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JAKKS Pacific, Inc (JAKK) Wins Exclusive Master Toy License with MGM Consumer Products for Television Show “American Gladiators”

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK), based in Malibu, California is a multi-brand company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products. The company produces a line of products in such categories as action figures, art activity kits, sports activity toys, vehicles, water toys, plush, dolls, electronics and construction toys. Products are sold under various brand names such as JAKKS Pacific, Play Along, Flying Colors, Creative Designs International, Road Champs, Child Guidance, Pentech, and Plug It In & Play TV Games.

Recently, JAKKS announced the signing of an exclusive world-wide Master Toy License with MGM Consumer Products for American Gladiators, the hit competition-based television program that airs on NBC. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The comprehensive American Gladiators Master Toy license agreement, brokered through licensing agent JTMG LLC on behalf of MGM Consumer Products, includes action figures, accessories, role play toys, as well as outdoor sports and seasonal products, all based on the new American Gladiators live action series and the classic television series.

JAAKS expects to launch a line of the American Gladiator toys and related products in Spring 2009, based on the characters and challenges seen on the show. American Gladiators is produced by MGM Television and Reveille in association with Flor-Jon Films, Inc. American Gladiators, which originated from Erie, Pennsylvania, aired as a weekly syndicated show in the U.S. from 1989 to 1996, and new episodes of the show can been seen on NBC.

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