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Spring 2012 Recommended Toy Award Goes To Inflatable Space Shuttle

Lake Barrington, IL (June 14, 2012) - It seems every year award-winning Aeromax launches an aero-dynamic toy that sparks young minds and reminds mature ones that exploration is possible any day, anywhere! Their 2012 Jr. Space Explorer, an inflatable space shuttle boasting a 45" wingspan and stretching 43" in length, caused this year's Parents' Choice Foundation judges to be over the moon with joy. They happily awarded Aeromax its prestigious Recommended Award in the Spring 2012 Toys category.

The Parents' Choice Foundation follows a few simple principles when judging juvenile products: children deserve material to sharpen young minds, not blunt them; children learn most easily when they enjoy it and learning is fun! The Parents' Choice Recommended Seal indicates that judges found the product distinguished enough to give it a notch above an "Approval" rating -- given to wholesome products that help children enjoy developing physical, emotional, social or academic skills.

Jr. Space Explorer Inflatable Space Shuttle * $34.95 * Ages 2+
Parents' Choice Foundation Recommended Award Spring 2012 Toys category

"The Jr. Space Explorer Inflatable Space Shuttle is a welcome addition to our growing collection of toys that encourage pretend play. It's different from similar toys because of its size. When fully inflated it feels like a full-size space shuttle to 3- and 4-year-olds. And although we have not used it in a pool as the box advertises, it has provided a lot of fun for indoor pretend play. Preschool age kids will enjoy "blasting off on space missions" daily.

For the initial inflation, our parents' testers recommend using a power inflation device. If you're concerned about the durability of this item, rest assured. One mother noted that though her two forty-five pound boys can get rough as they "fly to outer space," and that the toy held up well without any trouble. In three weeks of daily play, she only re-inflated it once because of a tiny bit of sagging."

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President Mark Levine began his company 15 years ago with one product, the Aeromax 2000 Tangle Free Toy Parachute, which is still iconized in the company's logo. Today its product line boasts 300 (and counting) items and every top toy industry award. Charitable giving is an important component of Levine's business plan with thousands of units donated to Kids Wish Network and most recently, Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.). To order online or for more information, visit