squeeze the belly of the pirate to send one ball at a time flying through the air. The harder you squeeze, the further it will go. Don’t worry, even at a close distance and the fact that they are launched out really fast, the balls are soft enough that they don’t hurt. It’s great to have two so you can battle.

My 6-year-old had so much fun running around trying to squeeze the pirate as hard and fast as she could to see if she could further the distance each time. Another fun aspect is that it makes a pretty loud “POP” sound. This toy is great for indoor or outdoor use.

One more thing, be sure to not push the ball in too hard as it will get lodged and you will be unable to get it out, but you can still use it.

There are a variety of other characters to pick from, too. Appropriate for ages 4 and older.

Hog Wild

About the Author

Kiera Ashford

Kiera Ashford is the Managing Editor of Cincinnati Family Magazine, and a mother of two.