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Unicorn Fort, Bowling Game and More – New Toys From Antsy Pants

Time to do toys shopping for kids! Yes, this is one of the gift shopping I really enjoy, because adults are big kids. That is so true. We all know kids love unicorns, and so do we. This year, Antsy Pants have some new unicorn toys for you and your kids to explore! Are you ready for that?

New for holiday 2019, Antsy Pants will debut a new unicorn build and play kit, a unicorn bowling set and some fun games that foster development and encourage family time.

Unicorn Build Kit (SRP $49.99) comes equipped with all the parts needed to build the unicorn. With a roll up door for easy entry, kids can climb in and pretend to be a magical creature.

  • 42 pieces
  • Includes fabric cover, color-coded poles and Snap & Click connectors, everything you’ll need to build your own Unicorn
  • Fabric cover includes roll up door for easy entry and opening on top to encourage play and imagination
  • Durable fabric works both indoors and outdoors
  • Easy to assemble, no tools necessary

The Unicorn Bowling Set (SRP $24.99) is the perfect complement to the Unicorn Build Kit. Add the Antsy Pants Unicorn Hoppity (SRP $34.99) ride-on toy (not shown) and you have a magical unicorn themed gift collection.

  • 7pc set includes 6 unicorn pns and 1 bowling ball
  • Bowling pins and ball is weighted for extra stability
  • Great for indoor and outdoor play
  • Helps build fine motor skills, strength, hand-eye coordination, agility, judgment & concentration

The Bingo Game (SRP $7.99) and the Tic Tac Toe Travel Mat (SRP $19.99) are classic games that encourage developmental play and together time.

  • 9 pieces
  • Includes fabric game mat and 4 x’s and 4 o’s
  • Game mat can also double as carrying case. Just sinch the rope and take it where ever you go
  • Great for indoor and outdoor play

About Antsy Pants:

Antsy Pants engaging Build and Play™ kids playhouse kits are designed to let kids’ imaginations run wild and get kids and families creating, imagining and building together.

INSPIRE CREATIVITY – With the ability to build anything from a pirate ship that lets you sail the seven seas, to a castle that protects you from invading dragons, each kit encourages imaginative and limitless play.
ENCOURAGE ACTIVE PLAY – According to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, only 1 in 3 children are physically active every day. We want to change to that. Antsy Pants is perfect for kids who are always climbing, building and exploring.
STRONG & DURABLE BUILDS – With easy-to-assemble, high quality Snap and Click™ poles and connectors, kids can build each kit with the help of a friend or family member.
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These tiny motors give DIY and classroom robotics a huge boost

Servo Socks are cases that snap over a common, replaceable servo motor adding material to work with. Unlike a kit motor, you don’t have to feel guilty about drilling a hole, carving a corner or cutting part of it away, that’s the point!

Made from 100% recycled plastic, Servo Socks are simple cases that fit over servo motors (used in Education, Prototyping, Robotics, Animatronics, Garage tinkering, etc.) … they help make stuff move!

Known as the “Anti-Kit,” Servo Socks encourage the use of everyday tools and materials that take the place of more expensive, complex parts normally found in DIY builds. With Servo Socks on board, makers can cut, carve, sand, drill, screw and shape them to fit their individual projects. Plus each Servo Sock installs with a quick snap, so their super easy to use.

ServoSocks are eco-friendly, inexpensive and perfect for educators as they help develop hands-on skills in building and being creative while solving problems.

Servo motors needed more material around them so that regular sized hardware, screws, and fasteners can be used to effortlessly make stuff that moves.  You can cut, drill, carve, shape, sand, and screw into Servo Socks because they are just like wood. Oh, and no screws to install the servo so it only takes a few seconds to snap a servo into a sock.

This all started as a desire to make the connection between common materials and servo motors much, much easier.  When we came up with a great solution, it only made sense to want to share it with all of the other makers out there.  Running this campaign is going to allow us to test the waters and strategically build a company that not only produces our product but ideally supports a great community of makers with the same mind-set that drove the creation of Servo Socks.

Check out http://www.servosocks.com for more information about Servo Socks.

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Coming Summer Fun For Kids

Talking about summer, I guess kids are more excited than us. Of course, we will go to beach and have vacations for summer fun. But for kids, they are much easier than us – just a toy that they can play with water, they will feel very fun and happy. Here I have some good toys suggestions for you to consider for the Summer-expecting kids.

Pressman Hydro Strike Action Game

Get ready to make a splash with Hydro Strike!

