Ravensburger Assembles Inspiring 2013 Lineup Global Puzzles and Playthings Leader Promotes Creativity with Debut Science X® Activity Kits, Aquarelle Paint Sets, Expanded Thomas & Friends™ Collection and More!
NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fun and learning "fit together" perfectly with Ravensburger's sci-sational debut collection of Science X® activity kits; expansive 2D, 3D and Augmented Reality puzzles; exciting family – and kid-friendly games; artful Aquarelle watercolor paint sets; and more. Ravensburger will showcase its extensive lineup at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, February 10-13, at the Javits Convention Center, Booth #1617.
Science X® Activity Kits
Ravensburger's first-ever science-based collection includes ten kits in three sizes, all with richly-illustrated manuals and success-based projects that encourage kids to become active scientific explorers. The kits provide the supplies for 8-25 different projects each, and include Electronics and Circuitry, Crystals & Gemstones, CSI: Crime Scene Investigations and 3D Optics.
Colorful new horizons await with Aquarelle, an innovative watercolor painting series. The ready-to-use kits contain everything young artists need to complete a range of fun projects, including: special watercolor canvases with unique paint-resistant outlines; liquid paints in easy-squeeze bottles; useful color-mixing tools; and detailed instructions. Available in three sizes, Mini — perfect for beginners — Midi and Maxi, Aquarelle themes include Horse, Dolphins and Beach Paradise, among others. The two larger sets each include three different canvases.
Also debuting from Ravensburger is Outdoor Mandala-Designer®, which helps kids transform outside spaces into life-sized canvases with new chalk stencil sets. Styles include: Animal Fun and Fairy Dreams, Flowers & Butterflies and Romantic Garden. Two Mandala stencils, colored chalk and instructions included.
The Kinder Collection and Complete Puzzle Set
Renowned for its beautifully-designed puzzles, Ravensburger presents The Kinder Collection of contemporary images, and Complete Puzzle Set, its first all-in-one puzzle and display assortment. The Kinder Collection offers seven puzzles, presented in fully-illustrated gift and suitcase boxes perfect for every occasion:
- Princess and Vehicles – 24-pc puzzles in suitcase-style boxes with handle
- Farm, Robots and Cats – 80-pc puzzles in easy-seal pouches
- Transportation, Monkey & Giraffe, and Cinderella – 100-pc puzzles in colorful gift boxes
The Complete Puzzle Set features six, 500-pc "picture-perfect" designs, including South Seas, African Giants and Inseparable Friends. Each puzzle box transforms into an integrated frame, when folded according to easy-to-follow directions, and doubles as an assembly mat. Puzzle glue and picture hangers included.
New 2D, 3D and Augmented Reality Puzzles + Thomas & Friends
Ravensburger is "building out" its Thomas & Friends collection with exciting new 2D offerings and innovative packages, including:
- Thomas & Friends™ Right On Time – 60-pc puzzle with movable clock hands
- Thomas & Friends™ Farm Days – 80-pc puzzle in easy-seal pouch
- Thomas & Friends™ Circus Fun – 24-pc floor puzzle in suitcase box
- Thomas & Friends™ Quarry Time – 35-pc puzzle in round tin with handle
Ravensburger's award-winning 3D Buildings are expanding with three new sets: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Taipei 101 Tower and Windmill. These awe-inspiring and easy-to-assemble vertical puzzles feature precision-cut flat, hinged and rounded pieces that click perfectly into place for display-worthy structures with exacting details.
New to the acclaimed Augmented Reality (AR) collection of 1,000-pc puzzles — animated with a free iPhone® and iPad® app (for version 2 or higher) — are: Colorful Activity at Times Square, a 360-degree view of the landmark NYC neighborhood, providing facts about the famous area. Puzzlers can project their own picture and message onto a billboard and then forward it to friends! With Satellite World Map, puzzlers unlock an exciting quiz about the world's continents with more than 100 interactive questions and several game variations – plus a bonus political world map.
More Games for the Whole Family
Sure to keep everyone in the household entertained this year are:
- Make 'N' Break Party – The newest addition to Ravensburger's best-selling, award-winning Make 'N' Break series, featuring new play patterns
- Las Vegas – Players press their luck with this interactive strategy game
- Saint Malo – It's a tactical battle for players to build the most prosperous city and keep it safe from pirates
- On the Farm – A "Who's in the barnyard?" game for preschoolers
Newton, NH-based Ravensburger is the U.S. subsidiary of Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, a German toy and game manufacturer with a 130-year history of tradition. Founded in Ravensburg, Germany in 1883, Ravensburger is a leading producer of toys loved the world over and celebrated for its meticulous commitment to detail, high production standards and superior quality control. In addition to Ravensburger-branded puzzles, games and arts & crafts sets, the company is the exclusive distributor of WOW preschool toys and holds licenses for such well-known brands as Chuggington™, Thomas and Friends™, Tinga Tinga Tales™, The Hobbit™, Moshi Monsters™ and more.