- Skrooz appears on NBC's Today Show - Nov 16th, 2005
Skrooz appeared on NBC'S Today
Show TOY TEST 2005 as the winner of the best educational
toy of 2005.
- Webz & Skrooz win Parents' Choice Award -
Parents' Choice Foundation
rewards Skrooz & Webz with seal of approval.
Please visit parents-choice.org
to find out more.
- Webz appears on NBC. - Nov
Once again, Joanne Oppenheim
discusses the top toys of the year with Al Roker on NBC's
Today Show segment. Webz was one of the 9 toys to appear
on the program.
- Oppenheim Toy portfolio has rewarded
Magz with highest honors for the second consecutive year. -
Oppenheim Toy portfolio has rewarded
Magz with highest honors for the second consecutive year.
The entire Webz and Skrooz series received Oppenheim's prestigious
Gold Seal, an award coveted by thousands of toys who entered
the intricate selection process. With their brief introduction
into the market, Webz and Skrooz have already made a huge
impact in the toy industry, receiving exeptional commendation
and recognition for its educational and artistic significance.
- Neon Glow Magz-X 108 appears on
MSNBC's top toy list - Nov
Herb Weisbaum, consumer specialist had
thousands of children across the nation test hundreds of
toys, only a few stood tall. Glow Magz-X 108 was one of
the finalists in MSNBC's Today Toy Test 2004. Glow Magz-X
108 was the only magnetic construction toy to be listed
as a finalist.
- Webz - Oct
2004 Integrating the standard
Magz bar with an innovative magnet-infused plate design,
the new WEBZ is a construction piece that enables models
of versatility and beauty. True to its name, WEBZ is a webbed
bar with 4 different types of ‘arms’. Each package contains
regular bars, 3 armed, 4 armed, and 5 armed plates that
allow builders to have much more flexibility with curves,
angles, and overall structure stability. Each piece is crafted
in transparent jewel-tones, the ‘webbed’ design giving the
pieces visual appeal as well as tactile. The contrast between
the smooth and brushed surfaces of each WEBZ piece makes
it as addictive to build as to handle. WEBZ makes it possible
to construct filled structures, making structures seem bigger,
fuller & more realistic.
- Glow Magz-X - Aug
Magz-X was introduced to the market
last summer and has advanced the magnetic construction field
since. Many people have had experience with Glow in the
Dark, but the new Fluorescent Glow Magz-X offers something
new: six different glow-in-the dark neon colors which include
blue, violet, yellow, green, orange and peach. Instead of
a dull greenish glow, fluorescent MAGZ includes many different
hues. Glow Magz contain the same X pieces, bars, and balls
as the MAGZ-X line, but chemically treated so that they
glow within dark environments. The brilliant magnetic fluorescent
bars and Xs can be charged by sunlight and will glow their
respective colors. Now it is possible to build structures
and observe the brilliant neon colors radiating in the dark.
Glow in the Dark works great under the sun but it works
even better with black lights, recharging at a quicker rate
and sustaining its glow longer. Glow Magz-X is available
in a 44 piece set and a 108 piece set.
- Stephanie Oppenheim presented these
winners to TODAY Show Anchor Al Roker on the May 6, 2004
show. - May 2004
Children are by natural-born scientists-
they have great curiosity about the natural world. The trick
for parents is to keep that interest alive and well with
products that invite hands-on observation and questions.
Some of these products give kids instantaneous feedback.
But, most of them take time and involve transformations.
- Magz-X 106 will be appearing on
NBC's Today Show - May 2004
Magz-X 106 will be appearing on NBC's
Today Show, which airs between 7:00am-10:00am pacific standard
time, in the month of May. Oppenheim Toy Portfolio is having
a best toys special and Magz-X 106 is one of the featured
toys. We will post the exact date shortly.
- Magz-X 106 is rewarded the Best
Toy Award "Gold Seal" by Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
- April 2004
The criteria for this award is analyzed
by a panel of kid and expert reviewers who have given this
product high marks for being engaging and entertaining.
Magz-X 106 will be featured in the 2005 Edition and on www.toyportfolio.com.
