Mega Bloks expands Halo Universe line
MONTREAL and NEW YORK — Mega Brands has introduced a new Mega Bloks line for boys.
The Mega Bloks Halo Universe "Metal Series" collector’s line features small scale replica figurines and vehicles inspired by the Mega Bloks Halo construction line, and is designed for boys ages 8 years and older.
"This construction line is a powerful expression of the Halo Universe which brings to life the wealth of vehicles, characters and locations with equal appeal to both collectors and kids," Mega Brands chief innovation officer Vic Bertrand said. "The authenticity of the Metal Series line combines the engaging content of the world’s best-selling video game franchise with Mega Bloks Halo’s endless possibilities of collectability and display."
Little Tikes introduces indoor, outdoor building sets
NEW YORK — Little Tikes has introduced TikeStix, a line of indoor and outdoor building sets for kids.
The company said the line is for children ages 4 years and older and includes 30 to 50 sturdy interlocking pieces that fit little hands, fabric and clips.
The following Little Tikes TikeStix products now are on store shelves nationwide: TikeStix Playhouse: 50 pieces ($49.99); TikeStix Clubhouse: 50 pieces ($49.99); TikeStix Rocket: 30 pieces ($29.99); TikeStix Doghouse: 30 pieces ($29.99).
VTech introduces new line of baby monitors
BEAVERTON, Ore. — VTech is helping parents maximize their monitoring options with a new line of baby monitors.
VTech said its Safe and Sound monitors feature digital communication technology, which improves range, sound quality and reduces interference from other home devices, so that parents can easily hear sounds and see the images from the baby monitor. The Safe and Sound full-color video and audio monitor provides a full audio/visual monitoring solution that has up to 1,000 ft. of range between the camera and parent unit and includes a high-quality video resolution (transmitting up to 22 frames per second) on a 2.8-in. video screen with a 320 x 240 pixel display. The Safe and Sound line also includes the digital audio monitor, which also offers up to 1,000 ft. of range and features Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications 6.0 technology, which prevents wireless interference from other electronic devices and security from digital snooping, VTech said. Additional product details can be found on the company’s website.
"Parents want peace of mind when their babies aren’t in their arms, and VTech is giving them a solid alternative with monitoring products that deliver the best value for their dollar," said Matt Ramage, SVP product management at VTech Communications. "Our leadership in wireless communication for the home enables us to be competitive in both quality and price, providing parents with a reliable, feature-rich solution to keep tabs on their little ones, as they go about their days and nights."
VTech said the Safe and Sound full-color video and audio monitor carries a suggested retail price of $149.95, while the Safe and Sound digital audio monitor carries a suggested retail price of $39.95.