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October 06, 2011 09:05 ET

Vans x Yo Gabba Gabba! Shoe Collaboration Hitting Store Shelves Now

Second Edition Sure to Please Show Fans for the Holiday Season

CYPRESS, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - Back by popular demand, Vans once again joins forces with The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN Entertainment for a new Vans x Yo Gabba Gabba! collection just in time for the holiday season. Whether its story time, dancey dance time or making funny faces, the Vans x Yo Gabba Gabba! collection features four new styles and will fit the whole family. Brobee, Foofa and Muno are featured in a full character color Slip-On, along with one style that includes all the beloved faces of the Yo Gabba Gabba! crew. This collection represents the fun of both the Vans® brand and the Yo Gabba Gabba! series. The packaging is designed with Vans' skate culture and Yo Gabba Gabba! flare. Customers can interact with their favorite characters by coloring the box to make it their own. Even character details are showcased in the shoe designs. Brobee, the only character who changes facial expressions, is mimicked in the shoe style; one shoe features a happy face and one a sad face.

The new styles will be available in toddler (4 - 10), kids (10.5 - 4) and adult sizing (3.5 - 13), retailing for $32, $37 and $50, respectively. Vans is excited to team up with the popular series for another very colorful collaboration that is sure to be a hit for all ages. The collection is now available at Vans® retail stores, Vans.com and other dealers found at vans.com/yogabbagabba. Look forward to another collaboration short from Vans and the Yo Gabba Gabba! cast this season.

About Vans
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel company, is a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC). Vans® collections include authentic footwear, apparel and accessories, snowboard boots and the Pro-tec line of protective gear and are sold in the United States through more than 250 company-owned stores as well as independent retailers. Internationally, Vans sells its goods in approximately 70 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and foreign offices. Vans promotes action sports lifestyle and youth culture through support of athletes on boards and bikes all over the globe and through progressive events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans Downtown Showdown, the Pro-tec Pool Party and the Vans Warped Tour®. For more information, please visit vans.com.

About Yo Gabba Gabba!
Yo Gabba Gabba!, created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz and produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, currently ranks as one of the most popular series on television and stage, with a broad appeal among preschoolers, parents, teens and adults. Yo Gabba Gabba! Is currently in production on season four. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: It's Time to Dance Presented by Kia Motors kicks-off this September and will visit 50 cities across North America. The series airs weekdays on Nick Jr. and in several major international territories, including Australia, Canada, France, Israel, Latin America, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K. Yo Gabba Gabba! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach simple life lessons through music. The series and the live show star DJ Lance Rock and a cast of colorful characters, including Brobee, the little green one, Foofa, the pink flower bubble, Muno, the red Cyclops, Toodee, the blue cat-dragon and Plex, the yellow robot. Today's most popular names in movies, television, music and sports flock to the groundbreaking series, including series regulars Biz Markie and Mark Mothersbaugh, and guest stars such as Fred Armisen, Erykah Badu, Jack Black, Anthony Bourdain, Devo, Rachel Dratch, Rob Dyrdek, Flaming Lips, Melora Hardin, Tony Hawk, The Killers, Angela Kinsey, Solange Knowles, Jack McBrayer, MGMT, Mos Def, The Roots, Andy Samberg, Amy Sedaris, The Shins, Sarah Silverman, Amare Stoudemire, The Ting Tings, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Elijah Wood and Weird Al Yankovic, among others. Additional celebrity guests performed during the live tour, including Devenda Banhart, Cold War Kids, Matt Costa, Kid Koala, Moby, DMC (Run DMC), Shaggy, Snoop Dogg, Dave Grohl, Jon Heder, Talib Kweli, Mix Master Mike, Nicole Richie, Kid Sister, Keri Russell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason Reitman, Zac Brown, Drive By Truckers and more. Visit www.yogabbagabba.com

About VF
VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler®, The North Face®, Lee®, Vans®, Nautica®, 7 For All Mankind®, Eagle Creek®, Eastpak®, Ella Moss®, JanSport®, lucy®, John Varvatos®, Kipling®, Majestic®, Napapijri®, Red Kap®, Reef®, Riders®, Splendid®, Smartwool® and Timberland®.

VF Corporation's press releases, annual report and other information can be accessed through the company's home page, www.vfc.com.

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