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Sunday, February 16 2014 15:40

Toy Fair 14: PLAYMOBIL Racers among massive 40th Anniversary Product Line...

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I realized something this afternoon as I browsed the press releases coming in from Toy Fair 2014: I never owned any PLAYMOBIL toys. None as a kid, and thus far, none as a parent. Not really sure why, since we've often looked at them while visiting the local Toys "R" Us, but I certainly respect what they do, and have even covered them here on the site in the past. Now comes news that the brand is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary with a massive product launch for 2014. Whether it's the PLAYMOBIL Racers (which I'm highlighting here), or your into animals, dragons, outdoor life, the big city, or mythical landscapes, PLAYMOBIL has something for almost everyone.

“PLAYMOBIL is proud to celebrate its 40-year legacy of creating quality toys that inspire open-ended imaginative play. By continuing to offer new themes that resonate with kids, we are confident our playsets will remain toy room favorites, sparking creativity for many years to come.”John Skrajewski, Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Amen to that. "Open-ended imaginative play," no "device" required.

PLAYMOBIL Racers:

Hit the gas and rev into action with the Heat Racer with cool flame detailing, classic white and grey Rocket Racer, green and black Turbo Racer with red detailing and sleek red Sports Racer. The included launch pad will ensure racers get a quick start. Simply pull back the car until it locks in, and then press the launch lever to send the car speeding down the track. Play with this set on its own or race it against another PLAYMOBIL Racer. Sets each include one figure, racing vehicle, helmet, and launch pad. Recommended for ages four to ten. Warning. Choking Hazard. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Grab some PLAYMOBIL Racers now via (my affiliate) Amazon:

You can check out more new products and all the latest news at PLAYMOBIL USA's official site and store.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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