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PLAYMONSTER EXPANDS GLOBAL FOOTPRINT AS SNAP SHIPS BLASTS INTO KOREAN MARKET

Build to Battle® Construction Line Rolls Out With a National Children’s Day Launch

 

BELOIT, Wis. (May 5, 2021) – PlayMonster LLC is pleased to announce that its popular Snap Ships® line is expanding into the Korean market.

In partnership with third-party distributor HEM, the construction line Snap Ships will be hitting store shelves in time for Children’s Day on May 5th — a much-loved national holiday that celebrates children of all ages. The line will see a full national rollout across specialty and mass-market retail with media support. Adding to the line’s exciting Build to Battle® play experience, the Snap Ships App and Season One of its digital animated series, Snap Ships: Dawn of Battle, are being translated into Korean, maximizing its immersive toy experience for consumers.

This market launch further expands PlayMonster’s global footprint with children already playing with Snap Ships in countries like Australia, the UK, and South Africa, with more to come.

“We are excited to bring the brand to a strong market like Korea with a full national rollout,” said Richard Gill, Vice President International, PlayMonster. “It demonstrates that Snap Ships’ dynamic new Build to Battle® play belies language and cultural barriers, appealing to kids and families everywhere.”

This year has already seen significant growth for PlayMonster, with the rebranding of Interplay to PlayMonster UK and the company’s recent acquisition of BriteBrush™. On the global stage, PlayMonster continues to see success with Snap Ships, 5 Second Rule®, and the must-have game Drone Home™, which will see further distribution in Fall 2021 in Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, and Israel.

“With a presence in 60 countries, our aim is to continue to expand our business internationally in tandem with our partners, like HEM, and further develop our business relations,” continued Gill. “Asia is becoming a growth market — Korea is spearheading that — with India, China, and Japan following suit.”

Designed for kids ages 8 and up, Snap Ships is a collectible, durable and versatile modular building system that stands up to action play. Snap Ships invites kids to build, battle, play and display an exciting array of cool spacecraft, merging two of the biggest play patterns for boys—action-play and construction. Each Snap Ships comes with a mysterious UJU tech piece that holds special value hidden inside the box.

More than just a toy line, Snap Ships creates a 360-degree play experience inviting kids into the Snap Ships universe through an immersive animated series from the acclaimed content studio, Wind Sun Sky Entertainment, and a free interactive AR app from highly successful video game developers and Snap Ships inventors, Scott Pease and Jeff Swenty (Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, Call of Duty). The app is rated E for everyone and is available for free for iOS on the Apple App Store and Android via the Google Play Store.

 

For more information, please visit: www.playmonster.com.

 

About PlayMonster LLC

PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, SET®, Five Crowns®, Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Face Paintoos™, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, and Snap Ships®.

 

 

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For More Information, Please Contact:                                              

Lisa Wuennemann                                          Jonathan Siemens
PlayMonster LLC                                             Director, Marketing and Communications – ChizComm
(800) 524-4263                                                (416) 551-0822 x330
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HOLLIE HOLMES JOINS PLAYMONSTER AS GLOBAL HEAD OF LICENSING

Veteran Toy Industry Executive Brings Licensing Expertise to Growing Portfolio of Brands

Beloit, WI (May 3, 2020)PlayMonster LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Hollie Holmes to the role of Global Head of Licensing, effective immediately.

In this newly created role, Holmes will oversee the company’s global licensing business with an emphasis on the development and expansion of new Intellectual Property across new and existing categories.  She will report to Scott Flynn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PlayMonster.

Holmes is an agile leader with over 20 years of consumer products experience in identifying, securing, and implementing partnerships with leading global entertainment, gaming, celebrity, influencers, toy, automotive, and pop-culture brands. She has a long history of developing and maintaining strong executive relationships and is a collaborative partner, negotiating global agreements to increase brand awareness, profitability, and sales.

“Hollie brings vast experience and demonstrated success in building strong licensing programs that impact business in a meaningful way,” said Flynn.  “It’s a whole new level of focus for us that we expect will not only amplify our existing portfolio but open more doors to exciting new opportunities.”

Most recently, Holmes served as Senior Director of Strategic Development: Global Licensing Acquisitions and Entertainment Partnerships at Mattel, where she was responsible for entertainment partnerships and license acquisitions across Mattel’s global portfolio, including those for its iconic brands – including Barbie, Hot Wheels, and Fisher-Price. She oversaw the acquisitions for hundreds of licenses each year, negotiating and executing agreements with partners, and evaluating and acquiring new content in various stages of development.

Tim Kilpin, President of PlayMonster, said, “Hollie is one of the most widely respected and visionary executives in the licensing industry today, and we couldn’t be happier that Hollie chose to continue her career with PlayMonster.”

“Working with Tim previously at Mattel was an incredible experience, and I’ve always known I wanted to work with him again,” said Holmes. “Scott, and the entire PlayMonster team are innovative, fun, known as a great partner, and incredibly agile, which I’ve learned brings the term “moving quickly” to a whole new level.  I’m thrilled at the opportunity to help expand our focus and accelerate growth for the PlayMonster team.”

