Paper football is about to get a run for its money. Eraseez is a new line of collectible erasers by Bulls i Toy that double as a tabletop hockey game. Each pack retails for around $3 and contains two puck erasers, two sheets of stickers for the pucks and one hockey stick eraser.
The top of the stick blades have a hole in them so you can put in a pencil to make a hockey stick. All you need is a number two pencil (always bring a number two pencil!) and a smooth surface and you are ready to play.
The puck erasers — referred to as puzzle erasers on the packaging — can be broken into three pieces. I was told that this was “just for fun,” but I would argue that this allows you to either make the puck lighter for a game play variation (if you pull off one or both surfaces before affixing the stickers) or to use the smaller surface “parts” as erasers. Speaking of which…
Bulls i Toys generously provided six packs of Eraseez. Let’s see what we got:
What I like about Eraseez: The $3 price is right and these erasers are more fun than your normal pink erasers. With all 30 teams and different stick colors available, you have incentive to buy a few packs.
What I don’t like about Eraseez: The collation seems a bit iffy; out of six packs, I pulled three Flyers stickers, two Red Wings sticker and two Canadiens stickers. But that’s to be expected in randomly-packed items. Also there seems to be a lot of “dead space” on the sticker sheets that, if arranged properly, could have been used to accomodate a third logo sticker (another team, perhaps) or a few rectangular stickers to put on the stick blades.
If I was ten years old, I would love this product because it is practical, playable and collectible. But I’m a grumpy old Sal who doesn’t really need erasers, though I will admit mini pucks are a fun collectible. Overall, Eraseez are a neat idea and a quality product for the $3 price tag.
Special thanks to Bulls i Toy for providing the packs for this break.