NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The following event roundup from Virtual Press Office is a list of featured exhibitors for the North American International Toy Fair 2016, a show filled with hundreds of thousands of toys, games and youth entertainment products, which takes place from February 13-16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New York.
North American International Toy Fair 2016 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/
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Booth #4615 and #CPLM-05
For more information, visit actevmotors.com
Adventure Parks has been creating industry defining products for over 35 years. When it comes to delivering high-quality outdoor and backyard fun, no one can match our experience and skill. We put all of our products through rigorous testing and use only the highest quality materials. We have a wide variety of products and an option for any age! Our product lines include A Classic Swing, ZipLine Fun, AirPogo, Twist Whiz, Spring Swing, and Air Surfer Fun.
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.
Since 1995, AMEICO has been a trusted importer, distributor and curator of high end, modern and contemporary kids products, housewares, office products, personal accessories, furniture and lighting designs by OMY, Design Letters, See Concept, NYTA, Original BTC, Produzione Privata, Braun Timepieces, among many others.
WE are the industry leader in Spring and Summer beach toys as well as offer an extensive line of Vehicles, Ride on's, Junior sports, dive toys, and preschool items.
Arckit is a new architectural model system that allows users to physically design, build and modify a working model radically faster than ever before, inspiring spontaneous creativity. The system is compatible with 3D computer modelling programmes, and completed Arckit models can be finished with realistic surface textures and material patterns.
The interconnecting components use no glue and are completely modular. This makes it possible to create a diverse range of scaled structures that can be used as working models for architects to communicate design ideas, for students to learn essential STEM skills, and for budding young architects to have fun exploring basic design and construction principles.
Auldey Toys North America
Auldey Toys North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alpha (Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd), one of the largest and most successful animation, toy, and entertainment groups in Asia. With a mission of providing engaging entertainment experiences, linking superior animation content with high quality toys and games for kids and their parents, Auldey Toys takes play seriously. Their portfolio of brands, including Super Wings™, Sky Rover™, Wave Racers™ and Race-Tin™, appeals to both boys and girls across a wide range of ages. There is something for everyone, and much more on the horizon!
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.
Bachmann Trains, the world's best-selling model train company, offers everything needed to enjoy this fun hobby. We feature licensed Thomas & Friends™, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® and Chuggington™ electric train sets, separate-sale items, and accessories. Bachmann has introduced a revolutionary line of E-Z App®-equipped trains that allow users to enjoy wireless touch-screen train control through their Bluetooth® 4-supported iPhone®, iPad®, or iOS device. Visit Booth #1035 to see these amazing trains in action as well as our newest Thomas & Friends™ products.
For more information, visit beginagaintoys.com
Bkom Studios is changing how people play by creating innovative Toys-to-Life experiences. We are a full-service digital studio dedicated to helping brands develop 360 ecosystems across multiple points of interaction and platforms, including product, point of sales, websites, apps, social media, marketing campaigns and mobile games.
Ever wonder how to make your own video game? With Bloxels it's never been easier. Create your very own world with blocks and turn it into a digital, shareable game!
Build and design your games, create and animate characters, villains, powers and more – activated with the FREE Bloxels Builder App.
Blue Orange Games
Based in San Francisco, Blue Orange has been creating timeless games for the whole family since 2000. Our catalog of over 60 award-winning products has earned a reputation for high play value, skill development, and continuous fun. As an eco-friendly company, we focus on high quality designs using durable materials and plant two trees for each tree used in game construction. Our 2016 catalog is full of everything you've come to expect from Blue Orange. We have great new games – clever twists on familiar play patterns – all with cute art, quality components, simple to learn rules, and quick play times.
Boulding Blocks LLC
For more information, visit bouldingblocks.com
For more information, visit bounceboard.com
For over a century, our driving force has been to spread joy among children around the world. We want to create happy childhood memories where the imagination is allowed to flow freely. BRIO is a Swedish toy brand that creates innovative, high-quality and well-designed wooden toys that give children a safe and fun play experience. The company was founded in 1884 and is represented in over 30 countries. For more information, please visit brio.net.
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 almost 30 year history, Buffalo Games has sold more than 40 million puzzles and party games. The company's portfolio includes popular licenses such as Nat Geo's Brain Games, Urban Dictionary, 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.
Bulls & Bears
Bulls & Bears is a uniquely designed educational product, offering a structured on-line learning program based on fun-to-watch, easy-to-understand videos that convey key concepts and practical challenges that require players to apply them to real-life decisions. A board game that compliments the program will be launched at Toy Fair 2016.
