Jakks Pacific sent along a press release announcing their Top Toys for 2018.
SANTA MONICA, CA – November 12, 2018 – Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) is ready to deck the halls with its lineup of award-winning, innovative toys this season. From cute collectibles and dolls, to interactive tech toys and extreme outdoor play, JAKKS’ diverse portfolio of holiday favorites is sure to appeal to little learners, collectors, and play enthusiasts alike.
“We are honored JAKKS Pacific’s diverse portfolio of hot holiday toys have received top accolades from The Toy Association, as we well as retailer and toy experts alike,” said Stephen Berman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at JAKKS. “We pride ourselves on creating innovative and imaginative products that gift givers and receivers of all ages will love.”
Entertainment Licensed Properties:
With a wide range of products inspired by popular and premier licensed properties, JAKKS has something for every fan.
Disney Junior’s Fancy Nancy: My Friend Fancy Nancy Doll
Disney Junior’s Fancy Nancy is ready for a fabulous day of play dressed in her signature outfit of leggings, tiara, and chic party dress, which are removable for fashion play! This 18-inch doll has fully posable arms and legs with 12 points of articulation at the neck, shoulders, waist, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees. The doll works with the Accoutrements Assortment and Bistro Set that includes her doll Marabelle. My Friend Fancy Nancy has won the Hot Diggity Seal of Approval, the National Parenting Product Award Seal of Approval, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Parent’s Choice – Fun Stuff Award winner, and Toy Insider’s Top Toys for Preschool. Additionally, the My Friend Fancy Nancy Doll is a 2019 Toy Association Doll of the Year Finalist. The My Friend Fancy Nancy Doll is available for $34.99 and is recommended for kids over the age of three.
Disney Princess Playdate Rapunzel, Maximus, and Tower Vanity
Kids can partake in an immersive and imaginative experience with some of their favorite characters from Disney’s Tangled. Playdate Maximus and Playdate Rapunzel, both chosen as the Toy Insider’s Top Toys for Preschool Age Children, provide a complete play pattern that can be heightened with Walmart’s Top Rated by Kids, Rapunzel Tower Vanity. Inspired by Rapunzel from Tangled, the Disney Princess Playdate Rapunzel, Parent’s Magazine’s Best Toy Winner and Hot Diggity Seal of Approval winner, has long rooted hair, Royal Reflection™ Eyes, and over ten points of articulation. She features innovative design and is lightweight, large scale, and articulated. Kids can pose and play with Rapunzel in many ways for the best playdate ever! Disney’s Playdate Maximus, a National Parenting Product Award winner, stands over 2-feet tall. He will respond with motion and sound as kids pull his reins, and Maximus will even hold the included apple in his mouth and make “chomping” sounds. Maximus holds up to 70 lbs so both the Rapunzel doll and child can enjoy riding him. The Disney Princess Playdate line is perfect for kids ages three and older and ranges in retail value from $59.99 for Rapunzel and the Vanity, to $99.99 for Maximus.
Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Jack-Jack Attacks
Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is the highest grossing animated film of all time in the U.S., with audiences loving its youngest super hero, Jack-Jack. Kids can press on Jack-Jack’s tummy to hear him laugh, giggle, babble, cry, and shout, as well as make electric sparks sounds. Repeatedly pressing on Jack-Jack’s belly or pressing and holding his belly will result in him cycling through his “powers”: he will turn red to show off his fiery flames, he flashes yellow and creates spark sounds to show off his electric sparks, and his eyes glow blue to show his piercing lasers eyes. With lights and sounds, kids can recreate the epic movie scene battle of Jack-Jack and his many superhero powers against the invading raccoon. Jack-Jack Attacks morphs baby doll play and action figure play, making it exciting for all kids. Jack-Jack Attacks is Walmart’s Top Rated by Kids, TTPM Most Wanted Summer Toy, and was awarded the Fatherly Favorites and NAPPA Seal of Approval. Jack-Jack Attacks is available for $39.99 and is recommended for kids over the age of four.
Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Junior Supers Hydroliner
The Junior Supers Hydroliner playset allows kids to play out stories and recreate the exciting final scene from Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2. The playset include an Elastigirl figure and a Hydroliner with a launching missile, fold out ice slide, an escape watercraft, a grabbing arm, and other fun features. Kids can also roll the Hydroliner on its wheels and take Elastigirl into action with a separate watercraft. The Junior Supers Hydroliner Playset offers multiple play patterns, and the Junior Supers line was mindfully designed for pre-school kids, taking into account their dexterity and capitalizing on the evergreen appeal of imagination play. The Junior Supers Hydroliner Playset is available for $39.99 and is recommended for kids over the age of four.
Nickelodeon Automatic Slime Drencher™:
The Nickelodeon Automatic Slime Drencher™ is a passing game inspired game for two or more daring players. Load up the reusable Automatic Slime Drencher™ ball with a Slime-filled balloon to get started. Kids wind up the timer and then pass around the Automatic Slime Drencher™ ball until the winner gets Slimed! The Automatic Slime Drencher™ item includes four packets of Slime powder, which mixes with water so kids can make their own Slime. Fill the balloons (24) with mixed Slime using the included nozzle and load into the reusable drencher. The Automatic Slime Drencher™ toy is Toy Insider’s Top Summer Toys for School Age Children and a 2019 Toy Association Outdoor Toy of the Year Finalist, is available for $19.99, and is recommended for kids ages six and older.
