Koosh Cameos debut with Jurassic World and Star Wars themes. | Source: PlayMonster

Lights, cameras, Koosh!

Tactile Koosh balls date back to the ‘80s, but the retro toys are coming back big-time as some of kids’ favorite pop culture characters.

PlayMonster is debuting the new Koosh Cameos line with four designs inspired by Jurassic World and Star WarsThe Mandalorian. Cameos feature the familiar rubber strands of the classic Koosh ball combined with character heads, arms, and legs sticking out. There are two dinosaurs straight from Isla Nublar (one tan, one blue), the Mandalorian himself, and Grogu (AKA Baby Yoda).

Grogu (left) and Blue (right) | Source: PlayMonster/The Toy Insider

Koosh Cameos have the same satisfying texture and movement as the original Koosh balls, so kids can throw them, catch them, use them as fidget toys, or collect them to display. At $12.99 each, they make for budget-friendly collectibles or gifts (and they’re small enough to stuff those stockings with this holiday season).

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The new collection will launch soon on Amazon and PlayMonster plans to add to the line with even more characters in the future. Families can also look for even more variations on the Koosh brand with Koosh Flix Stix (a lacrosse-style game) and the Koosh Double Paddle Set (read our expert review here!).

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.