PlayMonster is aggressively continuing to build its portfolio of brands and content-driven IP across categories, strengthening its activity not only in core categories but incrementally with the introduction of new business lines, including Koosh and BriteBrush, that significantly scale the company’s growth and leadership position.

 

To learn more about PlayMonster, visit playmonster.com

 

About PlayMonster

PlayMonster, a leading international toy, and game company believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, SET®, Five Crowns®, Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Face Paintoos™, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, and Snap Ships™.

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For More Information, Please Contact:                                              

Lisa Wuennemann                                          Jonathan Siemens

PlayMonster LLC                                               Director, Marketing and Communications – ChizComm
(800) 524-4263                                                 (416) 551-0822 x330
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Thank You, Teachers!

Hey families! Do you remember when there were 9 planets? Wow, us too! Now it seems up for debate whether Pluto is on the list. The International Astronomical Union decided in 2006 to designate Pluto as a “dwarf planet.” Ouch.

8+9 is a doubles fact plus one. Do you remember when 8+9 was simply, 17? Yep, us too!

The 16th amendment to the U.S. Constitution established federal income tax. Wait. What? Can we get a recount on that one? The 21st amendment repealed prohibition. Ok, we’ll drink to that!

If you’ve spent the past year brushing up on all of this—and more—as a remote pseudo-teacher’s assistant to your kids, we know you have a whole new appreciation for teachers.

We all knew they were important before the global pandemic. But after 2020, let’s face it, we’re all thinking, “please don’t leave me alone to teach my kids again! I don’t know what I’m doing!”

At PlayMonster, we believe teachers are incredibly important! We want to thank teachers for all they do. A BIG THANK YOU! We can’t type it, shout it, or say it enough! We truly appreciate everything teachers do!

Now families, here is one way you can help your kids continue to learn at home this summer. We promise it won’t involve flash cards and it’s something that educators will endorse. The answer is simple: PLAY!

Encourage your kids to get away from the screens and play!

The Toy Association’s Genius of Play Initiative found that:
– Make-believe games help kids regulate emotions
– 88% of preschoolers playing with blocks were engaged in at least one math-building activity such as comparing sizes and counting.
– Studies show that kindergarteners’ vocabulary was positively related to the amount of time they spent talking during pretend play at age 3.

Need more proof? There’s a host of fascinating research about the importance of play here.

The best way you can help your kids learn is to encourage them to play at home. We know it will help kids be more prepared to learn in school. The Genius of Play Initiative has a host of play ideas using items already found in your home.

At PlayMonster, we can certainly offer a ton of recommendations for new toys for the whole family.

Here’s one the teachers will love: our Science4you kits. They’ll help boost brain power! Maybe your child can use one of our kits, such as Spectacular Science, to get Pluto back on that planet list. . .

As this school year comes to a close, we offer another BIG THANK YOU to educators! At Play Monster, we encourage everyone to keep on learning this summer. The formula is simple: PLAY!

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Relative Insanity® Drive You Insane Sweepstakes

Official Rules FINAL

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO ENTER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

 

  1. Sweepstakes Description: THE @PLAYMONSTERFUNGAMES “RELATIVE INSANITY® DRIVE YOU INSANE SWEEPSTAKES” (THE “SWEEPSTAKES”) IS GOVERNED BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND PROMOTES THE GAME “RELATIVE INSANITY” (THE “GAME”). TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GAME FOR FREE, VISIT WWW.PLAYMONSTER.COM.

 

  1. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). An individual under the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of legal residence, which is generally eighteen (18) years of age (a “Minor”) should have his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission before participating in the Sweepstakes. In all cases, where a Minor is an Entrant or Prize winner, Entrant/Prize winner/You/Your refers to such Minor and the Minor’s parent or legal guardian acting on his/her behalf.

Employees of PlayMonster LLC (“Sponsor”), Foxworthy Outdoors LLC, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of such individuals are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

  1. Agreement to Rules: By participating in the Sweepstakes, the Entrant or “You” agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the Sweepstakes in all respects. By holding an account with Instagram, You are bound by its terms and conditions. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission, or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by messages to its official Instagram page: Instagram.com/PlayMonsterFun.
  2. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes starts at 12:00:00 PM Pacific Time (PT) on April 23, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on April 30, 2021, (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

 

  1. How to Enter: During the Sweepstakes Period, eligible Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes online-only by accessing the Sweepstakes post Instagram.com/playmonsterfungames (the “Sweepstakes Post”). Entrants must tag one (1) friend/family member in the comments and follow @PlayMonsterFunGames on Instagram to be eligible to win.

 

If participating via mobile device, You understand and agree that wireless Internet access and other charges may apply. You are advised to review your wireless carrier’s rate plan BEFORE participating in the Sweepstakes via mobile device. Wireless Internet access is not available in all areas and not all mobile devices allow for wireless Internet access or are compatible with the Instagram app.

 

 

By successfully completing the foregoing, and subject to the limitations detailed herein, you will receive one (1) Entry into the Sweepstakes. Automated or robotic entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Sponsor may remove and disqualify any Entries it deems in its sole and absolute discretion to contain obscene, profane, or questionable material or content.  Final eligibility for the award of any Prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes. You are advised to secure the consent of any friend or family member prior to tagging them in your Entry. Limit: There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person per day during the Sweepstakes Period. For the avoidance of doubt, a person may be included in another Entrant’s Entry as a tagged friend and still submit his/her own Entry without violating the preceding entry limit.