From Warner Bros. Consumer Products:
Harry Potter Die-Cast Wands Assortment
There is nothing more magical than the holidays at Hogwarts. Kids will love to collect die-cast replica wands of their favorite characters from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series. There are twelve wands to collect, including the wands of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and other fan-favorite witches and wizards. These wands are four-inch scale and include a stand for display. Each wand is packed in a blind mystery box. The Die-Cast Wands are available for $4.99 and are recommended for wizards ages eight and older.
Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands
Kids can now train like a wizard with the interactive Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands. There are eleven different spells for kids to learn and master using the included spell training guide. The wand recognizes movement to know when kids have cast a spell. Each wand includes five modes of play: two modes of standalone play (spell training and free play), and three modes to play with a friend (spell practice, wizard tag, and advance training – similar to rock, paper, scissors). The light-up button allows them to select which mode to play. The assortment includes Harry Potter’s Wand, Albus Dumbledore’s Wand (i.e. The Elder Wand), Lord Voldemort’s Wand, and Hermione Granger’s Wand (Walmart Exclusive). The Wizard Training Wands are Walmart Top Rated by Kids, Toy Insider Top 20, National Parenting Product Award Seal of Approval winner, Hot Diggity Seal of Approval winner, and a 2019 Toy Association Innovative Toy of the Year Award Finalist. The wands are available for $24.99 and are recommended for kids ages eight and older. 3AAA batteries are included.
JAKKS Intellectual Properties:
‘Tis the season for great value toys the whole family can enjoy, and Squish-Dee-Lish™ squishies are the ultimate affordable and adorable collectibles. This season JAKKS adds new adorable characters to the Squish-Dee-Lish™ family, with all new series of Classic and Wacky squishies as well as a new series of jumbo squishies for even bigger fun! Squish-Dee-Lish™ Series No.6features bright and whimsical designs such as a lamb, a princess, a hermit crab, and more! Wacky Series No. 3 introduces new gross, silly, and hilarious designs including, a mummy, a retro arcade game, and a blob! The Squish-Dee-Lish™ Jumbo Series No. 2 presents 7-inch jumbo squishies in six all new adorable styles including a fox, monkey, mouse, and more. Each Squish-Dee-Lish™ comes in a blind bag for an added element of surprise! The Squish-Dee-Lish™ line ranges in price from $4.99 for Classic and Wacky series, to $14.99 for jumbo squishies.
FanHeads™ helmets are licensed, foldable, wearable football helmets featuring 65 college teams and all 32 NFL teams. They are a brand new way for football fans to show their team spirit! They are perfect for games, tailgates, and parties, and are easy to assemble, lightweight, and comfortable all season long. Simply pick your team and size, then snap and go! They are adjustable and can fit kids and adults alike. FanHeads™ helmets are a Toy and Game Innovator of the Year Awards Finalist for Art and Visuals and TTPM Holiday Most Wanted for Role Play/Dress-Up List. They are available for $9.99 and are recommended for fans ages eight and older.
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Real Workin’ Buddies™ Mr. Banks™
Education is one of the best gifts of all, and this year JAKKS introduces an exciting new S.T.E.M.-oriented product to its Real Workin Buddies™ line of multi-feature vehicles. Real Workin’ Buddies™ Mr. Banks™ is your personal ATM… Armored Truck Machine, that is! Mr. Banks™ counts, sorts, and stacks coins! Use his motorized mouth to eat bills and keep them safe. Use his keypad and LCD screen to keep track of savings. Kids and parents will love Mr. Banks™ as he makes it fun to learn about money, savings and math! Mr. Banks™ has already been recognized for its unique approach to S.T.E.M. learning, and has won the National Parenting Product Awards Seal of Approval, Parents’ Choice – Fun Stuff Award winner, and Toy Insider’s Top Toy for Preschool. Mr. Banks™ is available for $39.99 and is recommended for kids ages three and older. Requires 4 AA Batteries (included).
Toilet Paper Blasters™ Skid Shot
The Toilet Paper Blasters™ Skid Shot blasts toilet paper up to 30 feet! It transforms real toilet paper into clean spitballs. The Toilet Paper uses water, not spit, for hygienic spitballs that are bio-degradable and easy to clean up with no skid marks! Get approximately 350+ spitballs per roll of 2-ply toilet paper. This novelty blaster is sure to be a hit among all family members, and is perfect for an epic TP battle at the next family gathering. The Toilet Paper Blasters™ Skid Shot is a Hot Diggity Seal of Approval winner as well as a Toy Insider Top Toy for School Age Kids. The blaster is available for $19.99 and is recommended for kids over eight. No batteries are required.
MorfBoard™ is a high-performance deck and component system that transforms in seconds to create an entirely new play experience through its Lock & Release Technology™. Simply drop Xtensions into the board and turn them 90-degrees. Launching with the Skate and Scoot Combo, the MorfBoard ecosystem has since grown to include Bounce and Balance extensions for fun anywhere and anytime. This holiday season, MorfBoard continues to introduce families to the world of action sports with the addition of exciting new accessories from grip tape to light-up wheels, as well as a variety of colors including chartreuse, cyan, black and red, and grey and mint. MorfBoard and its accessories retail from $2.99 for grip tape to $99.99 for the full Skate-Scoot combo. MorfBoard has already won the National Parenting Product Awards Seal of Approval, The National Parenting Seal of Approval, Parents Choice Award, Family Circle’s Editor’s Choice Award, Hot Diggity Seal of Approval, Toy Insider Hot Summer Toy Award and is a 2019 Toy Association Outdoor Toy of the Year Finalist. MorfBoard is perfect for kids over the age of eight.