Poptropica 2011 Holiday Wish List Now Available for Kids to Print and Create Their Gift List

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Virtual World’s Plush Toys, Action Figures, Playsets and Official Guidebook Top the List of Hot Toys

We developed this holiday wish list to encourage Poptropica fans everywhere to celebrate the season with us by putting the brand’s great toys and new guidebook on their gift lists

The holidays are right around the corner, and now Poptropica fans everywhere can tell their friends, family or Santa which gifts they want the most with the new customizable Poptropica Wish List for the 2011 Holiday Season. On the popular virtual world, kids can print and create a personalized gift list cataloging the Poptropica items they have and the ones they would most like to unwrap this holiday season.

Fans can choose from Poptropica toys such as plush figures and three- and six-inch action figures and playsets, manufactured by Jazwares, Inc., and available at Toys“R”Us and Barnes & Noble stores. Featured are some of kids’ all-time favorite Poptropica characters, such as the infamous Dr. Hare and Shark Boy, as well as characters from Super Power Island, Astro-Knights Island, Skullduggery Island and Shark Tooth Island. Sure to be one of the hottest toys for Christmas and other winter holidays is the Poptropica 30-inch Inflatable Blimp, which was recently honored with The National Parenting Center’s 2011 Seal of Approval.

Kids can also put the new book, Poptropica: The Official Guide, on their wish list. Available for purchase from Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, the first of many Poptropica books offers fans a detailed walkthrough of the site, as well as background on the Islands, characters and behind-the-scenes content. The book features sections on popular Poptropica quests, such as Wimpy Wonderland and Steamworks Island. A full-color wall poster is included so fans can easily display their Poptropica pride.

“With the launch of its line of toys, the first Poptropica book, six new Islands and prestigious recognition including being named one of TIME magazine’s Top 50 websites of 2011, Poptropica is having a banner year,” said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica. “We developed this holiday wish list to encourage Poptropica fans everywhere to celebrate the season with us by putting the brand’s great toys and new guidebook on their gift lists.”

Recently celebrating the launch of its 22nd Island, Poptropica was named one of TIME magazine’s Top 50 websites of 2011. Poptropica’s Islands have been visited by more than 185 million kids worldwide since its launch in 2007. Players come from more than 130 different countries and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages, ranging from Spanish and Sanskrit to Vietnamese and Croatian. All Poptropica Islands are free to play, and each represents a unique theme and challenge.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)
Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica’s engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a “Poptropican” character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing – and learning – in a safe online environment.

Poptropica is published by Family Education Network, a part of Pearson, the education, services and technology company. Pearson’s other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

POPTROPICA: The Official Guide
Poptropica (an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group) / on sale now; $12.99 / ISBN: 978-0-448-45726-0 / Ages 8-12

About Jazwares, Inc.
Headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, Jazwares, Inc. has been committed to creating 'quality products that push the boundaries of product design’ since 1997. With its focus on innovation and function, Jazwares has established itself as a well-respected leader in the licensed products industry, delivering a diverse line of goods featuring some of the most contemporary entertainment properties in the marketplace. Today, through the expertise of their design specialists, Jazwares continues to offer a wide array of products and has expanded its line of action figures and electronics with some of today’s hottest licenses around. This includes FanBoy & Chum Chum™, Adventure Time™, Poptropica®, Star Wars™, WWE™, Ben 10™, Beyblade™, Sonic the Hedgehog™, Mortal Kombat™, Street Fighter™, "Robot Chicken", among others. Jazwares’ goal is to invent toys and related products that are new to the marketplace, featuring the licenses that kids want at an affordable price. For more information about Jazwares, Inc., please visit http://www.jazwares.com

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