Mega Bloks®’ Thomas & Friends® Buildable Playset Builds to New Heights on Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Toys List
Mega Bloks®’ Adventures on Misty Island Gets Recognized as a Top Holiday Toy for
MONTREAL, – MEGA Brands Inc. (TSX: MB) is excited to
announce that Mega Bloks®’ Adventures on Misty Island from the Mega Bloks® Thomas
& Friends® construction toy line was named one of the ‘HOT 20 TOYS’ for the 2010
holiday season by The Toy Insider. The HOT 20 serves as the opening section of the
Toy Insider and will run in full in over four million copies of the November 17, 2010 issue
of Woman’s Day magazine, on newsstands November 2 through out North America.
Fresh off the heels of many prestigious accolades for the product line, Mega Bloks®’
Adventures on Misty Island is yet another buildable playset from the Mega Bloks®
Thomas & Friends® line to be acknowledged for its outstanding quality and play value.
Impressive honors for other products in the line include The National Parenting Center’s
2010 Seal of Approval, 2010 iParenting Media Award and just last week, Toys“R”Us®
2010 Holiday Hot Toy List.
“Over the past year, the Toy Insider team reviewed and evaluated the toys that will be
available this holiday season to determine the most compelling and hottest new products
to help gift givers get an early start on their holiday shopping,” said Jonathan Samet,
Group Publisher of the Toy Insider and Adventure Publishing. “Mega Bloks®’ Adventures
on Misty Island caught our attention as it offered the ever-popular Thomas & Friends®
adventures through the perfect combination of creative building fun, engaging features,
and character play for young preschoolers.”
Based on the movie Thomas & Friends®: Misty Island Rescue, Mega Bloks®’ Adventures
on Misty Island allows even the tiniest of engineers to join Thomas and James as they
travel through the mysterious mountains of Misty Island. Preschoolers ages three and up
can build and rebuild to new heights as Thomas and James race on unfamiliar tracks
from sea level to high up in the mountains. They can take Thomas and James through
eerie tunnels to get to their destination. With included accessories such as winding
buildable ramps, Mega Bloks®’ Adventures on Misty Island is a super-sized playset that
will delight every Thomas fan.
“We are honored to have Mega Bloks®’ Adventures on Misty Island recognized by Toy
Insider for its great design, innovation, and building play experience,” said Adrian Roche,
Vice-President Preschool Toys & Global Licensing at MEGA Brands. “Adventures on
Misty Island gives preschoolers the opportunity to be imaginative and build their very
own Thomas & Friends® adventures with Mega Bloks®.”
About MEGA Brands
MEGA Brands is a trusted family of leading global brands in construction toys, games &
puzzles, arts & crafts and stationery. They offer engaging creative experiences for
children and families through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high-quality
products. Visit http://www.megabrands.com for more information.
The MEGA logo, Mega Bloks, Rose Art, MagNext and Board Dudes are trademarks of
MEGA Brands Inc. or its affiliates.
About the Toy Insider
The Toy Insider is THE SOURCE for the hottest toys and gifts for the holidays. Now in
its fifth year, the Toy Insider is an annual guide featuring toy and gift recommendations
broken down by age categories. The 2010 guide is jam-packed with 96 toy
recommendations from more than 50 different manufacturers, each of which were
carefully selected by a team of experts with years of experience in the toy industry. The
Toy Insider is published by Adventure Publishing, publisher of leading industry trades
The Toy Book and The Licensing Book.
About Adventure Publishing
Adventure Publishing Group Inc. (www.adventurepublishinggroup.com) is the leading
publisher of magazines for the toy and licensing industries since 1983. Its portfolio of
magazines include: The Toy Book, The Licensing Book and Specialty Toy & Gifts. The
Toy Book provides retailers with the latest in merchandising, trends, licensed products
and new marketplace introductions and is published monthly. The Licensing Book
focuses on character properties, brands and trademarks with topical features, editorials,
legal advice and exclusive retailer information. Two Adventure Publishing-produced
newsletters, The Toy Report and Total Licensing Report are weekly newsletters that
keep their readers up to date on all breaking news and deals in the toy and licensing
industries and are available in email format.
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