The Beck Somersault is the newest addition to our wide range of Beck Marble Runs. A real classic piece among quality wooden toys and retains its charm with children of all ages. Both the young and old watch in awe as the figures "Max" and "Moritz" are rolling down the ladder in a race. A great activity to practice fine motor skills with the placement of the figures onto its starting point and an excellent example of cause and effect.
The Beck Somersault was awarded the prestigious “Spiel Gut” seal by the Children's Games and Toys Working Committee for its high educational value for very young children.
Dimensions: 400mm in height
Material: Birch beechwood. Varnished in natural colour.
Made in Germany.
Recommended Age: 3+ Warning. Not suitable for children under 36 months. Choking hazard due to small parts.
An overview of the different Marble and Ball Runs available can be found in our blog post The Ultimate Marble Run Play Guide.
Beck Wooden Toys was founded by Christof Beck in 1946. Due to not being able to find a job in his normal occupation as a mechanic after the war, he started creating and selling children’s toys. Christof invented and created many traditional toys, eg wooden doll’s houses, grocery stores as well as wooden car parks and traffic signs to support children in their world of play.
While this family run business is now its 3rd generation, the philosophy and ethics that Christof Beck set in place when he started his business haven’t changed. Beck Wooden Toys still focuses on long-lasting, high quality children’s toys that foster imagination and creativity and are sustainably made and safe for children of all ages.
Beck Wooden Toys predominantly uses native timber from beech, maple and oak trees grown near their workshop in the Swabian Alps in Germany. All varnishes, stains, paints and finishes are lightfast, non-toxic as well as water- and saliva-resistant and are in accordance with European safety standards DIN EN 71, making all of Beck’s wooden toys safe to be played with.
More than 90% of Beck’s wooden toys have been awarded the prestigious “spiel gut” award showing the high quality, craftsmanship and sophistication of their large range of children’s toys.