Spin Master Sponsors ChiTAG

CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spin Master Ltd., a global leader and one of the top five U.S. toy manufacturers*, is excited to showcase its amazing toy and game portfolio while sponsoring ChiTAG's Young Inventor Challenge and Blogger Breakfast on November 22nd & 23rd at the historic Navy Pier in Chicago.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy an action packed booth at ChiTAG featuring a life-size Shark Mania game, demos, games, and play tables from Spin Master's hottest products including: Air Hogs, Chatsters, DigiBirds, Games, Ionix, Meccano, Paw Patrol, Spy Gear and Zoomer. Plus, kids can catch up on the latest episodes of Paw Patrol, the top rated pre-school animated series on Nickelodeon, as well as photo ops with a larger-than-life T-Rex from Zoomer Dino Presents Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live.

The 2014 Young Inventor Challenge invites young people to harness the power and creativity of Edison, Jefferson, and Einstein for an original toy and game inventing competition. Challenge participants will unveil their creations during the ChiTAG Fair on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Registration for the 2014 Young Inventors Challenge is free, and parents, guardians, and educators were invited to sign up young inventors online before November 4, 2014.

Spin Master is excited to be one of three sponsors of the blogger breakfast where members of the media, bloggers and their families are able to browse the Fair floor before the crowds roll in. This exclusive event allows invitees to play with the latest toys and games from all over the world and meet their inventors, while making personal connections with toy and game companies and learning about the latest trends and holiday best buys.

"ChiTAG is the largest US consumer toy and game fair and it kicks off the holiday season," says Krista DiBerardino, Chief Marketing Officer for Spin Master Ltd. "It is the perfect place for us to showcase our award winning toys and games and gives us a great opportunity to support the next generation of innovation with the Young Inventor Challenge."

"Participation in the Young Inventor competition gives kids an entertaining, imaginative way to begin building lifelong skill sets that will serve them for years to come," said Julie Blake, director of the Young Inventor Challenge. "We are excited Spin Master is sponsoring this challenge as they are known for innovation and partnering with inventors in the industry."

The 12th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), the only U.S. fair of its kind open to the public, returns to Navy Pier on Saturday, November 22, 2013 and Sunday, November 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m, respectively. Hosted by the Chicago Toy & Game Group, ChiTAG collects the best and brightest of the toy and game industries for a weekend of playfully memorable festivities.

Visit us at Booth #601.

*Source: The NPD Group / US Retail Tracking Service / Annual 2013 / Dollar Volume

For additional information please contact:

Press & Products
Rachel Griffin
Director of Global Communications
Spin Master Ltd.
310-871-3919 (mobile)

About Spin Master Ltd

A multi-category children's entertainment company, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994 and is recognized as a global growth leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as boy's action phenomena and 2009-2010 Boy's Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, and award-winning brands Air Hogs®, Aquadoodle™, Flutterbye™, Spin Master Games™ including 2014 Game of the Year, Boom Boom Balloon ™ and the popular Hedbanz™, Spy Gear™, Tech Deck™, and the 2014 Innovative Toy of the Year Zoomer™. The company has also marked an entry into children's media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a subsidiary focusing on the design, development and production of television and other media properties, including the hit animated preschool series, PAW Patrol™. Spin Master employs over 900 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Munich, and Milan. For additional information please visit: www.spinmaster.com

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CONTACT: Rachel Griffin Director of Global Communications Spin Master Ltd. 310-871-3919 (mobile) RachelG@spinmaster.com

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