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Blog from April 2013

K’NEX Products Featured in Women’s Day Magazine

Three products have been featured in The Toy Insider insert of Women’s Day Magazine.

TINKERTOY Pink Building Set wins Oppenheim Award

The TINKERTOY Pink Building Set has been chosen as one of the Oppenheim Top Preschool Toys for the Holidays.

K’NEX Wins Two Parents’ Choice Awards!

Two K’NEX products, the TINKERTOY 100 Piece Essentials Building Set and the Thunderbolt Strike Roller Coaster Building Set, have been selected as winners of the Parents’ Choice Award®, at the Silver and Recommended levels, respectively.

Senator Mike Fitzpatrick Visits The Rodon Group and K’

Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-8, visited The Rodon Group and K’NEX to announce legislation that would encourage consumers to buy more American made products.

K’NEX featured in Supply Chain World Magazine

Once again, K’NEX is being recognized for its reshoring efforts.

K’NEX Wins Two Tillywig Top Fun Awards!

K’NEX is honored to be the recipient of two Tillywig Top Fun awards for the Thunderbolt Striker Roller Coaster Building Set and the TINKERTOY 100 Piece Essentials Set.

K’NEX® Brands And PopCap Games, A Division of Electronic Arts, Announce New Licensing Relationship

Plants vs. Zombies™ fans will soon be able to build and play with characters from their favorite game with new licensed building toys by K’NEX®.

K’NEX featured in Parade Magazine!

In celebration of Labor Day, Parade Magazine featured a story celebrating the resurgence of American Manufacturing on Sunday September 1, 2013.

K’NEX Reshoring Efforts Featured in July/August issue of Toy Book

K’NEX is honored to be highlighted in the July/August issue of Toy Book in an article titled, “Home Sweet Home”.

K'NEX President & CEO named 100 CEO leaders in STEM

K'NEX is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Michael Araten, has been named one of the top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM by STEMConnector.

PacMan and the Ghostly Adventures Maze Building Sets Get Rave Reviews!

Pac is Back! New PacMan and the Ghostly Adventures Building Sets from K’NEX have officially hit store shelves!

K'NEX announces partnership with Export Now to sell K'NEX product to consumers in China

Export Now (www.exportnow.com), a one-stop online platform that helps U.S. companies tap the growing market demand for their products in China, announced the launch of online retail for K'NEX Brands (www.knex.com) on China's Tmall.com business-to-consumer website.

K'NEX wins 2 Play on Words Awards!

K'NEX is pleased to announce that it has won 2 Playonwords.com (PAL) Awards! K'NEX Robo-Creatures Assortment and TINKERTOY: Pink Building Set have been awarded Best in Play for 2013.

K'NEX featured in July episode of "Talk of the Town with Kim & Marie

K'NEX was honored to have been chosen by Blue Ridge Communications to appear in their July episode of "Talk of The Town with Kim and Marie".

Michael Araten interviewed on Fox Business News

K'NEX President & CEO, Michael Araten, was interviewed by Fox Business News about American Manufacturing and spoke about the exciting turn of events happening at K'NEX: selling American made toys to Chinese consumers. Watch it now!

Representative Fitzpatrick announces the "Made in America Act" at Rodon

K'NEX & Rodon were pleased to welcome Representative Fitzpatrick as he announced his latest bill: the "Made in America Act". Watch the coverage here

K'NEX Amazin' 8 Coaster featured on the TODAY Show

Toy Insider mom, Laurie Schacht, showcased her 7 favorite non-digital toys for summer on the TODAY Show. The K'NEX Amazin' 8 Coaster was featured as a top pick! Check it out: http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/52429342

K'NEX President & CEO named 100 CEO leaders in STEM

K'NEX is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Michael Araten, has been named one of the top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM by STEMConnector.

K'NEX wins 5 Stevie Awards at the 2013 American Business Awards!

K'NEX and The Rodon Group president and CEO, Michael Araten, was awarded 2 silver Stevie Awards, 1 for Executive of the year in manufacturing and 1 for executive of the year in consumer goods, at the 2013 American Business Awards held on June 17th in Chicago. K'NEX Angry Birds Building Sets product line launch also took home 3 awards that evening, 2 gold and 1 silver. Congrats!

K'NEX Lincoln Logs & TINKERTOY lines named top Retro toys by Grandparents.com

K'NEX Lincoln Logs and TINKERTOY building sets were recently named one of the top retro toys making a comeback in 2013 by Grandparents.com. Check out the story here