Spin Master's Bakugan Battle Brawlers Named One of the 'Hot Dozen' Holiday Toys by Toy Wishes Magazine



    TORONTO, Oct. 7 /CNW/ -- Spin Master Ltd., one of the fastest growing toy
manufacturers in North America, announced today that Bakugan Battle Brawlers,
Spin Master's most anticipated toy line and the breakout toy hit of 2008, was
named one of the 'Hot Dozen' holiday toys to have by Toy Wishes Magazine.
    

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    "Bakugan is a rare brand that blurs the line between action toy,
interactive game and collectable and trading line," said Gareb Shamus,
Publisher, Toy Wishes Magazine.  "Spin Master has done a remarkable job
marketing the product and in introducing exciting new extensions and
accessories that have turned it from a toy line into a global branding
sensation."
    

    
    "Bakugan is the ultimate combination of fun, action, collectability and
tradability," said Anton Rabie, Spin Master Co-CEO.  "There are a lot of
things that have come together to make Bakugan a sell-out hit.   Boys love
trading, collecting, action and powerful characters.  The hit TV show and toys
really play off each other well to create a comprehensive brand-name that is a
huge hit with kids."
    

    
    Bakugan is this year's breakout hit and by far the most talked about toy
line of the year.  Based on current trends, one Bakugan sells at a retailer
every 2.5 seconds, making it one of the highest selling toys in North America
and the clear leader in toys for boys this holiday. Spin Master is currently
producing 300,000 Bakugan per day to meet the overwhelming consumer demand for
the product.  Prices on Bakugan toys and accessories range from $4.99 to
$29.99, making it easy to give
    

    
    "Having Bakugan named as one of the "Hot Dozen" toys this holiday season
is yet another affirmation that it is THE action toy to have by young boys
this year," said Donna MacNeil, Spin Master's Senior Director, Communications.
  "Bakugan has become a frenzy across North America that is quickly becoming a
global phenomenon that includes toys, television, DVDs, licensed soft lines
and more.   Spin Master is thrilled to be at the center of it all and we are
looking forward to what will certainly be an exciting and successful holiday
season for Bakugan."
    

    
    In addition to Bakugan, Spin Master introduced its entire 'must have'
holiday toy line to the world at this year's Toy Wishes event.  Spin Master's
Fall 2008 holiday toy line is its most anticipated line in its 14-year history
with its new Bakugan Yo Gabba Gabba!, and Air Hogs lines all established top
selling brands with top of mind awareness among consumers.
    

    
    Spin Master's Yo Gabba Gabba! line of fun and funky pre-school toys is
based on the wildly popular TV show, Yo Gabba Gabba!  Spin Master's line of Yo
Gabba Gabba! toys mirrors the show's hip, fresh style and will offer
preschoolers lots of new and original ways to interact with their favorite Yo
Gabba Gabba!' characters and music.  Yo Gabba Gabba! toys are also an
affordable way to bring excitement to kids this year, ranging in price from
just $5.99 for character-based Plush Pals, to $34.99 for the lines highly
anticipated feature plush signature, Dance Time Brobee.
    

    
    The sleeper hit of this year's holiday season is the latest release from
Spin Master's extremely popular and perennial award winning Air Hogs line of
remote controlled vehicles.  The Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro is the ultimate
in gravity-defying indoor R/C racing, a radio-controlled car that can drive on
any flat surface - on the floor, up walls and even upside-down on ceilings! 
The Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro has received tremendous attention leading up
to this year's holiday season and proving to be a hot seller this year with
people of all ages - not only is this a great gift item for kids, but for men
of all ages who enjoys toys and gadgets.  The Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro
carries the same r/c vehicle affordability introduced by last year's favorite,
the Air Hogs Havoc Heli, and is priced at $29.99.
    

    
    Spin Master's new Tini Puppini line of plush posable 'doggie diva's' is
this year's most posh toy line.  Tini Puppini is a line of kid friendly,
fashion forward pups with hot styles and winning personalities.  Children can
dress and accessorize them, brush and style their hair, then carry them around
town in the two n' one carrier and bed to show off to their friends.  There
are three Tini Puppini's to choose from -- Toffee, Tisha, and Tutu.  Each Tini
Puppini costs just $29.99
    

    
    Kid Kleen is Spin Master's new line of safe, affordable, premium quality
skincare and bath toys for children.  All Kid Kleen skincare products are
safe, non toxic, wheat & tears-free and hypo-allergenic, while also inspiring
fun imaginative play in the bath!  Spin Master has launched two new Kid Kleen
products this Fall -- Bath Blizzard and Mold N' Play Soap.  Bath Blizzard is a
bubble bath maker that fits safely and securely to the side of any tub
creating and instant waterfall of soapy bubbles with the turn of the knob
creating longer lasting bubble baths that overflow with bubbly fun.  Mold N'
Play Soap are soft and squishy soaps that can be mold products are also
reasonably priced starting at just $6.99.
    

    About Spin Master
    
    A multi-category children's entertainment company since 1994, Spin
Master(R) 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 2008 Toy of the Year winner Air Hogs(R), Aquadoodle(TM), Tech
Deck(TM), Moon Sand(TM) and new boys action phenomena Bakugan Battle
Brawlers(TM).  Spin Master employs over 600 people with offices in Toronto,
Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hong Kong and China.  For additional information
please visit: www.spinmaster.com.
    

    For more information, please contact:
    Dale Gago
    PR Coordinator
    Spin Master Ltd.
    T: 416-360-6002 ext. 219
    E: daleg@spinmaster.com




    




For further information:

For further information: Dale Gago, PR Coordinator, Spin Master Ltd.,
+1-416-360-6002, ext. 219, daleg@spinmaster.com Web Site:
http://www.spinmaster.com


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