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Blog from April 2012

Watch President Obama's speech at K'NEX

On November 30, 2012 President Obama toured K'NEX sister company, The Rodon Group, and spoke to Rodon and K'NEX employees. Check out this awesome video to see pictures from the day, hear K'NEX president & CEO, Michael Araten's speech, and here President Obama's remarks. Watch it here.

Did you make it a "Made in the USA Holiday"?

Many viewers recently took ABC World News' challenge to buy 1 thing American Made this holiday season—several of them chose K'NEX. Check out this segment from ABC World News and find out how your K'NEX purchase has made a difference.

K'NEX Atomic Coaster featured on "Anderson Live!"

Named one of Good Housekeeping Magazines best toys of 2012, the K'NEX Atomic Coaster, was recently featured on Anderson Live! and demonstrated by Good Housekeeping Magazines' Rachel Rothman. Check out the clip for more details: here.

TINKERTOY named one of Entertainment Weekly's top 10 retro toys of 2012!

Entertainment Weekly loved the fact that newly redesigned Tinkertoy pieces snap together and stay together for long-lasting play. Check out the article here

K'NEX President & CEO Michael Araten featured on Bloomberg Business Report

After hosting President Obama and giving him a tour of the K'NEX manufacturing facility, K'NEX President & CEO, Michael Araten, is interviewed about his opinion of the fiscal cliff on Bloomberg Business Report. Watch it here

Eagles fan knocks down life-size Angry Birds Building Set!

Jonathan from Hatfield, NJ was the lucky winner who got a chance to knock down a life-size K'NEX Angry Birds Building Set on the field during half-time at a Philadelphai Eagles game. If he knocked down all the pigs he won season tickets and the entire K'NEX Angry Birds product line. Check out this clip to see if he won!

K'NEX featured on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer

K'NEX was recently mentioned as an American toy company that is making a difference this holiday season, check out the clip at about 2 minute in and see for yourself!

President Barack Obama visits K'NEX Manufacturing facility, The Rodon Group

K'NEX & The Rodon Group president & CEO, Michael Araten, was honored and excited to show President Obama how we make K'NEX bricks, rods & connectors as he toured the Hatfield, Pa based manufacturing facility on Friday, November 30th.

K'NEX Angry Birds: Mission May'Ham Building Set named one of the Top Toys of 2012 by Parenting Magazine

K'NEX is pleased to announce that the K'NEX Angry Birds Mission May'Ham building set has been named one of the top toys of 2012 by Parenting Magazine. Check out the article here.

Today Show features great Black Friday Deals, including the Phoenix Fury Coaster!

Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht, shows Kathie Lee & Hoda some of the hottest deals for Black Friday 2012, including the Phoenix Fury Coaster from K'NEX! Watch now: msn.com

Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht shows World News Now the hottest toys for Holiday 2012

"Toy Insider Mom" Laurie Schacht shows off this season's top toys that kids will be asking for, including K'NEX Angry Birds building sets. Check it out: abcnews.com

Angry Birds building sets featured in Woman's Day hot holiday construction toys!

Toy Insider Mom & Woman's Day's go-to Toy Expert, Laurie Schacht, and WD Deputy Editor, Sara Lyle, preview the hottest Construction & Activity toys of the holiday season, including K'NEX Angry Birds building sets! Click here to watch.

Toy Insider mom, Laurie Schacht, talks hot holiday toys on WGN Chicago

The K'NEX Atomic Coaster is nuclear fun and according to Toy Insider Toy expert, Laurie Schacht, a great gift for your builder this holiday season! Laurie was recently featured on WGN showcasing the must haves this holiday season!

Bucktown Bargains Mom, Jenna Urban

Bargain mom, Jenna Urban was on PA Live talking about great gifts this holiday season including what K'NEX sets to keep your eyes on when shopping for the kids.

Good Housekeeping Magazine names the K'NEX Atomic Coaster one of the "Best Toys of the Year"

Good Housekeeping Magazine recently announced their picks for "Best Toys of the Year" and the K'NEX Atomic Coaster was one of them! Check it out here!

Beatles: Yellow Submarine buildable figures get a shout out in Parents Magazine

K'NEX was excited to see that our Beatles: yellow Submarine buildable figures were included in the December 2012 edition of Parents Magazine. Check it out here!

K'NEX Angry Birds Building Sets named one of the Top Toys of 2012 by Parents Magazine

K'NEX is pleased to announce that our new Angry Birds Building Sets have been named one of the top toys of 2012 by Parents Magazine Check out the article here

KID K'NEX Undersea Friends Building set named Toy of the Year by Family Fun Magazine

Family Fun Magazine reccenrlty announced their TOTY's awards (Toy of the Year) and the Kid K'NEX Undersea Friends Building set was named of the top toys of 2012! Check out the article here

3 K'NEX Employees named as finalists in the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

K'NEX is pleased to announce three finalists in the 9th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business; Barb Rentschler, Kristen Krikorian and Kate Loffio.

K'NEX Cosmic Twist Coaster nominated as "Best Construction Toy of the Year" by Timetoyplaymag.com

K'NEX is pleased to announce that the Cosmic Twist Coaster has been nominated as best construction toy of the year by Time to Play Magazine's People's Play Awards