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Chimp and Zee on Safari Craft Kit


New York, February 11, 2011 – Pressman Toy Corporation, known for delighting families with classic games and innovative licensed products for nearly 100 years, is expanding its awardwinning Chimp and Zee specialty line for preschoolers in 2011. The line of beautifully designed games and puzzles, first introduced in 2009, will now include three themed craft kits as well as two new games. New additions to the Chimp and Zee line will be available for purchase at specialty retailers nationwide in fall 2011.

“Our Chimp and Zee line of games and puzzles has been a huge success with retailers, parents and children alike,” said Jim Pressman, president of Pressman Toy Corporation. “We’re excited to expand our Chimp and Zee offerings in 2011 to include ‘my first’ craft kits for preschoolers.”

Chimp and Zee crafts kits were created with the youngest of children in mind. The three themed kits – Makeover Friends, Pretty Ponies and On Safari – include double-sided, 3D craft figures. Each figure has one pre-decorated side for instant out-of-the-box play and a blank side for personal creativity. The craft kits include stickers, ribbons, beads, wool and other decorative items to enable children to make their 3D creations, plus five themed coloring sheets (crayons not included). The craft kit boxes fold out to become colorful displays for children’s artwork.

Pressman Toy’s Chimp and Zee line of preschool specialty toys was developed over the past several years with the help of teacher and parent input. Children learn through play, as they have fun with “Chimp” (a chimpanzee) and learn with “Zee” (a zebra).

Games from this entertaining and educational product line are easy for parents to set up, fun for kids (even when it is not their turn), take only 10 minutes to play and make kids laugh while learning memory, counting, communication and sharing skills. Since Pressman Toy introduced the Chimp and Zee games in the U.S., the games have won numerous awards, including Parenting magazine’s “Toys of the Year,” Parents’ Choice Award, National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) “Honors,” National Parenting Center “Seal of Approval,” Dr. Toy’s “100 Best Products,” Mom’s Choice “Gold Award,” Creative Child Magazine Award, and Tillwig Toy Award’s “Brain Child Award.

For 2011, Pressman Toy is introducing two new Chimp and Zee games for preschoolers, Who’s the Princess? and Dinosaur Whirl. Like other Chimp and Zee games, the new additions to Pressman Toy’s line-up come in convenient carry cases and feature colorful, creative characters that invite children to stretch their imaginations.

2011 Chimp and Zee Product Highlights:

    Chimp and Zee Who’s The Princess? Game
    Get an invitation, dress, tiara, and glass slippers into your coach and be the first player to get to the castle! Landing on “coach” spaces will help you get the things you need for the ball and landing on the “Wicked Queen” spaces can keep your opponents from winning. It’s a fairy tale and a game in one. Includes 3D fairy tale castle, enchanted forest game board, four 3D princess movers, four 3D coaches, a 3D Wicked Queen, 2 dice and 16 princess cards. For 2 to 4 players. Ages 3 and up. MSRP: $15.

    Chimp and Zee Dinosaur Whirl Game
    Go on a hunt for special dinosaur eggs! Land on an “egg” space and you can collect an egg from Dino Rock. If you roll the dinosaur, give him a spin to see what happens. Uh oh—any players knocked off go back to start and leave their eggs behind. The player who has the most eggs at the end of the game wins. Includes 3D dinosaur with plastic spinner base, Dino Rock game board, four 3D cave people playing pieces, 12 dinosaur eggs and game die. For 2 to 4 players. Ages 3 and up. MSRP: $15.

    Chimp and Zee Makeover Friends Craft Kit
    Play right away (one side of each piece is pre-decorated) or use your imagination in designing clothes, hairstyles and even a very cute rug. Strong chunky figures mean this make-and-play set will endure lots of use. Best of all, the box becomes the perfect place to display your Rose Cottage friends. Includes three 3D craft dolls with plastic bases, rug, wool, ribbons, beads, stickers, a box play scene with double-sided display panel, and five coloring sheets. (Crayons not included). Ages 4 and up. MSRP: $15.

    Chimp and Zee Pretty Ponies Craft Kit
    Get your ponies ready for the big show at the stable! Create colorful manes and tails. Color the ponies on your own, or use the pre-decorated side and start playing right away. A great craft for solo fun or play with friends. The box folds out to become the perfect display. Includes three 3D craft ponies, pony jump, wool, ribbons, beads, stickers, a box play scene with doublesided display panel, and five coloring sheets. (Crayons not included). Ages 4 and up. MSRP: $15.

    Chimp and Zee On Safari Craft Kit
    A lion, a giraffe, and an alligator are in your safari park! Construct them using chenille strips and put them on display in the specially-designed fold-out box. Color them yourself or use the pre-decorated side for instant fun. Includes three 3D craft animals, feeding trough, palm tree, chenille strips, stickers, a box play scene with double-sided display panel, and five coloring sheets. (Crayons not included). Ages 4 and up. MSRP: $15.

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About Pressman Toy Corporation
Pressman Toy Corporation, the third largest game manufacturer in the United States, was founded in 1922. The company has released many strong brands that consumers have enjoyed for generations, such as Rummikub, MASTERMIND and Tri-Ominos. One of the first companies in the industry to begin licensing popular characters and content for toys and games, Pressman Toy has created games and puzzles based on Green Lantern, The Smurfs, Happy Feet 2, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, NCIS, Dinosaur Train, Looney Tunes, Hello Kitty, Ben 10, and Scooby-Doo! as well as popular games shows Deal or No Deal, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. Further information about Pressman Toy can be found at