NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The following event roundup from Virtual Press Office is a list of featured exhibitors for Toy Fair 2018, a show for all businesses involved in creating and bringing toys and youth entertainment products to kids of all ages, which takes place from February 17-20 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Toy Fair 2018 press kits, news releases and photos are available on the Official Online Press Office, managed by Virtual Press Office/Cision PR Newswire: http://toyfair.vporoom.com/
Toy Fair 2018 press kits on Virtual Press Office
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Akibabus
Boxitale™ - crafty adventure games
After our successful Nuremberg show we are coming to North America!
We will launch our unique gaming concept in New York Toy Fair. We welcome you to visit us at Hall 1E booth #4412
Akibabus ltd - We make playable stories
Booth # 2941
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Amloid
WE are the in 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.
Artful Playdate Inc.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/ArtfulPlaydate
Artful Playdate Inc. inspires children to use their own creative imagination and is the creator of the Playdate in a Box....themed costume playdate boxes for 2 kids ages 3 to 8! The Playdate in a Box series offers easy, memorable and educational playdates for children. Our Playdate Specialists have created activities that empower parents and caretakers to provide enriching and fun playtime for children and their playmates. Letitia Fox, Founder, will be attending Toy Fair and is exhibiting in the launch pad #4513.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/AuroraWorld
Established in 1981, Aurora World is a respected global leader in plush toys for children and adults with an extensive range of branded and licensed gift products. The company sells its product lines at a variety of retailers including major zoos, department stores, high-end toy stores as well as hospital gift shops, florists, candy stores and gift/stationary stores worldwide. Aurora is known in the industry for its incredibly high quality products, range of diverse offerings and competitive pricing. In addition, Aurora owns its manufacturing facilities and prides itself in their expansive distribution resources and in-house research and development teams.
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.
Blue Orange Games
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/BlueOrangeGames
Blue Orange Games creates, publishes, and promotes high-quality tabletop games for the entire family. Its award-winning products have earned a reputation for providing continuous fun while developing important skills and a diverse range of offerings guarantees that there's a Blue Orange game for everyone, from the eager preschooler to the seasoned gamer. Blue Orange is committed to helping family and friends create timeless memories and remains steadfast in its mission to bring HOT games to a COOL planet. View the entire Blue Orange Games 2018 catalog at: bit.ly/blueorange2018
Press Kit: 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.
In 2017, Bonkers Toys launched the toy line for worldwide game sensation, slither.io which had 27 Billion game plays and continues to be a juggernaut. This year, Bonkers Toys is premiering Maniapps which combines the best-of-the-best gaming app licenses into one timely assortment. Bonkers Toys is announcing at Toy Fair New York a partnership with the World's #1 Child YouTuber, Ryan ToysReview to launch his toy line in fall 2018. With 19.5 Billion video views, 12 million subscribers and counting, Ryan ToysReview is the most popular kids and family YouTube channel on the planet. The line will be based on Ryan's favorite toys and backed by the marketing power and reach of his numerous YouTube channels.
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/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.
Celestial Buddies, LLC
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/CelestialBuddies
Celestial Buddies is a line of educational Plush Planetary Pals (thirteen so far, with a fourteenth to be introduced at Toy Fair), each representing an actual object in our universe. Designed for ages 3 and up, these cuddly creations each come with informative hang tags containing important data and fun facts about the celestial bodies they represent. They are designed to both delight and enlighten their young owners and their families.
Having made its first appearance at Toy Fair in 2011, Celestial Buddies, LLC has grown from the initial four prototypes it presented in the "Launch Pad" that year to a full representation of all the major, and some of the minor, celestial bodies in our solar system. With the addition last year of the Black Hole stuff sack, and this year, with Polaris, along with the two dwarf stars in its three-star system, Celestial Buddies continues its exploration of space beyond our solar system.
Celestial Buddies' products are featured in museums, observatories, science centers, planetariums and both brick and mortar and online stores throughout the United States and at least ten other countries.
Visit us at Booth # 6175 and meet Designer and President Jessie Silbert. Enter our Polaris raffle and have your photo taken surrounded by all the Celestial Buddies. Please ask about our Show Specials, and we'll have a free gift for everyone who stops by to talk to us.
Chalk of the Town
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Chalk-of-the-Town
Simply Draw, Wear, Erase & Repeat!
Kids ages 4-14 write with bright chalk markers on the patent-pending chalk board surface to create their own t-shirt design. Here's the best part: the chalkboard is erasable! Simply wipe with a wet cloth or launder, and the shirt is ready for the next design.
