Spin Master Ltd. Continues Growth Through Recent Acquisitions
Through the acquisition of Meccano (Known as Erector Set in the U.S.), Spin Master, Canada's Largest Toy Manufacturer, Grows its Global Portfolio to Create New Ways for Kids to be Entertained, Engaged and Play.
TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2013 - Spin Master Ltd., Canada's largest children's toy and entertainment company, is transforming its organization through recent acquisitions and a strengthened executive team to build a more immersive toy, entertainment and gaming offering.
Hot off the heels of key successful acquisitions, including Spy Gear and Perplexus, Spin Master just acquired Meccano (known as Erector Set in the U.S.), the world's most timeless toy construction brand, with a 112 year history.
Erector Spins Out Its Sonic The Hedgehog Collection
PARIS, Oct. 25, 2012 -- Sonic enthusiasts everywhere will now be able to bring their favorite blue hedgehog and his world to life as they build model play sets and vehicles offered by Erector®, a division of Meccano®. The brand is set to release three buildable play sets and two buildable vehicles inspired by one of Sega's most iconic video game characters of all time. Sonic the Hedgehog, who has appeared in more than 65 video games, will jump off the digital screen with the Erector sets that are available now exclusively at Toys 'R' Us and http://toysrus.com.
Fans can now build the most popular vehicles and video game environments from Sonic's games with these highly detailed Erector sets featuring easy-to-follow instructions. The new Sonic the Hedgehog Erector collection features both Sonic and Knuckles, their signature speed racers, and their engaging environments:
Erector Unleashes Its Gears of War Collection
PARIS, Oct. 2, 2012 -- Fans of the Gears of War™ franchise will now be able to bring the game to life as they build model vehicles offered by Erector®, a division of Meccano®. The brand is set to release four buildable models inspired by Microsoft's billion-dollar franchise, one of the most popular video games of all time. The Gears of War Erector sets are available now exclusively at Toys 'R' Us and http://toysrus.com.
Enthusiasts can now build the most popular vehicles and recreate the Locusts vs. Delta Squad Battle with these highly detailed sets. With the expertise of the iconic Erector brand, the precision construction and attention-to-detail will engage the older fans and collectors, while the easy-to-follow instructions and cool vehicle designs will make it a fun experience for younger fans who haven't yet played the video game.