Product Type: Mookie Outdoor Toy
Newest Review: ... shows me the set retails for around £5 and is available from Amazon and direct from Mookie-toys.co.uk. To be honest, I think £5 is about r... more
Member Name: wazza115
Mookie - Catcherball Game
Advantages: Good quality, good price, lots of fun
With the nice weather we are currently experiencing, we have started to get our box of summer toys out of the garage and this is one game that we all love.
Each round plastic discs measures around 19cm, to one side, there is Velcro and the other is smooth plastic which also has an adjustable Velcro strap on. I have used cheaper versions in the past and they don't have an adjustable strap which I find a bit of a pain, especially when using as a family as the hole is too big for Lauren and too small for the other half to use. When adjusted, the strap is nice and secure and doesn't come loose unless we pull at it, again, I like this as it ensures no 'accidents' when playing. The colours are quite nice and vibrant, the catchers and the ball are all stripped in a bright pink and green pattern.
We are getting to the stage now where we are trying to improve Lauren's hand & eye coordination, I find this is great at helping this, although she is fine with a bigger ball, she struggles a bit catching smaller balls. I also like to make things a little harder for her, rather than throwing directly at her, I move slightly to the side so she has to move about more. What we like doing most of all is throwing it to Daddy, by to, I mean just in his general direction and making him dive around the garden to get!
Included in the set are two plastic discs and a tennis ball, I must admit, they do have quite a quality feel to them, by this, I mean that the set doesn't feel like it is going to fall apart after a couple of uses. The ball sticks nicely to the catchers so much so that sometimes my daughter cannot pull it off and I have to help.
I actually purchased mine through work so paid the cost price rather than the RRP, however a quick look inline shows me the set retails for around £5 and is available from Amazon and direct from Mookie-toys.co.uk. To be honest, I think £5 is about right for the set, although I like the product, I don't think it is worth much more than this. According to the packaging, the set is suitable from 3 years which I think is pretty accurate, any younger and Lauren would definitely struggle to hold the catcher.
Overall, I would recommend this set and cannot really find any faults so it gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: Lots of fun for a good price!