ITHACA, N.Y. (September 16, 2021) – Funny bone, meet the Original Tooty Toob™ – a new fart toy for the modern age – revealed in June by small business 5Saints just in time for the holiday family photo season.
The Original Tooty Toob delivers an awesome variety of fart sounds with an easy squeeze of your hand – no battery required. Simply, lay the end of the Toob in the center of your elbow, bend your arm to pinch it tight, and squeeze the bulb to create super sweet toot sounds that will crack a smile on even the toughest customers. The Tooty Toob produces an endless variety of realistic fart sounds as you change the strength of your squeeze (try your armpit!).
"It's not always easy getting natural smiles and happy faces, especially with kids," says Holly James Walters, owner and photographer at Magnolia Photography in Courtland, NY. "Having Tooty Toob in my toolkit is a giant help - then I can just grab the shots when I get laughs."
Like many successful small business owners, when Pete and Lisa St. John saw their tradeshow design business slow during the pandemic, they pivoted. Together with their three kids, they thought it was a good time to start a project they could work on as a family. They created another company, 5Saints, to focus on product design. Remembering the Original Tooty Toob prototype they had created years prior -- they pulled it off the shelf.
“I found an old prototype in a box while I was cleaning the basement,” said Pete St. John. “I performed some toot sounds for my family and instantly caused tears of laughter in the house.”
The St. John family proceeded to come up with pranks, gags and the occasional virtual meeting interruption.
“As we worked on it, the prototypes were often sitting on the kitchen counter. Any one of us would pick it up and instantly crack the whole family up,” said Lisa St. John. “It never got old and the laughs felt really good during a very challenging time.”
Recently added to the permanent collection at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY, The Original Tooty Toob joins the ranks of other famous sound making toys.
With its high-grade quality construction, it’s built to last generations – it won’t pop, run out of battery and you can take it anywhere without a giant mess. It’s a natural smile maker and is also great to use for pranks, games, gifts or even to record sounds for all sorts of creative hijinks!
The reaction to Tooty Toob is priceless -- the first laugh is often a surprised laughter and then hilarity ensues as infectious laughter spreads between people.
“It’s a lot of fun to play with a group,” said Pete St. John. “Once you make your first toot sound, immediately you want to use it to make other people laugh.”
The Original Tooty Toob retails for $19.99 and can be purchased at www.tootytoob.com and on Amazon. It is approved for ages 6 and up. In addition, 5Saints is partnering with local hospitals to give the Original Tooty Toob to kids who have overnight stays and will split the cost with the purchaser to spread the laughter at half the price!
“We think it's a fantastic toy to bring to market after the year we’ve been through,” said Lisa St. John. “We want to make people laugh and are confident we’ve come up with a toy that will do the trick because
farts = funny.”
5Saints is a full-service team of thinkers, makers and innovators that work across disciplines to transform great ideas into robust launches. Whether implementing complex, or the simplest, of technologies - design is user-focused and geared to make meaningful products while fostering brands that last. For more information visit www.tootytoob.com, and follow The Original Tooty Toob on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.