K'NEX Brands Releases First Line of Top Gear Building Sets
Officially-Licensed Building Toys Bring Popular Show to Life
Hatfield, PA - August 11, 2011 - K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is revved up to introduce its first line of officially licensed Top Gear building sets.
Kids ages 7+ will soon be able to build and play as they recreate epic moments from their favorite episodes of Top Gear with vehicles inspired by the acclaimed BBC television show. The new products combine the award-winning K'NEX building system with the kind of boundary-pushing challenges that Top Gear is known for. Many of the products include a figure of Top Gear's tame racing driver, The Stig.
The new K'NEX Top Gear line will be available in the United States and United Kingdom in fall of 2011 offering younger fans of the program an entertaining and rewarding, K'NEX building experience. Top Gear's popularity continues to grow; an American version of the program debuted in 2010 on The History Channel and a second season is due to air later this month.
Stig's Track Car and Bike Building Set
Young builders can simultaneously create a sleek track car and rough riding motorbike and then combine the two models to create a massive lorry! This building set includes more than 200 parts, a Stig figure driver, graphic labels to customize the build and a Stig figure poster. Suggested retail $12.99.
Stig's Race Car Building Set
Double the fun! Kids can build a lightning-fast race car and then modify it to create an all-terrain quad bike. This set comes with a Stig figure driver, graphic labels to customize the build and a Stig figure poster. With more than 150 parts kids can build anything they can imagine. Suggested retail $12.99.
Stig's Rally Car Building Set
The challenge for kid car enthusiasts – to build a rough-n-tumble rally car and then modify it to create a speedy go kart. This set comes with a Stig figure driver, a label sheet to customize the vehicles, and a Stig figure poster. With more than 140 pieces there are plenty of opportunities to build and rebuild different cool vehicles. Suggested retail $12.99.
Car Darts Building Set
Cars and darts combine in this exciting building set inspired by an iconic Top Gear episode. Kids can create two crash cars and a cool launching mechanism that blasts them off toward a target. The buildable front loader even tows the launcher just like in the show! Once built kids can play alone or against a friend to try to score the most points. Suggested retail $19.99.
Stig's Attack Copter/Off Roader Building Set
Building two vehicles at once equals big fun for little Top Gear fans. Kids can create an attack copter complete with foam missile launcher and then set it off on a mission to seek and destroy the off-roader they created! This set includes Stig and pilot figures and the copter includes three foam darts. The two models combine to create a mega-assault vehicle for more intense action. Suggested retail $29.99.
The new K'NEX officially licensed Top Gear Building Sets include detailed instructions and will be available in August 2011 in the United States exclusively at Toys R Us.
About K'NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K'NEX Brands, the world's most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world's leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K'NEX is America's building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to "imagine, build and play." Since 1992, The Rodon Group, a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 30 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system. For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com or http://www.rodongroup.com.