Splatter Up

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Splatter Up is a T-ball toy released in 1988, designed by WET Design,[1] under the Worlds of Wonder brand.[2] The toy was later manufactured (marketed) by Buddy-L[3] and Wham-O.[1] The toy has been described as a "wet version of baseball"[4][5][6] using a garden hose attached to a foot pedal to control the water pressure that funnels the water into a stream to push a wiffle ball up into the air so it can be hit with a plastic bat.[1][4]

In 1989, the Consumer Affairs Committee of Americans for Democratic Action recommended Splatter Up as a "safe and fun toy".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Grinding Gear, Steve Rushin, Sports Illustrated, 4 February 2002 (retrieved 11 February 2012)
  2. ^ THE WIZARDS OF WET : Even the Staid Take Delight in High-Tech Magic of Burbank Fountain Company, Susan Heeger, Los Angeles Times, 29 September 1988 (retrieved 11 February 2012)
  3. ^ Splatter Up Baseball from Buddy L, Shoot the Moon (retrieved 10 February 2012)
  4. ^ a b Basics Back At Top Of The Hoop Summer's Here And The Time Is Right For Racing To The Toy Store, Barbara Deck, Philadelphia Daily News, 14 June 1988 (retrieved 11 February 2012)
  5. ^ a b Consumer group attacks unsafe toys, Randolf E. Schmid (Associated Press), The Gainesville Sun Extra, 21 June 1989, p.2 (retrieved 11 February 2012 at Google News)
  6. ^ It's back to basics in toys - no mega-hits expected this year - discount store toy sales, Richard Halverson, Discount Store News, 14 March 1988 (retrieved 11 February 2012 from FindArticles)