New K'NEX® Collect & Build™ Series Provide Worlds of Building Possibilities

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Construction Crew, Micro-Bots and New Amusement Park Series Launching in 2010

K’NEX fans can now add new coasters, construction machinery and cool mini-robots to their collections. This year, K’NEX will introduce Construction Crew Series 1 & 2, Amusement Park Series 2 and Micro-Bots to join the hugely popular Collect & Build Series. Building enthusiasts can collect all the sets in each series!

Construction Crew Series
Create vehicles that will make the earth move with the Collect & Build Construction Crew Series™! Construction Crew 1 includes an excavator, front loader, steam roller and backhoe. Each set comes with approximately 120 K'NEX parts that build a working construction vehicle, a K'NEXman, and accessories to add to the fun! By combining all four sets young builders can create their own construction site! Suggested retail price $11.99. Available January 2010

Crazy about construction? Construction Crew Series 2 adds even more fun builds including a bulldozer, giant excavator and dump truck to round out the series! Each set comes with over 200 parts to build a heavy-duty vehicle and a K'NEXman driver. Bring the bulldozer and dump truck to life with realistic motorized movement, and listen as the giant excavator makes real construction sounds. Combining the three sets lets kids build a giant house on their construction site! Recommended for builders ages 5+. Suggested retail price $24.99. Available August 2010.

Each Collect and Build series, like each individual set, provides a complete building experience which can be enjoyed alone or together by combining the series and the sets.

Amusement Park Series
Introduced in 2008, the K’NEX Amusement Park Series™ has quickly become one of the most popular assortments in K’NEX history. Now the series is expanding with the addition of three new rides: the Corkscrew Coaster, Wonder Wheel, and Vertical Viper Coaster. All three are motorized for exciting, realistic performance! Each set comes with over 300 parts and everything kids need to build a working thrill ride. Combine all three for a complete amusement park at home! Recommended for builders ages 7 and up. Suggested retail price: $20.99. Available August 2010.

Micro-Bots Series
On the heels of last year’s popular Moto-Bots Series™ new Micro-Bots are here. Each mini-robot – Scooter™, Hopper™, Speedy™ and Crawler™ – has over 100 parts and a motor that allows for unique mechanical motion features as each robot's name suggests! Scooter scoots along, Hopper jumps, Speedy is lightning-quick on wheels, and Crawler creeps along on four legs! Collect all four and combine sets to build 2 larger robots – then turn them on for head-to-head battling action! Recommended for builders ages 7 and up. Suggested retail price: $11.99. Available January 2010.

K’NEX Collect & Build series feature uniquely shaped packaging specific to each theme, and include step-by-step instructions to make building easy. All the Collect and Build series and sets work together and provide even more building fun as kids collect them all They are available at major retailers nationwide.

About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, 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, American-made K’NEX encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com.

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