K’NEX® Brands Partners with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to Release First Line of Family Guy™ Building Sets
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 04:49 PM EST
Officially-Licensed Building Sets Available Now Allow Fans to Build Their Favorite “Family Guy” Characters
K’NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love ®, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announces today its first line of officially licensed building toys inspired by the popular animated comedy series, Family Guy!
The new product line combines the award-winning K’NEX building system with the most iconic characters and elements from Family Guy including, Peter, Stewie, Brian, the Griffin Family station wagon, Stewie’s time machine and more, bringing them from the television screen to the construction aisle for the first time.
“Family Guy has a multi-generational appeal,” said Michael Araten, President & CEO of K’NEX Brands. “Our partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products will allow building fans of all ages to bring the fictional world of Quahog, Rhode Island, to life in a new and exciting way.”
“Loyal fans of Family Guy continue to look for engaging products and activities to add to their collections featuring these irreverent characters that are recognized around the world,” said Roz Nowicki, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Retail at Fox Consumer Products. “This partnership with K’NEX Brands allows fans to collect, build environments and interact with Stewie, Peter, Brian and the entire family in a whole new way."
K’NEX is pleased to welcome Family Guy to its stable of well-known household name brands including, Nintendo®, Angry Birds™, Tinkertoy®, Lincoln Logs®, and the ever popular K’NEX Thrill Rides building sets line.
Family Guy: Brian & Meg Buildable Figures
Build your favorite characters from the hit television show Family Guy! Set includes 2 buildable figures— Brian and Meg. Collect all 3 buildable figure 2-packs, and construct the entire family. Ages 8+. SRP $9.99. Available Now.
Family Guy: Stewie & Lois Buildable Figures
Build your favorite characters from the hit television show Family Guy! Set includes 2 buildable figures— Stewie and Lois. Collect all 3 buildable figure 2-packs, and construct the entire family. Ages 8+. SRP $9.99. Available Now.
Family Guy: Peter and Chris Buildable Figures
Build your favorite characters from the hit television show Family Guy! Set includes 2 buildable figures— Peter and Chris. Collect all 3 buildable figure 2-packs, and construct the entire family. Ages 8+. SRP $9.99. Available Now.
Family Guy: Stewie and Time Machine Building Set
Build Stewie’s Time Machine from the popular television show Family Guy! Set includes a buildable Stewie figure dressed in his PJ’s, plus enough K’NEX rods, connectors and bricks to build his Time Machine complete with a working door. Put Stewie inside the Time Machine to send him on an adventure! Full color building instructions included. Ages 8+. SRP $16.99. Available Now.
Family Guy: Peter and Station Wagon Building Set
Build Peter in the family Station Wagon from the hit TV show Family Guy! Set includes a buildable Peter figure dressed in his work suit, plus enough K’NEX rods, connectors and bricks to build a moving replica of the family’s red Station Wagon from the show complete with a seat for Peter. Full color building instructions included. Ages 8+. SRP $16.99. Available Now.
The new K’NEX Family Guy building sets are available now at knex.com, Toys “R” Us®, and select toy retailers everywhere!
About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children, and is America’s STEM building solution. Winner of over 250 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX, America’s Building Toy® company, is focused on Building Worlds Kids Love® and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” From the living room to the classroom, K’NEX has building toys specially designed for every age group and skill level. The K’NEX family of brands includes K’NEX Building Sets, K’NEX Thrill Rides, K’NEX Education™, Lincoln Logs®, Tinkertoy®, NASCAR®, Angry Birds™, Mario Kart Wii™, Mario Kart 7™, Super Mario™, PacMan™, Titanfall™, Family Guy™, Plants vs. Zombies™ and more. Since 1992, The Rodon Group®, a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 31 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system. Join us as we help build the leaders of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.knex.com or www.rodongroup.com.
About Family Guy
FAMILY GUY follows the adventures of an endearingly ignorant dad, PETER GRIFFIN (Seth MacFarlane), and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders in Quahog, RI. LOIS (Alex Borstein) is Peter’s wife, a stay-at-home mom with no patience for her family’s antics. Then there are their kids: 18-year-old MEG (Mila Kunis) is an outcast at school and the Griffin family punching bag; 13-year-old CHRIS (Seth Green) is a socially awkward teen who doesn’t have a clue about the opposite sex; and one-year-old STEWIE (MacFarlane) is a diabolically clever baby. Rounding out the Griffin household is BRIAN (MacFarlane), the family dog and a ladies man. FAMILY GUY is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane is creator/executive producer. Rich Appel and Steve Callaghan serve as executive producers/co-showrunners, while Danny Smith and Kara Vallow are executive producers.
About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
A division of 21st Century Fox and recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, the flagship studio leading the industry in supplying award-winning and blockbuster primetime television programming and entertainment content.