Solar Pals Product Guide
Novelty items that move or dance when you shine a light on them. Similar toys have been popular for many years, the dancing flower pop being the original favourite.
What are they made of?
They're made of plastic with a small built-in solar panel on the base, either on the back or front.
What light will make them work?
Any kind of light will make the solar panel work, whether it be natural sunlight or artificial light but it'll work best in natural light. The stronger the light the faster the solar pal will move.
Do they require batteries?
No, the integral solar unit does not require any batteries to work as it is exclusively solar-powered.
Will the solar panel slow down or stop working at any point?
Solar panels don't "run out" in the same way that a household battery will. They react to the amount of light they are exposed to, so in full sunlight, the Solar Pal will work at maximum capacity and in dimmer light, it will move less.
How many different styles are there?
We have over thirty styles available in our wholesale range at any time and often introduce new styles for special occasions or for seasonal trends.
We're constantly creating new designs in-house so check back regularly for updates.
Who do they appeal to?
They are popular with children, especially the seasonal themed Pals, but kids will love any of the designs. The London themed Solar Pals (the Queen and Guardsman) make popular souvenirs for adults but all are great as gifts for the home or to decorate a car or van dashboard.
How well do they sell?
This range is our top selling range, so the answer is very, very well – they're consistently popular. In part, the success of these products lies in the fact that they fit in a wide range of retail environments.
Is there any relevant safety information?
They are not suitable for children under 6 years old due to small parts. This item is not a toy.
Do they sell better at any time of year?
All of our Pals sell really well all year round.
Are any of the designs exclusive to Puckator?
Some of our Solar Pals are designed in house and are exclusive Puckator designs.
Please note that not all solar pals are licensed for sale worldwide. Some are only licensed for sale to the UK and Europe. These are indicated on the product description – any orders of these products to the USA will be automatically removed from the order and refunded.
How are they packaged?
They come individually packaged in bespoke packaging making them easy to display.
How can they be displayed?
The best way to sell them is in the window so they can get moving.
Can you make much profit on them?
Yes, they are a popular line and you can sell them in volume, plus our prices are really competitive.
What types of retailers sell them?
They sell well everywhere including markets stalls, department stores, small gift shops, cafes, garden centres and florists. They are instantly recognisable, fun for all ages and with the variety available there is something for everyone.