Friday, February 16 2018 09:32

#TFNY: KidKraft Rolls into Toy Fair to Celebrate 50 Years of Play with Some Fun New Toys...

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KidKraft has long-been a favorite brand here at Rock Father HQ, and it's one that's become a daily staple. In fact, if you've ever seen pictures or video of our girls at a little white table, that's a KidKraft table! Now, as we roll into Toy Fair, the company is bringing out some fantastic new toys to celebrate 50 years of helping families to create meaningful memories through its award-winning products for the playroom, child’s room and backyard. They want to delight and inspire kids to “Live, Learn, Play & Explore.” Check out a preview below...

From the Official Announcement: KidKraft’s 2018 product lineup has dialed up the fun for kids. The new products are fresh, inspired and wonderfully creative due to modern play platforms and more lifelike interactive features. In addition, a range of products will feature EZ Kraft Assembly™ technology; a new approach to assembly featuring a set of patented improvements that decrease build time and increase play time – resulting in happy kids and parents!

“Five decades ago, our company began creating quality wooden furniture for kids. Today, KidKraft has evolved to span multiple product categories that offer endless ways to play,” said Lawrence Writer, Chief Executive Officer at KidKraft. “Our talented team of designers keeps our brand relevant by listening to and observing consumers – thereby offering exciting play destinations.”


New Product Highlights:

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration. KidKraft has updated five best-selling classics with increased detail and contemporary designs that are sure to earn a special place in families’ homes. Additionally, one of the most luxurious and largest dollhouses the company has ever produced – the limited-edition KidKraft Grand Anniversary Dollhouse, crafted with heirloom-quality details and new laser-cut wooden furniture, is sure to become a collector’s item.
  • Modern Lifestyle Products. The KidKraft Farm to Table Play Kitchen with EZ Kraft Assembly™ is a trend-specific item that teaches kids about healthy eating with fun features and accessories, including vegetable gardens, burners with light and sound, a farmhouse sink, and textured butcher block-like countertops. Little ones can experience small-space living and “downsize” with the KidKraft Teeny House, a fully mobile dollhouse for fashion dolls, packed with ample storage and many surprising features.
  • Character Collaboration. Young fans can experience the KidKraft brand alongside their favorite entertainment characters as they create their own adventures with the Disney Princess Royal Celebration Dollhouse by KidKraft and the Paw Patrol Cruise and Play Table by KidKraft.
  • Outdoor Expansions. The fun spills outdoors with the Cedar Summit® by KidKraft Twin Mountain Lodge. This vast two-level clubhouse is packed with features including the Twist N Ride tube slide featuring EZ Kraft Assembly™, two swings and an acro bar. Kids can use their climbing skills to get to the upper level by ladder or rock wall; or enjoy putting on a puppet show on the lower level. The possibilities to stretch their imaginations are endless.


KidKraft has brought together a passionate worldwide community who share special play moments on social media via #KidKraftKids. If interested in learning more about KidKraft’s 50th anniversary and the 2018 product line, please visit the KidKraft booth #1803 at the 115th North American International Toy Fair in New York City.

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group 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. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 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.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, 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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