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TYCO'S 1993 LINE COMBINES THE BEST OF THE CLASSICS AND TODAY; PLAYTIME SUBSIDIARY FEATURES HOT LICENSES; PRESCHOOL SUBSIDIARY DEBUTS

 MT. LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The best names in classic toys -- Matchbox(R), View-Master(R), Ideal(R), Sesame Street(R) -- and the toys today's kids gotta have' can all be found at Tyco Toys and its subsidiaries, Playtime and Tyco Preschool.
 The best-sellers list of 92 was peppered with Tyco's toys, including The Incredible Crash Dummies(TM), California Roller Baby(TM), Magna Doodle(R) and Kenya. And everyone's list of classics-still- popular-today includes such Tyco products as Magic 8' Ball(R), Matchbox diecast cars, View-Master viewers and the family games, Toss Across(R) and Tip-It(R).
 At the opening of the 90th Annual American International Toy Fair in New York today, Tyco introduced several line extensions and a host of new toys, many destined for the 1993 best-sellers list.
 Among the products Tyco, America's third-largest toy manufacturer, and its Playtime and Tyco Preschool subsidiaries introduces today at its 200 Fifth Ave. showroom are:
 Baby Giggles N Gro -- A beautiful baby doll that comes in a two- speed walker that lets her run, bump, giggle and turn around, over and over again.
 The Talking Family Dollhouse -- The traditional fun of playing with a dollhouse combined with technology and 1990s lifestyle.
 The Incredible Crash Dummies(TM) -- The hottest boys action toy line of 1992 gets even hotter in 1993 with all new figures, exciting playsets, and a whole new line of junkyard robots out to seek revenge on the champions of safety.
 Troll Warriors -- Tyco brings new excitement to the world of trolls with an action figure collection that's destined to make little boys crazy for trolls.
 Babble On -- It's not what you say...it's what you hear with this new adult board game. In Babble On, "Water Hue Gray Sea" is "What are you crazy?" And, "Year Flies Soap Pin" is "Your fly is open."
 Lickin Lizards -- A kids' action games under $16 requiring no batteries. Wrap the lizard around your wrist and zap as many bugs as you can in the allotted time.
 2-Sided Magna Doodle -- Manga Doodle, the world's most popular drawing toy, is double the fun with 2-sided Magna Doodle. Drawings appear on both sides at the same time, so kids can draw with a friend or play one of the two included games.
 Playtime(R), known for its extensive line of licensed products from such first-rate corporations as Sprint(TM), Campbell's(R) and McCall's(R), will introduce new products from Revlon(R), Jurassic Park(TM), Spalding(R), and Stanley(R), to name a few. Here are key Playtime products introduced at the 1993 Toy Fair:
 Air Blasters(TM) -- Safe, soft, far flying fun! Air Blasters is a line of four neon-colored, airpowered "blasters" that safely shoot soft projectiles up to 50 feet.
 Revlon Girls(TM); 17-1/2" Dolls -- Little girls will adore this new collection of six 17-1/2" dolls that comes with different outfits and accessories.
 Spalding(R) Pro-Sport Air Pocket(TM) Glove -- "Play ball." Preschoolers can learn how to catch with this easy-to-use baseball glove that allows even the youngest player to have a perfect fit with a unique pump system that conforms to little hands.
 Stanley(R) Real Sound Engine -- Based on the tremendous success of last year's Stanley(R) Real Sound Workbench, Playtime revs up with Stanley(R) Real Sound Engine. This brightly-colored and chunky take- apart engine features moving pieces and five different electronic sounds of those resembling a real motor.
 Little Miss Dinosaur -- This is a new collection of eight pretty prehistoric poseable dinosaur friends for little girls three and up. Each has a special personality and comes with its own story, ribbon and pick for lots of hair play.
 Tyco's new subsidiary, Tyco Preschool, unveiled a line that included:
 Sesame Street(R) Turnover Car -- This innovative new pull toy is two cars in one. Almost like magic, when the car turns over, it becomes a different car with a new driver.
 Sesame Street(R) Chime Rocker -- Babies can "rock n roll" with this brightly-colored rocker featuring Big Bird on the front. Children will be delighted hearing the ball roll over the five musical notes in the clear plastic, self-contained dome.
 Sesame Street(R) Camper Play Set -- Little ones "go campin" with this playset that includes a free-wheeling Jeep, bicycle, picnic table and chairs, tent, sleeping bag, and lots of other camping goodies. The rear of the van includes a built-in table with benches.
 Sesame Street(R) Instant Camera -- "Say cheese." Babies will get an instant reward with this easy-to-use camera. The child looks through the soft plastic view finder, pushes a button and one of three Jim Henson Sesame Street Muppet characters' pictures pops out of the camera.
 Consumers with questions about any Tyco toy can call 1-800-FOR-TYCO.
 -0- 2/6/93
 /CONTACT: Bruce Maguire or Amy Friedland of Freeman Public Relations, 212-489-8585, for Tyco/
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