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Wednesday, August 22 2018 23:39

Build, Bash, Remodel! Little Tikes Kingdom Builders Launches with New Webseries, Toys at Target...

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Growing up in the 80s, kids like me were practically raised with the idea that a cool new cartoon would have an equally (if not more) awesome toy line to accompany it... and the most awesome toy lines had an equally (if not more) awesome cartoon or movie to support them. In a lot of ways it was a "chicken and the egg" scenario where we didn't know which came first, and that really didn't matter. Years later, those little kids grew into big kids, and we now know that many of those cartoons (G.I. Joe, He-Man and The Masters of The Universe, etc.) were designed specifically to get kids excited for the toys. Now we've entered the era where YouTube has taken the place of television for a whole bunch of kids, and that means that toymakers are crafting new worlds from the ground-up that take all those screens into account - placing awesome content wherever the audience may be. One of the latest and most exciting new launches for Fall 2018 is Little Tikes' Kingdom Builders, and they've hit the ground running with an original series of cartoon webisodes ahead of launching a full range of toys, exclusively at Target! It's a little bit like Game of Thrones with a dash of Clash of Clans but in a totally kid-friendly way. Check out a preview...

Geared toward kids ages 3-6, Kingdom Builders follows the armor-clad Builders and the mischievous Bashers as they embark on adventures throughout the exciting land of Buildera. From empowering creative problem solving, to building friendships and teamwork, Sir Philip and his friends must defend Hex Castle from Captain Cannonblast and the Bashers as together they BUILD, BASH, & REMODEL!

Kingdom Builders Preview

Jumping straight from the screen to the toy department, Kingdom Builders combine figural play with role-play tools that unlock a magical world of adventure. Each Builder has the ability to transform into a powerful building tool, while each Basher transformers into a mighty demolition tool.

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Kingdom Builders will launch exclusively at Target (an affiliate of this site) in 900 stores beginning Sunday, August 26, rolling out to all stores beginning September 30th. 

Kingdom Builders:

Bashers:

Figures/Tools can be used on any of the Kingdom Builder Play Sets:

Did you know? Kingdom Builders is a creation of Little Tikes, part of MGA Entertainment - the company that brings you L.O.L. Surprise dolls, Ready 2 Robot, Crate Creature Surprise, Lalaloopsy, Bratz, Project Mc2 and more!

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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