As a mascot performer I remember roving the aisles of the local toy store looking for props that were scaled up.
Playing golf on the court really isn’t fun unless the clubs are comically big and the ball can be seen from the upper day.
I remember how excited I was to find a brand called “MONSTER” (Kever Sportscraft) who manufactured super-sized golf clubs, tennis rackets, foam rocket launchers, basketball hoops and more. Some of these items can still be found on eBay if you hunt, but expect to pay a premium for these no-longer manufactured classics.
These props make great mascot props and visuals, and can also be used for large-scale on-court contests for fans. Usually I would just buy whatever large-scale toys they sold assuming I would figure out a use for them at some point.
The days of roving the aisles of Toys ‘R Us looking for props have been replace with surfing Amazon, but my excitement when I find oversized toys that can be used as props has not faded. So imagine my joy when I stumbled on this new line of toys from Wicked Big Sports.
At Wicked Big Sports we focus on making games that are challenging, exciting, funny, and all ages and skill levels friendly. We take traditional game play and dial it up a notch with an extra twist of fun.
Let’s start with the name. I didn’t have to look to know “Wicked Big” was going to be a New England-based company. Business Insider explains: “Wicked” A dead giveaway that you’re talking to a New Englander, “wicked” is a general intensifier often followed by “pissah,” to mean superb. Given the Puritan past of New England, the term emerged as a pseudo-curse word during the Salem Witch Trials; although it’s also said to originate in Maine.” Urban Dictionary describes it as “a word us Bostonians use so our out-of-town friends can make fun of us.”
The Contact Us page on their website confirms: Seekonk, MA 02771
While some of these wicked big games are still slightly smallish for large scale on-court game…but they are a good starting point, or they might adapted for a different use.
Now mascot skits hit differently with a giant football, kickball or volleyball in the mix. Easier to see, funnier to play and the added spectacle of a cool prop can’t be understated. Most of these props are in the $20-50 range, which isn’t going to break the bank for the added visual effect.
Wicked Big Offers the following products:
- Wicked Big Sports Supersized Flip Cup – Takes flip cup to the next level! Each cup is 12” tall and 7.75” in diameter! Drink, flip, repeat! One set includes 4 oversized white cups and 4 oversized red cups.
- Wicked Big Sports Paddle Battle Giant Outdoor Ping Pong and Pickle Ball Set – Classic Pickle Ball But Bigger and Better! Taking Ping Pong off the table and making it Super-Sized!
- Wicked Big Sports® Football – Wicked Big Sports football takes traditional football to a whole new level
- Wicked Big Sports® Kickball – Wicked Big Sports Kickball is traditional kickball on a grand scale! Each kickball expands to 25” in diameter – over 3X the size of a traditional kickball!
- Wicked Big Sports® Soccer – This Soccer ball can be used to play a traditional soccer game with a Wicked big twist or create your own game.
- Wicked Big Sports Volleyball -Supersized Volleyball Outdoor Sport Tailgate Backyard Beach Game Fun for All – Wicked Big Sports volleyball is an over-sized version of a classic volleyball.
- Wicked Big Sports® Versapong – two standard 10 cup racks with stands and cup holders, as well as two wind resistant balls, packed into a backpack carry case.
- Wicked Big Sports® Takraw – Kick the ball over the net and try to score against your opponent.
- Wicked Big Sports® 4-in-1 – Wicked big sports4 in 1 party games brings the classic tabletop cup games of flip cup, pong, quarters and slap cup into one wicked fun kit. The set includes 12 oversized cups, 2 oversized pong balls, and 2 oversized quarters.
- Wicked Big Sports® Pong – Classic Pong, only BIGGER and BETTER!
- Wicked Big Sports® Tumbling Tower
- Wicked Big Sports® Basket Heads
- Wicked Big Sports® Horseshoes – These oversized horseshoes are perfect for the beach, backyard, or park – and they come with a convenient carry bag for on the go fun! Each set includes 2 stakes and 4 oversized horseshoes.
- Wicked Big Sports® Axe Toss & Darts – Toss the Axes and Darts to stick them the target!
- Wicked Big Sports Giant Catch and Toss Game – The oversized catch pads and sticky ball make this your perfect game to practice your skills
- Wicked Big Sports® Flip Cup – Drink, flip, repeat! Perfect for one on one play or relay team style.
- Wicked Big Sports Flying Disc – Super-Sized Flying Disc – This disc is heavyweight, durable wind and weather-resistant design
Here's the perfect way to spend some quality family fun time together. This super-sized soccer ball is soft, lightweight, and easy to move. pic.twitter.com/aR5YRp1CWJ
— Wicked Big Sports (@wickedbigsports) May 13, 2020
And if oversized fun is your game, here are a couple more big (yet not officially Wicked Big) games available:
- Juegoal Yard Pong – Juegoal bucket pong game includes 12 durable red buckets, 4 balls – 2 white hollow balls, 2 yellow tennis balls, black carry bag.
- Juegoal Outdoor Game Set, Yard Games Flying Disc Frisbee Set, Catch the Bottle – Endless backyard fun for the whole family, friends, camping trips, the beach, the backyard, in the water, even indoor spaces like gymnasiums and more. This flying disc toss game is a great option for people that love team games and sports.
- Kan Jam Original Disc Throwing Game – The No. 1 Outdoor Party Game in America: Kan Jam is tremendously fun and a popular competitive team game similar to cornhole, washer toss and horseshoes.