VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week’s forecast calls for bubbles – lots and lots of bubbles – in celebration of National Bubble Week, which starts March 16 and runs through March 22! Funrise, the creators of the one and only Gazillion Bubbles® brand, is heralding the first week of spring by inviting kids young and old to kick off the season by blowing bubbles in their backyards, playgrounds or local parks.
National Bubble Week 2014 marks an important milestone for Gazillion Bubbles, which is celebrating 10 years of bringing ‘un-bubble-believable’ fun to families nationwide. In honor of its 10th anniversary, Funrise is introducing Made in the USA bubble solution in eight ounce and two liter sizes, each of which comes with a specially designed 9-in-1 bubble wand for ultimate bubble action. Rounding out Gazillion’s already impressive line-up of bubble toys this spring is the new and improved Typhoon 2.0 bubble fountain that blows more than 5,000 bubbles per minute!
“Much of the country has been plagued by unusually high snowfall totals and surprisingly low temperatures this winter, so needless to say, we are excited that National Bubble Week has arrived,” said Kathy Hawk, vice president, marketing, Funrise. “This unofficial holiday is a fun way for families to enjoy the start of warmer weather and to celebrate Gazillion’s 10th anniversary with a timeless and carefree spring activity – blowing bubbles!”
Trusted by parents for a decade, Gazillion’s top secret “super solution” has been formulated to create the biggest, brightest, most colorful bubbles on earth, providing the young at heart with hours of open-ended, outdoor play. Gazillion Bubbles products are appropriate for kids ages three and up and are available at toy retailers nationwide this spring. The Gazillion Bubbles Typhoon 2.0 retails for $19.99, while the Made in the USA solution retails for $3.99 (8 oz.) and $4.99 (two liters).
In addition to encouraging families to take part in the festivities, Funrise is inviting meteorologists across the country to blow the first bubbles of spring to kick-off the National Bubble Week celebration in their hometowns. Stations interested in participating can contact Litzky Public Relations (201.222.9118) for additional information and Gazillion samples in time for the first day of spring, Thursday, March 20. Additionally, to encourage even more bubble blowing, Gazillion Bubbles Cars that have built-in bubble machines will stop in select cities this spring and summer.
Founded in 1987, Funrise is an adventurous innovator of superior toys and an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of the most popular children's toys. Simply put…we create fun! Funrise’s core property portfolio includes Gazillion® Bubbles, HEADBANGERS™, Home Arcade, Tub Town®, Lil’ Cupcake®, Sassy Stables™, Shelcore’s Shake ‘N Bobbles®, Sunny Steps and Play & Imagine® with leading licensed power brands such as Tonka®, Disney©, Sesame Street©, National Geographic and more, making our product offerings diverse and full of fun for kids of all ages! Funrise Toy Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matrix Holdings Limited. Funrise U.S. headquarters are located in Van Nuys, CA, with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and France and with additional showrooms in Dallas and Bentonville, AR. Funrise is operated by Arnie Rubin, vice chairman of Matrix and president of Funrise who also serves as Chairman of the Toy Industry Foundation (T.I.F.) and past Chair of the Toy Industry Association (T.I.A.). Funrise’s success results from its commitment to quality manufacturing, progressive marketing and a values-based corporate culture. For more information, visit http://www.funrise.com.