WOW! Wild Republic Comforts Common Nighttime Concern

Press Releases > 2009

Twinsburg, OH - (August 1, 2009) – Wild Republic is ready to “wow” parents with the release of its new wide-eyed toys, the WOWs, cuddly plush products that can help ease children’s darkness fears.

The new WOWs from Wild Republic , the nature-themed toy brand of K&M International, Inc., feature some of the current, most popular animals on the planet, as well as the most appropriate species to possess googly glowing-eyes.

Renowned for having the industry’s most expansive line of species-specific animal toys in the world, Wild Republic was ready to take some of its cuddly plush and add a new feature to solve a common concern for kids.

Craig Hopp , Marketing Manager for Wild Republic said, “Our new WOWs shed some light on an early childhood concern about the dark, and hopefully they can help the situation a little bit. Now, a bedtime routine can include the wide-eyed innocence of a friendly furry face shining down on you.”

The WOWs are designed as bedtime best friends that have light sensitive eyes that power-up during natural light conditions, so that no batteries are required, and then slowly illuminate as darkness falls. The WOWs eyes fade as the child begins to sleep.

Among the WOWs characters are a Ringtail Lemur, Black & White Lemur, Koala Bear, Bush Baby, Penguin, Shark, White Tiger, Leopard, Black Panther, Polar Bear, and, of course, an assortment of different Owls, among others.

This year as Wild Republic celebrates its 30 years of creating a brand of toys designed to educate children about the wonders of the wild through creative play, the company nature themed, high quality product has never been more popular. Recently being honored with the Dr. Toy Classic Award for its famous Hanging Monkeys, Wild Republic is more committed than ever to bring plush, toys, and activity sets that engage and educate children about the world around them. Over the years, Wild Republic has had a knack for knowing the “next big thing” among people’s natural wildlife wonder and offering a broad spectrum of various animal species products to meet that demand. Now, as Wild Republic prepares to move into its fourth decade of wildlife education, the company is clearly the long-term leader in providing nature-themed toys. The constantly evolving product offerings are updated on the brands' website at