One of the problems with traditional kite toys is that they typically require a certain amount of skill to launch them into the sky on a windy day. All too often, both kids and parents struggle with getting a kite up into the air, which can diminish the excitement and anticipation of seeing a kite soar.
To remedy this, one of the new outdoor playthings that Tucker Toys recently introduced at the New York Toy Fair is the Kite-A-Pult, a self-launching kite system. The Kite-A-Pult works in a similar way to a slingshot and includes a handheld apparatus that can be used to rocket a kite high into the air.
With this toy, the design of a kite has also been slightly retooled, including a pop-open kite that effortlessly glides in a spring or summertime breeze.