Blog from April 2014

The Wendy Williams Show gives away the K’NEX Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster Building Set

Toy Insider mom, Laurie Schacht, was a guest on the Wendy Williams Show recently where she featured her best deals of 2014, including the amazing Hyperspeed Hangtime building set from K’NEX. Features the Hyperspeed Hangtime Coaster

In a piece highlighting some of the most entertaining construction toys of the year, featured the K’NEX Thrills Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster Building Set. At $69.99 it’s a great gift for kids 9+ this holiday season! 

K’NEX Brand Ambassador shows off the ultra-cool K’NEX Mini-Golf Set to Fox 29

K’NEX Brand Ambassador, Joey Fortman, appeared on Fox-29 recently to show off the hottest Holiday toys of 2014. Joey featured the K’NEX Mini Golf set, which retails for only $199.99! Watch the video here to see what else is hot this year!

Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht, shows off the Hot Holiday Toys for 2014!

You may think that it’s too early to start talking about the holiday season, but it’s definitely not! Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht, stopped by PIX 11 to show off some of the toys that are going to be harder to find as we get closer to the holidays, including the K’NEX Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster! You’ll want to snag these off the shelves before it’s too late! Watch now!

Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht, talks about great back-to-school toys

Toy Insider mom, Laurie Schacht, speaks about great toys to encourage back-to-school learning and highlights the K’NEX Education Exploring Wind and Water Energy set. 

K’NEX President and CEO featured on CNBC’s Power Pitch

K’NEX President and CEO, Michael Araten, was recently featured as a toy industry expert on CNBC’s Power Pitch.

Michael Araten, President of K’NEX, accepts the ice bucket challenge!

K’NEX Director of Marketing challenges K’NEX President and CEO to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

K’NEX to receive 2015 Visionary Award from the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

K’NEX President and CEO, Michael Araten, had this to say about the honor, “We at K’NEX and The Rodon Group are thrilled to have been named the 2015 Visionary Award winner. We are a small, family business at heart, committed to manufacturing in the Greater Philadelphia region, and without the hard work and dedication put forth by our talented team, we would not be where we are today. As President and CEO I am humbled by them daily. My thanks to them, and our collective thanks to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce for bestowing this incredible honor upon us.”

K’NEX releases its first line of TITANFALL Building Sets

K’NEX is pleased to introduce its first line of building sets based upon the popular video game TITANFALL.

Former land speed record holder visits K'NEX UK to inspire Guinness World Record

Former world land speed record holder, Richard Noble OBE dropped in on the Royal British Legion to check on the team’s life-size replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car.

Boy Toys Gone Girly!

Toy Insider mom, Laurie Schacht, comments on boy toys that have gone girly in this news segment.

K’NEX President & CEO, Michael Araten speaks at Walmart’s Made in the USA Summit

On August 14th, K’NEX and The Rodon Group President and CEO, Michael Araten, participated in the Walmart sponsored U.S. Manufacturing Summit in Denver, CO.

The Toy Book takes a K’NEX behind-the-scenes tour

Toy Book reporter, Philip Guie, gets a behind-the-scenes look at K’NEX world headquarters and its manufacturing facility, The Rodon Group. Read all about it here.

K’NEX President and CEO, Michael Araten, interviewed for Business in Focus Magazine

K’NEX President and CEO, Micahel Araten, was recently interviewed for Business in Focus Magazine.

Typhoon Frenzy featured on the TODAY Show

The K’NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set was recently featured on the TODAY Show as an ideal toy for rainy day play!

K’NEX Exhibit opens in Philadelphia Airport

K’NEX is excited to announce the launch of the K’NEX: Innovative Engineering @Play exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

K’NEX President and CEO participates in SelectUSA roundtable discussion at the White House

The SelectUSA Investing in America roundtable discussion, hosted by the President, with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and National Economic Council Director Jeff Zients, brought together 11 companies that have recently chosen to invest in the United States, together.

The Importance of US manufacturing

K’NEX President and CEO, Michael Araten, recently appeared on Fox Business: After the Bell to discuss the Importance of US Manufacturing. Watch the video!

PA Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf visits K’NEX

Fresh off his victory in the Democratic primary, Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf visited K’NEX manufacturing facility, The Rodon Group, as part of his “Fresh Start Tour.”

K’NEX: Building Thrill Rides Exhibit opens in Edmonton

The K’NEX traveling exhibit; Building Thrill Rides; just opened at TELUS Science Museum in Edmonton and will be on display until October 14th. 
See it here!