President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe
Biden, Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and Vice Presidential
Candidate Paul Ryan are recreated as highly unique and collectible
Cabbage Patch Kids that will be auctioned on eBay starting Tuesday,
October 30th. All proceeds of the auction will go towards
engaging and mobilizing political power for young people in the U.S. and
will benefit Rock the Vote, a non-partisan, non-profit organization. The
exclusive Presidential 'Kids were created by leading U.S. toy company
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK) to raise awareness of this year's
election with voters young and old, and to celebrate the rich tradition
and pop culture relevance of the lovable and adoptable Cabbage Patch
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK) unveils one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kids of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan and First Lady Michelle Obama for auction on eBay at www.cpkauctionforcharity.com beginning October 30, 2012 to benefit Rock the Vote. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Presidential 'Kids will be available for bidding on eBay Giving
Works starting Tuesday, October 30th through
November 6, at cpkauctionforcharity.com.
"From the current generation of young voters to those who grew up with
Cabbage Patch Kids--it's an iconic and beloved brand that's a big part of
pop culture," said Jennifer Caveza, Senior Vice President of Marketing,
JAKKS Pacific. "We are excited to work with Rock the Vote and do what we
can to empower all generations and encourage them to be involved in our
country's electoral process."
"We are pleased to be chosen as the main beneficiary of this creative
auction of collectible Cabbage Patch Kids that highlights the upcoming
2012 Presidential elections," stated Chrissy Faessen, Vice President of
Communications and Marketing, Rock the Vote. "The funds raised in this
auction will help us with new programs that continue to keep young
Americans engaged, ensuring that their voices are part of our country's
JAKKS Pacific is the master toy licensee for the Cabbage Patch Kids and
a variety of Cabbage Patch Kid products are available at major retailers
nationwide now. Visit www.jakks.com
for more information.
About Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote's mission is to engage and build political power for young
people in our country. Using music, popular culture, new technologies
and grassroots organizing for more than 20 years, Rock the Vote has
registered more than 5 million young people. As the tidal wave of
Millennial generation voters continues to establish its power at the
polls, Rock the Vote will register millions more young people and make
their voices heard.
About Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc.
Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc. (OAA) owner of the Cabbage Patch
Kids brand, was founded in 1978 by Cabbage Patch Kids creator Xavier
Roberts. It is a privately held corporation located in Cleveland,
Georgia. Headquarters to the world famous Cabbage Patch Kids brand, this
small mountain community just north of Atlanta is now home to the newly
built BabyLand General® Hospital, a 70,000 sq. ft., Southern Style home.
Investing in the future of the artist's hometown and its people, OAA
also manages a wide range of other projects while continuing to deliver
hand-stitched, one-of-a-kind, soft-sculpture Cabbage Patch Kids. www.cabbagepatchkids.com
@cpkusa ? Cabbage Patch Kids Fan Page.
About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) is a leading designer and marketer of
toys and consumer products with a wide range of products that feature
popular brands and children's toy licenses. JAKKS' diverse portfolio
includes Action Figures, Electronics, Dolls, Dress-Up, Role Play,
Halloween Costumes, Kids Furniture, Vehicles, Plush, Art Activity Kits,
Seasonal Products, Infant/Pre-School, Construction Toys, Ride-On
Vehicles, Wagons, Inflatable Environments and Tents, Impulse Toys and
Pet Products sold under various proprietary brands including JAKKS
Pacific®, Creative Designs International?, Road Champs®, Funnoodle®,
JAKKS Pets?, Plug It In & Play TV Games?, Kids Only!?, Tollytots®,
Disguise®, Moose Mountain® and Maui Toys®. JAKKS is also the creator of
the underlying Monsuno? property and toy line. JAKKS is an
award-winning licensee of several hundred nationally and internationally
known trademarks including Nickelodeon®, Warner Bros.®, Ultimate
Fighting Championship®, Hello Kitty®, Graco®, Cabbage Patch Kids® and
This press release may contain forward-looking statements (within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that
are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about JAKKS
Pacific's business based partly on assumptions made by its management.
These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve
risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict.
Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what
is expressed or forecasted in such statements due to numerous factors,
including, but not limited to, those described above, changes in demand
for JAKKS' products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and
deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and
difficulties with integrating acquired businesses. The forward-looking
statements contained herein speak only as of the date on which they are
made, and JAKKS undertakes no obligation to update any of them to
reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.
© 2012 JAKKS Pacific, Inc. All rights reserved.
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