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K-B Toys Announces Hot Toys For 1999 Holiday Season

PITTSFIELD, Mass., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Wondering what toys will be on childrens' wish lists this year? K-B Toys, with over 1300 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, has been asking that question for over 77 years and has once again announced its annual Hot Holiday Toys list. Pokemon merchandise, toys from the movie Toy Story II, Barbie, Hot Wheels, wrestling figures, and Furby Babies are just some of the hot items shoppers can choose from this holiday season.

``It's an exciting mix of interactive toys, hot trends, and traditional toy lines,'' said Tom Alfonsi, K-B Toys' senior vice president of merchandising. ``From the Interactive Yoda and Furby Babies to Pokemon, Tech Decks and board games, the selection offers our customers a great variety of fun, new toys for children of all ages.''

``While these items will be high in demand, K-B will continue to offer our customers a great selection of outstanding values, closeout toys, and our famous K-B exclusives,'' said Alfonsi.

K-B Toys operates four store formats including K-B Toys, K-B Toy Works, K-B Toy Outlet and K-B Toy Express. The following items will be available at mall-based K-B Toys, neighborhood destination K-B Toy Works stores, and online at www.KBKids.com this holiday shopping season.

                     K-B TOYS' 1999 TOP HOLIDAY TOYS LIST

    1.    Pokemon             Ages 4 & up         by Wizards of the Coast,

                              Milton              Bradley and Hasbro

    2.    Furby and           Ages 6 & up         by Tiger Electronics

          Furby Babies        Ages 4 & up

    3.    Hot Wheels          Ages 4 & up         by Mattel

    4.    Ooglies             Ages 3 & up         Playmates

    5.    Barbie              Ages 3 & up         by Mattel

    6.    Interactive Yoda    Ages 6 & up         by Tiger Electronics

    7.    Wrestling Figures

           and accessories    Ages 4 & up         by Jakks and Toy Biz

    8.    Family Games,

           First Games        Ages 1 & up         by Milton Bradley

    9.    Tech Decks

           and accessories    Ages 9 & up         by X-Concepts

    10.   Toy Story II        Ages 3 & up         by Mattel and Thinkway

K-B Toys is the nation's largest mall-based toy retailer, with $1.6 billion in annual sales. K-B Toys, a division of Columbus, Ohio-based Consolidated Stores Corporation (NYSE: CNS - news), operates approximately 1,333 stores in all 50 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, doing business as K-B Toys, K-B Toy Works, K-B Toy Outlet, K-B Toy Express and with Online Shopping at www.KBKids.com. Consolidated Stores Corporation, a leading value retailer specializing in toys and closeout merchandise, operates stores throughout the country including 1,191 closeout stores operating under the names Odd Lots, Big Lots, Mac Frugal's and Pic 'N' Save. Wholesale operations are conducted through Consolidated International and Wisconsin Toy. K-B Toys is headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.


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