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/littleBits
littleBits is the New York-based technology company that is empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small, with a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks. Our innovative building blocks snap together with magnets to unleash creativity and allow anyone to engage in powerful hands-on learning in STEAM.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/LooneyLabs
Looney Labs designs, produces, and markets award winning specialty card and board games. Husband and wife team Andy and Kristin Looney believe that one of the most important things they create is the fun people have while playing their games. Looney Labs is a woman owned and operated company, and all Looney Labs card games are made in the USA using recycled materials whenever possible. Andy Looney designs all their games, from those with lighter play, like Fluxx®, Loonacy, and Just Desserts, to more strategic games like Chrononauts and Pyramid Arcade.
Madd Capp Games
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/MaddCappGames
Madd Capp manufactures unique games and die-cut jigsaw puzzles sure to inspire young and old alike. Our dramatic, poster size "animal head-shaped" Madd Capp Puzzles were selected for Oprah's Favorite Things 2017 as "a good low-tech way to hang out." New for 2018: Madd Capp Puzzles Jr., "animal-shaped" jigsaw puzzles for ages 5 & up. Big and beautiful, each puzzle includes a fun facts insert. With 11 games, 13 puzzles for ages 10 & up (I AM Tiger, Owl, Eagle, etc.), and ten Jr. puzzles (LIL' Sloth, Giraffe, Flamingo, etc.), Madd Capp offers great fun for everyone. Unplug to reconnect!
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Magnetykes
Magnetykes LLC Launches Children's Magnetic Toy.Magnetykes, an educational magnetic product line for children is making its way into the industry at the New York toy fair February 17-20, 2018. Magnetykes goal is to educate kids about the amazing power of magnetism in a fun way. Magnetykes has three characters so far: Cobalt, Lodestone, and Magnesia. Each set comes with its own magnetic figure, vehicle and wrench and a shiny piece of sheet metal so children can hang their Magnetykes on the wall for safe keeping. In addition, consumers will receive a fun and entertaining comic book about how the Magnetykes came to be. With two Dr. Toy Awards, Magnetykes is sure to make a hit at this years Toy Fair. "Dr. Stevanne Auerbach has been for many years one of the nation's and world's leading experts on play toys, and children's products so it is a great honor to receive an award from her." said Scott Adams, Inventor and CEO of Magnetykes. For more information on Magnetykes, visit magnetykes.com and stop by Booth #4514 at the Toy Fair, Freshman row.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/MandLabs
Mand Labs is an AZ-based science and engineering learning startup. With a mission to make STEM learning more fun, hands-on and interactive through innovative DIY learning kits and practical curriculum, Mand Labs aspires to make students independent makers and creative tinkerers. Its flagship product, Mand Labs KIT-1, is an experiential do-it-yourself learning kit for electrical & electronics. The kit's curriculum has been developed after 4 years of extensive research and takes the user on a journey of 60+ hands-on projects from fundamentals of electricity to advanced concepts of transistors and everything is step-by-step.
maru and friends, llc
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/maruandfriends
Maru and Friends are the creators of Maru™ the Latina doll and her ethnic friends from different cultures. Through her colorful storybooks we chronicle Maru's real-life adventure in America, as a young Hispanic living in New York City without her parents. Meet Maru and be amazed, beautiful realistic dolls that capture the beauty of young girls.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/MasterPieces
MasterPieces Inc. was founded by David Rolls, former professional baseball player for the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers organizations, in 1995 with a passion to serve diverse retail markets and partner with evergreen brands and top puzzle artists. Twenty years later, MasterPieces has established itself as the market leader for combining the best quality products with the best value. Headquartered in Tucson, AZ, MasterPieces' global growth and the company's commitment to ensuring great value and superior customer support has earned its dedicated, worldwide customer loyalty. MasterPieces creates some of the world most elegant puzzles and innovative packaging, as well as toys and gifts, while also partnering with brands such as John Deere, John Wayne, Tetris, Animal Planet, Hershey's, and sports licensing with MLB, NFL, NCAA, NHL organizations.
Booths #2647, #2743, #2845
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/MGAEntertainment
MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Van Nuys, California, creates innovative proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home décor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as L.O.L. Surprise™, Little Tikes®, Num Noms™, Project Mc2™, Lalaloopsy™, Bratz®, Gel-a-Peel™, and Zapf Creation®. Visit us at mgae.com.
Monogram International Inc
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/MonogramInternational
Monogram International Inc is a world leader in creating innovative Licensed products for a variety of sales channels like Souvenir, Specialty, Promotional, and Theme park. Monogram was established in 1971 in the US and continues to grow by adding creative categories and world famous licenses to our catalog. Our product categories include: key chains, blind bags, magnets, key holders, pins, paperweights, figures, bust banks, mugs, goblets, stationery, and lanyards for our expanding portfolio of licensors such as Disney, Marvel, DC, Warner Bros, Fox, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Capcom, Funimation, Toei Animation, Viz Media and more!
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/MooseToys
Moose Toys has taken the toy industry by storm over the last few years with its wildly successful brands from Shopkins and The Grossery Gang to Little Live Pets and Oonies. A finalist in four categories for Toy of the Year, Moose Toys is looking forward to an exciting year ahead with fresh news surrounding its hit collectibles, like Shopkins and Pikmi Pops; its growing electronic lines like Little Live Pets and Bizzy Bubs; and exciting craft activities like Oonies. Plus, all new brands never seen before! Check out what's new at Moose Toys' booth (#2145) at Toy Fair!
North Star Games
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/NorthStarGames
North Star Games is the publisher of award-winning party and strategy games. This year, we are introducing a new line of games called "Happy Planet." These games are quick and fun, but more importantly, they are guaranteed to raise the happiness level of everyone playing! Happy Planet games get everyone smiling, laughing and feeling energized. For 2018, two new Happy Planet games, Funky Chicken and Monster Match, will join the 2018 TOTY Finalist Happy Salmon. Other new editions of our most popular games like Wits & Wagers, Say Anything, and Evolution are also launching in 2018. Please visit northstargames.com.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/OWI
Since 1980, OWIkits and RobotiKits are synonymous with robotics kits, science kits, eco-friendly products, salt water fuel cell kits, solar technology, hydraulic/Robotic arms, and aluminum bug and dinosaur kits. A favorite with schools, museums, science clubs, camps and parents. The kits have a companion educational curriculum. OWI will introduce 2 new items in 2018: Dodeca 12 in 1 SolarHydraulic Robot, and Kiko.893 (infra-red sensor detecting, obstacle exploring robot).
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/PillowPets
At Toy Fair 2018, Pillow Pets is relaunching the original Pillow Pets, that were originally introduced in 2003, as the Pillow Pets Signature Line including the highly popular unicorn, panda, penguin and zebra. Come check out these and the other new categories of Pillow Pets including designs just for baby, seasonal and holiday designs and the newest licenses from Sesame Street and more at Booth #113. Pillow Pets plush folding stuffed animals are versatile because they have a strap to transform them into a comfy pillow. Simply open the strap and the pet becomes a pillow! Pillow Pets plush folding stuffed animals add true function to that warm and wonderful feeling by combining the security of a stuffed animal with the functionality of a pillow. Made of high quality, super soft chenille, Pillow Pets are fashion forward, on trend and appeal to everyone…. babies, kids, tweens, adults and everyone in between!
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/PlaymatesToys
With a history of over 50 years, Playmates Toys is today among the most well-respected and innovative marketing and distribution companies in the global toy industry with a proven history in the creation of imaginative products as well as the development and management of profitable, long-term brand franchises. Key brands include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Voltron Legendary Defender, Ben 10 andMysticons. From its offices in Hong Kong and California, Playmates designs, develops, markets and distributes its products in over 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit playmatestoys.com.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/PowerUpToys
POWERUP is the #1 Kickstarter (in flight category) best seller company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets SMART PAPER PLANES. POWERUP lets consumers of all ages expand their sense of play and experimentation by adding power and control to familiar paper airplanes. Just launched, the POWERUP DART Bluetooth module transforms ordinary paper planes into RC motorized aerobatic jets with takeoff and landing capability, controllable directly from your phone via an app. poweruptoys.com
R & R Games Inc.
Booths #6735, #6739
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/RnRGames
Since 1996, R&R Games as been creating engaging and challenging fun through original toys and games. The company's philosophy of designing and marketing high quality and innovative entertainment products has resulted in an ever- expanding product line with over 70 game titles. From easy-to-learn card games, exciting and fast-paced word and memory games, family-friendly party and strategy games, and intense Euro-style games, our games appeal to everyone from the occasional gamer to the board game enthusiast. Notable games include Hide & Seek Pals; Hanabi, the 2013 Spiel Des Jahres winner; and Time's Up, the multiple award-winning party game with over 4 million copies sold.
Ravensburger (ThinkFun, Brio, Wonder Forge)
Booths #2107, #1919
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Ravensburger
Note: The press kit link will be live 2/17 @ 7AM ET.
For more information, visit ravensburger.com, thinkfun.com, brio.net, or wonderforge.com.
