Press Releases

  • NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- VTech ® is giving the royal treatment to its award-winning Go! Smart product lines represent the innovative technology and smart play consumers have come to expect from VTech, "said William To, President, VTech Electronics North America. The new princess-themed line is anchored by the Enchanted Princess Palace, an epic castle...

  • NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/- Spin Master Corp.,, a leading global children's entertainment company and one of the world's top five toy companies, has been recognized with two Toy of the Year Awards at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City. "Spin Master is at the cutting edge of fun and technology, pioneering the future of play," said Ben...

  • NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Mattel, Inc., the worldwide leader in toys and family products, made headlines today as the Fisher-Price ® Bright Beats Dance& Move BeatBo received the highly coveted Toy of the Year award. The award was presented Friday evening in New York at the Toy Industry Association's Annual TOTY Awards gala. "In 2015, we introduced new...

  • LAS VEGAS, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Following the Commission's decision to reject proposals that would keep existing solar customers on net metering for 20 years, Governor Brian Sandoval stated that "the PUC did not reach the outcome had hoped for" and that he had "remained optimistic that the Commission would find a solution that considered the...

  • IRVINE, Calif.---- i-5 Publishing, a leading media technology company, and Dogs in Review magazine, today announced that they will honor the top canines in the country at the 61 st Annual Purina ® Pro Plan ® Show Dogs of the Year Awards event taking place this evening, Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Gotham Hall in New York City. We would also like to take this opportunity...

  • SEVEN MILE BEACH, Grand Cayman, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Miss Cayman, Monyque Brooks, stopped by the Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach for pageant pointers from Steve Harvey. The Steve Harvey Morning Show was broadcasting live from the Choice Hotels franchised property in Grand Cayman for two days this past week. Go.™ Bigger really is better.

  • NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- This morning's opening of the 113 th North American International Toy Fair transformed the Jacob K. Javits Center into a marketplace of toys and innovation. Owned and operated by the U.S. Toy Industry Association, Toy Fair is the Western Hemisphere's largest and most important toy show. "Over 1,200 companies choose New York Toy...

  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- YOXO ®, the wildly innovative and recyclable company that inspires kids to build their own toys, released their new Revolution collection of creative construction kits. These new Revolution kits, which retail between $9.99 and $29.99 feature YOXO mini links, which are half the size of original YOXO links that consumers...

  • NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Hundreds of global toy executives and guests gathered in New York City this evening to pay tribute to the toy industry's best and brightest toys, games and individuals at the 16 th Annual Toy of the Year Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Hosted by the U.S. Toy Industry Association in support of the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Today VTech ® announces the introduction of the Touch& Learn Activity Desk™ Deluxe, a three-in-one learning desk. Building on the success of the original Touch& Learn Activity Desk™, the new deluxe version offers even more features parents and children will love, including educational, grow-with-me content that is expandable...

  • FAIRFIELD, N.J., Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Alex Brands ® today announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Skybound Entertainment's The Walking Dead comic book series to manufacture, distribute and market a line of Buzz Bee Toys ® dart blasters, water guns and more based on the successful zombie apocalypse comic. "Creating a partnership with...

  • NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Toy Island is set to unveil a revolutionary way for kids to make videos during the North American International Toy Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Special FX Master will be on display during Toy Fair from February 13-16, 2016 in booth #2 D11. "At Toy Island, we understand that making videos is already a...

  • Welcome to the BRIO World Enjoy a ride into the ever expanding BRIO World— an open-ended play system that inspires creativity with real life scenarios— both on and off the track. "Today's BRIO World is much more than railway," said Michael Heun, head of product development at BRIO. In 2016, BRIO will offer US families more than 130 toys for children of all ages— a wooden...

  • SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Seattle-based Wonder Forge, Inc.™, a standout in the game aisle with more than 200 of the industry's top honors, together with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, will unveil an innovative new Dr. Seuss signature game for preschoolers today at the American International Toy Fair in Manhattan. Registered media attendees can preview the...

  • NEWTON, N.H., Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Ravensburger, long known for its high-quality German-made puzzles, announced today that its North American business grew by 19% in 2015, on the strength of its renowned puzzle business, the addition of BRIO ® to its family of brands, and by the success of its board game line. Labyrinth, a 30- year mainstay, tripled sales...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Moose Toys, one of the top toy companies in the U.S., was recognized at the 16 th annual Toy Industry Association's Toy of the Year Awards ceremony, winning the prestigious Girl Toy of the Year award for its Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck, based on votes from toy retailers, media, TIA members and consumers. Echoing the most-coveted...

  • PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 13, 2016-- Among the many other effects of aging is one's ability to lose weight or remain thin over 40. Most people over the age of 40 will begin steadily gaining weight, at a rate of 10 pounds per decade. As people age, their hormones and metabolism begin to naturally wane.

  • NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- The One: 12 Collective Star Trek The Original Series figures, on display at the New York International Toy Fair at the Mezco Toyz booth, have both collectors and Trekkies alike beaming with excitement. The first three offerings on display are fan favorites Captain Kirk, Mr. Carefully having studied reference of acclaimed actors;...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Razor USA LLC, the company behind the iconic Razor kick scooter and other innovative and fun outdoor products, is proud to announce its GFD Fury, a drifting, sparking go kart was awarded the celebrated Outdoor Toy of the Year at the 16th annual Toy Industry Association's Toy of the Year Awards ceremony in New York City.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2016/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:. This date marks the anniversary in 1635 of the idea of America's first public school— the Boston Latin School— long before there was a United States. And this month in 1897, Phoebe Hearst and Alice Birney founded what is today known as the...