We grew up with bubble wrap. Today? It’s all about the Pop It fidget toy. They’re soothing, satisfying, colorful – and super cheap. Here’s the deal with why these toys are so popular now and where you can find some!
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In world where we’re all basically stressed out and can’t focus on anything, it was only a matter of time before that trickled down to our kids. But the idea around fidget toys (remember those spinners?) isn’t that new, but today it’s all about the Pop It. Here’s everything you need to know.
To no surprise, the Pop It became super popular thanks to all the viral videos on TikTok (with more than 84 million views, in fact). Basically, the Pop It is a fidget toy that’s typically made of soft silicone with poppable bubbles you can use and reuse over and over again. They’re typically really colorful (some of the best sellers are rainbow and tie-dye colors), a toy that’s really easy to clean, and is said to help easy stress and help you focus a bit more.
But do they really work? There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about their actual effectiveness to help with things like anxiety, stress, and focus. And while we’re certainly not medical professionals around here, we did research and learned from Dr. Pilar Trelles (from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC) that, yes, these fidget toys can help us work through higher-than-normal levels of anxiety and stress at times. According to Dr. Trelles,
Our opinion is that these are just fun and may help you relax a bit, de-stress, and focus. Remember, they are toys after all. But, please, be sure to always consult with your doctor if you or a loved one has any questions at all about your mental health, focus/concentration levels, etc.
The Rainbow (2 – Pack) Pop It Fidget Toy
Size: 4.92″ wide x .59″ thick
Currently one of the highest rated pop fidget toys on Amazon with more than 7,000 reviews, this colorful rainbow design comes as a two-pack; one circle and one square. They’re really easy to clean (by hand or toss it in the dishwasher), they’re made of non-toxic silicone, and the popping feature actually sticks – so you won’t have to worry about it popping back out right away.
Chuckle + Roar Pop It
This one made our runner up pick. It’s one of highest quality options out there from a totally trusted toy brand (Chuckle & Roar), made of safe silicone, and easy to clean. When comparing to some other top selling options, this one was almost double the price, so we didn’t love that. But at least you know you’re getting quality. They also have an exclusive XL version sold at Target that just made their Christmas list this year.
The Pineapple, Strawberry, Ice Cream 3-Pack
$13.99 (7% Off!)
Size: 7.1″ height x 4.1″ wide
Summer vacation never has to end with this rainbow and tie-dye three-pack. This one comes as an ice cream on a stick, a pineapple, and a strawberry (they even have a funny burger and fries 2-pack too). A perfect option if you or your kids are looking for something a bit bigger to pop and play with. Plus, you can’t go wrong with the price for all three right now!
Star Wars Baby Yoda
$8.99 (10% Off!)
Size: 5.9″ height x 6.3″ wide
Who isn’t obsessed with the Mandalorian and that Baby Yoda (The Child) these days? Made of silicon, he’s safe, non-toxic, washable, light-weight, and durable. He even comes in a variety of different colors to choose from like olive green (pictured above), blue and black, white and black, and red and black. Our only gripe? We’re not entirely sure he’s officially licensed from Star Wars.
The Glow in the Dark Pop Unicorn
Size: 5.9″ height x 6.3″ wide
Sticking with the trendy theme, unicorns are officially back! Ok, so they never really left – but llamas were really giving them a run for their money in the last year or two. This whimsical unicorn actually glows in the dark, making it a fun way to de-stress and relax as you or your little ones try to drift off to sleep at night. And ok, fine, there’s also a glow in the dark llama option too.
12-Piece Mini Keychain Pop It
$16.99 (15% Off!)
Size: 2″ height x 2″ wide
Perfect to use as party favors or for your kids who always seem to lose everything these mini fidgets come as a pack of 12 and even have little chains attached (they’re removable) so you can add them to your keychain, your backpack, purse, etc. Also consider these cheapies for an upcoming stocking stuffer too. Choose from squares, squares and hearts, or squares and circles.
The Rainbow 4-Pack
Size: 5″ height x 5″ wide
The rainbow trend continues! A great price, this four-pack comes with a square, circle, octagon, and heart shape. They’re made of non-BPA silicone, are easily washable, and are really flexible – yet durable.
PATRICK VARONE – Editor in Chief / Product Editor
Patrick has been covering all the hottest must-have products for more than 10 years at IBBB. His main focus is toys, tech, gifting, and men’s fashion & style. He’s previously written for publishers like Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire.