One for Fun, creators of pocket-money crazes such as fidget spinners and Alien Eggs, has launched the Scrunchems Fortune Teller Squish Ball.
This modern oracle launched this week at London Toy Fair. The ball is a simple squishy ball – with the added power of divination. Advance sales have been predictably high.
Julie Pittilla, One for Fun spokesperson, said: “It’s already predicted a November election and I am hoping next week it will confirm the winning lottery numbers. As soon as we have more stock, I will be sending one to Number 10.”
Over the years there have been many forms of divination, from throwing knuckle bones to reading asparagus. Common forms of fortune telling involved animals from chickens to marine creatures. Eight legged pundits included Ollie the Octopus from Anglesey Sea Zoo which predicted that Trump would win the US Election and Paul, a German octopus, which was famous for predicting the results of football games.
Julie explained: “Players just pose a question and then concentrate very hard as they squeeze the fortune telling ball – the answer will appear like magic.”
The Scrunchems fortune teller squish ball can be found at Stand E49 at London Toy Fair, where visitors can also view the new Dino Collecto range and much more from One For Fun, including Animigos, Micro Fidgetz, Concert Bracelets, Maisto and Bburago.