Sunday, June 3, 2012

Welcome in the Summer with Animal Poppers and the Rapid Fire Power Popper from Hog Wild (Review and Giveaway)

As school ends and summer is in sight, kids are already mapping out how to spend their long summer days.  Animal Poppers and the Rapid Fire Power Popper from Hog Wild are the perfect way to launch into summer fun!

From the scurvy Pirate Popper to the prehistoric Dino Popper, a great time is guaranteed. The foam balls are soft enough for indoor play, but take Animal Poppers outside for even more fun!  Play fetch with the Dog Popper or chill out with Penguin Popper at the pool!

With the squeeze of the tummy, these quirky characters launch foam balls right out of their mouths.  The harder you squeeze, the further it shoots! Each Animal Popper comes with six soft foam balls and a convenient carry net.  Take it from the Moo Popper, this summer is going to be legendairy! Animal Poppers are $9.99 each, designed for kids ages 4 and up, and are available at Amazon, Learning Express and  

For even more high powered fun, take out the Rapid Fire Power Popper from Hog Wild.  The faster you slide the handles back and forth, the farther and faster this Power Popper shoots 12 balls!  Designed for kids ages 4 and up, the Rapid Fire Power Popper is available for $16.99 at Amazon, Learning Express and


My Thoughts:

I was sent the Moo and Dino Poppers, along with the Rapid Fire Power Popper toys to try out with my family.  We had so much fun playing with them.  I have to admit, though, I think I had more fun than the kids did, as I found the Animal Poppers were a great stress reliever.  When something was stressing me out, I simply grabbed the Moo or Dino Popper and gave their belly's a squeeze, to pop a ball across the room.  As I watched the foam ball shoot across the room and hit the wall, it felt like my stress was melting away.  And, come on, these Animal Poppers look so cute.  I can't wait to get my hands on the Penguin and Dog Poppers, and add to my collection of Hog Wild toys.  Even though the balls are made of foam, this toy is suggested for children ages 4 and older.  

As for the Rapid Fire Power Popper from Hog Wild, this ended up being my husband's favorite toy.  While his brother was visiting recently from out-of-state, this foam ball shooting popper made for a great game between the two brothers, to see who could shoot the ball the farthest.  I couldn't believe two grown men were kept entertained for hours with this one toy.  Now, when my brother-in-law's birthday rolls around at the end of the year, I know what I will be buying him. :-)

So, if you children loam foam shooters, they will love these fun toys from Hog Wild.  Good luck at just choosing one Animal Popper, though, as they are so cute, you want to get them all!


The Rapid Fire Power Popper is only $16.99, while Animal Poppers are $9.99 each.  Both toys are available at Amazon, Learning Express and


One lucky reader will win a Rapid Fire Power Popper and Animal Popper, thanks to Hog Wild Toys.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


  1. love the dino popper and the penguin popper!

  2. The Moo Popper is my favorite
    Thank you!

  3. I like their Dino Popper.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  4. I like the Penguin Popper

  5. definitely the moo popper since grandpa has cows

  6. OMG - don't know who would LOVE these more... us or the Grandkids!!! Love the Penguin, & those Moose are adorable too!!! (And being an AR fan, the HOG WILD logo is just too cute too!!!)

  7. Ginger b.
    Timelyone at hotmail dot com

    I like penguin popper,

  8. The moo popper is our fav! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. sheila musselman askinsJune 16, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    my grandson would love the Pirate Popper

  10. The Penguin is so cute!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  11. I like the bear popper!!!!
    Miz Vickik

  12. I like the moo popper!!

    maggie ann true armstrong
    maggie at pdclarion dot com