TOYS: Kooshing Kousins

Kooshing Kousins

Meet Grinby, Boingo, GeeGee, Slats, T.K. and Scopes, cousins of the popular Koosh Ball toy -- a "cross between a porcupine and a bowl of Jell-O" that goes "koosh" when you catch it.

OddzOn Products, Kooshmakers to the world, has literally put a new face on its product. By Christmas, these six fibrous friends will sit beside cash registers at 30,000 stores nationwide. Price: $7 to $8.

For the past three months, Koosh Kins have ranked among the top 10 non-TV- promoted toys, according to The Toy Book, a trade publication. Says associate publisher Jim Silver: "If ((OddzOn)) created some sort...

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