Award Recognizes Connected Toys or Gaming Solutions Enabling Digital Interaction with the Physical World or Physical Interaction in the Virtual World
TORONTO, June 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Spin Master Corp., ("Spin Master") (TSX: TOY) – a leading global entertainment company – today announced that its Air Hogs Connect: Mission Drone, launching in North America this fall, was awarded "Best Game or Toy" at the 7th annual Auggie Awards at Augmented World Expo 2016. This award recognizes connected toys or gaming solutions that enable players to interact between physical and virtual worlds. Auggie Award winners are selected through a combination of public voting and a panel of judges at the event.
Air Hogs Connect: Mission Drone is the first experience to be introduced in Spin Master's revolutionary augmented reality ("AR") gaming platform that delivers immersive AR gaming capabilities. The product consists of the Mission Drone quadcopter and a portable AR mat. When these elements are paired with the free Air Hogs Connect: Mission Drone app on a smart device, players fly a remote control ("RC") physical drone in an interactive 3D digital universe as they attempt to complete a series of missions.
"With the Air Hogs Connect platform, we've blended the worlds of RC and AR, creating an immersive experience where players can now command actual vehicles inside incredible virtual game worlds," said Nick Beliaeff, Vice President Production, Spin Master Ltd. "This takes gaming and drone flight to the next level; we're excited to bring Air Hogs Connect: Mission Drone to consumers later this year, and we appreciate this recognition from the Auggie Awards."
For more information on the Auggie Awards winners, please visit https://medium.com/awe-blog/2016-auggie-award-winners-1b5ce4ef0307#.73dklrex0.
For more information on Air Hogs Connect: Mission drone, visit http://connect.airhogs.com/.
Air Hogs Connect: Mission Drone will be available at major retailers from Fall 2016.
About Spin Master
Spin Master is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™ Dino, Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, and 2015 Toys of The Year, Bunchems and Meccanoid G15. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 63 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 16 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 12 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced five television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan Battle Brawlers and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,000 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.
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For further information: Tara Tucker, Vice President, Global Marketing Communications, Spin Master Ltd., [email protected]