SOURCE: Action Products International, Inc.

March 30, 2006 12:22 ET

Action Products Opens Sales and Sourcing Office in China

New Beachhead to Enable Sourcing, QC & Int'l Sales

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 30, 2006 -- Action Products International, Inc. (NASDAQ: APII), a leading toy designer and manufacturer of educational and positive, non-violent branded toys, announced today that the company is in the process of opening a location in China to serve its needs in expanding buying, quality assurance, logistics, and sales to large customers and international distributors. The office will be located in Dongguan, between Shenzhen and Guangzhou, in the Guangdong Province.

The new operation will be under the direction of Mr. Jim Wu, Director of Sourcing and Logistics. Mr. Wu has been in the US with Action Products for nearly 11 years. The office will allow better coordination with the 25 factories in that area that are involved in producing products for APII's 12 brands. The new office will improve performance, given constraints of the time difference and distance. It is expected that better quality control will be enforced as well as improved time delivery.

Domestic administration of the Chinese operations will continue to be handled in the Company's Orlando offices by Ms. Kristen Zhou.

"By improving our supply logistics and quality assurance, we can increase our sales exponentially," said Larry Bernstein, APII's President. "By making a good supply chain great, we will save wasted cost by easily improving quality and delivery. We have historically left revenue 'on the table,' and this will significantly correct that. Our retailers can be assured of our ability to meet their supply needs, to keep shelves stocked with high quality, best selling products."

About Action Products International, Inc.

Action Products International, Inc, based in Orlando, Florida, is a toy manufacturer, emphasizing educational and positive play brands, including JAY JAY THE JET PLANE WOODEN ADVENTURE SYSTEM™, the I DIG™ series, Space Voyagers® "The most authentic Space Toys on the Earth," ToddWorld™ soft play toys, Climb@Tron™ window-climbing robots, Curiosity Kits® and I MADE THAT™ plus others. Its products are marketed and sold to toy stores, specialty retailers, Internet retailers, museums, zoos, theme parks, attractions, catalog companies and education markets in the United States and worldwide.

Visit the Company's web sites at www.apii.com and www.imadethat.com

Any statements that are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. It is possible that the assumptions made by management for purposes of such statements may not materialize. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements. Such statements may involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those relating to product demand, pricing, market acceptance, the effect of economic conditions, intellectual property rights, the outcome of competitive products, risks in product development, the results of financing efforts, the ability to complete transactions, and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement for events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.

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