NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The following event roundup from Virtual Press Office is a list of featured exhibitors for Toy Fair 2017, a show filled with hundreds of thousands of toys, games and youth entertainment products, which takes place from February 18-21 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New York.
Toy Fair 2017 press kits, news releases and photos are available on the Official Online Press Office, managed by Virtual Press Office/PR Newswire: http://toyfair.vporoom.com/
Toy Fair 2017 press kits on Virtual Press Office
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/ActevMotors
Silicon Valley-based Actev Motors was formed in 2014 with the mission of transforming the recreational and utility vehicle market. Founded by experienced technology leaders and staffed by car enthusiasts, Actev is leveraging technology found in smartphones and high-end cars to create entirely new capabilities. The company's first product is the Arrow Smart-Kart -- a fun, safe and affordable go-kart aimed at five to nine-year-old kids. The Arrow started shipping to customers in December 2016, and since, has been immersing kids in a real driving experience with advanced performance and safety features inspired by technology in today's smartest vehicles. With its app-based controls, parents can sit easy and digitally supervise the ride from their smartphone, while kids enjoy an exhilarating, behind-the-wheel experience.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/AlexBrands
The ALEX BRANDS family of brands is comprised of some of the most iconic, recognizable and award winning toys in the industry today. With a commitment to helping children become more active and develop their imagination and creativity, ALEX BRANDS offers toys and games for children of all ages. Brands include: ALEX Toys, POOF, Slinky, Scientific Explorer, Ideal, ZOOB, Backyard Safari, Zillionz, Shrinky Dinks, Buzz Bee Toys, Janod and Kaloo.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/AuroraWorld
Established in 1981, Aurora World is a global leader in plush toys and high-quality gift products, and a respected leader in the character and content industry. Aurora World offers an extensive range of branded and licensed products for children and adults.
Baby Tooth Album, Inc.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/BabyToothAlbum
From the Baby Tooth Album Inc., the world's only patented baby tooth organizer made for photo albums and scrapbooks, comes Eli the Firefly Storybook and Brushing Coach!
Meet Eli the Firefly in our beautifully illustrated storybook as he becomes the hero of tooth fairyland and watch him come to life in the adorable plush toy. Eli's tail will glow on and off for a full two minutes to keep count as kids brush and when there is a clean, bright baby tooth under the pillow, his glowing tail will serve as a beacon for the tooth fairy.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/BachmannTrains
Bachmann Trains, the world's best-selling model train company, features licensed Thomas & Friends, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Norman Rockwell, and Boy Scouts of America sets plus E-Z App-equipped trains with touch-screen control through the user's smart device.
Bandai America Incorporated
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Bandai
Bandai builds on dreams, adds to the fun, and strives to inspire kids of all ages around the world, every day! A leader in developing engaging, quality toys that capture children's imaginative spirit and provide endless "Fun For The Future," Bandai America Incorporated is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children's toys and interactive entertainment today.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/BeginAgain
Created by toymakers David Bowen and Chris Clemmer, BeginAgain is focused on thoughtful product design and imaginative storytelling for today's kids. It is our goal to inspire children with stories of invention, adventure, and good old-fashioned fun. BeginAgain toys teach through play and nurture the development of the whole child. The company is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Explore the BeginAgain workshop online at beginagaintoys.com.
Blue Orange Games
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/BlueOrangeGames
Since 2000, Blue Orange Games has been creating timeless games for the whole family. Their award-winning products have earned a reputation for high play value, skill development, and continuous fun. The eco-friendly company focuses on high quality designs using durable materials, and plants two trees for every one used in game construction. Looking towards the future with an eye for constant improvement, Blue Orange is steadfast in their mission to bring HOT Games to a COOL Planet. Blue Orange Games is based in San Francisco.
Press Kit: http://toyfair.vporoom.com/BonkersToys
We're BONKERS about toys! Not just any toys, but quality, on-point products made with a little extra TLC. We deliver what fans want to collect. The toys kids are texting and tweeting about. Products that are true to license, technically savvy and totally in tune with today's trends.
Premiering at Toy Fair New York 2017, the Slither.io toys & collectibles line. Slither.io was Google Play's #1 Free Action Game of 2016 with 150+ million downloads to date. Bonkers Toys will showcase the constant color-changing Slither with "gotta have" blind bags, blind box plush, collector vinyl figures, collector plush and more.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/BuffaloGames
Buffalo Games is an industry-leading jigsaw puzzle and party game manufacturer located in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo Games products are available at all major retailers in the U.S.A. and Canada. Over the company's 30-year history, Buffalo Games has sold more than 40 million puzzles and party games. The company's portfolio includes popular licenses such as Watch Ya' Mouth, Nat Geo's Brain Games, Star Wars, DC Super Friends, Charles Wysocki, Josephine Wall, Kim Norlien, Darrell Bush and The Hautman Brothers. All of Buffalo Games' products are made in the U.S.A. with a careful eye toward quality and sustainable practices.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/BUTTERFLYMACHINE
Butterflymachine presents, Metamorphic Card Creatures (MCCs).
