Toy Fair 2015

Feb 18, 2015

This year was the 112th annual North American International Toy Fair. It is the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 1,000 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents that showcase 150,000+ products to nearly 10,000 buyers representing 7,000+ unique retail outlets in 100 countries! We went to the show on Saturday (the first day) and it was already packed!

There is so much to see at the Toy Fair and everywhere you look you see fun stuff! It is a challenge to stay on task and not let your inner child come out to play! We saw a little bit of everything; from stuffed animals (like grumpy cat or a life size Chewbacca), to toy bow and arrows, to boomerangs, to costumes, to airbrush paint sets and pretty much everything in between. We were there for 1 toy only- PUZZLES! We have many artists placed with the various puzzle manufactures at the show and we are always looking for new customers to work with as well as new licensing opportunities for our artists. We had a very successful show. We came home with wish lists from our customers, to do lists for our artists, and follow up lists for the sales team.

Here are some photos of the puzzles that we saw at the show.

To view the entire album, please visit the Toy Fair 2015 album on our Facebook

Posted by: syrenam

MasterPieces introduces the new Jigsaw Puzzle App!

Feb 24, 2014

 MasterPieces Puzzle Company has recently introduced an exciting Jigsaw Puzzle App for iTunes and Google Play. There are hundreds of premium MasterPieces jigsaw puzzles that are now available to the digital world! Our artist, Jenny Newland, has her own line of puzzles with MasterPieces and this line has now been extended to electronic puzzles as well!  Take a look at some of her cute images that have been transformed into puzzles!

 

 

When you purchase one of MasterPieces jigsaw puzzles, be sure to look for the “Bonus Puzzle” icon on box. This will automatically bring you to a free premium puzzle into the digital puzzle App. The App is filled with hundreds of puzzles, so there is something for puzzlers of all ages and interests! It is unique to the digital puzzle world because you get to pick your own puzzle size (from 6 pieces to 400). You can also do timed puzzle games to test your speed and ability.  If you're completely stumped, the "auto-solve" and "get a hint" feature will allow you to put your jigsaw puzzle together with ease! 

 

For more information regarding this app, watch this video! For more information regarding Jenny Newland’s images take a look at her portfolio today!

Posted by: syrenam

Ravensburger Presents… The World's Largest Puzzle

Mar 28, 2011

KEITH HARING: DOUBLE RETROSPECT!

This puzzle isn't just big, it's HUGE!  At 32,000+ pieces, it's the largest commercially-available jigsaw puzzle
in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.  The Keith Haring: Double Retrospect from
Ravensburger, the first name in high-quality, beautifully designed puzzles, is a breathtaking masterpiece of pop
art icon Keith Haring's signature bold colors and free-form artistic designs that comes to brilliant life – piece by
piece!  This tribute puzzle gives art lovers, collectors and families the opportunity to own a "piece" of the late
artist's celebrated work.  Keith Haring, who believed art should be available to everyone and was known for his
many large-scale creations for charities, hospitals and orphanages may well have enjoyed this super-sized
challenge himself…!

Made in Ravensburger's state-of-the-art factory in Germany, the Keith Haring: Double Retrospect puzzle:

     • Features a retrospective with 32 individual, brightly-colored images of Keith Haring's artwork!

     • Includes 32,256 precision-cut pieces packaged in eight separate poly bags!

     • Consists of just six colors plus black and white, adding to the already incredible challenge!

     • Should take about 400 hours to complete, according to Ravensburger's estimates

     • Measures more than 17x6 feet!

     • Weighs 42 lbs – and comes with its own hand truck!

     • Is available at retailers nationwide for an SRP of $299.99.

To learn more about all of the "masterpieces" in Ravensburger's extensive lineup, please visit www.ravensburger.com.

About Ravensburger
Newton, NH-based Ravensburger is the U.S. subsidiary of Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, a German toy and game manufacturer with a 125-year history of tradition.  Founded in Ravensburg, Germany in 1883, Ravensburger is a leading producer of toys loved the world over and celebrated for its meticulous commitment to detail, high production standards and superior quality control.  In addition to Ravensburger-branded puzzles, games and arts & crafts, the company is the exclusive distributor of WOW Preschool Toys and holds licenses for such well-known brands as Thomas and Friends™, Animal Planet™, The Twilight Saga™, Hello Kitty®, Highlights™, Iron Man® 2 and more.

A Strong Relationship
Artlicensing.com has been a long time partner with Ravensburger and has licensed many images over the years. Artists such as Sam Park, Joh Naito, Tricia Reilly-Matthews, William Vanderdasson, Nicky Boehme and many more. We enjoy working with their company and look forward to a strong 2011.

Posters
Many of Keith's prints can be purchased through our partner site McGaw Graphics.

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