WAYNE, N.J., May 11, 2015 -- Straight from Axle City to Toys"R"Us® comes an all-new assortment of toys from Fisher-Price based on the hit Nickelodeon preschool show, Blaze and the Monster Machines™. Featuring the heroic monster truck, Blaze, his 8-year-old driver, AJ and many of the show's dynamic and clever characters, the preschool line of road-ready vehicles, die-cast and plush are available only at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and Toysrus.com, now through the end of July.
"Ever since Blaze and the Monster Machines roared to life last fall, preschoolers have been clamoring for toys starring the show's entire gang of witty and vibrant characters," said Jamie Uitdenhowen, Vice President, General Merchandising Manager, Toys"R"Us, U.S. "We worked closely with our partners at Fisher-Price and Nickelodeon to be the first retailer to race this action-packed line of playthings to shelves for little fans, providing them the opportunity to extend the high-octane stunts, songs and monster adventures from the show during playtime."
Currently ranked as the number-one preschool show in its time period on all TV*, Blaze and the Monster Machines is the first preschool series to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in every episode. Blaze and the Monster Machines follows Blaze and AJ, as they explore the physics of how things move, tackle problems through scientific inquiry and mathematics and discover the parts needed to make everyday technologies work. Each action-packed episode is filled with monster trucks, physical humor and upbeat original songs with lyrics that highlight a STEM-related concept, such as adhesion, friction, force, trajectory and magnetism. Created by Jeff Borkin (Team Umizoomi head writer) and Ellen Martin (Bubble Guppies supervising producer), the series airs weekdays at 10:30am (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
"As the popularity of Blaze and the Monster Machines continues to grow, we are excited to bring the adventures from the show into the homes of our fans," said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys and Publishing, Nickelodeon Consumer Products. "Fisher-Price has brought the signature styles, action and excitement from the show to life."
"We are thrilled to partner with Toys"R"Us to be the first Blaze and the Monster Machines retail destination," said Steve LaBella, Senior Vice President, Fisher-Price Preschool. "Kids everywhere have been captivated by the unique personalities featured on the show and can now play out the exciting action from Nickelodeon's top-rated series with vehicles, die-cast and plush, while experiencing the STEM principles integral to the show's content."
Blaze and the Monster Machines vehicles, die-cast and plush from Fisher-Price that are now available exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com include:
Blaze and the Monster Machines™ Plush Assortment
These ready-to-roar trucks may look tough, but they've got a monster-sized soft spot for snuggling with little ones. Featuring big truck tires and a super-soft body, each of these soft plush trucks are ready for race or rest time. Available in Blaze, Zeg and Stripes. Each sold separately. No batteries required. Ages 3 years and up.
Blaze and the Monster Machines™ Vehicle Assortment
With big wheels and even bigger personalities, this assortment of die-cast monster trucks captures the signature styling highlighted on the show and are perfect for recreating fan-favorite races and spectacular stunts. Available in Blaze, Crusher, Pickle, Zeg, Darington and Stripes. Each sold separately. No batteries required. Ages 3 years and up.
Blaze and the Monster Machines™ Slam & Go Assortment
It's race day and Blaze and the Monster Machines™ are ready for some high-octane action with this assortment of monster trucks. Kids can press down on these race-ready vehicles, then watch as they accelerate to top speeds. Available in Slam & Go Blaze, Slam & Go Crusher and Slam & Go Stripes. Each sold separately. No batteries required. Ages 3 years and up.
Blaze and the Monster Machines™ Talking Assortment
Little fans can bring the amazing adventures from series to life with this assortment of talking vehicles. With the help of sound waves, each of these freewheeling vehicles animates with phrases, awesome action sounds and authentic styling. Available in Talking Blaze, Talking Darington and Talking Zeg. Each sold separately. No batteries required. Ages 3 years and up.
Blaze and the Monster Machines™ Transforming Blaze Jet
Blaze can transform into just about anything, including a jet plane. When kids lift Blaze up, his jet wings automatically pop out and transform him from a road-ready monster machine to a high-flying hero who uses thrust to zoom into aerodynamic action. As little racers make Blaze fly in jet mode, he will speak flight-related phrases. Once his tires hit the ground, he'll race back into Monster Machine mode with sounds and phrases to match. No batteries required. Ages 3 years and up.
To download hi-resolution images of the new Blaze and the Monster Machines line, please visit:https://toysrus.sharefile.com/d-s2ab495b9661411c9
*Source: NMR (12/29/14-3/29/15), Live+7
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