About Us

Hydro Toys®, part of the Blue Matrix Labs® family of brands, strives to provide innovative and creative play by developing world-class products that solve existing consumer problems. ZORBZ®, the introductory product for the brand, eliminates the frustration of tying water balloons and is the first self-sealing water balloon in market. ZORBZ’s proprietary Insta-Seal™ technology creates a new standard for the water balloon and the water toy industry and has already made a splash with major retailers. This unique innovation platform will serve as the baseline for all of Hydro Toys’ future product development, including our Combat Launcher, Combat Shield and Combat Trigger Filler launching early 2015 as well as our upcoming line of high performance toys and accessories. Hydro Toys is a privately held company based in Austin, TX. For more information on where to purchase ZORBZ, please visit our store locator page.

In the News

The Wall Street Journal Recognizes Zorbz as a Leading Water Warfare Toy

Matthew Kronsberg of the Wall Street Journal shows how Zorbz are an integral part of his water warfare strategy.View the article here →

The Examiner Shows Zorbz Some Love

Jim Bessman of The Examiner picked up on the splash that Zorbz is making this year.View the article here →

Zorbz in Times Square!

ZORBZ-in-Times-Square-SmallCheck out our sweet ad at Times Square. We’re making a splash!

Zorbz Wins Best of Toy Fair Award 2015 by Popular Science!

Zorbz Wins Best of Toy Fair Award 2015   awardView the article here →

Water Warfare in an Instant! ZORBZ Self-Sealing Water Balloons and New Line of Combat Water Toys Will Make A Splash at the Toy Fair in NYC!

ZORBZ makes its national debut at Toy Fair this year.

Red Tricycle

Red Tricycle put ZORBZ on the list as a summer essential! “17 Sweet Water Toys & Swim Essentials this summer!”

Hydro Toys Launches Nationwide TV Campaign

Check out our Disney XD TV commercial to see how ZORBZ® self-sealing water balloons give you the power to soak the competition!

ABC World News Now

The Toy Insider Laurie Schact named ZORBZ water balloons one of the coolest toys of the summer during her toy review segment on ABC World News Now.

Austin American Statesman

ZORBZ make it easier for kids to stay cool this summer with water balloons you don’t have to tie. Read all the details of the Austin-based company behind ZORBZ, the first self-sealing water balloons.

Austin Business Journal

Read the story behind the 9-month journey to launch ZORBZ water balloons, the first environmentally friendly, Made in the USA, self-sealing water balloon.

Lucky Penny Shop

Lucky Penny Shop, a family-friendly website that features videos of new and vintage toys, put ZORBZ water balloons Snap and Seal™ technology to the test. Watch the video to see a full product demo and a ZORBZ water balloon fight!

Vegas Morning Blend

ZORBZ CEO Kendall Harter chatted with Shawn Tempesta on the Vegas Morning Blend about the opportunity to teach kids about problem solving and creativity with water balloons.

The Austin Phoenix 12 CEOs to Trust

Check out the story behind CEO Kendall Harter’s 20-year journey from his garage in 1994 to becoming the inventor of ZORBZ.

About.com Toy Review

ZORBZ self-sealing water balloons received a rave review the by Toy Queen Keri Wilmot on About.com, citing that ZORBZ are the essential toy for water balloon games this summer.

Chain Drug Review

Trade publication Chain Drug Review announced that ZORBZ water balloons will be available this summer at retailers including Amazon, Toys R Us, Five Below, Bed Bath & Beyond and Rite Aid.

For the Press

This section is dedicated to journalists who want specific information about Hydro Toys® and ZORBZ® self-sealing water balloons. Company fact sheets, executive bios, and press releases are available to download on this site. Previews for logos, product images, and video footage are also available. If you would like to use any of the photos or videos in your story, please contact us as they can be made available upon request.

Press Kit

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Press releases

ZORBZ Press Release