Reckless Ventures LLC
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/RecklessDeck
Reckless Ventures is a hot-off-the press company debuting its product line after its successful 2017 Kickstarter. We funded in under 24 hours, garnered over 1400 backers, and raised $124,000 in backer & pre order sales. Our mission: to craft products that create opportunities for users to make unexpected connections, and push their creative & imaginative boundaries. We're bringing you RECKLESS DECK, our idea-generating, genre-smashing card deck series that enables adults & kids alike to create endless, never before seen characters and environments for your art, stories, or creative play. Make the rules, bend the rules, break the rules.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Saturnian1
Now celebrating our Twenty Eighth Year Saturnian I Inc. continues to take pride in our one of a kind Sport & Toy products. As one of the country's suppliers to schools and physical education departments, customers and retailers agree that Saturnian 1 provides high quality, durable products with safety in mind. Our unique materials provide an easy grip on our sports products and toys for athletes at all levels. This is why Fun Gripper®, Grip Zone® and Fireball® sport products and toys are so enthusiastically played with by kids and adults of all ages.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Savvi
At SAVVi, we have been creating children's products that encourage imaginative play since 1989. Well over 2 billion products have been produced and sold since 1989. As we continue to move forward in our Tucson, Arizona, headquarters, 100% of our products continue to be proudly imagineered and designed in-house, while the majority of these are also American Made. We strive to create new, innovative and engaging products that stimulates the imagination and creativity of children worldwide.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/SeaBelievers
Imagine a world where lively, colorful characters from the sea inspire children to believe in being kind and making the planet better for future generations.The SeaBelievers are seven educational characters committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through empowerment-based entertainment. The SeaBelievers are committed to show how everyone, no matter their age, can make a positive difference in the future of our planet. Their consumer product line extends this mission with innovative toys that inspire kids to discover who they are and what they can do make the planet better for future generations.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Skullduggery
Based in Anaheim, California, Skullduggery is a family owned and operated toy manufacturer with more than 30 years of experience creating innovative educational toys for kids, toy race cars, and racing systems as well as the finest fossil replicas available. High-quality educational puzzles and other unique, award-winning toys for children of all ages are manufactured almost entirely in the USA and are distributed throughout the nation's finest museum stores as well as specialty retailers and toy stores. Education and entertainment are Skullduggery's chief product design motivations.
Smart Trike USA LLC
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/smartrike
smarTrike® are pioneers of the "Grow with Me" trike category and have sold more than 20,000,000 tricycles over the past decade. Sold in more than 80 countries, while developing high-end innovative solutions to all cycling stages: babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Winners of nearly every award in the ride on industry and now with the smarTfold™ fully foldable trike, smarTrike® again leads the market in innovation.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Snaptoys
For more information, visit snap.toys.
Booths #1635, MR4611, MR4613, MR4615, MR4617.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/SpinMaster
Spin Master is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™ Dino, Bakugan™ Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, and 2016 Toys of The Year Bunchems!™ and Meccanoid™ G15. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 82 Toy Industry Association Toy of the Year (TOTY) nominations with 18 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Steiff
Founded in 1880, Steiff is the world's premier manufacturer of high-end toys and collectibles. Internationally renowned for its exceptional quality, Steiff still utilizes traditional materials and proven manufacturing techniques to create its unique and highly prized products. This year, Steiff has created its collection of all-new "Soft Cuddly Friends"; a plush line that is the key component in the 135-year-old brand's relaunch in the U.S. as a plush toy company.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/StrictlyBriks
Creativity has its base with award-winning Strictly Briks, winner of 30 industry awards in 2017. With a mission to provide an affordable platform and structure for kids to build, every product encourages combining with toys already available from action figures and cars to stuffed animals. This is play in a new way. Kids' creativity shines by building upon stackable baseplates that grows to whatever is imagined at the moment. At the same time youngsters amass STEM knowledge from engineering to architecture as they play!
Tactic Games USA
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/TacticGames
Tactic Group® is an international and fast growing developer and marketer of board games. For more than 50 years, the Finnish-based game company has provided consumers with innovative, high-quality products, which include the award-winning Mölkky®, Alias, and iKNOW® games. The company mission is to produce original and classic games that offer moments of genuine delight and entertainment to families and friends all over the world.
