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|□||About JAKKS Pacific Inc
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. is a multi-brand toy company that designs, develops, produces and markets toys and related products under various brand names (Flying Colors, Road Champs, Remco, Child Guidance, Color Club, and Pentech) in multiple product categories ( Wheels, Action Figures, Crafts, Pre-School, Plush and Dolls.)
Jack Friedman co-founded JAKKS Pacific, Inc. in 1995, serving since that time as the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his positions at JAKKS Pacific, from January 1989 until January 1995, Mr. Friedman was president, chief executive officer and director of THQ, Inc. a publicly held company that develops and sells interactive games and software. From 1970 to 1991, Mr. Friedman held executive positions at several other toy companies, including president and chief operating officer of LJN Toys, Ltd., a toy and software company. When MCA/Universal, Inc. acquired LJN in 1986, Mr. Friedman continued as president until MCA's sale of LJN in late 1988.
|□||JAKKS acquires Trendmasters - Dec 2002
MALIBU, Calif. -- Dec. 3, 2002 -- JAKKS Pacific, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the product lines and related assets of St. Louis, Missouri-based Trendmasters, a privately held toy company. Trendmasters is known for "The Storm(TM)" brand of water guns, gliders and junior sports toys, seasonal products for Halloween, Christmas and Easter, and vehicles, action figures, dolls and playsets under multiple brands.
|□||JAKKS Pacific Completes Asset Acquisition of Creative Designs
February 10, 2006 08:38 AM US Eastern Timezone
MALIBU, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAKK) announced today that the Company has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets and liabilities of Creative Designs International Ltd. (CDI), a twenty-six year-old, privately-held toy company based in Feasterville, PA, and a related Hong Kong company. CDI is a leading manufacturer of girls' dress-up and role-play toys, including dress-up outfits, tea sets, pretend kitchens and vanities, and holds licenses from Disney for its classic characters, princesses and fairies.
Stephen Berman, JAKKS Pacific's President and COO, stated, "We could not be more thrilled to add CDI's portfolio of evergreen products into JAKKS(TM). We believe that the addition of the CDI business, combined with our continued focus on the growth of all of JAKKS' divisions, will strengthen JAKKS' product line and contribute to the Company's long-term growth. This family business represents almost three decades of experience in the toy business and we welcome its team as added assets to the Company's management team."
Consideration for the acquisition is up to $116.5 million, consisting of $93.3 million in cash, 150,000 shares of JAKKS common stock at a value of approximately $3.2 million and an earn-out of up to an aggregate amount of $20.0 million through 2008, based on the achievement of certain financial performance criteria.
|□||JAKKS Pacific Named Master Toy Licensee for Everyone's Favorite Purple Dinosaur - Barney(TM)
MALIBU, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2006--
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAKK) announced today that it has signed a multi-year, master toy licensing agreement with HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality preschool entertainment, to manufacture and market a full line of products based on the top children's property, Barney. JAKKS Pacific(R), under its Child Guidance(R) preschool division, will develop toy products in multiple categories, including learning toys, plush and more.
"Our Child Guidance team will strive to create a line that not only embodies Barney, but which will also inspire creativity and imagination in children for years to come," said Jennifer Richmond, Senior Vice President, Licensing and Media, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. "We are extremely proud to have been selected by HIT as their Master Toy Partner with this all-inclusive toy license."
"JAKKS Pacific is the ideal partner to create toys that capture the magic of Barney," said Jamie Cygielman, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products, HIT Entertainment. "Barney is a beloved character who has been entertaining and educating children with fun, music and laughs since his debut nearly twenty years ago."
The first wave of Child Guidance products based on Barney is slated to hit retail shelves in North America in Spring 2007, and is expected to be available in both mass and specialty retailers nationwide.
As a helping hand for growing children, Barney (along with special pals Baby Bop(TM) and BJ(TM)) helps parents give their children the range of skills they need to grow - and he always does it with lots of fun, music and laughs. "Barney & Friends(TM)" episodes are always filled with Sharing, Caring, Imagining, Dancing and Learning and can be seen on PBS KIDS(R) and PBS KIDS Sprout. For more information about Barney and all his friends, please visit
About HIT Entertainment
HIT Entertainment, owned by private equity investment group Apax Partners since June 2005, is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes internationally renowned children's properties, such as Bob the Builder(TM), Barney(TM), Thomas & Friends(TM), Pingu(TM), RubbaDubbers(TM) and Angelina Ballerina(TM) and HIT acts as a representative for The Wiggles(TM) in the UK, US and Canada. HIT also owns the Guinness World Records(TM) publishing and television property and Fireman Sam(TM), a joint venture with S4C. Launched in 1989, HIT's lines of business span television and video production (including studios in the US and the UK), publishing, consumer products licensing and live events. With a catalog of over 1,000 hours of young children's programming, HIT sells its shows to over 200 territories globally and has operations in the UK, US, Japan and Canada. In 2005, the Company joined Comcast Corporation, PBS and Sesame Workshop to launch PBS KIDS Sprout, a 24-hour digital cable channel and VOD service for preschoolers. For more information, visit
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. is a toy and consumer products company that, since 1995, has been designing, developing, producing and marketing toys, leisure products and writing instruments for children and adults around the world. The company has become a top four U.S. player in the toys and leisure products sector through product development, licensing agreements and strategic acquisitions.
1995 - Founded
1997 - Acquired Remco, Child Guidance, Road Champs
1999 - Acquired Berk, Flying Colors
2000 - Acquired Pentech
2002 - Acquired Toymax, Go Fly A Kite, Funnoodle
2003 - Acquired Color Workshop, Trendmasters
2004 - Acquired Play Along Toys
2005 - Acquired Pet Pal Corp.
2006 - Acquired Creative Designs International
2008 - Acquired Kids Only Toys, Tollytots, Disguise
In 2012 JAKKS Pacific announced the successful negotiation of licences for The Dark Knight Rises and Spider-man, promoting new toy ranges at the New York and other International Toy Fairs.
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