Twister Rave Ringz and Rave Twister Skip-It

Date Wed, March 27 2013

The new Twister Rave line comes in colorful purple packages, and every item lights up in ways that are sure to attract your children and perhaps even the young at heart. Hasbro was kind enough to send me two items from this line, and I’ve shared them with my sister and cousin.

The lineup includes the following:

  • Ringz
  • Hoopz
  • Skip-It
  • Stickz
Twister Rave Skip-It

Twister Rave Skip-It

The annoying spelling aside, I think at least some of these games could become the type that you remember forever. I mean, who doesn’t remember the original Skip-It? Either you had one or you lusted over one long enough that it became ingrained in your mind.

So, we’ll start with that. Twister Rave Skip-It is a toy that you wear around your ankle. There’s an open loop made of a flexible plastic that can fit over your shoes and a variety of ankles. Then, you skip with your other foot in a way that spins the Skip-It around your leg. In its basic form, it offers a little entertainment until you grow bored of it.

This new Twister Rave version is a battery-powered toy that registers your movements and lights up. The lights chance as you skip, and the better you are, the more you’ll “level up.” I think it makes for a more interesting toy that kids will enjoy longer.

Of course, the light show is entertaining even if you’re not the one skipping, but the toys come with warning not to play in the pitch black, duh. Skip-It is especially better outdoors. The weighted piece on the end is mostly made of plastic, but it could definitely hurt if it hit another person or break something made of plastic or glass. You’ll need plenty of space.

I think this toy is a little better for old kids that are between 8 and 11-ish. If you’re too small, it’ll be too much work. Of course, younger children might not think to give themselves enough space while playing.

Twister Rave Ringz

Twister Rave Ringz

However, everyone could enjoy Twister Rave Ringz. These are simple plastic rings that you wear. The lights change color with movement, and that’s one of the things that I enjoy about this line of toys. It really promotes activity in a way that other games might not, and everyone probably needs to be a little more active these days.

The hard plastic rings aren’t going to fit everyone. I was able to wear one on my ring finger, which is a size 7.5, but you can’t adjust the size. It’s one size fits all, and this means that some fingers will be too large or small for these. My sister wore her ring on her pink finger if I recall correctly. I didn’t think to measure them, unfortunately, but this is something to keep in mind.

While there’s a switch to activate Skip-It, you press the top of the ring and it clicks when it turns on. After a period of inactivity that I wasn’t quite able to determine, they turn off. The colors are red, green, blue and yellow if I remember correctly. You can also purchase the rings in different colored plastic. Black, pink and blue are available for sure. There might be more.

I gave the Twister Rave Ringz to my sister who decided they were “awesome.” Hasbro is advertising them as to wear during hand games — and apparently all the ones I know are no longer “cool” — but I think that’s really the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much more that you could do with the rings, including punching fights.

Really, I was a little surprised by how much my sister likes them given their simple nature, but sometimes that’s what it takes. Either would make a good gift for your little ones, but be prepared to purchase batteries to keep them lighted.

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