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HASBRO TOYS -- LEADING GENERATIONS WITH CLASSIC FUN AND FANTASY (Product Announcement)

     HASBRO TOYS -- LEADING GENERATIONS WITH CLASSIC FUN AND FANTASY
    PAWTUCKET, R.I., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than half a century, Hasbro(R) Toys has been bringing fun, fantasy and adventure to children the world over.  With a toy line driven by innovative new products, traditional classics and contemporary favorites, Hasbro Toys has bridged generations -- finding popularity with the children of 50 years ago and their children today.  Hasbro will continue this tradition at the 89th annual American International Toy Fair in New York beginning today.
    "The baby boomers are really driving the toy market right now because they want to give their children the same fun and special excitement they enjoyed as children," said Larry Bernstein, president, Hasbro Toys.  "Hasbro has risen to this challenge by creating enduring classics and quality new products at great value -- products that fill a child's world with imagination and possibilities."
    Hasbro will show its 1992 line of toys Monday, Feb. 10 through Friday, Feb. 14 at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
    Highlights of Hasbro's 1992 line include:
    -- Puppy Surprise(TM) - Puppy Surprise is having puppies!  The number of puppies she'll have is the surprise!  Each Puppy  Surprise is a plush mother dog with three, four or five adorable puppies in her tummy, each with their own special look.  Kids won't know how many baby puppies mommy has until they get their Puppy Surprise home!  Kitty Surprise(TM) and her surprise litter is also available separately. Approximate Retail Price:  $29.99.  Available now.
    -- G.I. Joe(R) Hall of Fame(TM) - Blasting out of the past, the classic 12-inch G.I. Joe figures that started it all 28 years ago, have been redeployed for duty in 1992!  These heroes of military might return big and bold to continue the fight for freedom and justice around the world.  Now, a new generation of G.I. Joe fans will have their chance to battle it out "big time" as their fathers and uncles once did.
    The four new Hall of Fame figures are Duke, Cobra Commander, Snake- Eyes and Stalker.  Each specially numbered, collector's edition figure has electronic lights and sounds, special gear and wears a modern battle dress uniform.  Approximate Retail Price:  $19.99.  Available in June.
    -- Cabbage Patch Kids(R) Splash 'N Tan Kids(TM) - When in the sunshine, Splash "N Tan Kids get a beautiful tan and freckles appear on their faces!  These 'Kids are perfect for outdoor pool fun, building sand castles at the beach, or taking a bubble bath.  Approximate Retail Price:  $27.99.  Available in April
    -- G.I. JOE(R) Drug Elimination Force(TM) (D.E.F.(TM) - Drug fighting G.I. Joes "just say no" to drugs as they take on the Headman and the Headhunters -- an evil gang of drug thugs.  These uniquely equipped drug fighters and criminals battle for control of "Main Street U.S.A." in this conflict of good vs. evil.  Approximate Retail Price: $4.99.  Available in April.
    -- Starla(TM) - A star is born ... Starla, the beautiful, glamorous doll who puts on a show wherever she goes!  Girls can perform a duet with Starla -- as they sing their favorite songs into Starla's magic microphone, her lips really move as she sings along in a voice of her own.  Approximate Retail Price:  $44.99.  Available in July.
    -- Tonka(R) Preschool Trucks - Tonka puts the fun in motion with their larger-sized Preschool line.  New for '92 are the brightly colored Garbage Truck and School Bus designed with large tires and smooth, rounded edges.  The Garbage Truck has a bed that lifts for dumping play, carries three removable shapes and one soft play figure.  The School Bus includes a removable desk, working stop sign and two play figures. Approximate Retail Price:  $19.99.  Available in April.
    -- Dinosaurs(TM) Baby Sinclair Talking Doll(TM) - Straight from stone age is Baby Sinclair and he's got something to say!  This 13-inch, plush creature will tell you "Not the Mamma," "Feed my mouth," and four more of his famous sayings. Approximate Retail Price:  $32.99. Available now.
    -- Fantastic Flowers(TM) Flower Making Set and Fantastic Roses(TM) Set - Whether it's Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or any day, little girls will love to create dozens of beautifully detailed flowers, bouquets, gifts and decorations.  Both sets are easy-to-use and refills and accessories are available.  Approximate Retail Price:  Flower Making Set - $24.99/Rose Making Set - $19.99.  Available in June.
    -- James Bond Jr.(TM) - Move over 007 - James Bond Jr. is here to combat the evil forces of S.C.U.M.  Fully poseable figures, vehicles and secret spy gear highlight this action-packed line based on the popular Saturday morning cartoon.  Approximate Retail Price:  $4.99 - $19.99. Available from now - April.
    -0-        2/10/92
    /CONTACT:  Nancy Elder or Jennifer Boden, 212-598-3600, for Hasbro/
    (HAS) CO:  Hasbro Inc. ST:  Rhode Island IN:  HOU SU:  PDT SH -- NY045 -- 3587 02/10/92 12:07 EST
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