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K'NEX ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS™ BUILDING SETS LET YOU BUILD CUSTOM BIKES, JUST LIKE THE GUYS FROM OCC™HATFIELD, PA - February 20, 2005
K'NEX Industries, one of the world's leading manufacturers of construction toys, brings all different levels of challenge to the world of building. The K'NEX Family Fun building sets let kids build the biggest large-scale models with the most dynamic high-performance features that really work! Builders amaze their friends, family, and even themselves with their creations!
The guys from Orange County Choppers™ have introduced the world to the behind-the-scenes, metal-bending action found only in their garage. Acquiring quite a following, the OCC™ team has intrigued millions by building one-of-a-kind customized bikes on their show. The now famous father and sons team, Paul Teutul Senior and his two sons, Paul Junior ("Paulie") and Michael ("Mikey"), are known for both their highly customized motorcycles and their temper-flaring disputes in the garage.
For OCC™ fans who just can't get enough, KNEX offers a line of officially licensed K'NEX Orange County Choppers™ building sets. Each design has been personally approved by the gear heads over at OCC™:
Paul Sr.'s Old-School Bike ™
Paul Sr.'s Old-School Bike represents classic chopper design from the 1970's. These factory bikes were "chopped up" and customized. This set comes complete with stretched handlebars, chrome accents, a personalized paint job and engine revving sounds!
Paulie's Super-Stretch Bike™
Paulie's Super-Stretch Bike represents the outrageous evolution of today's chopper design. This sleek bike is fully customized with dramatically slanted "forks," fat tires, a wild paint job and engine revving sounds!
Mikey's Swing-Arm Bike™
Little brother Mikey joins the OCC™ line-up with his own customized chopper. Mikey's Swing-Arm Bike leaves the competition in the dust with its unique single-sided swing-arm design, complete with real engine revving sounds!
Custom Bike Shop™
The Custom Bike Shop includes new custom chopper parts including 3 giant tires, a new engine with an exposed belt, gas tank, fenders and triple-tree. Now you can build and customize one of three awesome designs! Even cooler, the engine revs to life with a real-working throttle on the handlebar. Just give it a twist and the vibrating motor roars to life with revving sounds!
"Building and customization is the common thread between K'NEX and Orange County Choppers™," says Barb Rentschler, director of Marketing for K'NEX. "This partnership will let kids and fans of the show experience what it's like to build and personalize their very own bike, just like the guys from OCC™," she continued.
The officially licensed K'NEX Orange County Choppers building sets are full of customization options. Fabricate your frame with the K'NEX parts, then fit the pipes and fasten the fenders any way you see fit. You can even fire it up with real motorcycle sounds.
The officially licensed K'NEX Orange County Choppers building sets (for children and collectors eight years and older) will be available for an approximate retail value of $19.99 (Paul Sr.'s Old-School Bike, Paulie's Super-Stretch Bike, Mikey's Swing-Arm Bike) and $29.99 (Custom Bike Shop).
Founded in 1992, K'NEX Industries was established to make and sell what has become one of the world's leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 150 international awards and recognitions, K'NEX seeks to build young minds with its exciting product line and critically acclaimed K'NEX Education program. For more information, consumers can visit www.knex.com
About Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers™, based in Rock Tavern, NY, officially began in 1999 when Paul Teutul Sr. recruited his son Paul Jr. to become the chief fabricator and designer. Over the past 5 years Orange County Choppers has garnered worldwide praise and recognition for their custom motorcycles, which are considered by many to be "sculptures you can ride." The phenomenally successful Orange County Choppers TV show has been renewed through 2008. To learn more or view custom bikes, visit www.orangecountychoppers.com.
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, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” For more information, please visit www.knex.com.