 

  1. Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be awarded two (2) copies of the Relative Insanity Game on behalf of him/herself and his/her one (1) tagged friend/family member in their Entry. The ARV of the Prize is $39.98 USD.
  2. Odds: The odds of winning will vary and depend on the number of eligible Entries received.
  3. Winner Selection and Notification: At the completion of the Sweepstakes Period, on or about May 1, 2021, Sponsor (or its designee) will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Winners are subject to verification, including verification of age. Sponsors decisions are final and binding in all respects. The potential Prize winners will be notified on or about May 1, 2021 via direct message on at the social handle contained in the Entry from @PlayMonsterFunGames. Sponsor shall have no liability for potential winner’s failure to receive notification for any reason, including spam, junk e-mail or security settings, or any other technical difficulty, or incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information or failure to adequately monitor Instagram. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim the Prize by 11:59:59 PM PT on May 5, 2021, the Prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected from remaining eligible Entries.
  4. Prize Winner Responsibilities: The Prize will be awarded in the name of the Entrant. While the Entrant has entered on behalf of himself and his/her one (1) friend/family member (“Friend”), the Prize will be awarded in the name of the Entrant on behalf of himself and his/her one (1) Friend (and NOT to the Entrant him/herself personally). In the event a potential Prize winner is under the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence, the Prize will be awarded in the name of the Entrant’s parent or legal guardian. Entrant is responsible for all paperwork, taxes, and responsibilities related to the receipt of the Prize. Sponsor’s sole obligation to award the prize is to provide it to the Entrant; and should Friend have any objection or claim as to receipt of the Prize (or any portion thereof), the sole recourse of such Friend is against the winning Entrant and NOT Sponsor. By accepting a prize (or any portion thereof) winner and Friends acknowledge and agree to compliance with these Official Rules, which are final and binding. Winner acknowledges that decisions of Sponsor and its agencies, with respect to all aspects of the Sweepstakes, are final. No cash or other Prize substitution shall be permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Prize is non-transferable. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if the Prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the Prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the Prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen Prize items. Unclaimed Prizes may not be awarded. This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States of America/DC and a Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to an address within said locations. Winner will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes connected with receipt of Prize, the use and enjoyment of Prize, or any other connection with this Sweepstakes unless otherwise required by law or unless this requirement is waived in writing by an authorized representative of Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
  5. Publicity: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants automatically confer on Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide, fully paid-up, assignable license to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, statements, Instagram profile/handle, biographical information, city and state address for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in all media, including, without limitation, in perpetuity, without further notice, approval, attribution, or any compensation (except to the extent prohibited by law) and agree to execute specific consent to such use upon request. Entrant further agrees, upon Sponsor’s request and without compensation, to use best efforts to assist Sponsor in obtaining a similar grant of rights from Friend.
  6. Terms & Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Sponsor control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Sponsor may select the potential winner from all eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or violates these Official Rules. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  7. Limitation of Liability: By submitting an entry, You waive any privacy expectations that You might have with respect to the Entry or any personal information provided. By participating, participants agree (and agree to confirm in writing) to the extent permitted by law to release and hold harmless Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Entities, Instagram, and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s) and their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors, (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such participation in the Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of Entries. Proof of attempting to submit an Entry is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned and become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor.
  8. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, You agree (and agree to confirm in writing) that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Rock County, Wisconsin having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall You be permitted to obtain awards for, and You hereby waive all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than Your actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes or being tagged in an Entry). You further waive all rights to injunctive relief and have damages multiplied or increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability, so the above may not apply to You.
  9. Miscellaneous: If any provision of the Official Rules or the application of any such provision to any person or circumstance shall be declared to be invalid, unenforceable or void by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not have the effect of invalidating or voiding the remainder of the Official Rules, it being the intent and agreement of the parties that the Official Rules shall be deemed amended by modifying such provision to the extent necessary to render it valid, legal and enforceable while preserving its intent or, if such modification is not possible, by substituting therefore another provision that is valid, legal and enforceable so as to give effect to Sponsor’s intent. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use, and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
  10. Sponsor/Instagram Disclaimer: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by PlayMonster LLC, 1400 E. Inman Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511. You understand that You are providing your information to the Sponsor (with use subject to the privacy policy found at: https://www.playmonster.com/privacy-policy/) and not to Instagram. By participating via Instagram, You are also subject to Instagram’s data policy and terms of use which may be found at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.

 

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@PlayMonsterFun My Fairy Garden Sweepstakes

Official Rules FINAL

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO ENTER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

 

  1. Sweepstakes Description: THE “@PLAYMONSTERFUN MY FAIRY GARDEN SWEEPSTAKES” (THE “SWEEPSTAKES”) IS GOVERNED BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND PROMOTES THE MY FAIRY GARDEN TOY LINE. (THE “TOYS”). TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TOYS FOR FREE, VISIT WWW.PLAYMONSTER.COM.

