A shark toy has gone from being a hobby to becoming a reality for some, thanks to the efforts of one Australian entrepreneur.ABC News Online reports the shark toy company Tink, which has more than 10,000 members, is hoping to get its product to the Australian market by Christmas.
Its founder, Ben Bensley, says the shark has become popular among the community due to the thrill it gives when it bites.
“You have to be careful with sharks, because they’re very powerful, they’re venomous,” he said.
“They’re a very dangerous animal, so they’re going to bite you.”
It’s really quite a unique toy.
“It was originally developed as a toy to teach youngsters to swim, and now it has been adopted by people of all ages.”
There’s no question it’s a bit of a hit amongst kids and they really enjoy it,” Mr Bensleys said.
Tink says it is offering its products free to members who bring them to a participating local beach.”
People are coming in and buying it and then buying it again,” Mr Ben Bersley said.
The product is currently available for purchase online.