Grand Toys International receives Excellent Response to Introduction of "The Original Trophy Egg" at Toy Fair 2001

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Grand Toys International, Inc.

    MONTREAL, April 19 /PRNewswire/ --
 Grand Toys International, Inc. (Nasdaq:   GRIN) today announced that at the
 recent Toy Fair in New York, it unveiled a new and exciting [proprietary]
 product line which, management believes, was received favorably by retailers
 in North American and International markets.
     The Original Trophy Egg is believed to be the world's first "3-D greeting
 card" and represents a new way to express and honour that "Special Someone",
 that "Special Occasion", or the "Sports Enthusiast" among family, friends and
 co-workers.
     Trophy Eggs have a unique, totally writable surface and each one comes
 with its own pen -- perfect to collect names, autographs, to mark dates and
 special events (team sports, corporate outings, etc.).
     The Original Trophy Egg is available in two distinct themes -- Sports ...
 including football, soccer, basketball, ice hockey, bowling, tennis, baseball;
 and Occasions ... including happy birthday, get well soon, retirement,
 graduation, baby shower, congratulations.   While the "egg" face remains
 constant throughout the range, each style has arms and legs, and its own
 distinct accessorization such as hockey stick, birthday cake, bowling ball,
 etc., with similarly themed shoes and shorts.
     Ian Bradley, President and CEO stated that "This fun and unique product
 category covers a very broad demographic and we believe that it will
 contribute considerably to Grand Toys' efforts to expand our distribution in
 channels such as gift and specialty stores, sports chains, greeting card
 outlets, drug stores, etc.   The Trophy Egg, for which Grand holds worldwide
 rights, will also considerably enhance our International presence."
     Founded in 1960, Grand Toys International, Inc. is a premier licensee and
 distributor of a wide variety of toys and ancillary items in Canada and since
 January 1999, a supplier of proprietary products in the United States.
 
     This news release contains certain forward-looking statements and
 potential benefits from the Company's acquisition strategy, which are within
 the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are
 subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
 materially.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
 those related to business conditions and the financial strength of the retail
 industry, particularly for toy and toy-related products; the level of consumer
 spending for such products; the effect of currency translations; the ability
 of the Company to successfully obtain its products from suppliers; and the
 success of advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns.
 
      Note: Further information on Grand Toys International, Inc. is available
            through the Company's website on the World Wide Web at
            http://www.grand.com
 
      To receive additional information on Grand Toys International, Inc., via
 fax, at no charge, dial 1-800-PRO-INFO and enter code GRIN.
 
 

SOURCE Grand Toys International, Inc.
    MONTREAL, April 19 /PRNewswire/ --
 Grand Toys International, Inc. (Nasdaq:   GRIN) today announced that at the
 recent Toy Fair in New York, it unveiled a new and exciting [proprietary]
 product line which, management believes, was received favorably by retailers
 in North American and International markets.
     The Original Trophy Egg is believed to be the world's first "3-D greeting
 card" and represents a new way to express and honour that "Special Someone",
 that "Special Occasion", or the "Sports Enthusiast" among family, friends and
 co-workers.
     Trophy Eggs have a unique, totally writable surface and each one comes
 with its own pen -- perfect to collect names, autographs, to mark dates and
 special events (team sports, corporate outings, etc.).
     The Original Trophy Egg is available in two distinct themes -- Sports ...
 including football, soccer, basketball, ice hockey, bowling, tennis, baseball;
 and Occasions ... including happy birthday, get well soon, retirement,
 graduation, baby shower, congratulations.   While the "egg" face remains
 constant throughout the range, each style has arms and legs, and its own
 distinct accessorization such as hockey stick, birthday cake, bowling ball,
 etc., with similarly themed shoes and shorts.
     Ian Bradley, President and CEO stated that "This fun and unique product
 category covers a very broad demographic and we believe that it will
 contribute considerably to Grand Toys' efforts to expand our distribution in
 channels such as gift and specialty stores, sports chains, greeting card
 outlets, drug stores, etc.   The Trophy Egg, for which Grand holds worldwide
 rights, will also considerably enhance our International presence."
     Founded in 1960, Grand Toys International, Inc. is a premier licensee and
 distributor of a wide variety of toys and ancillary items in Canada and since
 January 1999, a supplier of proprietary products in the United States.
 
     This news release contains certain forward-looking statements and
 potential benefits from the Company's acquisition strategy, which are within
 the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are
 subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
 materially.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
 those related to business conditions and the financial strength of the retail
 industry, particularly for toy and toy-related products; the level of consumer
 spending for such products; the effect of currency translations; the ability
 of the Company to successfully obtain its products from suppliers; and the
 success of advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns.
 
      Note: Further information on Grand Toys International, Inc. is available
            through the Company's website on the World Wide Web at
            http://www.grand.com
 
      To receive additional information on Grand Toys International, Inc., via
 fax, at no charge, dial 1-800-PRO-INFO and enter code GRIN.
 
 SOURCE  Grand Toys International, Inc.