In this head-to-head pinball game, you’ll need fast flipping fingers to shoot the ball into your opponent’s goal. Score and your opponent will get sprayed in the face with water! Since a sprayer is aimed at both players, strike quick when you play, or you’ll get the spray! The first player to score 5 times wins.

Simply squeeze the hand grips to activate the flipper, and send the ball shooting down the alley toward your opponent’s target! Watch out – sprayers are aimed at both players, adding suspense and excitement to the game. Score, and your opponent will get sprayed in the face with water!

Will you win or get wet?

  • Fast-paced pinball action for 2 players
  • Shoot the ball into your opponent’s goal, and watch them get sprayed!
  • The first player to score 5 times wins
  • Water feature adds excitement and surprise to the game
  • Recommended for ages 7 and up

Other the water games, kids are always loving to play interactive games with you! Sharing stories and know them better!

Stuff Happens Parent Edition

We get it – parenting is tough.

Is discovering your kid’s secret booger wall better or worse than a failed homework assignment that you helped with? Rank these funny and relatable parenting moments in our new Stuff Happens: Parenting Edition card game. If our Misery Index agrees with you, you get to keep the card. Correctly rank 10 scenario cards to win!

You’re going to read some messed up stuff on these cards that can happen to the best of parents, and then rank them based on how bad they really are. Is your kid spilling juice on your laptop better or worse than your teen getting suspended? Is it worse than 2AM feedings with your baby? Rank the card, and if our Misery Index agrees with you, you get to keep it.

This expansion can be played on its own, but if you’re ready for a diaper change, mix these babies in with any Stuff Happens deck!

  • Each unfortunate situation is ranked from 1-100 (100 being the absolute worst) using a “Misery Index”
  • Players guess where other situations rank according to their index – if you’re correct, you keep the card
  • Correctly rank 10 cards to win!
  • For 2 or more players, ages 13 and up

Enjoy the Summer!

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Fun Toys For Easter Day!

Hey! It is so excited that Easter Day is coming! Especially if you have little ones, because you know how important the Easter Day means to kids. So many fun games and activities are waiting for them.

This year, do you want to surprise your kids with fun Easter toys? I think the answer is definitely yes! Making your kids and their little friends a even more special holiday with these toys, and I believe they will enjoy their playtime very much.

The first one, I would like to introduce Jumping Jack!

Kids will jump for joy when they play with Jumping Jack™, the world’s cutest bunny! Spin the spinner to see how many carrots you get to pick from Jack’s bunny hill. One of the carrots will make Jack jump, but it’s a different carrot every time. If he jumps on your turn, you’ll win if you catch him. Or, extra rules let every player try to catch him when he jumps. If no one catches Jack, then the player with the most carrots wins. This delightful preschool game teaches hand-eye coordination, taking turns and quick reactions. From the makers of Gooey Louie, Barbecue Party, and Pop the Pig. For ages 4 and up. 2-4 players.

Game Contents:

  • 1 Bunny Hill
  • 1 Jumping Jack Rabbit
  • 12 Carrots
  • 1 Spinner
  • 4 Baskets
  • 1 Instruction Sheet

The second one is Charades for Kids – Travel

This classic game of Charades is designed especially for kids to play and enjoy! With three levels of clues, kids of all ages can participate. Each card has a clue with a picture, so no reading is required (although the combination of the picture and its corresponding word reinforces early reading skills). Younger players can act out a toothbrush, a cat or a bumble bee! Older children can read the simple words and phrases and act out actions like eating spaghetti or playing guitar! This game is great for the whole family to play together as they try to guess the charade before time runs out! For 3 or more players, ages 4 and up.

  • Smaller version of the family favorite is great for travel!
  • Fun, active game gets kids moving
  • No reading required
  • 3 Levels of play

Game Contents:

  • 150 Charade Cards with 450 Charades
  • Sand Timer
  • Game Die
  • Complete Instructions

The third toy I want to introduce is my favorite! Lucky Ducks

This wacky, quacky matching game combines developmental skills for young children with the fun of a “My First Game.” Lucky Ducks offers all the benefits of memory and matching games in a format that’s easier for little fingers than cards. As a bonus, it helps kids with shape recognition and colors. Switch on the circular pond, and the ducks start swimming–the bottom side of each duck has a colored shape. Players take turns picking up a duck and looking at the color and shape; if it matches their color and shape they get to keep the duck. If it doesn’t match they put it back. The ducks continue to swim so it’s more challenging than a traditional memory game, but easy enough for even the youngest duck lovers to play. This extra challenge makes the game more fun for parents and kids to play together, with plenty of opportunities for fun and learning. For 2-4 players ages 3 and up.

