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|Toylines (alphabetical order)|
|Aaron Carter (2001)|
|American Champions (1999)|
|Britney Spears (2001)|
|Bruce Lee (2000)|
|Camp Rock (2008)|
|Care Bears (2002)|
|Cat in the Hat (2003)|
|Cheetah Girls (2007)|
|Chronicles Of Narnia Prince Caspian (2008)|
|Curious George (2008)|
|Dragon Flyz (2005)|
|Hannah Montana (2007)|
|Lisa Frank (2002)|
|Mandy Moore (2000)|
|Precious Moments (2002)|
|Sabrina The Animated Series (2000)|
|Sky Dancers (2005)|
|SpongeBob SquarePants (2008)|
|Spy Kids (2002)|
|Sweet Secrets (2007)|
|The Dog (2002)|
|The Wiggles (2008)|
|X-Treme Petz (2000)|
|Toylines (chronological order)|
|2000||Sabrina The Animated Series|
|2003||Cat in the Hat|
|2008||Chronicles Of Narnia Prince Caspian|
|□||About Play Along Toys Inc
Play Along was established in May 1999 by a group of industry professionals with an aggregate of over 60 years of experience developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling toys and novelty items.
The company offers a wide range of toy and novelty products based on music and entertainment personalities and brands. Music industry stars include Britney Spears, our first major product line, Mandy Moore, Aaron Carter, ATeens and many more. Other celebrity lines include those for Pamela Anderson of V.I.P., international tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams, and the film and martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
Acquired by JAKKS in 2004.
|□||JAKKS PACIFIC ANNOUNCES PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF PLAY ALONG
MALIBU, Calif. - April 20, 2004 - JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK) today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire substantially all of the assets of the Play Along companies. The privately-held toy companies based in Deerfield, Florida manufacture traditional toys, including plush, dolls, action figures and preschool and construction toys, and holds a number of licenses including Cabbage Patch Kids® for dolls, Care Bears® for plush and preschool learning, Teletubbies® for preschool and playsets and DC Comic's Batman® and Justice League® for construction toys. Consideration for the acquisition is anticipated to be up to $116 million, consisting of $75 million in cash, approximately $11 million of JAKKS common stock and an earn-out of up to an aggregate amount of $30 million through 2007, based on the achievement of certain financial performance criteria. Based on preliminary unaudited results of calendar year 2003, Play Along reported approximately $160 million in revenue and approximately $30 million in pre-tax earnings. The parties expect to complete the transaction during the second quarter of 2004. Play Along, which will be operated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of JAKKS Pacific and will continue to be based out of Florida and Hong Kong, is expected to significantly increase future sales and earnings of JAKKS after the transaction closes.
"We believe that Play Along, with its product lines and strong management team, will be a valuable addition to JAKKS' portfolio of brands across multiple product categories" commented Jack Friedman, chairman and CEO, JAKKS Pacific. "We have worked very hard over the past five years to build Play Along into a dynamic force in the toy industry," commented Charlie Emby, President of Play Along. "The combination of Play Along and our great classic brands, along with the outstanding brands in JAKKS Pacific's portfolio, should make JAKKS Pacific an even stronger company in the future."
"Play Along will continue as a subsidiary of Jakks Pacific out of our Deerfield Beach headquarters, thus there will be no negative effect on any of our lines. We will continue to move forward - and fans of lines including AOME and C3 will have lots to look forward to from us in the upcoming months."
Play Along Toys Inc
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