PLAYMOBIL® Products Win Platinum and Gold Awards from The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio

Wildlife Care Station, Great Dragon Castle & Four Additional PLAYMOBIL Products Receive 2010 Oppenheim Awards

CRANBURY, N.J.--()--PLAYMOBIL®, creator of the iconic children’s toys, is proud to announce that six PLAYMOBIL products have received 2010 awards from The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. PLAYMOBIL’s Wildlife Care Station (Product #4826) and Great Dragon Castle (Product #4835) have been awarded 2010 Platinum Awards for Best Toy for their exceptional play value and outstanding quality. Four additional 2010 PLAYMOBIL products – the Fire Station (Product #4819), Giant Dragon with LED-Fire (Product #4838), My Take Along Puppet Theater (Product #4239) and Furnished School Building (Product #4324) – received 2010 Gold Awards for Best Toy.

The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio is the only independent consumer review of children's media. Award-winning products are selected by noted experts in child development and education, and further tested by the most objective panel of judges - kids. The Oppenheim Platinum Awards for Best Toy represent the most innovative and engaging products of the year, while the Gold Awards for Best Toy are given to outstanding new products that enhance the lives of children.

“PLAYMOBIL is honored that The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio has once again recognized several of our products as Best Toys,” stated Michelle Winfrey, PLAYMOBIL USA, Marketing and Compliance Manager. “PLAYMOBIL strives to create fun, relevant toys that engage children in open-ended play and most importantly meet and exceed quality and safety standards. The Wildlife Care Station and Great Dragon Castle wonderfully represent this principle, which is truly the foundation of the PLAYMOBIL brand.”

The PLAYMOBIL Wildlife Care Station includes two figures, leopard and cubs, baby rhinoceros, giraffe and zebra. The set also comes with a Wildlife Care Station with cage, animal enclosure and many other accessories. The PLAYMOBIL Great Dragon Castle includes four figures dressed in armor, red dragon, working ballista and many other accessories. The Great Dragon Castle comes with a beacon that lights and the dungeon can be opened. The set is compatible with the Playmobil Dragon’s Dungeon (#4836). Set also comes with a Red Dragon Badge for the child to wear. Both PLAYMOBIL products are intended for children ages four and up.

“The Wildlife Care Station and the Great Dragon Castle got rave reviews from both our parent and child testers. PLAYMOBIL sets are ideal parent/child projects with the added bonus of having a great pretend setting to use after the building is completed,” explains Stephanie Oppenheim, co-founder of The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.

In addition to the Oppenheim Best Toy Awards, PLAYMOBIL has received several other accolades in 2010 including awards from distinguished outlets such as Parents’ Choice, iParenting, The National Parenting Center, and Tillywig. Recently, PLAYMOBIL also received an All Stars Award from FunFare magazine and two PLAYMOBIL products were recently listed on the 2010 Toys“R”Us Holiday Hot Toy List.

For more information about PLAYMOBIL products featured on The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio’s award list, please visit www.toyportfolio.com. For more information about PLAYMOBIL’s other award-winning products, visit www.PLAYMOBILUSA.com. For the latest product news and updates, visit PLAYMOBIL USA on Facebook at Facebook.com/PLAYMOBIL and on Twitter @PLAYMOBILUSA.

About PLAYMOBIL USA, Inc.

PLAYMOBIL, Germany’s largest toy manufacturer, is headquartered in Zirndorf, Germany and has been producing and distributing toys for more than 35 years. PLAYMOBIL production is company owned and European based. The company distributes its toys in more than 70 countries and employs more than 3,000 people with subsidiaries in the United States, France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Greece, Northern Europe, Spain, Canada and the Czech Republic. PLAYMOBIL USA toys are distributed in more than 2,200 stores nationwide including the FunPark play center in West Palm Beach, Fla. For more information, please visit www.PLAYMOBIL.com.

About Oppenheim Toy Portfolio

The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio (www.toyportfolio.com) was founded in 1989 as the only independent guide to children’s media by child development experts and mother/daughter team, Joanne Oppenheim and Stephanie Oppenheim. The mission remains to provide parents with valuable consumer information as well as why products are developmentally appropriate for each stage. Toys are tested both by the Oppenheims and their network of family testers throughout the country. The Oppenheims are contributors to NBC's TODAY Show. Their reviews are posted on www.toyportfolio.com.

Contacts

Litzky Public Relations
Jessica Rusack/Gillian Small
201-222-9118
jrusack@litzkypr.com
gsmall@litzkypr.com
or
Playmobil USA
Michelle Winfrey, 609-395-5566 ext. 833
Michelle.Winfrey@Playmobilusa.com

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Contacts

Litzky Public Relations
Jessica Rusack/Gillian Small
201-222-9118
jrusack@litzkypr.com
gsmall@litzkypr.com
or
Playmobil USA
Michelle Winfrey, 609-395-5566 ext. 833
Michelle.Winfrey@Playmobilusa.com