  • A modern version of a traditional matching game that moves while players try to find a match
  • Simple format is easier for little fingers than cards and allows for independent gameplay
  • Reinforces key developmental skills like color matching and memory
  • More than 10 million units sold of this popular childhood game!
  • For 2-4 players, ages 3 and up

Game Contents:

  • 1 Pond Shaped Game Unit
  • 12 Ducks
  • 1 Sticker Sheet
  • Complete Instructions
  • Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)
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About Goliath
Goliath® is one of the few remaining family-owned global toy and game companies. Goliath is an international manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of products. Examples include Wahu®, Rocket Fishing Rod®, Rummikub®, Rubik’s Cube®, Tri-Ominos®, Wordsearch, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo, Gooey Looey, and Catch the Fox.

The company has continued to see substantial growth with the acquisitions of Pressman Toy® and JAX® in the US, Crown & Andrews® and Britz ‘n Pieces/Wahu in Australia, Modelco® in France, and Elephanta® in New Zealand. Goliath is a market leader in TV-promoted games and is active in many other toy categories, such as puzzles, arts & crafts, outdoor, activity, and novelties. Goliath products now sell in more than 75 countries worldwide and the company has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. For more information, please visitwww.goliathgames.com.

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Adult Party Games – Games Adults Play

Who says adults don’t need games? Sometimes games are so important for our social life because what should we do when we hangout? Games are the best way to break the silent, making everyone involved. Yes, we love playing games, with friends, family or even just with your life partner. Games are also the best way to get closer to your friends, know them better, and also let them know you better.

I started to play a lot of games with my parents and brother’s family a lot in this holiday. We really enjoyed it and we never felt bored. Let me recommend some games to you at here. They are simple games, but with a lot of fun.

The best game play with close friends!

Friend or Faux

It’s not how many friends we have, but how well we know them! Friend or Faux inspires players to get personal, share stories, recall memories and make you laugh until it hurts. Points are earned and unexpected connections are made through five rounds of increasingly revealing questions that players answer about each other. At times risqué and often surprising, Friend or Faux is a light-hearted way to enjoy some real-life interactions with new friends, old friends, and faux friends. For 2 or more players.

Highlights

  • Includes 250 question cards ranging from tame to OMG.
  • Easy to learn, hilarious to play.
  • Perfect for your next party!

True Colors

Think you know your friends? Think they know you? True Colors is the revealing party game that will prove how well you really know each other! After a game card is read, players secretly cast votes for who they think fits the description. Do you think you’ll get SOME, ALL, or NONE of the votes? Guess right, and you’ll score! The player with the most points after 10 cards wins. Featuring over 170 hilarious questions, True Colors is the perfect choice for game night! What will True Colors reveal to you? For 3 to 6 players.

Highlights

  • Find out what your friends REALLY think of you!
  • After a question is read, players secretly cast votes for who they think fits the description.
  • Earn points by correctly predicting how many votes you’ll receive.
  • Fun party game that’s full of surprises!

The best game play with family!

Quiz Master: Pop Trivia

Featuring questions across 6 decades, Quiz Master: Pop Trivia covers every aspect of popular culture from flares to feng shui, Beatlemania to breakdancing, as well as questions on the music we all enjoyed too! For 2 or more players.

Highlights

  • Quiz your family and friends and find out who the Pop culture expert is.
  • Includes 900 questions covering different genres of popular culture over 6 decades.

The Oregon Trail: Journey To Willamette Valley

It’s 1848: You and your family have joined a wagon train in Independence, MO that is about to head to Willamette Valley to find your fortune in the West! Your goal is to complete the treacherous journey while keeping as much money as possible to start your new life.

In The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley, players will place tiles to discover the trails, rivers, forts, and towns in order to move through to this new land. This scenic journey would almost be perfect if it wasn’t for the disease, starvation, drowning, rattlesnakes and other hazards that will plague you along the way.

The biggest reward would be arriving with your family, but there’s also limited space for supplies in your wagon. Soon, you’ll find yourself debating on the pros and cons of traveling in a wagon with so many people as the winters grow harsher, supplies dwindle, and the food grows scarce. As you throw your dead out of the wagon, you realize you’ll miss them… but it’s better this way.

In this competitive racing game, every wagon is for themselves. To start, you will serve as a pioneer and gather your wagon, family members, food, and a pistol. You must hunt for food along the way to help your family avoid starvation. Otherwise, their funeral expenses will deduct from your total fortune.

To undergo the wilderness and face the calamities, you must prepare wisely. During gameplay, you can take up to 3 of the following actions: move, hunt, buy, pick up hitchhikers, and sell. There are also free actions that do not count against your turn, such as crossing the river and using medicine. Therefore, you must be strategic in your decision-making.