MCCs are collectable trading cards that transform into three dimensional action figures. The first line of these ground breaking toys are called, ZONE-REAVERS.
Each MCC comes fully printed, cut, and ready to construct. No scissors, glue, or tape needed. Intuitive, visual instructions make it easy to get started as soon as you open the box.
A combination of, high quality material and clever design will deliver a uniquely satisfying tactile experience, and a finished product that you'll be proud to own.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/CalliopeGames
Calliope Games is a family-run company that was established in 2009, publishing fun, affordable, quality tabletop games meeting the time constraints of our busy 21st century lifestyles. But that's only part of the story. Their mission is really about facilitating experiences people will remember for a lifetime; it's about the relationships, camaraderie, and the laughter we share.
Press Kit: http://toyfair.vporoom.com/ComfyCritters
Comfy Critters are the ultimate multipurpose plush! These stuffed animals can be used as a pet, pillow, or hooded blanket! The patented design allows you to easily transform from one use to the next, making your favorite critter a great companion for any adventure! Perfect for playtime, bedtime, sleep overs, camping trips, movie nights, and much more! There's a variety of characters to choose from and Comfy Critters are now available in Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol, TMNT, SpongeBob SquarePants, Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Grumpy Cat!
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Crayola
Crayola LLC, based in Easton, Pa. and a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Incorporated, is the worldwide leader in children's creative expression products. Known for the iconic Crayola Crayon first introduced in 1903, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities and creativity toys that offer children innovative new ways to use color to create everything imaginable. Consumers can find the wide array of Crayola products in the "Crayola Aisle" at all major retailers. For more information visit crayola.com or join the community at facebook.com/crayola.
Creative Education of Canada
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/CreativeEducationOfCanada
Celebrating over 25 years and 25 awards, our team continues to excel in designing and manufacturing creative products that are machine washable, size flexible, reversible, comfortable, and provide long lasting play value to customers. All of our products have third party test reports ensuring compliance with North America safety standards, as well as EU compliance. All our products are designed in house and we continue to manufacture many of our products in Canada.
As one of the oldest dress up companies in North America, and the only domestic costume manufacturer, we know what it takes to create and produce toys that ignite and inspire imagination. And we make them to last long after the memories they make.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/DarkHorse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world's leading entertainment publishers.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/EducationalInsights
We're play enthusiasts aiming to create educational experiences filled with sheer joy and uncontrollable laughter. We're champions of curiosity and "eureka" moments of discovery. In addition to inspiring creativity, imagination and good sportsmanship, our inventive line of kid-powered toys and engaging games are certain to satisfy kids' natural curiosity.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Edushape
EDUSHAPE® Ltd. is family owned & operated providing product to the global educational, toy and specialty markets. Established in 1983, our main focus is to manufacture quality children's toy & products. EDUSHAPE® Ltd. is committed to producing soft, safe, quality children's toys which ultimately promote successful developmental learning through play. Our main focus is for children ages Birth to 5 years old.
Filo Import Inc.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/FiloImport
For more information, visit filoimport.com
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/GelliArts
Gelli Arts® is a breakthrough gel printing plate system that is used to make prints for mixed media art projects, journals, cards, paper crafting, scrapbooking, and much more. Used by both accomplished and aspiring artists, Gelli Arts has transformed the art of printmaking. The unique gel printing surface makes it easy, affordable and fun to create art: think printmaking with more expansive possibilities and less mess. Gelli Arts plates are the only odor free printing plates made in the USA. They are durable, reusable and portable.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Geomagworld
Geomagworld is committed to producing safe Swiss-made quality products allowing kids of all ages to expand their minds by creating a platform of award-winning magnetic construction toys that will be enjoyed for hours-on-end by kids and parents alike. Our STEM products aim to promote awareness and understanding through play in order to develop creativity and stimulate learning by allowing children to develop their minds. Our creative toys ensure children use their imagination and curiosity to find unique solutions to problems through the science of magnetic construction. Come visit us at booth #6159 at Toy Fair!