 

  1. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). An individual under the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of legal residence, which is generally eighteen (18) years of age (a “Minor”) should have his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission before participating in the Sweepstakes. In all cases, where a Minor is an Entrant or Prize winner, Entrant/Prize winner/You/Your refers to such Minor and the Minor’s parent or legal guardian acting on his/her behalf.

Employees of PlayMonster LLC (“Sponsor”), and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of such individuals are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

  1. Agreement to Rules: By participating in the Sweepstakes, the Entrant or “You” agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the Sweepstakes in all respects. By holding an account with Instagram, You are bound by its terms and conditions. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission, or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by messages to its official Instagram page: Instagram.com/PlayMonsterFun.
  2. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes starts at 12:00:00 PM Pacific Time (PT) on April 9, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on April 16, 2021, (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

 

  1. How to Enter: During the Sweepstakes Period, eligible Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes online-only by accessing the Sweepstakes post at Instagram.com/playmonsterfun (the “Sweepstakes Post”). Entrants must tag one (1) friend/family member (as defined below) in the comments and follow @PlayMonsterFun on Instagram to be eligible to win.

 

If participating via mobile device, You understand and agree that wireless Internet access and other charges may apply. You are advised to review your wireless carrier’s rate plan BEFORE participating in the Sweepstakes via mobile device. Wireless Internet access is not available in all areas and not all mobile devices allow for wireless Internet access or are compatible with the Instagram app.

 

 

By successfully completing the foregoing, and subject to the limitations detailed herein, you will receive one (1) Entry into the Sweepstakes. Automated or robotic entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Sponsor may remove and disqualify any Entries it deems in its sole and absolute discretion to contain obscene, profane, or questionable material or content.  Final eligibility for the award of any Prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes. You are advised to secure the consent of any friend/family member prior to tagging them in your Entry. Limit: There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person per day during the Sweepstakes Period. For the avoidance of doubt, a person may be included in another Entrant’s Entry as a tagged friend and still submit his/her own Entry without violating the preceding entry limit.

  1. Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be awarded a prize pack consisting of: two (2) copies of My Fairy Garden Light Treehouse, two (2) copies of My Fairy Garden Nature Cottage, and two (2) copies of My Fairy Garden Unicorn Paradise on behalf of him/herself and his/her one (1) tagged friend/family member in their Entry. The ARV of the Prize is $135.94 USD.
  2. Odds: The odds of winning will vary and depend on the number of eligible Entries received.
  3. Winner Selection and Notification: At the completion of the Sweepstakes Period, on or about April 17, 2021, Sponsor (or its designee) will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Winner is subject to verification, including verification of age. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all respects. The potential Prize winner will be notified on or about April 17, 2021 via direct message on Instagram at the social handle contained in the Entry from @PlayMonsterFun. Sponsor shall have no liability for potential winner’s failure to receive notification for any reason, including spam, junk e-mail or security settings, or any other technical difficulty, or incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information or failure to adequately monitor Instagram. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim the Prize by 11:59:59 PM PT on May 1, 2021, the Prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected from remaining eligible Entries.
  4. Prize Winner Responsibilities: The Prize will be awarded in the name of the Entrant. While the Entrant has entered on behalf of himself and his/her one (1) friend/family member (“Friend”), the Prize will be awarded in the name of the Entrant on behalf of himself and his/her one (1) Friend (and NOT to the Entrant him/herself personally). In the event a potential Prize winner is under the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence, the Prize will be awarded in the name of the Entrant’s parent or legal guardian. Entrant is responsible for all paperwork, taxes, and responsibilities related to the receipt of the Prize. Sponsor’s sole obligation to award the prize is to provide it to the Entrant; and should Friend have any objection or claim as to receipt of the Prize (or any portion thereof), the sole recourse of such Friend is against the winning Entrant and NOT Sponsor. By accepting a prize (or any portion thereof) winner and Friend acknowledge and agree to compliance with these Official Rules, which are final and binding. Winner acknowledges that decisions of Sponsor and its agencies, with respect to all aspects of the Sweepstakes, are final. No cash or other Prize substitution shall be permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Prize is non-transferable. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if the Prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the Prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the Prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen Prize items. Unclaimed Prizes may not be awarded. This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States of America/DC and Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to an address within said locations. Winner will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes connected with receipt of Prize, the use and enjoyment of Prize, or any other connection with this Sweepstakes unless otherwise required by law or unless this requirement is waived in writing by an authorized representative of Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
  5. Publicity: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants automatically confer on Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide, fully paid-up, assignable license to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, statements, Instagram profile/handle, biographical information, city and state address for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in all media, including, without limitation, in perpetuity, without further notice, approval, attribution, or any compensation (except to the extent prohibited by law) and agree to execute specific consent to such use upon request. Entrant further agrees, upon Sponsor’s request and without compensation, to use best efforts to assist Sponsor in obtaining a similar grant of rights from Friend.
  6. Terms & Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Sponsor control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Sponsor may select the potential winner from all eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or violates these Official Rules. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  7. Limitation of Liability: By submitting an entry, You waive any privacy expectations that You might have with respect to the Entry or any personal information provided. By participating, participants agree (and agree to confirm in writing) to the extent permitted by law to release and hold harmless Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Entities, Instagram, and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s) and their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors, (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such participation in the Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of Entries. Proof of attempting to submit an Entry is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned and become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor.
  8. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, You agree (and agree to confirm in writing) that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Rock County, Wisconsin having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall You be permitted to obtain awards for, and You hereby waive all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than Your actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes or being tagged in an Entry). You further waive all rights to injunctive relief and have damages multiplied or increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability, so the above may not apply to You.
  9. Miscellaneous: If any provision of the Official Rules or the application of any such provision to any person or circumstance shall be declared to be invalid, unenforceable or void by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not have the effect of invalidating or voiding the remainder of the Official Rules, it being the intent and agreement of the parties that the Official Rules shall be deemed amended by modifying such provision to the extent necessary to render it valid, legal and enforceable while preserving its intent or, if such modification is not possible, by substituting therefore another provision that is valid, legal and enforceable so as to give effect to Sponsor’s intent. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use, and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
  10. Sponsor /Social Platform Disclaimer: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by PlayMonster LLC, 1400 E. Inman Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511. You understand that You are providing your information to the Sponsor (with use subject to the privacy policy found at: https://www.playmonster.com/privacy-policy/) and not to Instagram. By participating via Instagram, You are also subject to Instagram’s data policy and terms of use which may be found at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.

