Blog from April 2015

Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht, showcases the best Black Friday deals on the TODAY Show

Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht featured the K'NEX Blizzard Blast Coaster on her TODAY Show Black Friday Deals segment, check it out! Read her thoughts!

K'NEX Donates over 8,000 toys to the TODAY Show Holiday Toy Drive

K'NEX Director of Marketing, Kristen Krikorian, appeared on the TODAY Show to donate over 8,000 toys to the TODAY Show Holiday Toy Drive! Check out her visit with Kathie Lee and Hoda! Click Here!

Mighty Makers Fun on the Ferris Wheel names TOP 10 STEM Toy in Huffington Post article

Being named one of the TOP 10 STEM toys of 2015 is one of the many honors the K'NEX Fun on the Ferris Wheel set earned in 2015. Check out the article in the Huffington Post. Click Here!

Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht, highlights the top 10 STEM toys for the Holidays

Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht names the Mighty Makers Fun on the Ferris Wheel Set as part of her STEM 10 holiday gifts, check out the segment here. Read her thoughts!

Huffington Post Breaks Down Gender in the Toy Aisle

Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht breaks down gender in the toy aisle for the Huffington Post. Read her thoughts!

KIDSCREEN: K'NEX Campaigns for More STEM-Based Girl Toys

K'NEX is delving deeper in the toy space with its new line of Mighty Makers building sets! Read the whole article!

Breakfast TV: The Hottest Toys that are educational, too!

Laurie Schacht shows the crew at Breakfast TV the hottest new toys that are fun AND Educational, including K'NEX Mighty Makers sets! Check it out!

When work is Play!

K'NEX Designers were recently interviewed by the Pittsburgh Tribune for their Labor Day article entitled, "When work is Play" Read it now!

CITYLINE: Creative Toys That Teach!

Toy Insider mom Laurie Schacht shows Cityline the hottest toys that teach, including the Sky Sprinter Roller Coaster Building Set by K'NEX! Watch it now!

CCFA Partners with K'NEX for Youth Fundraiser "Be an IBD Superhero" this Fall

We are honored to be able to help this tremendous organization expand their reach to the pediatric population," said Michael Araten, K'NEX President & CEO.

K'NEX Mighty Makers Building Sets Win 3 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards!

K’NEX is thrilled to announce that Mighty Makers Up, Up and Away, Inventors Clubhouse, and Fun on the Ferris Wheel have each won a 2015 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award!

K'NEX Designer, Heather Croston, interviewed for zulily blog

K’NEX Designer, Heather Croston, was recently interviewed by zulily about her role in creating the new Mighty Makers building set line. Check out the whole article now!

Mighty Makers featured in TOY BOOK "Building Beyond Boys" article

K’NEX Director of Marketing, Kristen Krikorian, discusses the new Mighty Makers line in this compelling article about gender and building toys. Read it now!

Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin and Oak Creek Lodge win Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards

2 of our new, Lincoln Logs sets, 100th Anniversary Tin, and Oak Creek Lodge, both featuring Made-in-the-USA logs, were recently named 2015 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award winners! The 100th Anniversary Tin was also awarded a Blue Chip Classic Award by the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio!

K'NEX hosts "MEET THE MAKERS" event to introduce new Mighty Makers building set line!

On Tuesday June 16, 2015 K'NEX invited bloggers and their kids to check out Mighty Makers, a new rod and connector building system designed specifically for girls. Check it out!

K'NEX included in "Great Made in the USA Gifts" TODAY Show segment

K'NEX construction kits were included as one of the best Made in the USA items of Summer 2015 during the TODAY Show's recent Maed in the USA segment. Check it out!

K-FORCE Build and Blast featured on ABC World News Now!

The Toy insider has named K-FORCE Build and Blast one of the best toys of the summer and on ABC World News Now, she proved it! Watch the segment here!

The Toy Insider reviews Beasts Alive: K’NEXosaurus Rex

Bringing Prehistoric worlds to life with the new K’NEX Beasts Alive Line! Read all about K’NEXosaurus Rex here in this awesome review from the Toy Insider!

The Toy Insider Mom Calls K-FORCE Build and Blast One of the best toys for summer!

Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht, demonstrates one of the “best toys for summer 2015” K-FORCE Build and Blast!

Nerdrop reviews the K-FORCE Build and Blast 10x

Wondering what the K-FORCE 10x blaster is like? Check out this review from Nerd Drop to find out!