Celestial Buddies, LLC
Celestial Buddies celebrates its sixth year at Toy Fair with its newest Plush Planetary Pal, Pluto, accompanied by Charon, Pluto's largest moon. Although officially relegated to the status of "dwarf planet," our Pluto is a Dwarf with a Heart. Inspired by photos sent back to Earth by NASA's New Horizons space probe, Designer Jessie Silbert has created a Pluto complete with the heart-shaped "Tombaugh Reggio" and a Charon with a "Mordor" on top.
Come see them and the entire educational Stuffed Solar System- Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and a Comet- in Booth 5948!
For more information, visit crayola.com
Dark Horse Comics
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.
DEMDACO's Baby & Kids category offer plush and baby gifts that will capture hearts, bring a smile and help treasure special moments. New lines to see include Nancy Tillman Collection, Princess of Beverly Hills, Camo Baby, Posh & Precious, LillyBit, Comfort of Plush, The Christmas Wish, Hit the Hay and more!
Dreamland Fairy(TM) was created by two moms, Cassie Slane and Ami Van Dine, whose six-year old daughters came up with the idea of a fairy house that they could keep in their rooms. Ami and Cassie believed in bringing this idea to other children and launched Dreamland Fairy in 2014. The namesake kit includes a wood fairy house, a book about the Dreamland Fairy, paint, paintbrush and glitter.
Dreamland Fairy's focus and mission is to drive imagination and creativity through art and story. The Philadelphia-based company has expanded its product line to include four new products in 2016.
Edushape Ltd. designs, develops, creates and distributes Safe, Soft, Play to the global educational, toy and specialty markets. Established in 1983, the company's main focus is to manufacture quality products for children (birth to five years old). Known and respected for high quality, innovative and safe products, this year's Toy Fair show is no exception with a range of new products for infants and toddlers featuring in an array of materials with varying textures for sensory and visual appeal.
For more information, visit elope.com
EQtainment is an educational media company on a mission to make learning emotional intelligence fun and affordable for children globally. The EQtainment brand centers around Q, a genius monkey, who has a high IQ but is still learning social skills, self awareness, impulse control, and empathy. All of EQtainment's products allow kids to practice these skills with Q by answering questions and performing fun physical activities. All products in the line are designed to promote emotional intelligence skills such as feeling identification and verbalization, manners, social skills, creative thinking, balance, and coordination.
Faber-Castell® USA is the leading provider of the best quality creative experiences for a lifetime. Faber-Castell Premium Children's Art Products line offers art supplies for young artists in the classroom and for home. Creativity for Kids®, from the Faber-Castell Company, provides award-winning and innovative craft activity kits that encourage natural creativity and self-expression in kids. Creativity for Kids is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a number of events for customers and media on Sunday, February 14. In addition, the company will be unveiling two never before seen new product lines that will spark every imagination!
For more information, visit charmbricks.com or paintinglulu.com
FOLKMANIS - the world leader in specialty puppets - is proud to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2016! Featuring nearly 250 top-selling animals and characters inspired by nature and literature including top-honors from Parents' Choice Foundation and Dr. Toy. Folkmanis® Puppets are available at specialty toy and gift stores nationwide and in more than 15 countries around the world. Folkmanis® Puppets: An essential ingredient to every toy box, every childhood, every generation.
Gengirl Media (iBesties: Middle School Moguls)
Founded in 2014 by sisters Gina and Jenae Heitkamp, Gengirl Media is passionate about inspiring girls to create, innovate, build and reach beyond their dreams. iBesties: Middle School Moguls, the first product line from Gengirl Media, is a character-driven doll, book and online edutainment line for girls, ages 6-11, that will debut in August, 2016. For more information, visit ibesties.com.
Geotoys was founded in 2005 by Bob Galinsky, a traveling dad who wanted to help his kids learn about geography. The first product was a GeoPuzzle of Europe, with pieces shaped like individual countries. GeoPuzzles of Africa, Asia, and the Americas followed, along with USA/Canada and finally the World. GeoPuzzles are now available worldwide and have been translated into a dozen languages.
In addition to GeoPuzzles, Geotoys has designed other fun geography games such as GeoBingo, GeoDice, GeoCards and Flag Frenzy. Geotoys also distributes high-quality educational toys and gifts from Classical Historian, Hugg-a-Planet, Shastavisions, and Jet Creations.
Griddly Games, Inc.
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.
Now celebrating its 50th year, Guidecraft has grown from humble beginnings to a global company, committed to creating toys and furniture that enrich the lives of children by providing creative, educational and joyful experiences.
Guidecraft's, open-ended building toys, IO Blocks®, PowerClix®, Better Builders® align with the worldwide focus on providing STEM/STEAM toys encouraging children to exercise creativity, engineering and math skills from a very early age. Guidecraft's TFNY2016 toy introductions include Grippies®, a magnetic STEM toy for toddlers, 2016 TOTY Finalist IO Blocks® Minis and PowerClix Explorer Series with artwork, storyline, and characters by 16 year old, Ethan Wadsworth.
