As a lifelong toy collector and a content creator on a show that tells stories utilizing toys, I'm excited to help Wicked Cool Toys grow their brand and make them synonymous with high-end toy manufacturing
Bristol, PA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013
Wicked Cool Toys announces seasoned Hong Kong toy manufacturer Thomas Poon as their new partner and President of Wicked Cool (HK) Limited. Additionally, Wicked Cool Toys launches three new exciting initiatives: First, the Wicked Cool Toys Factory will be responsible for manufacturing high quality children’s toys for both Wicked Cool Toys and OEM clients. The Wicked Cool Toys Factory includes the state-of-the-art Wicked Cool Toys Testing Facility, a fully accredited, certified testing lab on par with the industry’s leading testing standards. Secondly, Wicked Cool also plans to roll out five retail stores in China beginning as early as this fall to help establish their Wicked Cool branding in China. Poon and company have been manufacturing toys for more than three decades for many of the world's largest global toymakers. This new partnership is expected to immediately position Wicked Cool Toys and their own outstanding manufacturing and testing capabilities as leaders in the field capable of capitalizing on its quickly expanding portfolio of licensed and proprietary brands. Thirdly, the Wicked Cool Toys/Thomas Poon partnership announce three new executives as Members of their Board of Advisors: Seth Green, Gregg Spiridellis and Joe Titlebaum, all of whom will act as strategic advisors to management.
Seth Green, actor (star of Fox's DADS and countless films), Emmy®-winning executive producer/co-creator of Robot Chicken, writer and director stated, "As a lifelong toy collector who has spent the past decade as a content creator on a show that tells stories utilizing toys, I really like the Wicked Cool Toys product lines and respect their expanding management team and growing global focus. I feel confident enough to align myself with them professionally and in an advisory capacity to help them continue to grow their brand and make Wicked Cool Toys synonymous with high-end toy manufacturing." Gregg Spiridellis, Co-Founder and CEO of digital entertainment company JibJab Media, Inc, and Joe Titlebaum, founder and General Counsel of Mezzobit and former General Counsel for XM Radio and for ION Media Networks, complete the new management advisory triumvirate.
"My father started as an OEM manufacturer more than 30 years ago, and we are incredibly proud of the countless, high quality children's playthings we have made over the years," said Thomas Poon, who earned his BBA from York University in Toronto and his Masters in Business Performance from Hong Kong College. "It's always been a dream to have my own toy company, and by partnering with co-presidents Michael Rinzler and Jeremy Padawer we can leverage our skills to develop, market, manufacture and sell an outstanding portfolio of proprietary and licensed products, for the world's leading Intellectual Property owners and retailers around the world."
Co-presidents Rinzler and Padawer commented, "Having Thomas as our partner and launching the Wicked Cool Toys Factory and Testing Facility will give us the infra-structure and resources needed to quickly increase our manufacturing capabilities and produce incredibly high-quality goods that our licensing partners, retail customers and consumers expect and deserve. The future is bright and we are beyond excited to realize the potential for an even stronger Wicked Cool Toys with suchamazing capabilities in Hong Kong and China, as well as the new members of our Board of Advisors who we believe offer diverse and invaluable contributions.”
About Wicked Cool, LLC
Wicked Cool, LLC is a Pennsylvania-based toymaker with offices in Pennsylvania, California and Hong Kong. Wicked Cool has a diverse portfolio of playthings for all ages. Founded in the Summer of 2012 by veteran toy executive Michael Rinzler, Wicked Cool develops and brings to market proprietary lines and licensed product, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, Scanimalz™, WWE™ and The Wiggles®.
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