 

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BriteBrush™ Enhances Award-Winning Smart Toothbrush Line with Elmo as Kids’ New Brushing Buddy

Beloit, WI, April 6, 2021 —  Brushing teeth is about to become a lot more fun! BriteBrush™, winner of three top parenting awards and the Good Housekeeping Editor’s Choice for Best Smart Toothbrush for Kids, has introduced a new edition featuring Sesame Street’s Elmo, advancing their mission to make it fun to brush right and instill healthy habits for the whole family! With the addition of evolved sonic vibration technology, the newly-expanded line of top-selling interactive toothbrushes for kids is guaranteed to bring bright smiles to daily routines, as well as belly laughs when brushing along with the beloved furry red monster.

“We believe BriteBrush is the first innovation to make brushing teeth as much fun for kids as toys and games,” said Scott Flynn, Chief Fun Monster at PlayMonster. “BriteBrush’s propriety sensors recognize brushing patterns and provide real-time coaching with music and games to create an engaging experience kids actually look forward to twice a day.”

With Elmo as their brushing coach, kids can learn how to properly brush their teeth while having a blast playing games and earning star rewards within the toothbrush, for immediate feedback after brushing. Of course, Elmo will have them singing and humming along to his famous Brushy Brush song.

BriteBrush features modern oral care technology with no apps or mobile devices needed. It contains proprietary technology that actually senses brushing technique and encourages kids (with music and fun coaching) to brush using the methods most recommended by dentists and the oral care industry. BriteBrush truly solves a problem every parent can relate to. Product features include:

 

  • Four Built-In Songs and Games: ​Kids will love Sesame Street’s Brushy Brush Song, Tricycle Adventure, Silly Sounds and Music Maker games that are fun and offer live tips from Elmo, to help guide brushing as they play.
  • Oral Care Technology:​ Smart brushing sensors and side change recognition give kids the tools they need to brush with confidence. The addition of sonic vibration helps improve brushing results.
  • Voice, Music & Sounds:​ Engaging lights and audio – with Elmo’s friendly voice! – encourage kids to brush longer and reward proper brushing techniques.
  • Parent Check Light​: This at-a-glance indicator gives parents and caregivers peace of mind, confirming if their children brushed well.

 

“Keeping children’s smiles healthy at every age and stage is an important part of keeping their whole bodies well,” said Jeff Chapp, Senior Director, North America Licensing, Sesame Workshop. “Children with healthy teeth are better able to maintain strong bodies, feel good about themselves, and build lifelong healthy habits. We’re so pleased to have Elmo and Sesame Street be a part of families’ daily routines.”

Available now at Amazon and Walmart, BriteBrush Elmo (for ages 3+) has a MSRP at $19.99 and includes two soft brush heads (one blue and one red) that are gentle on teeth and gums. BriteBrush is also available in BriteBrush GameBrush (for ages 5+). Parents can find more information at www.BriteBrush™.com.

 

About PlayMonster LLC

PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, SET®, Five Crowns®, Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Face Paintoos™, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, and Snap Ships®.

 

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PLAYMONSTER LLC AND BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO INSPIRE MODULAR DESIGN LEARNING THROUGH POPULAR SNAP SHIPS TOY!

PlayMonster’s Snap Ships Inspires a Custom Program for Cub Scouts and Interactive Modular Design Experiences at Select Scout Camps

 

BELOIT, Wisc. and IRVING, Texas (March 29, 2021) — PlayMonster LLC and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are excited to announce a year-long promotional partnership for Snap Ships—one of the hottest construction toys this year.

The collaboration will introduce a custom “Modular Design & Build” Preview Adventure that children in Cub Scouts can earn to learn the benefits of modular design along with experiencing modular building with and without instructions using Snap Ships. Scouts will be encouraged to share what they learned with fellow Cub Scouts, friends and family.

