While applying for the many internships as of late, I found an interesting one in China(my wife will kill me). The Company asked me to come up with some design Ideas. The following rough sketches are possible inflatable pool toys that I think would be unique and interesting to kids.
The little boat is a ride along pool float for either a baby or a child within the age demographic outlined. The theme of the float is inspired by the movie Cars without actually using any of their characters. His name is Kris and he is inspired by a 1950′s Chris Craft boat. Behind the windscreen is where the child would sit. It could be adapted as a baby boat by adding a canopy top in order to keep those harmful rays out. After intensive online research, I came to the conclusion that boat based inflatable pool toys are not offered and the only Cars themed pool ride along was of the main character.
The second test design is a kids inflatable punching bag, also called a bop bag. The idea came from looking at all the punching bags available on the market. Most of them have rather friendly looking characters and no real foes. I thought this could be rectified with a punching bag in the form of a ninja. Ninjas are still popular, especially with the release of the LEGO Ninjago line, and they could either be considered friend or foe. The punching bag would be water weighted for extra striking power and have outstretched 3D arms in which to attack with.