SOURCE: Action Products International, Inc.

October 31, 2006 11:02 ET

Curiosity Kits® New "JBI" Wins "Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products for 2006"

New "Junior Bureau of Investigation"™ Kits Uncover Great Reviews for This Holiday Season

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- Action Products International, Inc. (NASDAQ: APII) announced the Curiosity Kits® Junior Bureau of Investigation "JBI" Evidence Kit has been selected as one of the 100 Best Children's Products for 2006 and one of the 10 Best Socially Responsible Products for 2006 by Stevanne Auerbach, PhD a.k.a. "Dr. Toy" who developed the program as a service to consumers who desire to purchase safe, affordable, educational oriented, stimulating toys and products for children. By evaluating toys and children's products with extensive training background, and over 35 years of experience evaluating, writing and speaking about toys and children's product "Dr. Toy's 100 Best Products" are carefully chosen from among thousands that Dr. Auerbach has reviewed at toy fairs, catalogs, and through many other sources, in addition to using extensive criteria she has developed over the years. The 15th Annual report is available in the online magazine, Dr. Toy's Guide, at

With the recent prestigious award, "Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award" and just recently being featured in "Toy Wishes" magazine as the third top activity toy for kids, the Curiosity Kits® product line has been very hot this season and is guaranteed to spark youthful imaginations while providing hours of investigative pleasure. Young investigators can engage in role-play and discover what it may take to unravel and analyze clues to solve a case. The JBI kits include everything necessary for a complete "crime scene" investigation with evidence cards, a working camera, evidence bags, flashlight, tweezers that are used for collecting evidence, crime scene tape and an official Junior Bureau of Investigation badge!

Action Products International recently participated in the Toy Industry Association's Fall Toy Show this weekend at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Action Products International, Inc. (APII) based in Orlando, Florida, is a consumer products manufacturer, emphasizing branded educational and positive leisure products. Action Products consumer brands span activities, arts, crafts, juvenile products and toy categories. Its products are marketed and sold to retailers and consumers.

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