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News Bulletin From Original Appalachian Artworks

CLEVELAND, Ga., Sept. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc. has learned that JAKKS Pacific, Inc., our former licensee, has commenced a legal action against our new licensee, Wicked Cool Toys, and one of its principals. We will not comment on the facts of this dispute as it is now before a court. We will respect that process.

In their business dealings with us, the principals of Wicked Cool Toys have shown themselves to be highly ethical professionals and have conducted themselves with integrity. We remain pleased with their selection as our licensee and look forward to continuing our licensing relationship and working together to develop and grow our Cabbage Patch Kids® brand.

About Cabbage Patch Kids: Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc. (OAA) owner of the Cabbage Patch Kids® brand, was founded in 1978 by Xavier Roberts the artist who created the Little People® and Cabbage Patch Kids. It is a privately held corporation located in Cleveland, Georgia. There are more than 130 million Cabbage Patch Kids adopted across the United States and around the world. Doing business as BabyLand General® Hospital for almost 37 years OAA has continued to create in the USA, one-of-a-kind, hand-stitched soft-sculpture art known as Little People and Cabbage Patch Kids. Open year round BabyLand welcomes visitors to 300 N.O.K. Drive, Cleveland, Ga. Website: http://www.cabbagepatchkids.com/. Twitter * @cpkusa * Facebook: Cabbage Patch Kids Fan Page.

CONTACT: Margaret H. McLean Margaret.mclean@cabbagepatchkids.com Telephone: 706-865-2171, Ext. 241 http://www.cabbagepatchkids.com/

Source: Cabbage Patch Kids (Original Appalachian Artworks)