“From Pinewood Derby races and now Snap Ship building, Cub Scouting delivers skill-building lessons to children through interactive experiences that spark their interest and imagination,” said Anthony Berger, national director of Cub Scouting for the Boy Scouts of America. “We are so delighted to partner with PlayMonster and Snap Ships to create this hands-on opportunity to engage children in an exciting new activity.”

In addition to the custom “Modular Design & Build” Preview Adventure for Cub Scouts, the partnership will encourage further exploration of modular design by providing 10,000 Snap Ships samples to kids attending Day Camps and Summer Camps[1] to introduce them to the popular #BuildtoBattle Snap Ships experience.

“We are incredibly excited for the opportunity to introduce thousands of Cub Scouts to the Snap Ships experience,” said Scott Flynn, VP Sales and Marketing, PlayMonster. “The Boy Scouts of America has a long history in inspiring learning through fun experiences and it’s an absolute honor to have a custom Snap Ships program that builds on that tradition for today’s Cub Scouts.”

Snap Ships is a versatile building system for creating multiple crafts with action play, and all sets and pieces are interchangeable, so kids can build however they want. It’s built for longevity with a broad universe with narrative-driven repeat builds. Welcome to the future…where humanity is under constant attack from a brutal alien threat. The Komplex spreads through the galaxy and grows stronger with each species they defeat and assimilate. To fight them, humanity relies on an elite team, the Forge, who pilots their own armada of spacecraft known as Snap Ships. Now YOU can Build to Battle! The story of Snap Ships can also be enjoyed through the animated series available on YouTube. The series expands the appeal of Snap Ships and supports the play pattern. Snap Ships is geared toward children ages 8 and up but can be enjoyed by nearly anyone.

For more information visit https://www.scouting.org/ or https://www.playmonster.com.

About the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.Scouting.org.

About PlayMonster

PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, SET®, Five Crowns®,  Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Face Paintoos™, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, and Snap Ships™.

[1] The BSA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be informed by expertise from agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Local councils operating day camps and summer camps consult with their local and state health departments, as well as local chartered partners, to implement appropriate protocols to help keep members, volunteers, and employees safe.

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For More Information, Please Contact:                                              

Lisa Wuennemann                                                                          Boy Scouts of America

PlayMonster LLC                                                                             PR@Scouting.org     create new email
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Jonathan Siemens

ChizComm (on behalf of PlayMonster)

(647) 669-4302

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PLAYMONSTER ACQUIRES BRITEBRUSH™, THE TOOTHBRUSH THAT IS BRINGING SMILES & PLAY TO THE ORAL CARE, TOY AND GAME INDUSTRIES

 

Beloit, WI, March 18, 2021 — Bringing monster-sized fun to families every morning and night, PlayMonster LLC (“PlayMonster”) has plans to make BriteBrush™ the leading consumer choice for kid’s toothbrushes globally. With the acquisition of BriteBrush, PlayMonster plans to expand the BriteBrush line of interactive toothbrushes for kids, merging fun with healthy childhood habits – a winning combination that families, dentists, and retailers are smiling about!

 

BriteBrush, winner of three top parenting awards, was recently recognized by Good Housekeeping as the Editor’s Choice for The Best Smart Toothbrush for Kids. The toothbrush features oral care technology, including smart brushing sensors, side change recognition, sonic vibration, and a parent check light. With no apps or mobile devices needed, BriteBrush contains proprietary technology that senses proper brushing technique and encourages kids (with music and fun coaching) to brush using the methods most recommended by dentists and the oral care industry.

 

“BriteBrush is an innovative product line, combining oral care and gaming into a bright, fun, play experience making kids and their parents smile,” said Tim Kilpin, president of PlayMonster. “The development of BriteBrush pushed the limits on the next generation of oral care for children and families.”

 

BriteBrush was developed and launched by WowWee, a leader in tech toys. Now, PlayMonster will look to continue the previous success of BriteBrush with expanded research, innovation, and of course, even more fun. With PlayMonster’s track record of infusing play into new categories, they will extend the marketing and distribution of BriteBrush to new customers, ensuring BriteBrush is available to kids of all ages.

 

“With BriteBrush, kids are not only asking to brush their teeth, but are learning how to brush properly using techniques recommended and endorsed by dentists. This product and the sensor technology are game changers for oral care, and we will be continuing this innovation to make brushing fun for kids,” said Dave Capper, BriteBrush Development Team Lead. “Since the initial launch, we’ve inspired millions of hours of brushing fun for kids, and we’re thrilled to work with PlayMonster to inspire millions more.”

 

PlayMonster continues to build their cross-category portfolio, along with the leadership and resources of Audax Private Equity, through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. The addition of BriteBrush aligns perfectly with Audax’s focus on consumer products and health.

 

The BriteBrush team is proud to make this advanced technology affordable at a retail price of approximately $20. BriteBrush is currently offering BriteBrush GameBrushTM (for ages 5+), BriteBrush BabyShark (for ages 3+), and a new innovation to be announced soon.  Families can find out more at BriteBrush.com or GameBrush.com.

 

About PlayMonster LLC

PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, SET®, Five Crowns®, Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Face Paintoos™, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, and Snap Ships®.

