TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ -- Spin Master Ltd., the third largest toy manufacturer in North America, has had two products named as 'Most Wanted' Toys by the influential toy and family entertainment website TimetoPlayMag.com.
For the second year in a row, Bakugan Battle Brawlers, the hottest selling boy's action toy in North America, has been named to the Time to Play 'Most Wanted ' list for its Bakugan 7 in 1 Maxus Dragonoid, a combination six Bakugan Trap and one Bakugan Dragonoid that connect together to form the ultimate Bakugan warrior. Also named to this year's 'Most Wanted' List is the Air Hogs Switchblade, a two-in-one flying R/C vehicle that launches as a hovering UFO and transforms with the click of a button in-air into a high-powered aircraft.
"Spin Master has a tremendous track-record of consistently ground-breaking new toys that push the limits of design, creativity and fun," said Jim Silver, editor in chief of TimetoPlayMag.com. "We recognized the Bakugan 7 in 1 Maxus Dragonoid as an incredible new toy that has that instant 'wow' factor that kids look for, that is a great value. The Air Hogs Switchblade on the other hand, is an incredible R/C flying vehicle that is unlike anything we've seen before. Anyone who loves R/C flying action will be immediately impressed by the Switchblade's two very different flying modes."
Bakugan was the undisputed breakout hit of the 2008 holiday season when it was first named a 'Most Wanted' toy by TimetoPlayMag.com. A hit with boys aged 5+ for its cool collectible characters, trading cards and competitive game-play, Bakugan combines skill and strategy with action and play into a boy's action phenomenon that kids can't resist. Bakugan are small marble-like spheres that pop open into powerful Bakugan monsters when rolled onto the game's Gate Cards. Bakugan Battle Brawlers and Gate Cards all feature unique attributes, points and special abilities that combine strategically when kids battle each other.
Spin Master's legendary Air Hogs brand is the number one selling R/C line that has built a reputation for consistently introducing new gravity-defying devices unlike anything the world has seen before. Celebrating its 10th anniversary of R/C innovation this year, Spin Master is experiencing another high-flying year in 2009 with a comprehensive line-up of exciting R/C vehicles including the Switchblade, Zero Gravity Laser all surface laser-guided car, and its new two-in-one ground and air-controlled helicopter, the Havoc Razor.
The Bakugan 7 in 1 Maxus Dragonoid and the Air Hogs Switchblade are available at all leading toy retailers across North America. Season two of Bakugan Battle Brawlers is currently airing on the Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on Teletoon in Canada.
For more information on Bakugan Battle Brawlers visit www.bakugan.com.
For more information on Air Hogs visit www.airhogs.com.
About Spin Master Ltd.
A multi-category children's entertainment company since 1994, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer products for children around the world 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 Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers(TM), 2008 Toy of the Year winner Air Hogs®, Aquadoodle(TM), Tech Deck(TM), and Moon Sand(TM). The company has also marked an entry into children's media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a division focusing on the design, development and production of television and other media properties. Spin Master employs over 800 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hong Kong and Mexico. For additional information please visit: www.spinmaster.com.
www.TimetoPlayMag.com is a playful destination website which provides information, entertainment, and services on what's fun for children and their families.
One of the most highly trafficked family-friendly websites, www.TimetoPlayMag.com offers parents and gift givers comprehensive content including hundreds of toy reviews and recommendations; hot toy lists and editors' picks; a product/gift finder; informative and amusing blog entries from leading toy, family entertainment and parenting experts; seasonal stories; safety tips and recall information; daily giveaways of in demand toys and more. The site is fully COPPA compliant.
Over the past fifteen years, Silver, Byrne and their seasoned editorial team have accurately predicted each season's hottest, best-selling toys and correctly identified the industry's most prevalent product and financial trends.
SOURCE Spin Master Corp.
For further information: For further information: Andrew Wagar, Sr. PR Associate, Spin Master Ltd., +1-416-364-6002 ext. 387, AndrewW@spinmaster.com Web Site: http://www.spinmaster.com