New Zealand-based toy company Zuru has acquired the award-winning Glove-A-Bubbles brand from Zing for an undisclosed amount.
Created by Ogosport and sold to the market by outdoor and games experts Zing, Glove-A-Bubbles is a glove with holes that makes bubbles when the glove is dipped in bubble soap and waved through the air.
Currently available in different animal and monster themes, the Glove-A-Bubbles brand also includes Wave-A-Bubbles, which doubles the bubble fun, and Big-A-Bubbles, a glove that creates giant bubbles.
In Australia, Glove-A-Bubbles is currently distributed by Big Wheel Toys while Zuru products are distributed by All Brands Toys.
In 2019, Glove-A-Bubbles won the US Toy Association’s 2019 Outdoor Toy Of the Year.
Zuru COO Anna Mowbray said that the Glove-A-Bubbles brand fits perfectly with the business' existing portfolio of outdoor products.
"Glove-A-Bubbles inherently fun play value combined with its remarkable quality and design at affordable prices, fits perfectly into our portfolio.
"It’s a brilliant natural extension to our award-winning outdoor toy portfolio, which includes Bunch O Balloons and X-SHOT.
"Our seasonal portfolio is filled with innovations like Bunch O Balloons and our X-SHOT Fast-Fill range that brings speed and ease to outdoor play, and Glove-A-Bubbles is no different.
"It’s super quick and can be used by kids of all ages, so we are excited to be bringing this brand to our partners worldwide as well as looking at how we push the boundaries on marketing," she said.