A Chalk of the Town shirt is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, holiday, show team spirit or simply use as a tool to encourage self-expression.
The product is sold as part of a kit with a t-shirt, chalk marker, stencil and cloth. Additional stencils and color markers are sold separately. We can manufacture adult sized shirts or custom product configurations, chalkboard shapes or stencils for orders over 300 units.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/CyberheroLeague
CYBERHERO LEAGUE turns kids into real world heroes while they play! Kids don the digitally-enhanced CYBERSHIELD, scan their MEDALLIONS, and go on a HEROIC QUEST. As they run and play, using their imaginations, kids earn life-saving supplies for real people, save endangered species, and protect the environment. Based on award-winning science, Cyberhero League introduces subject matter across STEAM, while giving kids the ability to use digital technology to co-create a better future. Cyberhero League supports the Sustainable Development Goals and has partnered with dozens of nonprofit organizations to give kids the ability to tackle global challenges while they play. Real Games = Real Change. Cyberhero League is a whole new way to play!
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/DreamPets
Born from packing materials created by R. Dakin & Company in the 1950's, these adorable, vintage designs are our inspiration for the new, modern Dream Pets collection! We've created the new Dream Pets with children's creativity and comfort in mind, with a wide range of fun, soft plush animals and hand puppets with personalities and dreams that will allow children's imaginations to run wild! From Millie Moo the cuddly cow to Honolulu Harry, who's dreaming about being the fastest runner in the world, there's a Dream Pet perfect for every child!
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/DreamlandFairy
A mom-owned company, Cassie Slane and Ami Van Dine are the creators behind Dreamland Fairy. Cassie and Ami's six-year old daughters invented the idea of an indoor fairy house that attracted a fairy to listen to their dreams while they slept. The kit includes a book that tells the story of the fairies plus a wooden fairy house, paints and more! After winning multiple awards for the Dreamland Fairy House, the company introduced more DIY kits that inspire imagination and creativity including the Mermaid Grotto and the new "Make-Your-Own Fairy Kit." Dreamland Fairy is a certified woman-owned business.
Visit us at booth #6546!
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/EBlox
E-Blox is an emerging leader in educational electronic toys and products that engage children to Learn by Building(TM). Based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, E-Blox was launched in 2016 by Art Seymour and his sons James and Joseph after more than 90+ years of combined experience as entrepreneurs, inventors, and designers in the educational toys and wireless industries. E-Blox is leading the way to a whole new generation of educational toys that give children of all ages the building blocks of a STEM/STEAM/STREAM education through the joy of play and discovery.
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.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/ELENCO
Elenco's pride is the award-winning SNAP CIRCUITS® product line, which teaches the basics of electronics in a fun-filled, creative way. As a leader of quality innovative toys and educational science kits, Elenco is a key player in STEM/Maker movements worldwide. SNAP CIRCUITS® are endorsed by educators globally and used in schools, libraries, museums, after-school and homeschool programs, STEM and Maker programs, and at home. Elenco has been family owned and operated since 1972. Its product lines also include: Engino Construction, Edu-Toys Science Kits, OWI Robot Kits, TimberKits, and Elenco's new WEmake line of D.I.Y./Maker educational kits and tools.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/FaberCastell
Faber-Castell® enriches lives through creativity and self-expression. Faber-Castell Premium Children's Art Products line offers quality art supplies for young artists such as art activity kits, color and paint by number sets and tools such as colored pencils, markers and crayons. Creativity for Kids® provides award-winning and innovative craft activity kits that encourage natural creativity and self-expression in kids. CRAFTIVITY® is a distinctive line of sophisticated, exceptional quality craft experiences for tweens and teens. The company will be unveiling new, never-seen-before products for summer and the 2018 holiday season.
Fin Fun Mermaid
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/FinFun
Launched in 2010, Fin Fun originated the fabric swimmable mermaid tail and patented monofin. Fin Fun produces wearable mermaid tails, mermaid-themed clothing and accessories, Cuddle Tails mermaid tail blankets and Wild Things wearable animal blankets. A celebrity favorite, Fin Fun sells its products online and to retail outlets in 170 countries. In 2017, Eric Browning, CEO and Steve Browning, President & CFO, were named Idaho Small Business Persons of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In 2016, the family-owned and operated company made the Inc. 500 list (inc.com/inc5000/list/2016) at #119 and was recognized on the Internet Retailer Hot 100 list.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Folkmanis
Folkmanis believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life. Innovating specialty puppets since 1976, Folkmanis® Puppets offers nearly 250 designs inspired by nature and literature that are the best loved, low-tech, classic toys in the global marketplace. Lauded by industry experts as well as child development and kid-approved toy tests, the company consistently earns high marks for superior play value and design excellence. Find Folkmanis® Puppets online at folkmanis.com.
