WHAT: Which toys & video games do retailers predict will rule kids' wish lists this holiday season? Pokemon? Furby? Star Wars? The U.S. Toy and Games Council polled top executives at leading toy retailers to compile objective lists of retailer predictions for the top-sellers in five categories: toys (overall), PC games, video games, toys & games sold online, and toys & games sold in specialty stores. The contents of these lists - along with the products themselves will be revealed at PlayDate '99. More than two dozen of the country's leading toy & video game companies and retailers are participating in this exclusive-for-working-media product showcase. Journalists will have the opportunity to try the top toys and video games for themselves, interview manufacturer and retailer spokespersons, and discuss trends with representatives from selected retailers. WHO: Toy and game manufacturers exhibiting their hot products include: Hasbro Activision LucasArts Entertainment Mattel THQ GT Interactive Sega Jakks Pacific Leap Frog Nintendo Eidos 4Kidz Entertainment Learning Co. Zowie Trendmasters ToyMax Sound Bites K'nex Rumpus Toys Take Two Retailers who contributed to the consumer poll and will be on site include: Toys `R' Us.com Amazon.com Toys & Games Etoys Kbtoys.com Toy Experts Sean McGowan and Jon Salisbury will also be available for interviews WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Come discover retailers' predictions of the hot holiday-sellers, and see the toys on exhibit with costumed characters and surprise product launches. Please allow 2-3 hours to complete the showroom tour; times for special media events planned by individual companies are TBD WHERE: The Metropolitan Pavilion 110 W. 19th St., New York City
Golin/Harris International (Los Angeles) Emily Killmer, 213/623-4200 firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Burns, 212/697-9191 (New York)
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