Frequently Asked Questions

What is Toobalink?
What are the benefits?
Does the kit come with any tubes?
Does Toobalink work with all paper towel and toilet tissue tubes?
The short tubes that come with the Starter Kit fit really loose. Why?
Toobalink is made in the USA, but there's a pouch inside the package that says "Made in China." What gives?
What safety standards has Toobalink been tested to?
Can Toobalink be recycled?
What if I'm an educator or tax exempt organization? What if I'm a retailer and want to sell Toobalink in my shop? What do I do?

What is Toobalink?

Toobalink is the only toy construction system that is specially designed to work with paper towel tubes and toilet tissue tubes. The Toobalink Starter Kit comes with all the pieces necessary to build a wide variety of connectors. These connectors are then used to hold the tubes together to build large scale structures.

What are the benefits?

One of the coolest things about Toobalink is that it allows you to reuse cardboard tubes that you might otherwise throw away or recycle. Hopefully, the tubes WILL eventually get recycled, but first you get to use them to build all sorts of cool structures!

Does the kit come with any tubes?

It sure does! The Toobalink Starter Kit comes with three long tubes and six short tubes so that you can get building right away. After that it's all up to you. Part of the fun is collecting as many tubes as you can so that you can keep building bigger and better structures. Collect them from home! Ask your neighbors for tubes! Ask your aunt and uncle! Start your own "Save The Tubes" campaign!

Warm fuzzy note: The tubes that come with the set are made using 100% reclaimed paper fiber.

Does Toobalink work with all paper towel and toilet tissue tubes?

Just about. We've tested many, many brands and almost all of them work. There's some variation in the size of the tubes, but Toobalink is designed to accommodate that. To be fair, Toobalink won't work with with any brand of toilet tissue that doesn't have a tube because, well, there's no tube. And that's just no fun.

The short tubes that come with the Starter Kit fit really loose. Why?

We're pretty clever here at Toobalink HQ, and we wanted to give you as many tubes in the kit as we could. In order to do that we had to make the short tubes bigger to fit around the long tubes in the package. But never fear! Flatten these tubes out a bit (as shown below) and they will work just fine.



Remember, Toobalink is really designed to work best with regular paper towel and toilet tissue tubes.

Toobalink is made in the USA, but there's a pouch inside the package that says "Made in China." What gives?

The foam pieces had to be made in China because we weren't able to get them made here in the US. Everything else - the plastic pieces, the instructions, the package, and all the assembly - was done here in the US.

What safety standards has Toobalink been tested to?

Toobalink has been tested by an independent , third party lab, and meets or exceeds ASTM F963, which is the American Consumer Safety Standard for Toy Safety.

Can Toobalink be recycled?

It sure can, but not every municipality collects Styrene, which is what Toobalink is made from. If you are able to recycle this type of plastic (code #6), then by all means go ahead and recycle it. Be sure to remove the foam pieces first. The foam cannot be recycled.

What if I'm an educator or tax exempt organization? What if I'm a retailer and want to sell Toobalink in my shop? What do I do?

All of those things are awesome! Please read the information on the Contact Us page and we'll go from there.

 

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