ST. LOUIS, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AvaStars™, a new immersive entertainment destination that allows children to create a dream doll or action figure in their own likeness, is excited to announce that an AvaStarShip is landing at the Kenwood Towne Centre on March 21st. The AvaStarShip is a place where children can create a doll or action figure in their own likeness and watch a 3D animated video— a personalized show created on the spot and starring them! The first 50 people in line at 1:00 pm on Saturday March 21st and again at 1pm Sunday March 22nd will receive an all-inclusive AvaStars experience for FREE – this includes a FREE personalized doll or action figure and a FREE personalized video – together worth more than $50.
A trip to the AvaStarShip starts children on a four-part experience that captures their full imagination. First, they select a character that they want to become and customize the features (including hair, eyes and skin tone). Then they step into the AvaStarShip for a 3D photo session. Next, children are treated to a Big Screen Premiere of their very own FREE personalized 3D animated AvaStars Video, which is then available to download and share with family and friends. Finally, within about two weeks, a personalized AvaStars 11½" fashion doll or 12" action figure in their likeness will arrive at each child's doorstep, where for the first time ever they can join in the play world of their favorite dolls and action figures.
"For decades, children have played out their dreams through their dolls and action figures, but never before have they been able to become the doll or action figure of their dreams," said Jill Barad, Executive Chairman and CEO of Possibility Place, the company behind AvaStars. "At AvaStars we are leveraging our own proprietary 3D technology to create a digital and physical personalized play experience like no other brand or product on the market. But more than that, AvaStars inspires children of all ages to dream big and to believe that everything is possible."
AvaStars™ was co-founded by Jill Barad, former Chairman and CEO of Mattel Inc., and Dan Lauer, the inventor of Waterbabies™ ® with the vision to personalize playable dolls and action figures. Possibility Place plans to go beyond personalized dolls and action figures into an array of personalized products in the entertainment world and digital world, leveraging the proprietary technology they have developed.
Today, AvaStars provides consumers with popular characters to choose from such as a Princess, Veterinarian, Cheerleader, Martial Arts Master or Special Forces Agent, with more characters planned for Fall 2015. The core appeal for many is the personalized 11½" fashion doll or 12" action figure itself featuring the child's likeness, fully articulated limbs, life-like hair, and high quality fashions and accessories. Also attracting much attention to the exciting AvaStars destination retail experience are the 3D animated videos where you become the character you've chosen in a virtual world, which are created real time and culminate on the big screen at the AvaStarShip, providing a great family or group activity.
For a limited time only, March 21st through April 17th, an all-inclusive Deluxe AvaStars Package (one doll or action figure plus the video) will be available at an introductory price of $40 (plus, tax, shipping and handling) with a standard MSRP of $50. Or consumers can receive the Video Only Package for FREE, standard MSRP of $10. These offers will be available at all three AvaStars locations.
The Cincinnati AvaStars Grand Opening Ceremony is Saturday, March 21st at 1:00 pm with festivities until 7:00 pm. The AvaStarShip is located at the Kenwood Towne Centre on the lower level near the food court. Walk-ups are welcome at the AvaStarShip, or you can use the AvaStars Reservation app at goAvaStars.com. (Reservations will not be available during the FREE DOLL or ACTION FIGURE Grand Opening offer.)
AvaStars allows you to play out your aspirations, empowering you to believe that everything is possible, and leading you to discover that the Star Inside is YOU. The AvaStars experience empowers children to create a dream doll or action figure in their own likeness, as well as a 3D animated video starring them. There are currently three AvaStarShip destinations open in St. Louis, Chicago and now Cincinnati with more destinations expected in major cities across the country in 2015. For more information about AvaStars, visit AvaStars.com, facebook.com/MyAvaStars or call 314.590.2720.
About Possibility Place™ LLC
Possibility Place inspires children of all ages to dream big by creating relevant personalized technology, products and experiences for today's children and families. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO., with offices in Los Angeles, CA., Possibility Place, LLC, employs 30 people and is growing rapidly. AvaStars™ is the first brand to be launched by Possibility Place LLC.