4Kids Ent. will ring the Opening Bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, in celebration of the 2006 American International TOY FAIR being held on Feb. 12-15 in New York.
Alfred R. Kahn, chairman/ceo of 4Kids Ent., will preside over the ceremony, which takes place at 9:30 am EST. Kahn will be joined on the bell podium by costumed characters from a few of 4Kids' popular properties, including CABBAGE PATCH KIDS, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and WINX CLUB.
"Over the years, 4Kids Ent. has stood at the forefront of children's entertainment, thanks in part to our dedication to breaking the newest and hottest trends in every product category," said Kahn. "The 2006 American International TOY FAIR marks over 25 years that 4Kids has participated in this important annual event. We thank the NYSE for celebrating TOY FAIR with us and for recognizing 4Kids as a leader in the licensing and toy industries."
Organized by the Toy Industry Assoc. (TIA), the American International TOY FAIR is the largest international toy trade show in the western hemisphere. With more than 1,500 manufacturers, retailers, importers, licensors and representatives from nearly 30 countries in attendance, TOY FAIR provides children's entertainment companies the opportunity to showcase this year's newest and hottest toy and entertainment products.
4Kids Ent. and its licensees will introduce to the toy world several unique and innovative products from its popular properties YU-GI-OH!, YU-GI-OH! GX, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, CABBAGE PATCH KIDS, WINX CLUB, ONE PIECE, MAGICAL DOREMI, MONSTER JAM, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers' Association and ARTLIST COLLECTION: THE DOG AND THE CAT.
Headquartered in New York City with international offices in London, 4Kids Ent. Inc. is a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing. 4Kids, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides domestic and international merchandise licensing; television, film, music and home video production and distribution; media planning and buying; product development and website development. For further information, visit www.4KidsEntertainment.com and www.4Kids.TV.