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Volo Fleet

Volo Fleet

Spring 2013 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: OgoSport LLC
Price: $15.00

The Volo Fleet is a simple toy—a hand-propelled foam rocket with adjustable fins. A plastic ring surrounds the fins; pulled to the end, it keeps the fins straight so the Volo Fleet flies fast, but pushed tight to the base, with the fins bent wide, it spins rapidly and flies true. The instructions leave it at that, trusting kids to find their own way to play with it—and play they do! It works as a football, a dart, a rocket; in team sports or in solo play; over water or on land; as a physics experiment or just for fun. The soft foam body makes it safe even in overenthusiastic hands, and as it comes apart and goes back together easily it can stand a fair amount of abuse. This toy quickly became a favorite in our backyards and will doubtless be a favorite through the whole summer.

Emily Crawford   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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