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/GriddlyGames
Griddly Games get you going. The company creates award-winning games and activity kits for kids that deliver innovative, engaging fun that inspire laughter and fun, while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. Founded in 2007, the company consistently delivers original, wholesome family fun products that multiple ages can play together. Leading the way are Griddly Games' line-up of board games and its STEM category of kits that includes Just Add Milk. All of the products encourage social interaction, learning, strategy and challenges that anyone (from across the grid) can enjoy.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Guidecraft
Founded 50 years ago in 1966 by Fred Fein in a small woodshop in New York state, Guidecraft was built upon the foundation of smart, beautifully crafted wooden toys for children. Today, Guidecraft is one of the leading brands in children's toys for the early childhood education and consumer markets with a focus on system-based STEM toys. Additionally, Guidecraft has furniture, gross motor, social emotional products and brands that combined, create the basis for a unique and robust set of offerings in the US and international early childhood education and consumer markets.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/IAmElemental
IAmElemental is the creator of the first female action figures designed specifically for children. The company's female superheroes boast a forward-thinking design and engineering, and empower kids as creators of a play experience in which they design the story. Founded in 2013, the company's Series #1/Courage, launched via Kickstarter, were included on TIME Magazine's Top Invention and Top Toy lists, and were honored by the Toy Industry Association as 2017 Toy of the Year finalists in the Action Figure of the Year and Rookie of the Year categories. Series #2/Wisdom is in stores now. Play with power!
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/IntPlay
Award winning toys, must carry new items and childhood memories…International Playthings excels in delivering innovative and entertaining products with superior play value and childhood developmental qualities. Celebrating 50 years, we are proud of our brands and their lasting impressions. We are excited for 2017 and thank you for your continued support.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/JAKKSPacific
JAKKS Pacific is a leading toy company with a diverse portfolio in major toy categories including dolls, figures, vehicles, preschool and costumes. We create innovative products that appeal to today's kids. In addition to original IP, we work with the biggest names in entertainment to bring their characters to life.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/KDGroup
KD Group, based in Lyon, France, has been making innovative kids' electronic toys for more than 20 years, working with retailers in more than 20 countries. Well-known in the U.S. for its best-selling Kurio® line of kid-safe Android and Windows tablets, the company also offers a wide range of educational electronic toys under its Kidz Delight® brand. Developed in conjunction with childhood learning professionals, these toys help infants, toddlers and preschoolers develop early learning skills.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Klutz
Klutz creates award-winning, premium activity kits for kids and kid-minded adults. Since 1977, Klutz as kick-started creativity by combining crystal-clear instructions and a silly sense of humor. Our kits are 100% Klutz certified and include everything you need to get started. Visit us at Toy Fair! Booth #347 (Enter through the 400 aisle)
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/KNEX
Founded in 1992, K'NEX, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smart Brands International Co., LLC, did not set out to become an educational toy company, all we wanted to do was show kids that the only limit to building was the size of their imagination! 25 years later, K'NEX prides itself on connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math with imagination. STEAMagination™ can be found in every K'NEX set and with it building dreams become a fun-powered, 3-D reality! Winner of over 390 awards and recognitions, the K'NEX product line has building toys specially designed for every age group and skill level. The K'NEX family of brands includes IMAGINE Building Sets, Thrill Rides, K'NEX Education®, Kid K'NEX®, K-FORCE Build and Blast®, Mighty Makers®, Mario Kart™, Super Mario™, Plants vs. Zombies™, LINCOLN LOGS® and TINKERTOY® both under license from Hasbro, and more! From the living room to the board room, we are proud to help build the leaders of tomorrow! Join us at knex.com.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Konami
KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.|
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/LearningResources
Learning Resources® is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The Company's 1100+ high-quality products are sold in 80+ countries, serving children from preschool up through middle-school. Our versatile products build foundational skills through exploration, imagination and fun.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/LooneyLabs
At the heart of Looney Labs are its founders, Kristin and Andy Looney, and the values they stand for—peace, love, happiness, and fun. Andy designs nearly all of the company's games, and his distinctive style of game design shines through all Looney Labs products. He is an artist creating fun-filled expressions of himself, and Looney Labs is proud to be the exclusive publisher of his life's work. Kristin is the poster child for extroverts everywhere. She loves making friends all over the world and bringing them joy with her contagious bouncy exuberance and a bag full of crazy-fun games to play. Together, they have spent over two decades building a company with a heart and soul. In addition to the goal of bringing more fun to the world "the Looney way," the Looneys' "hippie values" include environmental responsibility, concern for social equality, and community building. They are proud of what they've built and hope that Looney Labs will continue to thrive long after they're gone, and that their legacy of games will become a household fixture everywhere.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/LootCrate
Loot Crate, the worldwide leader in fan-commerce, curates and creates exclusive merchandise for global pop culture fans. Loot Crate partners with industry leaders in entertainment, gaming, and pop culture to imagine new products and experiences for their fans, and deliver them through monthly themed crates, digital and live community experiences.
Loot Crate was named the fastest growing company in the US by Inc Magazine in 2016, and shows no signs of slowing down, as the company expands its operations internationally, and with subscription sports offerings.
The above press kits will continue to be updated throughout the show. Please check back during Toy Fair 2017 for the latest news.
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