What It Is
Eco-Bonk is an inflatable bop bag toy for preschoolers. There are three different characters: Abigail the Asian Elephant, Logan the King Penguin, and Jackson the Grizzly Bear. (Emma the Spotted Owl, Noah the Blue Whale, and Lily the Gibbon will be available soon.) Each is sold separately. When kids push or hit their Eco-Bonk, it will wobble back and forth before coming back to an upright position.
Each Eco-Bonk stands 36 inches tall when inflated, and the bottom can be filled with dry beans, rice, or sand. The covers are made of 100-percent certified organic cotton and can be washed in the washing machine. It is also biodegradable and free of BPA.
Each Eco-Bonk also includes an interactive storybook preview, which brings the Eco-Bonk characters to life. Visit Halloo-Habitats.com to access your free preview. This feature was not available at the time of this review.
Is It Fun?
This is a basic bop bag toy that will engage young kids in lots of silly fun with a cute-looking character. Toddlers and preschoolers will find the movement of Eco-Bonk funny and pushing Eco-Bonk helps with gross motor skills.
Who It’s For
Eco-Bonk is for ages 2 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
This is fairly expensive for what it is. A basic, inflatable bop bag is generally under $15. However, parents who are looking for eco-friendly toys may be willing to pay the premium for this toy.
If you already have an Eco-Bonk in one character and you want a different character, Eco-Bonk covers are also available for $32.95.
If you like the free storybook preview, multimedia Eco-Bonk storybook apps are sold separately in the Apple App store for $3.99.
It took us 15 minutes to set up our Eco-Bonk. We filled the bottom with sand, but it was a little difficult getting the sand inside. To inflate the Eco-Bonk, it's recommended that you use a bicycle or mattress pump with cone adapter. It can also be inflated by blowing directly into the air valve with a secure lip seal.
Pueri Elemental will donate 1 percent of sales proceeds from Eco-Bonk to the Wildlife Alliance, an organization that helps rehabilitate, care for, and release rescued animals.
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