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  Hoberman Sphere - Rainbow
Retail Price: $35.00
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Item: EA016 
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It's the original Hoberman toy and its now a classic and a favorite of kids and adults everywhere. It expands from 9" to 30" in diameter with a magical motion that amazes everyone that sees it. Everyone in the house should have their own, because nobody will want to share. All Spheres comes with a pulley, hardware and instructions to hang as a cool, kinetic mobile; an educational booklet about the geometry of the Sphere; and a 21 Cool Things to Do activity sheet.

The Sphere expands and contracts with a magical motion using a combinationa of geometry, engineering, and beauty. This can be thrown, bounced, kicked, spinned, rolled or suspended from the ceiling. This amazing toy is a tool for teaching and an object of art that is both educational and fun. Hoberman uses technology and unique designs to inspire children to be creative and inventive. Ages 4 and up.





NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 4 years of age.



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  UPC 780358101047
  Manufacturer SKU HS104
  Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 12/16/2008
  Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
  Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 4 years

We've collected valuable feedback from our customers on how this item is being used by children with special needs in hopes of providing guidance for other special needs caregivers. Click here to view these "Special Perspectives"...

Identified Special Needs Challenges:
ADD/ADHD, Autism, Developmental Delay, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Integration Disorder, Speech & Language Delay
"This toy was used as visual to talk about how air fills things up and when air is released how things deflate. Visual and hands on when talking about a sphere."

Identified Special Needs Challenges:
Aspergers
"We like this toy for the intrigue it provides our students. It fosters group interaction. The larger one we had accommodated two children inside at the same time. This one is too small for two children to be inside at the same time. We also like the locking mechanism, as kids can work together to set it up and take it down."



Total Customer Reviews: 22
Average Customer Rating: 4.68 (site average 4.56)
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Information about Hoberman Sphere - Rainbow
Posted 6/2/2014 by Tom Gentry

I intend to use this item in an unusual way, mainly in coaching barbershop quartets and choruses. So far the plan is to use the sphere to represent dynamic (volume) variety, as well as tension and release while singing. We shall see if more uses pop up.

Rating: 5
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Fascinating for all
Posted 12/16/2012 by C Cooper

We are in the midst of a full and busy holiday season, so our 5-yo son has gotten lots of new toys. He's been thrilled with so many of them, including the Hoberman Sphere. He bounced back and forth playing with it and other things today, each time trying a new move or creating a new game for it. We haven't even begun to explore the list of 21 things you can do with your sphere--did just a couple and they were really fun, even for the little guy whose arms can barely spin the sphere at its fullest extension. Highly recommended!

Rating: 5
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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Review for Hoberman Sphere - Rainbow
Posted 3/29/2012 by Cindy Bounds

colorful and fascinating

Rating: 5
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
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Alamo Mom
Posted 11/15/2011 by Julie Takano-Peters

Fun for all ages. Everyone that comes over loves to pick it up. Fun to manipulate. Another great Fat Brain toy!!!!

Rating: 5
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Hoberman Sphere
Posted 12/27/2010

There were broken pieces when we opened it.
Rating: 1
Alas, neither we nor you... [nor Mr. Hoberman for that matter] are impressed by random Hoberman sphere parts. Fortunately, we know how impressive the sphere is in full, fine form. We provided our customer information on receiving a replacement. Please visit our Returns & Exchanges center for details.

4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
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