Do you find yourself more stressed out than usual? Well, with everything going on in the world, who can blame you?
If, like most people, you get a sense of relief while popping crevices of bubble wrap, there’s a nifty toy you should get your hands on, as per Philstarlife.com. Bandai’s Infinite Bubble Wrap Air (stylized as the “∞ Bubble Wrap AIR”) is a new 2021 version of their classic 2007 keychain toy that perfectly fits in one’s pocket.
Basically, the Japanese toy company utilized bubble wrap-like buttons to stimulate the satisfying feeling of pressing down on the plastic—without the waste. Thus, you get the sensation of popping the bubbles without contributing to pollution. What a win, right?
What makes this toy so fun is that different sounds will also come from pressing down at random intervals. You might hear a cat’s meow or the crack of a baseball bat. This feature adds a little more excitement to the toy.
Think this toy is just what you needed? Well, it looks like the toy industry agrees. In fact, the ∞ Bubble Wrap AIR has already won the High Target Toy Category in the 2021 Japan Toy Awards.
The toy is a premium gachapon, or vending machine toy, only available in Japan for 1,000 yen (P463). Meanwhile, its in-store version in select Bandai shops will sell for 1,078 yen (P500). If you’re looking to get one for yourself, it may be a good idea to contact your friends or family based in Japan.
Everyone needs a little something to relieve the stress. Buying this little toy might be just what you need to lift your spirit, and have a little fun. It’s always fun to indulge your inner child.