 

 

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SNAP SHIPS® “Basket of Pieces, Guess the Pieces Sweepstakes”

Official Rules – FINAL

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO ENTER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

 

  1. Sweepstakes Description: THE “SNAP SHIPS® “BUILD TO BASKET SWEEPSTAKES” (THE “SWEEPSTAKES”) IS GOVERNED BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND PROMOTES THE “SNAP SHIPS” TOYS (THE “TOYS”). More information about Snap Ships can be found for free at www.snapships.com.

 

  1. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). An individual under the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of legal residence, which is generally eighteen (18) years of age (a “Minor”) should have his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission before participating in the Sweepstakes. In all cases, where a Minor is an Entrant or Prize winner, Entrant/Prize winner/You/Your refers to such Minor and the Minor’s parent or legal guardian acting on his/her behalf.All employees of PlayMonster LLC (“Sponsor”), Snap Ships LLC, and each of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, distributors, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, and representatives (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), or immediate family members (spouses, siblings, children and parents, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households of such (whether or not related), are not eligible to participate or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

 

THE SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

  1. Agreement to Rules: By participating in the Sweepstakes, the Entrant  or “You” agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the Sweepstakes in all respects. By holding an account with Facebook and/or Instagram (the “Social Platforms”), You are bound by its/their terms and conditions. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission, or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by messages to its official Facebook page: Facebook.com/PlayMonsterFun or Instagram page: Instagram.com/PlayMonsterFun.

 

  1. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes starts at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) on March 15, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on March 21, 2021 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Each day in the Sweepstakes Period is an “Entry Period” for the Sweepstakes beginning with Entry Period #1 on March 15, 2021, and ending with Entry Period #7 on March 21, 2021 (each Entry Period starts at 12:00:00 AM ET and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET that same day). Entries submitted to a Sweepstakes Post after the closure of the Entry Period for that Sweepstakes Post will be disqualified.

 

  1. How to Enter: For the Sweepstakes Period, eligible Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes online-only during each Entry Period by accessing the respective Sweepstakes Post for that Entry Period at Facebook.com/SnapShips and/or Instagram.com/SnapShips (the “Sweepstakes Post”) and posting a comment to the Sweepstakes Post that includes a guess (either correct or incorrect) at how many pieces are shown in the basket. For avoidance of doubt, following @SnapShips on the social platform and/or tagging a friend is not a requirement to enter and will not increase your chance of winning.

 

If participating via mobile device, You understand and agree that wireless Internet access and other charges may apply. You are advised to review your wireless carrier’s rate plan BEFORE participating in the Sweepstakes via mobile device. Wireless Internet access is not available in all areas and not all mobile devices allow for wireless Internet access or are compatible with the Social Platform(s) app(s).

 

By successfully completing the foregoing, and subject to the limitations detailed herein, you will receive one (1) Entry into the Entry Period for the Social Platform on which you entered. Automated or robotic entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Sponsor may remove and disqualify any Entries it deems in its sole and absolute discretion to contain obscene, profane, or questionable material or content.  Final eligibility for the award of any Prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes. Limit: There is a limit of one (1) entry per profile per platform per day.

 

  1. Prizes:  Two (2) Prize winners for each Entry Period (one (1) from the Entries on each Social Platform for a total of fourteen (14)) will receive a prize package (“Easter basket”) consisting of one (1) each of the following:

 

  • Snap Ships® K-Dive Ambush Drone
  • Snap Ships® RL-55 Assault Drone
  • Snap Ships® K-Crawler Suppression Mech
  • Snap Ships® BP-48 Biped Mech
  • Snap Ships® DA-63 Turbine Drone
  • Snap Ships® K-Swarm Strike Drone

 

Winner(s) will NOT receive an actual Easter basket as part of the Prize. No cash or other Prize substitution shall be permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Prize is non-transferable. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a Prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason.  The ARV of the Prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the Prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen Prize items. Unclaimed Prizes may not be awarded.  This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States of America and Prizes will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within said locations. Any and all Prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of the Prize winner. The ARV of each Prize is: $36 USD. Total ARV of all Prizes is $504 USD.

  1. Odds: Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of Entries received for that Entry Period on each Social Platform.
  2. Winner Selection and Notification: Following the end of each Entry Period, Sponsor will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received on each Social Platform for each Entry Period, for a total of two (2) potential Prize winners (One (1) from Facebook Entries and One (1) from Instagram Entries) for that Entry Period. In the event a potential Prize winner is under the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence, the Prize will be awarded in the name of the Entrant’s parent or legal guardian. For avoidance of doubt, Prize will only be awarded to the Entrant or Entrant’s parent or legal guardian. In the event a friend is tagged in the same comment as the Entry, for avoidance of doubt, the friend will not receive a Prize. Winner is subject to verification, including verification of age. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all respects. The potential Prize winners will be notified approximately one (1) day after the random drawing for the Entry Period via direct message to the Social Platform handle on which they entered from @PlayMonsterFun. Sponsor shall have no liability for potential winner’s failure to receive notification for any reason, including spam, junk e-mail or security settings, or any other technical difficulty, or incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information or failure to adequately monitor any Social Platform. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim the prize within five (5) days of Prize notification, the Prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected from remaining eligible Entries for that Entry Period for that Social Platform. Receipt by winner of the Prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon acceptance of these Official Rules and upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AND FORFEITURE OF PRIZE.

