It's Toy Fair time: Patch Products heads to New York to showcase 2014 product lines

02/06/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact       
Lisa Wuennemann                       
Patch Products, Inc.
(800) 524-4263, ext. 275

lisaw@patchproducts.com
Toy Fair Booth #1651


BELOIT, Wis.— American International Toy Fair, the toy industry’s largest U.S. event, pops up in New York City each February, as hundreds of toy and game companies from around the world showcase their latest and greatest playthings. Patch Products is eager to exhibit its newest innovative toys in their Mirari® preschool line, the recently-signed-on Stratego® and Wood WorX™ brands, the all-new Perplexus Warp™ 3D maze game, and fun new games and activities!

Between Feb. 16 and Feb. 19, representatives from Patch will meet with national media, retailers, inventors and toy industry leaders to give a first glimpse of the items that will be hitting store shelves this year. The 2014 assortment is an exciting one – as Patch delves into the strategy games category with a well-established brand, adds wood crafts to their Lauri® line and expands their new, and thriving, preschool line.

A few highlights:
Mirari:
From the Latin word for “wonder” and “amaze,” Mirari delights children with classic play in an innovative way. New additions to the array of toys are myPhone™ and Bouncy Bop™ Shape Sorter. myPhone mimics the look of smartphones and allows parents to record a message to children, then activate it using the included remote! Bouncy Bop Shape Sorter brings acrobatics to shape sorting with a bouncy surface where sorted shapes land and go boing!

Stratego:
Stratego is the classic game of battlefield strategy that has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. For over 50 years, Stratego has thrilled strategy game fans by inspiring them to challenge an opponent and attempt to lead their army to victory. And the challenge? It’s Capture the Flag!

Perplexus Warp:
Warp is unlike any of its Perplexus predecessors — it’s a whole new warped shape that the designers call a spherical octahedron! The 3D maze game features an external slider used to manipulate the ball inside. Also, it has nine “baskets” to leap into, an internal pivot that creates the illusion of a magnet helping the ball across a tricky bridge, six flagged check points, 50 challenging events and has a difficulty level of six. For ages 6 and up.

Wood WorX:
Wood WorX wood craft kits are proven best-sellers in Europe and Australia, and now Patch distributes them in the U.S.! Each kit allows children to build something different and includes glue, paint and decals to make an awesome customized toy that they can play with or display when they are finished.

Family Games:
Two new additions to Patch’s line of family games are Yowza!™ and Stinky Pig™. Yowza! is a fast-paced card game full of silly chant words and discard madness. Chant along as players discard, and if your card matches the word chanted, you have to take the discard pile! The goal is to get rid of your cards first! Stinky Pig is a quick game children will love. The 3D pig gets passed around while he sings lazily, but you don’t want to be the one holding him when you hear him “toot!”

For more information on Patch Products and these great new items, visit patchproducts.com or call 1-800-524-4263.

Patch Products is a family-owned company, leading the toy industry in design, manufacturing and marketing of games, children’s puzzles, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword®, Stratego®, What’s Yours Like?®, Lauri® and Wooly Willy®. Patch focuses on innovation through building brands and creating new categories.