For more than a century, GUND has been creating unique teddy bears and other soft toys recognized worldwide for their quality and innovation.
HamiltonBuhl (HamiltonBuhl.com) is the most recognized brand in AV equipment and electronics for education. From its humble beginnings in 1933 as Hamilton Electronics, to the 2011 merger with Buhl Industries, HamiltonBuhl has grown as an innovator delivering quality, durability and reliability. Always at the forefront, keeping a finger on the pulse of latest innovations, HamiltonBuhl products help facilitate and accelerate the learning process for students of all ages.
For more information, visit hape.com
Play with power! IAmElemental has created the first female action figures designed specifically for children. Their female superheroes are based on the "Elements of Power" – superpowers that already exist inside each one of us. TIME named Series 1/Courage as a Top Invention & Top Toy – meet Series 2/Wisdom today!
Since its inception in 1967, International Playthings, LLC has excelled in the delivery of innovative and entertaining products with integrity, superior play value and child developmental qualities to consumers. Over the course of its 48-year existence, International Playthings has grown to become one of the largest and most respected suppliers of quality products to North America.
A subsidiary of Epoch Company Ltd., affiliate company International Playthings offers a comprehensive range of proprietary and distributed brands comprising a wide variety of award winning play things including games, infant toys, preschool toys, dolls, educational toys and activity toys. Additional information on International Playthings its brands and individual products can be found at intplay.com.
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers' products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies' success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users' expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit intertek.com.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
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.
Booth 1381 + 1384
With its focus on creativity, innovation and function, Jazwares has established itself as a well-respected leader in the licensed products industry. Delivering diverse lines of toys and consumer electronics, the portfolio includes: Peppa Pig™, Tube Heroes™, Minecraft™, Terraria™, Animal Jam™, Star Wars™ and more.
Wild Republic has been delighting and educating children with our expansive collection of nature-related toys and gifts since 1979. Founded as the family-owned and operated K&M International, the Wild Republic brand has grown into an internationally recognized company, distributing nature-inspired stuffed animals and toys throughout the world.
For more information, visit kathe-kruse.com
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.
For more information, visit klutz.com
Founded in 1992, K'NEX Brands was established to make and sell what has become one of the world's leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 350 international awards and recognitions, K'NEX is focused on Building Worlds Kids Love® and encourages youngsters to "imagine, build and play." From the living room to the classroom, K'NEX has building toys specially designed for every age group and skill level. The K'NEX family of brands includes K'NEX Building Sets, K'NEX Thrill Rides, K'NEX Education®, K-FORCE Build and Blast™, Beasts Alive®, Mighty Makers®, Mario Kart Wii™, Mario Kart 7™, Mario Kart 8™, Super Mario™, Plants vs. Zombies™, Lincoln Logs® and Tinkertoy®, under license from Hasbro, and more. Join us as we help build the leaders of tomorrow. For more information, please visit knex.com.
Konami Digital Entertainment
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.
Laser Pegs® are the original lighted construction set. You can design and build anything you want with Laser Pegs® and use them lit up or turned off. Once connected to a power base, each Laser Pegs® shape feeds the next shape through a low voltage current that illuminates the enclosed LED so that these incredible structures light up as you build. These shapes form a modular open-ended construction system where every kit can be used with one another to build beyond what has been imagined in kids building toys.
Lionel, the iconic model train company, has captured the hearts and stirred the imaginations of both young and old since 1900. The company continues to evolve by expanding beyond model trains with innovative new products, new mass market die-cast for Lionel Racing and Lionel City Builder for the Nintendo 3DS.
Little Poland Gallery
Bajo and Tobe have nothing but the smiles and safety of children in mind. The toys by these brands are all economically friendly and certified in standards of safety. Many of our toys test the laws of physics, entertaining children with the magical way these toys move. The simplistic design tests the imagination of children. The bright water based paint is used to attract the attention of children and the paint is completely nontoxic. For parents with concerns, there are toys without paint. Our toys are made of high quality wood from Poland; we do not outsource production. We are based in Brooklyn, NY.
For more information, visit loog.nyc
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.
Luke's Toy Factory
We're Luke's Toy Factory and we make eco-friendly toys. In America!
Our toys are made with an innovative new material that combines reclaimed wood fiber from furniture factories with clean plastic pellets. The colors are molded in, so there's no surface paint to flake off. Each truck is like a 3-D puzzle that the child assembles into a working toy.
The above press kits will continue to be updated throughout the show. Please check back during North American International Toy Fair 2016 for the latest news.
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