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|□||Toy Quest is About Fun
Formerly known as Manley, Toy Quest is about fun. With over three decades of experience, we strive toentertain kids with out-of-the-box, inventive products that utilize current technologies. Toy Quest inspires imaginative entertainment with all kinds of toys, from action figures to inflatables, plug and play games to craft and activity kits. Boys and girls of all ages, (including a few well into their double-digits) are excited by our toys. Besides developing our own proprietary brands, Toy Quest has established lasting relationships with several top licenses including Disney, Honda, Trading Spaces, Spider-Man, Six Flags, Little Tikes, Tonka, Power Rangers, Hot Wheels, and Barbie. Through these partnerships Toy Quest has created unique products in an array of categories. As Toy Quest continues to grow we remain committed to our core values of technology-driven, high-quality products at the right price, and fun - it's gotta be fun.
When you're on a quest for the perfect toy, think Toy Quest. Among the world's largest private makers of electronic games and toys, the company (formerly known as Manley Toy Quest) makes robotic pets such as Tekno the Robotic Puppy and interactive doll Cindy Smart (who can speak, as well as "see" shapes, letters, pictures, and objects.) Other products include Stretch Screamers, role-play costume sets, and Aqua Blast (all the makings of a backyard water park, licensed with Six Flags). Toy Quest's products are sold by toy retailers, discount stores, and online. Founded by Chinese businessman Sampson Chan in 1975, Toy Quest is owned by Chan and president Brian Dubinsky.
|□||Toy Quest History
1977 - Manley Toys®, one of Asia’s premier toy suppliers, was established.
1997 - ToyQuest®, the design, marketing, and licensing division of Manley Toys, was established in Los Angeles, CA.
1999 - Paddlebop was selected as a finalist for Family Fun’s Active Toy of the Year.
2000 - Tekno, The Robotic Puppy, launched and sold over 7 million units. Time Magazine recognized Tekno as “Toy of the Year”.
Listed in Parent’s Magazine as one of the “Year’s Most Wanted Toys”. TV appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Food Network.
2001 - Tekno Family Funtastic named Australian Toy Association Toy of the Year.
2003 - Introduction of Stretch Screamers. TV appearance The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
2004 - Launch of the Minimoto line of electric ride-on vehicles. TV appearances include The Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, Soap Talk. ToyQuest creates the first video game to battle obesity; Spider-man 2 Web Action Video Game System. Six Flags Banzai Falls line launched. Banzai Falls Water Slide nominated for 2006 Outdoor Toy of the Year.
2005 - GoGo TV was introduced. TV appearances include ABC World News Tonight, Live with Regis and Kelly, NBC Local News (San Diego). Named Family Fun’s Toy of the Year Award, Nick Jr. Family Magazine’s 50 Best Toys of the Year.
2006 - ToyQuest is larger than ever with new and exciting toys lined-up for this year. Stay tuned . . .
August 18, 2006 – According to the latest NPD Group research on the dollar share of toy manufacturers, ToyQuest was ranked the seventh largest toy manufacturer in the United States. This is the first time the LA-based toy company has made the list.
Manufacturer Ranked on Dollar Sales
1 . . . . . Mattel
2 . . . . . Hasbro
3 . . . . . Jakks Pacific
4 . . . . . Binney and Smith
5 . . . . . MGA Entertainment
6 . . . . . MegaBrands
7 . . . . . Manley ToyQuest
8 . . . . . Lego Systems
9 . . . . . Intex
10 . . . . Leap Frog
While Mattel and Hasbro continue to dominate market share, there are opportunities for other manufacturers, like ToyQuest, to receive placement at retail. A large portion of ToyQuest’s success can be attributed to their line of seasonal items including the Banzai Falls inflatable water slides, pool toys, sprinklers, squirt guns, and other backyard activities. ToyQuest is a category leader in the inflatable water business at major mass retailers.
“ToyQuest continues to bring quality and innovative products to the marketplace. Our Banzai Falls seasonal line has done extremely well this year and has added exponentially to our total sales,” states President Brian Dubinsky. “I am honored that ToyQuest is ranked amongst other top toy manufacturers.“
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