The Buddy Balls Story
"Invent the best toy ever."
When our son Max came home with this school project, he was so excited to create the perfect toy that he immediately started making a list of qualities it would need:
After thinking hard about all of his favorite playthings, he decided the "best toy ever" simply could not be ONE toy. Instead, why not combine the two he couldn't do without--one of his sports balls and his beloved plush sleep "buddy"? With a little help from his parents, he did just that...and Buddy Balls was born!
Mom and Dad were recruited to help construct the first prototypes and Max joined several school friends to present a skit about the new toy. Not only did his classmates love the story of how the Buddy Ball was created, but they wanted to know where they could get one for themselves!
And before we knew it, our family had jumped into the toy business Inspired by Max's creation, we started MaxLand Toys with the goal of producing a high-quality plush toy that would become a childhood favorite. Looking back at Max's list with a new perspective, we are struck by what is NOT on it--no joystick, swipe screen, or battery. In an age of technology where even 3 year-olds are adept at loading their favorite "app", young children still have a true love for the simplest toys. And it is our hope that every child who receives a Buddy Ball will love it as much as we loved making it
You can find them at foryourlittleangels.info.