EL SEGUNDO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/13 -- Nickelodeon and Fuhu, Inc. today announced the launch of the nabi® 2 Nickelodeon Special Edition tablet and tablet accessories, following the success of nabi Jr. Nick Jr. tablet launched earlier this year as a part of the multi-year deal announced last March. Available exclusively at Walmart beginning Oct. 1, the nabi 2 Nickelodeon Special Edition tablet is filled with apps, games, ebooks and full-length episodes from Nickelodeon's most popular animated and live-action series including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Sanjay & Craig, iCarly, Victorious and The Legend of Korra.
Additionally, an extended line of tablet accessories will be available in October, including nabi FX™ Frames, decorative character-themed vinyl stickers where kids can customize their nabi; and nabi FX™ Headphone Wraps, customizable wraps to personalize their nabi headphones. Both are available in Dora the Explorer; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants designs.
"We are so excited to expand our relationship with Fuhu, Inc.," said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys and Publishing, Nickelodeon Consumer Products. "This new line of products will be sure to delight fans while in their homes, and when they're on the go."
"It is a privilege to collaborate with Nickelodeon to combine the experiences of nabi and Nickelodeon incorporating all of kids' favorite shows and franchises," said Jim Mitchell, CEO of Fuhu. "We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with Nickelodeon to expand our product offerings and excited to bring iCarly, SpongeBob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to fans of both brands."
In time for the holidays, nabi 2 Nickelodeon Special Edition ($199.99) is available now exclusively at Walmart in 2,500 stores nationwide. Nickelodeon-themed accessories ranging from $5.99 to $29.99 will be available this October.
Last March, Nickelodeon and Fuhu, Inc. signed a multi-year deal to produce and distribute Nickelodeon-themed tablet accessories and nabi tablets pre-loaded with the network's content.
About Fuhu, Inc.
Fuhu, Inc., the creator of the nabi tablet, is the leading designer, seller and innovator of thoughtful consumer products and services for children. Fuhu is committed to creating children's solutions that are: (1) socially responsible, (2) made right, (3) make a difference in people's lives, (4) For Parents. By Parents. ® and (5) dedicated to the intellectual development of children. Fuhu, Inc. is the No. 1 Fastest-Growing Private Company amongst 5,000 in America as ranked by Inc.'s exclusive 32nd Inc. 500|5000 list. Fuhu is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with offices in Denver, San Jose, China, Hong Kong, Taipei and Japan. For more information, visit www.fuhu.com and www.nabitablet.com.
Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB).
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