Retired couple Gary and Nan Hoskins of Tampa, Florida present their invention, Rocket Pockets, on The Toy Box on Sunday, October 15. It’s a lightweight raft with a bunch of holes that can be used to play a variety of carnival games at home. Gary, a U.S. Navy war veteran, says the idea came to him while lounging on a pool raft one day.
Depending on the version, there are about 25 color-coded pockets on the Rocket Pockets. If your green ball goes into the green pocket you get 50 points. If the green ball goes into say a yellow pocket, 25 points. But you don’t have to play Rocket Pockets in the pool. You can bring it to a picnic or the beach or in the living room. According to the Rocket Pockets Kickstarter campaign from 2015, those who pledged $50 or more would receive a raft but the campaign did not meet its goal of $35,000. The Toy Box, which airs Sundays at 7pm on ABC, is the Rocket Pockets’ next big chance.