The Button Nose Kidz
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/TheButtonNoseKidz
The Button Nose Kidz are a group of siblings and friends that attend Button Middle School. Like real kids, each character is created with a unique personality, interests, and talents. The Kidz are intended to provide elementary school age children with positive role models by demonstrating appropriate ways to handle real-life situations children might find themselves in. The Kidz are not angels. They fight with their siblings, pick on, tease, and occasionally even bully other Kidz, disobey their parents, and look for ways to avoid doing schoolwork – all the things real kids do. But in the end they learn from their mistake(s) and recognize the importance of the values now popularly referred to as life skills, such as honesty, healthy food/hygiene/ fitness habits, and respect for themselves, their peers, and adults.
The Learning Journey
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/TheLearningJourney
The Learning Journey began with the mission of providing parents affordable, high quality educational materials to ensure a successful start in school for their children. Since then, The Learning Journey has been designing and manufacturing a line of award-winning children's interactive educational products that encourage learning and develop confidence as they enhance a child's potential. All products build on the skills necessary for children to be prepared for school and beyond. With The Learning Journey's complete range of products, children have fun while learning and parents and educators know they have the right products for their children.
The Lego Group
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/LEGO
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough", the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at LEGO.com.
The Loyal Subjects
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/TheLoyalSubjects
For more information, visit theloyalsubjects.com.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/Treeblocks
TreeBlocks makes toys from reclaimed, recycled and sustainably harvested wood. Our ethical commitment to the environment and the community where production is housed has been central to our philosophy since 1995. We are dedicated to making compelling and wholesome toys that have excellent play value. Our best sellers include barked and smooth building blocks, tree houses and furniture. Other charming accessories include a playground set and branch family dolls. Some of your will remember Karl Oppen, the original founder and owner, who sadly passed in 2015. Come meet his son, Lander Oppen, who will be in Booth 6744.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/TuckerToys
For more information, visit TuckerToys.com.
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/USAopoly
USAopoly, Inc. is a Carlsbad, California-based publisher of games, puzzles, and collectibles. For over two decades the company has partnered with some of the most-recognized, marquee brands including Hasbro, Disney, HBO, Warner Bros., Nintendo, Cartoon Network, and many more to produce some of the best offerings in the industry. USAopoly also publishes award-winning original games, including Telestrations®, Telestrations® After Dark, and HARRY POTTER™: HOGWARTS™ BATTLE, a 2017 MENSA Select award winner. USAopoly actively engages fans on multiple social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest), and regularly updates the USAopoly.com website and blog with new and exciting product releases.
VTech & LeapFrog
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/VTech
VTech is a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. As a pioneer in the learning toy category, VTech develops high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children's development and make learning fun. With a rich 40 year history, VTech has not only established itself as a learning authority but also consistently remains at the forefront of innovation with multiple award-winning products, including prestigious Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award winners. The company also has a broad range of award-winning infant, toddler and preschool products available in 25 different languages worldwide, with more than 100 new products introduced every year. In order to further strengthen VTech's position as a learning authority, the company's Expert Panel, with esteemed experts in reading, language arts, science, math, and child development, consult on new product introductions. VTech Electronics North America, L.L.C. is based in Arlington Heights, Illinois. VTech Electronics Limited is headquartered in Hong Kong with distribution globally. For more information about VTech's electronic learning products, visit VTechKids.com, facebook.com/VTechtoys on Facebook or follow @VTechToys on Twitter.
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in innovative learning toys that encourage a child's curiosity and love of learning throughout their early developmental journey. For more than 20 years, LeapFrog has helped children expand their knowledge and imagination through award-winning products that combine state-of-the-art educational expertise led by the LeapFrog Learning Team, innovative technology, and engaging play – turning playtime into quality time that helps children leap ahead. LeapFrog's proprietary learning tablets and ground-breaking developmental games, learn to read and write systems, interactive learning toys and more are designed to create personalized experiences that encourage, excite and build confidence in children. LeapFrog, a subsidiary of VTech Holdings Limited, is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Learn more at leapfrog.com.
Wicked Cool Toys
Press Kit: toyfair.vporoom.com/WickedCoolToys
Founded in 2012, Wicked Cool Toys (Wicked Cool Toys LLC/WCT) is a leader in play that creates, designs, manufactures, and markets an innovative and fun portfolio of toys for all ages. With offices in Bristol, PA; Santa Monica, CA; Hong Kong, and China, their portfolio includes both licensed and proprietary brands, including Pokémon, Cabbage Patch Kids®, Teddy Ruxpin, GSUSA® (Girl Scouts), MasterChef Junior, WWE®, Wild Kratts, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, Blaze, Shimmer and Shine, Xtreme Cycle, Cat Paw, and My Girl's Dollhouse. Visit wickedcooltoys.com and follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. facebook.com/wickedcooltoys @wickedcooltoys
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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