Kiz Studios, a children’s social entertainment brand and video game developer, announced today the launch of its newest product, Muck Comics on Apple’s App Store.
When toy companies talk about new toy products, there’s often a lot of discussion around a toy’s play patterns. What is it about the toy that resonates with a child? What play patterns will the toy tap into? Will the play pattern extend across age and gender differences?
MMO platform creator Simutronics, most well-known for its licensing of HeroEngine by BioWare Austin for Star Wars: The Old Republic, has announced Kiz and Zaloli as new licensees.
We spent a week at the 2009 New York Toy Fair and came away with a renewed desire to be 10 years old again. This episode of our Toy Fair series showcases what’s new in kids online gaming.
Virtual worlds are becoming so popular that toys now are serving as platforms to connect children to cyberspace communities, which brings a new level of toy safety into focus for toymakers — and parents. KizToys Inc. has taken a responsible role in developing a virtual world for children.
Kiz Toys was founded with the goal of being a socially responsible company that makes safe, engaging products, providing kids with positive experiences and values that they carry with themselves into adulthood. The main revolution in their toy, which is a blend of physical product and online experience, is a safety abstraction layer which allows the child to go online and interact without any of their personal information needing to be exchanged.
Kiz Toys CEO Chris Moreau was interviewed at the 2009 NY Toy Fair for the Fictional Frontiers podcast. Hear Moreau discuss the KizPal and KizMoto product lines with Sohaib, live from the show floor.
IT’S A VIRTUAL WORLD: One toy realm that will expand this year has items offering both “hands-on” play and connection to virtual worlds. Makers like KizToys and 10VOX Entertainment boast that these items, selling for as little as $10, offer “more play value.”
Technology plays an ever-expanding role in a child’s life, and toy companies are responding by incorporating more of it in their product lineups. The digital evolution of the toy industry was on full display at this year’s American International Toy Fair, where buyers pored over products from more than 1,000 companies and the aisles were stuffed with toys that combined technology with traditional play patterns.
In a followup to the 2009 NY Toy Fair, the website Cool Toy Review has posted images from the Kiz Toys booth. Check out images from the Kiz Pal and Kiz Moto product lines!
On February 15, 2009, at the New York Toy Fair, Kiz will unveil KizPal, the first of two initial product lines that access KizToys’ virtual Global Playground™.
On February 15, 2009, at the New York Toy Fair, Kiz will unveil KizMoto, the first of two initial product lines that access KizToys’ virtual Global Playground™.
On February 15, 2009, at the New York Toy Fair, Kiz® will unveil its virtual Global Playground™ and the two initial product lines that access this digital world, KizPal and KizMoto.
Kiz®, the company that is revolutionizing the way children play both on- and offline, announces the introduction of KizSafe, a new technology that allows children to play, communicate and socialize in the digital landscape, out of harm’s way with complete anonymity.
Kiz Toys is working to change the way kids interact online, and to help achieve this goal the company has teamed up with Benn R. Konsynski, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading minds in technology research and implementation. Konsynski is the newest addition to Kiz Toys’ Board of Advisors, and he will advise the toy company in the development of Kiz Toys’ virtual world environment and the various levels of interaction that are part of the digital experience.
Kiz Toys is currently looking into various consumer arenas that compliment the Kiz Toys brand, and the toy company has teamed up with Kevin Ream for advice in this area. Ream joins the Kiz Toys Board of Advisors to help Kiz Toys analyze different strategies and develop and implement a range of consumer entertainment products that span several venues.
Kiz Toys, Inc. today announced that General Freight Services, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, GFS Global Logistics, will handle the toy company’s international and domestic logistics.
Gary W. Dunwoody, an accomplished leader of the Shriners organization, has joined Kiz Toys’ Board of Advisors. He joins board members including hall of fame pitcher Phil Niekro, NHRA Pro Stock racing legend Warren Johnson and energy consultant Ray Johnson. In his position, Dunwoody will advise the toy company on matters concerning KizHope, the charitable wing of Kiz Toys.
Ray Johnson recently became the first member of Kiz Toys’ KizEarth Board of Advisors. Johnson will consult with the company on alternative energy usage in the Kiz Toys virtual world, and his focus will be on nuclear power. The board will be comprised of industry experts from many alternative energy sectors, including solar, wind and hydroelectric, and members will be responsible for the accurate implementation of these technologies in the Kiz Toys Universe.
Local talent in the Ga. 400 corridor helped bring Kiz Toys to the south Forsyth-Alpharetta area. “I think the main reason, we believe this to be a very attractive area for an up-and-coming company like this,” said Chris Moreau, chairman and CEO of Kiz Toys. “We believe it’s going to be a very attractive place to get a lot of good corporate type employees.”
On Monday, July 14, Kiz Toys officially opened the doors of its Creative Studio on Johns Island, S.C., in Charleston city limits. The Creative Studio will be responsible for designing physical toys, digital avatars of the toys, and all aspects of Kiz Toys gaming and virtual environments.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame Pro Stock driver Warren Johnson is joining the Kiz Toys’ Board of Advisors to consult on automotive aspects of KizMoto, Kiz Toys’ initial product line. Johnson brings more than 40 years of racing experience and mechanical expertise to KizMoto.
Kiz Toys is proud to announce that Major League Baseball legend Phil Niekro has joined the Kiz Toys team. Niekro is the first member appointed to the Kiz Toys Board of Advisors, and he will be consulting with product developers concerning the KizSport baseball line.
Kiz Toys executives continued recruiting for the company’s Creative Studio in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday, April 4 at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Career Fair. The company’s top executives, including CEO Chris Moreau and COO Ashley Johnson, were present at the booth to conduct onsite interviews with perspective applicants.
Kiz Toys is very proud to announce the appointment of Samuel E. Hunter to the company’s Board of Directors. A past Governor of the American Stock Exchange, Mr. Hunter also served as Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange Upstairs Traders Advisory Committee.
Kiz Toys, Inc. proudly announces the hiring of Stephen Johnson to the position of Chief Creative Officer. In his new capacity, Johnson will be responsible for overseeing all graphical design aspects for Kiz Toys, ranging from the company website, to toy design and advertising.