SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK), a leading designer, manufacturer,
marketer and distributor of children’s toys and consumer products, today
announced that it has been selected by Headstart International, a
leading privately held Australian toy company, as its exclusive U.S.
distributor of Ooshies™, a line of collectible characters featuring
popular licenses such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, and from Warner
Bros. Consumer Products. The multi-year agreement allows JAKKS to
promote, market and sell Ooshies in various channels nationwide.
“The agreement is a great realization for us to secure placement of
Ooshies in the U.S. JAKKS has strong relationships with both licensors
and retailers and is well-positioned to help us launch our Ooshies
brand,” said David Hendy, Chairman of Headstart International.
“For the past 25 years, David and I have enjoyed a terrific personal
friendship and we are now thrilled to further strengthen our business
partnership with this new distribution agreement with Headstart,” said
Stephen Berman, Chairman and CEO, JAKKS Pacific.
“Headstart is a leading privately held Australian toy company,
distributing major brands such as Little Tikes, Baby Born, Disney
Princess, Frozen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Wars. Headstart
also manufactures a great range of products under license by Disney,
Marvel, Star Wars, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros. and Fox consumer products.
Headstart has been built on its commitment to innovation, marketing and
strong relationships with suppliers and retailers,” said Hendy.
About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) is a leading designer, manufacturer
and marketer of toys and consumer products sold throughout the world,
with its headquarters in Santa Monica, California. JAKKS Pacific’s
popular proprietary brands include BIG-FIGS™, XPV®, Real Construction®,
Max Tow™ and Friends, Disguise®, Moose Mountain®, Funnoodle®, Maui®,
Kids Only!®, as well a wide range of entertainment-inspired products
featuring premier licensed properties. DreamPlay Toys, LLC is a joint
venture between JAKKS and NantWorks LLC to develop, market and sell toys
and related consumer products incorporating NantWorks’ proprietary iD™
recognition technology. Through JAKKS Cares, the company’s commitment to
philanthropy, JAKKS is helping to make a positive impact on the lives of
children. Visit us at www.jakks.com and
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