TOYS: K’NEX announces new Mario Kart Wii building sets
K’NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids LoveTM, is pleased to announce several new introductions to its line of officially licensed building sets inspired by Mario KartTM Wii, one of the most popular titles for the WiiTM console.
The new building sets are designed for Young Nintendo® fans ages 6+, bringing the fun of Mario Kart Wii to a new generation and expanding its appeal through a rewarding, age-appropriate K’NEX building experience. In addition, over 65% of the parts used in the line, including the track system, are American made.
Standard Kart Building Set Assortment #3
Choose from Mario Kart Wii fan favorites MarioTM, ToadTM, Donkey KongTM or Diddy KongTM in this Standard Kart Assortment. Once built, the kart’s pull-back motor and accessories from the game add to the fun! Each sold separately. Suggested retail price is $14.99 each. Available fall 2012.
Standard Bike Building Set Assortment #3
Ride into the fast lane with the Standard Bike Building Sets! Each 31 piece building set includes a Nintendo figure and comes in a wedge-style package that doubles as a ramp. Choose from your favorite Mario Kart Wii Characters: Mario, LuigiTM, YoshiTM, BowserTM, Toad, Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong. Suggested retail price is $8.99 each. Available fall 2012.
Mario Kart Wii Mystery Bags
The wait for your favorite character is over! Each mystery bag includes one buildable figure from Mario Kart Wii. Who will you get? Mystery figures include: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser, Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong or Toad and each figure is compatible with the Mario Kart Wii line of K’NEX products. Each sold separately, collect them all! Suggested retail price is $3.99. Available fall 2012.
Motorized Kart Assortment #1
Build SUPER FAST motorized Karts from Mario Kart Wii! Each set includes a buildable kart and figure and an accessory from the game. Battery-powered kart features motorized action. Choose from: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, or Bowser. Batteries not included. Suggested retail $21.99. Available fall 2012.
Mario & Diddy Kong’s Fire Challenge Building Set
Mario and Diddy Kong go head-to-head in this challenge set! Features Mario and Diddy Kong figures, 2 battery-powered, motorized karts and working obstacles from Mario Kart Wii! Connectable track system works with all other Mario Kart Wii building sets—collect them all to build entire tracks from the game! Suggested retail $64.99. Available fall 2012.
Mario & Bowser’s Ice Race Building Set
Race Mario and Bowser through a series of ice-themed obstacles! Includes buildable Mario and Bowser figures, 2 battery-powered, motorized karts and new moving obstacles from the game, like Penguins & Shy-Guy Snowboarders. Connectable track creates a closed loop – combine this set with other sets from the Mario Kart Wii Series to build even bigger tracks! Suggested retail $64.99. Available fall 2012.
Toad’s Side-Stepper Challenger Building Set
Race Toad past Side-Steppers from the Shy Guy Beach track in this building set! Features battery-powered, motorized kart action, connectable track system, and includes Toad figure and 2 accessories from the Mario Kart Wii game. Track works with all other Mario Kart Wii building sets! Suggested retail $34.99. Available fall 2012.
Wario’s Penguin Jump Building Set
Race Wario past jumping penguins from the Sherbert Land track of Mario Kart Wii! Building set includes a battery-powered, motorized kart, connectable track system, Wario figure and 2 accessories from the game. Track works with all other Mario Kart Wii building sets! Suggested retail $34.99. Available fall 2012.
Mario Circuit Ultimate Building Set
Ready? Set? GO! Build & race on the COMPLETE Mario Circuit track. Kids will have a blast with over 22 feet of track, Mario and Toad figures, 2 super-fast, battery-powered motorized karts, 3 obstacles and 4 accessories from the Mario Kart Wii game. Obstacles include Sliding Piranha Plant, Moving Chain Chomp, and Swinging Goombas. Track works with all other Mario Kart Wii building sets! Suggested retail $119.99. Available fall 2012.
The new K’NEX Nintendo Building Sets will be available at 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. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” Since 1992, The Rodon Group, a subsidiary of K’NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 30 billion parts for the K’NEX building toy system. For more information, please visit www.knex.com or www.rodongroup.com.