Folkmanis® Puppets: An essential ingredient to every toy box, every childhood, every generation.
Fox Chapel Publishing
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/FoxChapelPublishing
Fox Chapel Publishing inspires and informs readers who enjoy a wide variety of hobbies, crafts, and lifestyle interests. Winner of the Craft & Hobby Association's "Hot Product Award" in Kids Crafts, the company specializes in illustrated nonfiction with a focus on artisan and high-quality craft books. Fox Chapel publishes more than 1,200 book titles and three magazines, including DO Magazine, the #1 coloring magazine in its class. Based in Lancaster, Pa. with a sales office in the United Kingdom, Fox imprints include Design Originals, IMM Lifestyle Books, Landauer Publishing, CompanionHouse Books, and Creative Homeowner. For more information please visit foxchapelpublishing.com.
Game Night in a Can
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/GameNightInACan
Introducing the most unique and innovative new TRAVEL GAME for 2018:
Dr. Biscuits' Radical Road Trip!
60 Original Games to Play In Your Car!
Help friends and family members escape from their iPads, encouraging creativity, competition, silliness, and interaction with the world around you.
6 categories of games to choose from, so there's something for everyone!
All ages 7 and up.
And we're back with Game Night in a Can! Now in almost 1000 stores nationwide, this creative party game inspires laughter and creativity in a whole new way.
Perfect for multi-generational game nights!
Gentle Giant Toys
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/GentleGiantToys
Gentle Giant Toys/3D Systems is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of collectible toys and consumer products sold throughout the world, with its headquarters in Burbank, California. Gentle Giant Toys' popular brands include Star Wars, Marvel and Star Trek and a wide range of entertainment-inspired products featuring premier licensed properties. Visit them at gentlegianttoys.com.
Gravity Board Games
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/GravityBoardGames
Gravity Board Games has developed and produced six entirely new and unique two-person board games in cooperation with Syddansk Universitet - Denmark.
The board games are unique because – as the name suggests – they all have the concept of gravity as a part of the game concept. With this, a new dimension has been added to the board games.
The games are easy to learn but difficult to master, and you quickly discover that you'll get better and better the more games you play.
Griddly Games, Inc.
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/GUND
For more than a century, GUND has been creating unique teddy bears and other soft toys recognized worldwide for their quality and innovation.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Hape
For more information, visit: hape.com
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/IAmElemental
IAmElemental created the first female action figures designed specifically for girls (and boys!). The company's strong, healthy female figures boast forward-thinking design and engineering, and invite kids to develop their character by playing with "The Elements of Power." Founded in 2013, the company's Series #1/Courage launched via Kickstarter, made TIME's 2014 Top Invention and Top Toy lists, and was a 2017 TIA Toy of the Year finalist. STEM-inspired Series #2/Wisdom is a 2018 Toy of the Year finalist. The company is partnering with The Jim Henson Company to develop an animated children's television series starring its figures. Play with power!
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 mass and specialty retailers in more than 20 countries around the world. The company's in-house team of product engineers, scientists and educators is focused on creating products with huge play value that incorporate cutting-edge technologies into learning and childhood development. KD Group is well-known globally for its best-selling Kurio® line of kid-safe tablets and smart devices.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/KidSource
Welcome to KidSource Products! We are a distribution company in the North American Market and are proud to present to you our various innovative and exciting toy lines, including the 2018 introduction of beloved Viking Toys®, Quercetti ®, and WeCool®, joining Mojo® and KidSource.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/KissNaturals
Kiss Naturals, produces fun and one-of-a-kind DIY craft kits using only high quality natural ingredients. Made in Canada, these kits make everyday products you can enjoy at an affordable price. Products include lip balms, bath fizzies, glycerine soaps, face painting, and hair chalk.
We believe in improving local business and source our ingredients from local suppliers, including packing and assembly in Canada. We also give back to our community and support various children's charities every year.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Klutz
Founded in 1977, Klutz® has been creating products that stimulate creativity by combining clear instructions with everything you need to give a hands-on learning experience that ranges from the artistic to the scientific and beyond. Klutz is a division of Scholastic, the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books.
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.
The above press kits will continue to be updated throughout the show. Please check back during Toy Fair 2018 for the latest news.
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