 

  1. Publicity: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants automatically confer on Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide, fully paid-up, assignable license to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, statements, related Social Platform profiles, biographical information, city and state address for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in all media, including, without limitation, in perpetuity, without further notice, approval, attribution, or any compensation (except to the extent prohibited by law) and agree to execute specific consent to such use upon request.
  2. Terms & Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Sponsor control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Sponsor may select the potential winner from all eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or violates these Official Rules. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  3. Limitation of Liability: By submitting an Entry, You waive any privacy expectations that You might have with respect to the Entry or any personal information provided. By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Entities, the Social Platforms and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s) and their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors, (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of Entries. Proof of attempting to submit an Entry is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned and become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor.
  4. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, You agree (and agree to confirm in writing) that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Rock County, Wisconsin having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall You be permitted to obtain awards for, and You hereby waive all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than Your actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes). You further waive all rights to injunctive relief and have damages multiplied or increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability, so the above may not apply to You.
  5. Miscellaneous: If any provision of the Official Rules or the application of any such provision to any person or circumstance shall be declared to be invalid, unenforceable or void by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not have the effect of invalidating or voiding the remainder of the Official Rules, it being the intent and agreement of the parties that the Official Rules shall be deemed amended by modifying such provision to the extent necessary to render it valid, legal and enforceable while preserving its intent or, if such modification is not possible, by substituting therefore another provision that is valid, legal and enforceable so as to give effect to Sponsor’s intent. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use, and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

 

  1.   Sponsor/Social Platform Disclaimer: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by PlayMonster LLC, 1400 E. Inman Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511 and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. You understand that You are providing your information to the Sponsor (with use subject to the privacy policy found at: https://www.playmonster.com/privacy-policy/) and not to Facebook or Instagram. By participating via Instagram, You are also subject to Instagram’s data policy and terms of use which may be found at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875. By participating via Facebook, You are also subject to Instagram’s data policy and terms of use which may be found at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

 

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PLAYMONSTER LAUNCHES SCIENCE4YOU LINE WITH INNOVATIVE NEW KITS

Hands-on science kits help kids discover and explore the
wonders of science through fun, real-world experiments

BELOIT, Wis. (March 9, 2021)—PlayMonster launches an exciting proprietary line of science kits called Science4you. Developed for ages 4 and up, this brand addition is part of PlayMonster’s expansion into new categories while maintaining a commitment to deliver high-quality products focused on fun, education, and play value.

Science4you focuses on hands-on learning through fun and engaging experiments. Each Science4you kit highlights segments within STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

With 12 exciting titles and kits designed for children ages 4 and up, there is sure to be a kit for every child in the household. While parents continue to search for supplemental learning products for at-home use, these kits provide a wide variety of topics and complexity that can be explored individually or guided by parents. On average, these kits provide 14 unique experiments to build an understanding of the scientific principles and how they connect with everyday life. An easy-to-follow illustrated 36-page instruction booklet provides step-by-step guidance along with entertaining, educational fun facts and expanded experiment ideas.

Kids can explore their 5 senses, navigate the world of colors, build a musical instrument, fly a rocket, learn to code… and much, much more!

The kits are available in March and sold exclusively on Amazon.com with an MSRP starting at $24.99. Here are examples of some of the fun activities kids will experience:

Ages 4+
• Discovering 5 Senses: Make a sensory bag and challenge your fingertips, conduct a blind smell test, and learn about how your taste buds work.
• Little Farmer: Understand the science behind farming while growing your own fruits and vegetables.
• My First Science Kit: Learn how water affects sound, what an optical illusion is, and how crystals form.
• Chasing Rainbows: Find out what makes a rainbow, how you can create one with just 3 colors, and how to change the color of flower petals.

Ages 6+
• Coding Lab: Create your initials in code, make a binary necklace, and apply code functions without a computer.
• Green Science: Build a solar oven, bake delicious marshmallows, and discover renewable energy.
• Music Factory: Make instruments, learn how sound travels, and test your hearing.

Ages 8+
• Gadgets Factory: Use liquids to move a mechanical arm, store energy, and create a magnetic maze.
• Kaboom! Explosive Science: Safely create a chemical reaction and pierce a balloon without making it deflate.
• Explosive Foams: Transform materials from liquid to foam and watch what happens.
• Monster Factory: Learn about DNA, grow a creature egg, and mix ingredients to create a slimy monster.
• Spectacular Science: Launch a rocket, write messages using chemistry, and use physics to move a race car.

Kids will be able to conduct their own experiments, but some adult assistance may be required. Most kits contain all required materials, however common household materials may not be included.

About PlayMonster LLC
PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus The Game of THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, SET®, Five Crowns®, Spirograph®, Colorforms®, My Fairy Garden®, Face Paintoos™, Fashion Plates®, Koosh®, Latchkits®, and Snap Ships™.

 

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