- Magz-X was rewarded with the iParenting
Media Awards for educational games. - January
The magnetic x-shaped bars of MAGZ-X,
like original MAGZ, attach to the steel balls to create
shapes and 3D constructions. MAGZ-X allows for a whole new
range and variety of constructions, and users.
- MAGZ IS NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 20
TOYS OF 2003 BY ASTRA - December
As the big 'boxers' try to knock each
other out of the toy ring selling children's playthings
at below wholesale, the toy mass-market alternative - specialty
retailers - are presenting a different list of 'must have'
toys for the holiday season.
- Magz has been featured on MSNBC
- December 2003
Magz has been featured on MSNBC in the
Technology & Science section. Toy
traditions go back to the future
- MAGZ-X Gets Nod From Kids in TODAY
Show Toy Test - November
Magz-X 74 is one of 46 winners among
school age kids in the TODAY Show Toy Test 2003 on NBC.
Thousands of toys were submitted, but only 385 were tested.
They were tested for over a month by 8,000 kids across the
country at 71 schools and daycare centers, so just an instant
reaction wasn't scored, the toys were recognized for their
play value, durability and fun factors. The kids' responses
were put into a computer and scored, and Magz-X was one
of the most popular items with kids. Click here
to view the whole list of winners
- Nick Jr Magazine: 50 Best Toys
- November 2003
Every year hundreds of toys are picked
out and researched to find the top toys by child development
experts, teachers, parents, and children. Magz-X 42 was
rated #35 on the 50 Best Toys list by Nick Jr. Magazine,
as a toy that goes beyond consumer satisfaction, fun, education,
and value. click for magazine
article and recognition
- MAGZ X makes its debut -
After the wild success of its predecessor MAGZ, magnetic construction is reinvented with the introduction of the exclusive "X" to the toy industry. MAGZ X is a revolutionary design with 4 magnets reaching from the pinnacle of every tip. Using the steel balls as joints, the X figures connect to build impressive structures of complex and simple construction - but still with the user-friendly element that made the MAGZ label so popular. The X figure is not just two bars crossed- with X, you can build vertical structures, high rises, cubic structures and also curves. Now it is possible to create tunnels, domes, arcs, cylinders, and other shapes of circular composition. Combining squares and curves allows for structures that cannot be built with simple bars. MAGZ X is compatible with the MAGZ series. Like MAGZ, the new MAGZ X utilizes the creativity of its builders, developing imaginations and strengthening visual skills of its builders. The playability of this construction toy is boundless, making its attraction strong for kids and adults alike.
- Discovery Girls -
We couldn't keep our hands off Magz!
Sure they look like something for your little brother, but
theyre a blast for anyone! The magnet bars stick to
the metal balls, making it possible to put together the
coolest creations. Trust us--you'll love 'em! see
- Activity Toys -
It's a simple concept: Combine plastic stick pieces with magnets. There are seemingly endless ways to build things with MAGZ (kits start at $14.99, ages 6 and up).
- Los Angeles Times -
Magz have a certain attraction. Glendale
structural engineer banks on his design of 3-D toy. read
- Playthings Magazine
- May 2003
in the May 2003 edition of Playthings Magazine, seen in
the "A Special Section to Playthings" segment.
- MAGZ.com launches its new web site
MAGZ.com launches its brand new web site, designed and developed
based in San Jose, California. The new site aims to strengthen
the companies Business to Consumer and Business to Business
Relationships. WebEnertia.com will also launch an E-Commerce
solution for MAGZ.com in the upcoming weeks.
- Playthings Magazine
- April 2003
Magz appears in the April 2003 edition of Playthings Magazine, seen in the "What's Selling" section.
"Magz Inc's Magz (SRP $14.95) seem to have an initial scientific attraction; children and adults alike become fascinated and can't seem to put them down. 'It's a grea item,' said an Oakland storeowner who was in the process of re-ordering after having sold out his Christmas inventory. 'It's the 56-piece set of the Magz Magnetic Construction Toy, to give it its official name, that gets everyone started,' said a Castro Valley storeowner.
- Toy Book -
Magz Magnetic Construction Toy has been rated as the 6th
top selling non-television advertised toys by Toy Book in
the March 2003 edition.