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Funrise announced as global master toy licensee for Space Racers

Published on: 7th September 2017

Full toy line to be distributed globally beginning in 2018.

Space Race, LLC has announced that Funrise Toy Corporation, will be the global master toy licensee for the popular, animated, pre-school series, Space Racers.

Michael Matays, CEO of Space Race, LLC, commented: “We couldn’t be more excited to have found such a perfect partner in Funrise. As Space Racers has gained momentum and global exposure, we have seen ever-increasing demand from kids who want to play and go on adventures with the Space Racers. Our partnership with Funrise is a natural next step for the development of this brand.”

King Cheng, CEO of Funrise, commented: “Space Racers is a powerful emerging brand in space, STEM education, and children’s play, and we couldn’t be happier adding them to our portfolio. Every young child is a scientist and these toys will help children to enjoy space play with the Stardust Space Academy Cadets.”

The Space Racers brand has grown since 2015, the launch year of the first season on public television and on Netflix, to the current second season, which debuted in November 2016 on NBC Universal’s Sprout network and is still gaining momentum today. Since its Sprout premiere, Space Racers has consistently been one of the top shows for children ages 2-11 on the network. Airing in over 130 countries across the globe and available in 25 different languages, its STEM rich content is internationally recognised and applauded by parents and educators alike.

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