Hedstrom Toy Has over 100 years of Legacy!


Hedstrom Toys

Since 1913, we have brought fun and entertainment to children of all ages. When the first “Eagle” rubber balloons appeared in the skies, they provided brightness and joy in a time when war was right around the corner. From modest beginnings as the Eagle Rubber Company, to the formation of Kent Sporting Goods, and the creation of Hedstrom Ball, Bounce & Sport, it’s been our mission to create innovative, thought-provoking toys that are as educational as they are fun.

Nothing gets the ball rolling on a good time like our amazing Playball collection! Available in ta wide variety of sizes, colors, and design,s our Playballs are fun for kids of all ages. They provide hours of fund with popular characters from all of our favorite licenses,. These durable vinyl balls are a great way to create fun unplugged play!

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  • 1913

    Eagle Rubber start in a small garage with a handful of employees to manufacture toy balloons.

  • 1923

    Rubber equipment is added and a new line of rubber and sponge rubber play balls are introduced to the market.

  • 1939

    Eagle Rubber is purchased by Kenton R Cravens and John Sweeney. Harry Gill, Sr. started National Latex the morning after the sale.

  • 1941

    The US enters WWII; Eagle Rubber joins the war effort by manufacturing military equipment.

  • 1943

    A disastrous train wreck caused a fire that completely destroyed the main Eagle factory.

  • 1957

    Eagle forms a subsidiary company after the acquisition of a sporting goods manufacturer: The new company is called Kent Sporting Goods.

  • 1980

    Hedstrom acquires Eagle Rubber and begins molding the Pogo Ball, which will become the hottest selling product over the next few years.

  • 2004

    Scott Conery and Dave Wurster win a Stalking Horse bid, ensuring that Hedstrom [dba Ball, Bounce & Sport, Inc] would remain in Ashland, OH.

  • 2009

    Hedstrom upcycles the old Walmart PLaza in Ashland, OH into its new factory and world hedquarters.

  • 2017

    With a new team at the helm, Hedstrom continues to keep the ball rolling for a bright and prosperous future.