Players continue to take turns until a wagon reaches Willamette Valley or the last trail tile is placed on the board, signaling the end of the game. Your fortune is calculated and the pioneer with the most money will prove victorious.

Hop in a wagon and race your friends to victory in The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley! Get ready to relive your fond memories of one of the world’s most beloved computer games.

For 2 to 4 players. Available exclusively at Target.

Games Adults Play™ offers a fun experience for adults to spice up their game night! These games bring people together, inspire laughter, and promote bonding time. Check out more games at http://gamesadultsplay.com/.

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New Year, New Games!

You know how hard it is to keep kids to play the same game again and again. Yes, that’s why we need new games. But, where to find new games – fun and cool enough to let kids just stay there to play with?

No worries! Goliath, a leading global toy and games company, announced its acquisition of the Vivid Toy Group from Privet Capital for an undisclosed sum.

Vivid is one of Europe’s leading independent branded toy and games companies, distributing, licensing, designing, manufacturing and selling a combination of in-house developed toy and games IP and third-party licenses. The Company has distributed critical partner brands in over 60 markets worldwide to leading retailers such as Amazon, Argos, Auchan, Carrefour, Mueller, Smyths, Target, Tesco, The Entertainer, and Walmart. The Company is headquartered in the UK (Guildford), and has additional sales and marketing operations in France (Paris) and Germany (Frankfurt), as well as operations in China (Hong Kong). Vivid’s core product lines are toys, games, and arts & crafts.

Vivid is best known in the industry for EMEA distribution of the iconic Crayola brand and association with blockbuster brands over the years such as AniMagic, Moshi Monsters, Thunderbirds, Bratz Dolls, Nella The Princess Knight and many others. The company recently announced a major partnership with Corus Nelvana as part of its exciting innovation pipeline into 2019 and beyond.

Founded in 1980, Goliath is a world leading, privately-owned, international games specialist. In 2017, NPD recognized Goliath as the #1 preschool games manufacturer and #3 children’s games manufacturer in the USA as well as the #2 overall games manufacturer in France. Using the combined scale of the Pressman, Goliath and Crown & Andrews game portfolios, Vivid will launch brand new games for 2019. Being well-known for its major investments in digital marketing, social media and TV advertising, Vivid will get the full benefit of Goliath’s global marketing team.

“The acquisition of Vivid by Goliath represents a bold new chapter in our company’s story,” said Tony Hicks, Chief Executive of Vivid Toy Group. “With Goliath’s backing, we are well supported to build a world-leading portfolio that will continue to strengthen the company’s excellent long-standing customer relationships with the world’s leading retailers.”

“We are extremely pleased to have acquired Vivid, which we believe has significant growth potential. With a long history of working together, we know the Vivid team well,” said Adi Golad, Chairman and Founder of Goliath. “They are a highly professional, world class business spanning toys, arts & crafts, and games with an impressive track record of ‘end-to-end’ excellence in each of its core functions, from procurement and product design to marketing and sales by its unrivaled distribution network and retail relationships in the UK and broad network worldwide. We welcome our new colleagues to the Goliath family and look forward to building a great business together.”

About Goliath

Goliath was founded in 1980 and is one of the few remaining family-owned global toy and game companies. Goliath is an international manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of products. Examples include Wahu®, Sequence®, Rummikub®, Rubik’s Cube®, Phlat Ball®, Tri-Ominos®, Wordsearch™, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo™, Gooey Looey™ and Catch the Fox™.

The company has continued to see substantial growth with the acquisitions of Pressman Toy®, JAX®, Tucker Toys® in the US, Crown & Andrews® and Britz ‘n Pieces/Wahu in Australia, Modelco® in France, and Elephanta® in New Zealand. Today Goliath is the 2nd largest game company in France and 3rd largest in the USA.

Goliath is a market leader in TV-promoted games and strong in many other toy categories, such as puzzles, arts & crafts, outdoor, activity, and novelties.

Goliath products now sell in more than 75 countries worldwide and the company has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. For more information, please visit www.goliathgames.com 

About Vivid Toy Group

Based in Guildford UK with offices in Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and China, the Vivid Group is an independent, privately owned toy, games and arts & crafts company that sells in over 60 countries worldwide. Key lines include the iconic Crayola across EMEA and properties such as Nella the Princess Knight, Thunderbirds, Animagic, Fungus Amungus, Genie Girls, Disney Emoji, Phlat Ball and Squeezamals. For more information, please visitwww.vividtoysandgames.co.uk 

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