SOURCE: Animation Collective

March 17, 2008 11:54 ET

Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF Rolls Out Toys Nationwide in Toys "R" Us Stores

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - A long time ago, when wrestlers wore speedos and had back hair, the thumb wrestling ring was a place of heroic deeds, of fair competition, of honor. The bells were polished, the matches were set, and the scores were kept, all by the wise thumbs of the Thumb Wrestling Federation.

Thumb Wrestlers are back for battle with the nationwide release of Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF Match Pack toys at Toys "R" Us. With TWF Match Packs, kids can imagine and create their own thumb wrestling battles with their favorite heroes and villains from the popular Kids' WB! series. Each TWF Match Pack, manufactured by Spin Master Ltd., includes two TWF thumb wrestling masks, and two wrestler stat cards. The packs can be found nationwide, sold exclusively at nearly 600 Toys "R" Us stores.

About Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF

TWF features hilarious, action-packed bouts of thumb wrestling between truly zany contestants. The short-format segments include one-minute wrestler bios, 45-second gags, and three-and-a-half-minute thumb wrestling matches. The competition revolves around 36 original characters who fight for two teams -- the Mighty Dexteras and the Sinistras -- in a match-up of good versus evil. For more about TWF, visit

About Animation Collective

With original content in over 38 countries and in 18 languages on television, broadband, wireless, books and consumer products, Animation Collective is the U.S.'s leading independent creator of children's entertainment. Proprietary productions include: "Kappa Mikey," the highest rated original series on Nicktoons Network and Nickelodeon's first-ever global acquisition, "Three Delivery" for Nicktoons, YTV and the BBC, "Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF" for the Kids WB, YTV and the BBC, and "Ellen's Acres" for Cartoon Network and ABC Australia. Work-for-hire productions include: the new "Speed Racer" series for Nickelodeon and "The Incredible Crash Dummies" for 4KidsTV. Animation Collective is the largest provider of original content for KOL, America Online's kids channel, and Red, its teen channel.

About Spin Master Ltd.

Spin Master™ is the 6th largest and fastest growing toy company in North America. A multi-category children's entertainment company since 1994, Spin Master™ has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer products for children around the world. With the launch of Bakugan Battle Brawlers, Spin Master™ has also marked its first foray into entertainment IP and television production. Spin Master™ is best known for such popular brands as Air Hogs®™, Aquadoodle™, Tech Deck, and Moon Sand. Spin Master™ employs over 500 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hong Kong and China, and is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed companies. For additional information please visit:

Contact Information

    Donna MacNeil
    Spin Master Ltd.
    (416) 848-7607
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    Kristin Cimonetti
    Animation Collective
    (212) 947-1099
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