Genio's President, Susan Eisner, commented, "We are delighted with the launch of the Mighty Beanz(TM) collectible trading card game web site, which offers fans bright and colorful, user-friendly navigation with exciting information on the game. The site offers players access to everything from Learn to Play information, Daily Tips and a Collector's Checklist, to added extras such as Card of the Day, Player Polls, Mailing Lists, and News. Through this web site, players and collectors can become totally immersed in the Mighty Beanz trading card game experience."
In February, Genio and Spin Master, the North American distributor of Mighty Beanz, entered into a license agreement providing Genio access to hundreds of Mighty Beanz characters for use in a collectible trading card game series aimed at children ages 5 - 12. The initial Mighty Beanz series (Moon Quest series) of Genio Cards features 131 different cards in 2 SKUs: a 9-card booster pack and a 40-card Starter Deck that includes one free Mighty Beanz Collectible toy and a Mighty Beanz Universe Collector's game Mat. The collection also allows for fun game play using the Collector's mat, trading cards and Mighty Beanz Collectibles.
Mighty Beanz trading card game is available nationwide at your favorite stores, including Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us, Target, CVS, Eckerd, and more!
About Mighty Beanz
Developed by Moose Enterprises in Australia, Mighty Beanz have become one of the most popular children's collectible products in the marketplace with ongoing top three sales rankings in significant worldwide markets. After their domestic launch by Spin Master in September 2003, Mighty Beanz quickly became one of the most popular children's collectible in North America based on reported sell-through at retail outlets. An innovative evolution from the original Mexican Jumping Beans that have been around for over 50 years, Mighty Beanz are a collectible range of cool bean-shaped characters that jump and even do back flips on any tilted surface, providing children around the globe with hours of fun entertainment. Based on projected shipments, Spin Master is confident that Mighty Beanz will continue to top the toy charts in 2004.
About Genio Group, Inc.
Genio Group, Inc., is a developer and marketer of entertainment and leisure products. Genio Group has a worldwide license from Marvel Characters, Inc. and Marvel Enterprises, Inc. for the use of the globally recognizable Marvel Super Heroes(TM), including Spider-Man(TM), The Incredible Hulk(TM), X-Men(TM), Elektra(TM), Daredevil(TM) and the Fantastic Four(TM). Genio Group also holds licenses to produce a trading card series based on the popular Mighty Beanz(TM) collectible characters worldwide. Genio Card(TM) products are currently available in select national retailers in the United States including Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, K-Mart, Toys "R" Us, Walgreens, and Linen & Things. For more information about Genio Cards(TM), visit www.geniocards.com.
Marvel and all related character names are TM & (C) 2004 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. Super Heroes is a co-owned registered trademark.
Mighty Beanz and all related character names are TM & (C) 2004 Moose Enterprises PTY Ltd. All rights are reserved.
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