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Sam Chan founds Playmates as O.E.M. doll company.
Playmates launches first proprietary doll brand; "Precious Playmates"
Playmates grows into one of the largest O.E.M. doll companies in the toy industry.
Playmates launches first branded pre-school product line; "L'il Playmates".
Pre-school product line extended with introduction of first licensed Disney® items.
U.S. subsidiary, Playmates Toys, Inc., Incorporated in California
Playmates became first publicly listed toy company in Hong Kong (Ticker:0075)
"Cricket" doll, company's first promotional product, ships in U.S.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® launch in the U.S.
Group sales exceed $500 million, operating profits exceeds 38% of turnover as Turtle business explodes.
Waterbabies® brand introduced in U.S.
Playmates acquires master toy rights in Star Trek® franchise and launches collector line in U.S.
Toy company spun off as separate listing on SEHK (Ticker:0635).
Playmates's Nano® brand captures large share of worldwide virtual pet market.
Thomas Chan appointed Chairman as Sam Chan retires after 30 years.
"AMAZING AMY" ships in U.S. - first of 6 best selling dolls in Amazing brand.
Playmates revolutionizes collector business with Intelli-Tronic Simpsons® figures.
Playmates Disney Princess® brand launches with "My Interactive Princess" Cinderella.
Lou Novak appointed President of toy group.
Playmates becomes Disney's No. 1 large doll licensee.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return with all NEW entertainment, products and marketing support.
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|The Action Figure Archive - Thursday, December 01, 2022|