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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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Make a splash this summer with Goliath!

Summer is here, everyone wants to play some cooling down games – of course with water! Goliath has some new awesome toys for you and kids to have a wonderful cool fun summer.

Zoom Ball Hydro

Get ready to have H2-Oh so much fun with the Zoom Ball Hydro! Hold on to one set of handles, while your friend holds the other. Open your arms quickly to send the Zoom Ball over to your friend! Be ready to send the Zoom Ball back- you never know when the balloons will pop, and soak you in water!

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  • Wet and wild fun!
  • You never know when the balloons will pop, soaking you with water!
  • Includes 10 water balloons
  • Gets kids outdoors and active

The Goliath Games Zoom Ball Hydro Features:

  • 1 Zoom Ball Hydro
  • 25 water balloons

For 2 players, ages 8 and up

Shark Bite

Get ready to have a REEL-y good time when you play Shark Bite! Snag the fish and be the winner, but if the shark jumps, you’ll be his dinner! Place the fun and colorful sea creatures into the game unit with a snap, and grab your friends to start playing. Players take turns rolling the die and fishing for the sea creatures using the fishing rods. But watch out – you never know when the shark is going to bite!

This battery-free game will have kids hooked at first bite! Made by the o-FISH-cial creators of Let’s Go Fishin’. For 2-4 players, ages 4 and up.

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  • Players take turns rolling the die and fishing for the colorful sea creatures using the fishing rod
  • Watch out – you never know when the shark will bite!
  • Unique gameplay that does not need batteries!
  • Easy set up – just snap the sea creatures into the game unit and start fishing
  • For 2-4 players, ages 4 and up

 

Shark Bite Game Contents:

  • 1 hungry shark
  • 12 colorful sea creatures
  • 1 fishing rod
  • 1 die
  • 1 sticker sheet
  • Complete Instructions

Rocket Fishing Rod

When you cast it, blast it with the Rocket Fishing Rod, the kids fishing rod that accurately casts its line up to 30 feet. Great for kids of all ages, because it replaces standard kids fishing poles and takes the hassle out of fishing. Just pump, launch and reel in real fish!

A safety bobber keeps the hook enclosed until it hits the water, and it all but eliminates snarls and snags. Once the bobber is in the water, the lure/bait compartment opens to drop the lure/bait to the desired depth. Made with hi-tech precision engineering, the patented design and rugged ABS construction will stand up tough to outdoor use.  Recommended for ages 8 and up. More than 1 million sold.

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  • Accurately launches its line up to 30 feet, so kids can catch real fish
  • Included safety bobber safely hides the hook and bait until it hits the water
  • More than 1 million sold – kids pump, launch and reel in real fish!
  • Made with hi-tech precision engineering, this rugged fishing rod will stand up tough to outdoor use
  • Recommended for ages 8 and up

Rocket Fishing Rod System Content:

  • Rocket Fishing Rod
  • 1 Safety Bobber
  • 2 Hooks
  • 150 feet of 8-pound Test Fishing Line
  • 2 Line Stops
  • 1 Weight
  • Complete Instructions.

About Goliath Games

Goliath Games has been dedicated to creating toys and games that inspire young minds and adults alike to reach beyond their imagination. As one of the few remaining family-owned toy companies, Goliath truly understands the importance of quality family time and bringing people together.

Since 1980, Goliath has applied its slogan “Clever Together!” to every aspect of its company culture. Furthermore, Goliath Games is devoted to creating innovative products that reinforce child development, critical thinking, social skills, and curiosity.

Its iconic consumer brands range from Rummikub®, Tri-Ominos®, Wordsearch™, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo™, Gooey Looey™, Catch the Fox™, and many more. Goliath is active in many other toy categories, such as puzzles, arts & crafts, outdoor, activity, and novelties. These timeless classics span generations, inspire limitless play, and encourage children to explore the world around them.

Global Presence

Goliath is an international manufacturer and distributor of toys and games, with its headquarters in the Netherlands and its North American division in Plano, TX. The company has continued to see substantial growth with the acquisitions of Pressman Toy®, JAX®, and Wahu® in the US, Crown & Andrews® in Australia, Modelco® in France, and Elephanta® in New Zealand.

Goliath is the third largest game manufacturer in North America and has been one of the world’s fastest growing independent toy companies. Goliath products now sell in more than 75 countries worldwide and has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.

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