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Saturday, February 13, 2016

BrickStix® Teams with Nickelodeon(TM) on SpongeBob SquarePants® and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Reusable Stickers for Plastic Construction Bricks!

BrickStix® Teams with Nickelodeon(TM) on SpongeBob SquarePants® and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Reusable Stickers for Plastic Construction Bricks!

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BrickStix® LLC, the company that transformed plastic connecting bricks with removable and reusable decorative decals, today announced its new multi-year licensing partnership with Nickelodeon(TM) to produce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® and SpongeBob SquarePants® reusable stickers for construction toys.

BrickStix, the brainchild of then nine-year-old Greyson MacLean, sells its patented reusable stickers for plastic construction bricks around the world. Now U.S. customers can expand their construction brick builds with sets from these two popular Nickelodeon franchises.

Toy insiders will get a preview of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants BrickStix reusable sticker lines at the American International Toy Fair in New York City (Booth #6033), held at the Jacob K. Javits Center from February 13-16, 2016. The public can get its first peek at the new BrickStix Nickelodeon sets at Play Fair (Booth #124), also held at the Javits Center from February 13-14, 2016.

"Partnering with Nickelodeon is a dream come true. I can't wait for kids to see what we have created and have the chance to use their imagination to tell their own SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stories," said Greyson MacLean, 16, Inventor and CEO at BrickStix LLC. "I have a feeling kids and parents will be playing together. These are shows parents have watched with their kids for years. Who wouldn't want to make up some adventures of their own?"

The SpongeBob SquarePants BrickStix reusable stickers feature two different sets that can be used separately or together to recreate Bikini Bottom. The Pineapple set brings SpongeBob's house to life, complete with Jellyfish Fields and Gary, SpongeBob's pet snail. The Krusty Krab set turns bricks into Krabby Patty-flipping adventures where consumers can have a cooking contest, relive their favorite SpongeBob SquarePants episode and even protect the secret formula from Plankton.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles BrickStix reusable sticker sets include The Sewer and Good vs. Evil. The Sewer set replicates the Turtles' lair where the Turtles can train with Master Splinter, eat pizza with Bishop and April O'Neil, or defend their underground home. The Good vs. Evil set pairs the Turtles with April O'Neil and Casey Jones to battle The Kraang, Shredder and Rocksteady.

Nickelodeon branded BrickStix are available now at BrickStix.Com and will be hitting retailers this Spring.

ABOUT GREYSON: Greyson MacLean dreamt up BrickStix Reusable Stickers when he was nine. He debuted his BrickStix at the New York Toy Fair in 2011. Since then, his creation has won numerous awards throughout the years, including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and the Creative Child Product of the Year Award. Greyson won the TAGIE for Young Inventor of the Year in 2011, and has been a guest on Conan, The Martha Stewart Show, numerous news outlets, radio, podcasts and written interviews. He has presented to schools, scout groups and bloggers about inventing and entrepreneurship.

ABOUT BRICKSTIX: BrickStix Reusable Stickers are repositionable stickers made for plastic building bricks. They work using a special adhesive that won't leave residue behind. Now kids can build, decorate their bricks to tell a story, and play! BrickStix LLC is the world's only manufacturer of reusable stickers for plastic bricks like LEGO® and MEGA BLOKS®. Headquartered in Hartland, Wisconsin, BrickStix products are patented in the United Kingdom and patent pending in the United States and other countries around the world. Additional information about BrickStix can be found at BrickStix.com. Follow BrickStix on Facebook at Facebook.com/BrickStix and on Twitter at Twitter.com/BrickStix.

ABOUT NICKELODEON: Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit NickPress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

SOURCE BrickStix LLC

BrickStix LLC

CONTACT: Jennifer Novak, Media Maison, Tel: (212) 799-6100, E-mail: jennnifer@mediamaison.com

Web Site: http://BrickStix.com


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Buzz Bee Toys®, a Division of ALEX BRANDS®, Announces Licensing Agreement with The Walking Dead Comic Series

Buzz Bee Toys®, a Division of ALEX BRANDS®, Announces Licensing Agreement with The Walking Dead Comic Series

Buzz Bee Toys to Develop Line of Dart Blasters, Water Guns and More Based on the Popular Series

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Feb. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alex Brands® today announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Skybound Entertainment's The Walking Dead comic book series to manufacture, distribute and market a line of Buzz Bee Toys® dart blasters, water guns and more based on the successful zombie apocalypse comic.

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"Creating a partnership with Skybound Entertainment and the Walking Dead series is a perfect fit for our Buzz Bee product line," said Neil Friedman, CEO of Alex Brands. "Much like the Buzz Bee Toys' play experience, we look forward to bringing the fun and excitement of the comic book to life through creative play."

"The new products from Buzz Bee Toys so perfectly capture the spirit of the series," said Robert Kirkman, CEO of Skybound Entertainment. "We know our fans will be thrilled with the quality, performance and value of the products."

The black-and-white American comic book series is considered one of the most successful series in recent history with millions of issues sold annually and a record breaking TV adaptation. The new Buzz Bee Toys products will reflect the essence of The Walking Dead comic series. Highlights include a six shot dart blaster with automatic advance that blasts darts up to 72 feet and a side by side double barrel dart blaster with a secret storage compartment for extra darts. All items will be available starting fall 2016.

ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.

ABOUT ALEX BRANDS
The ALEX BRANDS® family of brands is comprised of some of the most iconic, recognizable and award winning toys in the industry today. With a commitment to helping children become more active and develop their imagination and creativity, ALEX BRANDS offers toys for children of all ages. Brands include ALEX Toys®, POOF®, Slinky®, Ideal®, Backyard Safari®, Buzz Bee Toys®, Kaloo®, Janod®, ZOOB®, Zillionz®, Scientific Explorer® and Shrinky Dinks®. Through their corporate contribution program, Alex Brands Cares(TM), they have created meaningful partnerships that brighten children's days through play, and to give back to communities locally and nationwide. For more information, visit www.alexbrands.com, www.facebook.com/alextoys or www.twitter.com/alextoys.

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Alex Brands

CONTACT: Lauren Lorenzo, Coyne Public Relations, 973-588-2049, llorenzo@coynepr.com

Web Site: http://www.alexbrands.com


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