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Plush Reigns in Assortment of New Items from Wild Republic

New York, NY - (January 30, 2012) - (Virtual Press Office) - Upping its already comfortable spot atop the nature themed plush and toy category, Wild Republic prepares to populate Toy Fair with hundreds of species of new and improved products, including a plethora of new plush under its top selling Cuddlekins brand.

Vishnu Chandra, President of the company, explains, "We always love to exhibit at Toy Fair. As one of our largest exhibits of the year, we get to completely smother our display with all of our various plush we have to offer, as well as demonstrate our top toys and crafts."

New for 2012, Wild Republic improved its cuddle-ability and quality with all new materials and fabrics for species upon species of new plush items. All new 8" mini Cuddlekins (MSRP $9) and new 12" Cuddlekins (MSRP $14) sizes add nearly 200 new items of popular African, Rainforest Aquatic, North American and Prehistoric animals, while Wild Republic's classic Hanging Monkeys line receive a "fur lift" with the addition of the new Hanging Hug 'Ems Monkeys in both 14" (MSRP $8) and 20" (MSRP $12) sizes.

Also curling its way onto the Wild Republic plush scene are the new stretchable, twistable, super long (54") plush animals, Noodlee Doos (MSRP $18) are skinny, elongated animals that are sure to squeeze the heart strings of any toy lover. The uniquely-sized Noodlee Doo crocodile, leopard, giraffe or tiger are the first to arrive and other animals are planned to migrate out of Wild Republic later this year.

On the toy front, Wild Republic introduces an assortment of new Nuts & Bolts (MSRP $12) construction sets to one of its top-selling product launches of 2011. With new challenging designs along with improved metal and plastic parts, several new Nuts & Bolts sets, which come with construction tools included, include snake, spider, scorpion, crocodile and shark.

Also new is Galaxy Quest (MSRP $12 - $16), a line of space exploration themed playsets that push the boundaries of interplanetary play imagination.

Throughout its more than three decades, Wild Republic has had a knack for knowing the "next big thing" among people's natural wildlife wonder and offering a broad spectrum of various animal species products to meet that demand. From its phenomenal successes with its Hanging Monkeys and Snakes to its current fan favorites, Wild Republic moves into its fourth decade of wildlife education as the long-term leader in providing nature-themed toys. The company's current brands include, Cuddlekins, WOWs, Audubon Birds, Vibes, wooden puzzles, foam and plush hats, wind-ups and crafts, among other items.

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Wild Republic, the nature toy brand of K&M International, Inc., is a preeminent brand of action-driven, nature-themed toys designed to spark a child's imagination and educate about the wonders of the wild through creative play. K&M International, Inc., headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio, near Cleveland, is the leading provider of nature-themed toys to the specialty toy and gift markets. The brands' consumer Web site is located at