New Collections and Product Extensions to be Unveiled at the International Toy Fair
NEW YORK, NY (February 17, 2018) – For nearly four decades, international toy company, Wild Republic has developed high quality, realistic stuffed animals and toys that have helped children explore the beauty of nature. Building upon this mission, the company is set to launch and expand multiple new plush and toy lines that encourage children to learn and love nature. The new 2018 Wild Republic product offerings, which include an expansion of the award-winning Huggers plush animal line that hugs you back, will be unveiled at the American International Toy Fair, February 17-20, booth #655 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
“It’s always been our mission to develop nature toys that delight and educate children around the world. That is why we are excited to expand upon our award-winning Huggers line of adorable plush animals that hug you back,” says Vishnu Chandran, President, Wild Republic. “We are also expanding several award-winning lines including our highly successful Nature Tubes, Adventure Buckets, and Polybag Collections. New lines, such as our Playful Series, will launch this spring and we can’t wait for children to experience wildlife through these new products.”
The complete new 2018 line up will be on display at the American International Toy Fair, booth #655 and includes the following:
The Wild Republic Huggers are an 8” soft, stuffed, lovable toy that hugs you back. Triple-protected, specially-designed snap bands provide a safe and friendly grip. Band encased in plastic, vinyl, and plush. Just spread their arms wide, give the chest a squeeze, and Huggers instantly wrap their arms around you. Wear them on your wrist, backpack, stroller, bike, or wrap around a vase. Huggers’ soft fabric and adorable designs make them a favorite, go-anywhere, hug-any-time, plush toy for kids. Available in multiple designs. MSRP $7.99
The award-winning Nature Tubes are back and stronger than ever. A favorite for years, we’ve added 15 new playsets to inspire creative play among young explorers and collectors. Great for beach or bath time play as well as school projects -- our broader range is a perfect fit for dioramas. Choose from fairies, mermaids, wild west, pets, farm babies, whales and dolphins, ocean babies and more. Each nature tube includes 12 pieces. MSRP: $9.99.
Wild Republic’s Playful Series stuffed animal line features wild animals with cute, happy faces positioned in playful poses. Choose from all-time favorites – black bear, wolf, tiger, snow leopard, cheetah, panda, red panda, and white tiger. These uniquely designed stuffed animals are crouched and ready to spring into action for endless play. Nine species available. MSRP: $12.99.
Wild Republic’s Polybag Collections are now available in a new, mini size. Choose from 12 different styles – butterflies, ocean animals, wild animals, farm animals, dinosaurs, and more. Average piece sizes range from 1.5-3 inches in length and are easy to take on the go in an 8” x 3” snap-button closure eco-friendly reusable package. Each collection contains an average of 10-12 pieces. Tiny, and cute, these adorable little pieces will bring out every child’s nurturing instincts. MSRP: $3.99.
Wild Republic Adventure Buckets are an all-time favorite. New figurine playsets come in reusable plastic buckets with themed holographic label graphics. Transparent locking lids equip young explorers with a secure travel toy. Choose from insect, mermaid, ocean, animal, and dinosaur playsets. Figurines vary in size; each set contains between 23-36 pieces, MSRP $14.99.
Wild Republic’s 2018 items will be available via online retailers, zoos, museums, and at specialty stores worldwide.
About Wild Republic
Wild Republic has been delighting consumers around the globe for close to 40 years with an expansive collection of nature-related toys and gifts that foster curiosity about wildlife and educate children about the wonders of nature. Headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio, Wild Republic has offices throughout the world with international distribution serving zoos, museums, aquariums and retailers. Consumers can also purchase direct at www.wildrepublic.com and are invited to follow the company on Facebook and Instagram.