In 1986 Scott Stillinger developed the Koosh ball when he was looking for a ball that kids could catch more easily. The ball came about after Stillinger tied some rubber bands around a soft rubber core. Together with his brother in-law Mark Button, they formed OddzOn Products Inc. They created the first Koosh ball modeled after Stillinger’s rubber band ball. Within a year, Koosh Balls went on to be one of the top selling Christmas toys. They multicolored rubber balls went on to sell millions and made Scott Stillinger a millionaire in the long run.