PopOhVer Stove Set Easy-on, Easy-off Design A Preschool Category Finalist
Tempe, AZ (November 12, 2018) – Today the Toy Association selected the PopOhVer™ Stove Set, a canvas covering that instantly transforms a standard chair into an ingeniously designed kitchen pretend playset, as one of the best toys in the country.
Already a winner of multiple national toy awards, PopOhVer™ is now nominated in the Preschool category for the “Oscars” of the toy industry, known as the prestigious Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Finalists represent the most exceptional examples of play value, originality and innovation across the hundreds of companies that make the U.S. toy industry the strongest in the world.
“The PopOhVer brand of kitchen playsets, with plush food and its realistic posts & pans, is a true testament to the hard work and commitment of our internal team members and external partners,” said Kangaroo Manufacturing President Dave Balkaran, “who believed enough in the vision of PopOhVer, to push the limits of what is possible, and to deliver a unique and innovative product, which we can all be proud to be a part of.”
Industry experts echo Balkaran’s sentiments with almost a dozen toy awards since coming onto the toy scene this year, including Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold, Tillywig Best Creative Fun, The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and others.
“Being part of this select group of nominees is an inspiring moment for all of us here,” agreed Justin Ligeri, Kangaroo Manufacturing CEO. “PopOhVer inspires imaginative play and engages kids. That is what we are all about. We are awestruck with the response we have had and see exciting opportunities to continue to innovate and lead in the pretend play category.”
PopOhVer™ Stove Set • Ages 3+ • $39.95
2019 Preschool Toy of the Year Finalist
Imagine kids creating kitchen capers that leave no trace! The lightweight canvas easy-on, easy-off design allows this portable play set to work its imagination-stirring-magic during playtime. Once play is over, the canvas covering folds flat for easy storage. The Stove Set engages kids in solo play or highly social group fun.
The TOTY Awards ceremony is set for Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. One winner in each category, as well as the People’s Choice award (based solely on consumer votes) and the prestigious overall Toy of the Year winner (chosen by a panel of experts), will be announced as the official kickoff to the American International Toy Fair 2019.
ABOUT KANGAROO MANUFACTURING
Kangaroo Manufacturing launched in 2014 and from the start has been dedicated to enhancing children’s play and imaginations. Starting with only a dozen items, Kangaroo Manufacturing’s product assortment continues to expand, encompassing a range of interests, such as toys, pool floats, novelty, costumes, houseware, party supplies, and much more. Kangaroo Manufacturing has taken the phrase “something for everyone” to heart and develops creative and engaging products that people of all ages can enjoy. Brands include PopOhVerTM, Coconut Float®, Original Super Cool® Slime and Emoji Universe.