K’NEX Products Garner Numerous 2009 Toy Awards

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K'NEX shared news of five prestigious toy awards earned by nine K’NEX building toy products in 2009

K'NEX products have long been a favorite of parents and kids

K'NEX, an international leader in the construction toy industry, shared news of five prestigious toy awards earned by nine K’NEX building toy products in 2009. The awards ended a year in which K’NEX found success with additions to its popular Thrill Rides product line and announced new licensing partnerships with NASCAR, Monster Jam, and Orange County Choppers.

“K’NEX products have long been a favorite of parents and kids,” said Michael Araten, president of K’NEX Brands, “but receiving public acknowledgement of their educational value, safety and especially the enjoyment they bring children is always rewarding.”

K’NEX products received awards ranging from the prestigious Parents Choice Awards to the FamilyFun T.O.Y (Toy of the Year) Awards which are judged by a panel of families. A full listing of awards and winning products follows:

Creative Child Magazine Awards
K’NEX Thrill Rides Super Swing, 2009 Preferred Choice Award
K’NEX Sesame Street Abby Cadabby Building Set, 2009 Preferred Choice Award
K’NEX City Rides 10 Model Building Set, 2009 Seal of Excellence Award

Dr. Toy’s Awards
K’NEX Sesame Street Neighborhood Collection 1-2-3 Brownstone Building Set, 2009 100 Best Children’s Products Award
K’NEX Dinosaurs 20 Model Building Set, 2009 Best Picks Award
K'NEX 400 Piece Value Tub, 2009 Classic Products Award

FunFare All Stars Awards
K’NEX Lava Launch Coaster, 2009 Winner

Parents Choice Awards
K’NEX Zoo Buddies Building Set, 2009 Recommended Toy
K’NEX Lava Launch Coaster, 2009 Approved Toy

About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands 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 seeks to build young minds with its exciting product line and critically acclaimed K’NEX Education program. For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com.

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