CozyPhones from Wicked Cool Toys

At Toy Fair 2018, we attended Wicked Cool Toys event and we got to see some amazing products. One that really caught our attention was something that seems so simple but very awesome when you dissect it.

We give you CozyPhones the idea is simple enough, a headband with headphones on the inside.

We were given two samples, a cute Unicorn and from the super popular Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol show, Skye!

The earphones are set to a low settings so no worries about your young one potentially damaging their ears and as a headband, it adds a level of pseudo-cosplay elements.

What makes it even cooler is it can be used as a sleep mask at night. The headphones are removable and the mask is washable.

My daughter can’t get enough of CozyPhones, especially when she wears them at night for a sleepmask. We highly recommend CozyPhones to anyone with a young child and assure you they will absolutely love it.

Press Release:

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR 2018
Wicked Cool Toys Partners with CozyPhones – Top Selling Kids’ Headphones!
Super Comfortable 3-in-1 Headphones, Sleep Mask and Headband with Kid Safe Volume Control

Bristol, PA – February 17, 2018 – Wicked Cool Toys is excited to partner with Halo Acoustic Wear on the #1 selling kids’ headphone brand on Amazon: CozyPhones™. Wicked Cool will bring to market the innovative, 3-in-1 CozyPhones headphones, sleep mask and stylish headband for children with new licenses and retail expansion in summer 2018.

Selling over 220,000 units last year, CozyPhones groundbreaking design provides hours of listening enjoyment for children at home or on the go. No more struggling with ill-fitting (or lost) earbuds and bulky over-the-ear headphones! The comfort-fit headband is wide and lightweight for a secure fit, and is also a wonderful solution for children with sensory issues and special needs. CozyPhones are great for travel, as the ultra-thin 1/8″ speakers lay flat in the headband providing total comfort in the car and on airplanes. Another plus? The speakers are easy to remove making the headband completely washable!

“Young children are consuming content on all screens, and these CozyPhones headphones from Halo Acoustic Wear are a great solution for them. The soft, adjustable headband stays comfortably on small heads, while protecting their ears from listening too loudly,” said Jeremy Padawer, Co-President of Wicked Cool Toys. “Plus,” added Michael Rinzler, Co-President of Wicked Cool Toys, “they’ll love wearing their favorite characters when they rock out to music, or watch their favorite shows. We can’t wait to bring them to a wider audience this year and beyond.”

Original Styles

The original styles feature popular favorites, including a Fox, Frog, Panda, and the beloved Unicorn. All CozyPhones have adjustable and removable ultra-thin 1/8″ speakers that are nestled within a soft and stretchy lightweight fleece headband for a snug, secure and comfortable fit for most head sizes. A built-in volume control feature limits the volume to 90 dB, giving parents peace of mind that their child’s hearing is protected. Also included is a durable 52” braided cable and standard 3.5 mm stereo plug that will not kink, tangle or twist. Ages 4+, SRP: $19.99

Exciting New Licenses from Top Shows and Brands CozyPhones has aligned itself with some of the top shows and brands in children’s entertainment which appeal to millions of fans including Paw Patrol (Chase, Marshall & Skye), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo), JoJo Siwa with more favorites to come!

Just like the original styles, all licensed CozyPhones are lightweight, comfortable and washable with adjustable and removable ultra-thin speakers that provide the perfect fit. CozyPhones can also be pulled down over the eyes as a sleep mask and pack easily in a backpack or suitcase! Built-in volume limiting provides hearing protection. Also included is a durable 52” braided cable that will not kink, tangle or twist. Ages 4+, SRP $19.99

All CozyPhones are compatible with Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry, Nokia, LG, HTC, Google Nexus, Lenovo, Asus, Sony, Dell, Toshiba, HP, MP3, MP4 and other audio devices.

About Halo Acoustic Wear and CozyPhones:
Halo Acoustic Wear, based in Ashburn, VA is a leading manufacturer of its patent pending character headband headphones for kids and adults under the CozyPhones™ brand. Founded in 2015, CozyPhones™ were initially created as a sleeping aid, and have expanded to include a line for kids, travel, relaxation, and exercise. For more information visit www.cozyphones.com.

About Wicked Cool Toys:
Founded in 2012, Wicked Cool Toys (Wicked Cool Toys LLC/WCT) a leader in innovative play, creates, designs, manufactures and markets a dynamic, fun portfolio of licensed and owned-IP toys for all ages. WCT’s portfolio includes global master toy partnerships with Pokémon (ex-Asia), Cabbage Patch Kids®, Teddy Ruxpin as well as key licensing deals with Crayola, Nickelodeon, CozyPhones, MasterChef Junior, WWE®, Wild Kratts, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, and owned-IP Egg Babies, Xtreme Cycle, Cat Paw and My Girl’s Dollhouse. Visit www.wickedcooltoys.com and follow the Company on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. www.facebook.com/wickedcooltoys – @wickedcooltoys

CozyPhones are available for purchase at Amazon here.

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Dr. Martens have partnered with Nickelodeon to create a collection based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Boot designer Dr. Martens have partnered with Nickelodeon to create a collection based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Inspired by the original 1987 television series, this collection consists of four styles available in all sizes  Men, Women and Kids.

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LEONARDO Leonardo stands for respect, courage and Kick ass moves. His boot has the phrase ‘Cowabunga!’ and a glow-in- the-dark slime splatters across the toe.

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DONATELLO stands for Skate, sleep and eating. His boot features two different expressions on each toe, a purple removable face mask and cartoon turtle shell patterning up the side.

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RAPHAEL stands for being lean, mean and green. His boot has glow-in-the-dark ooze dripping down on the sides, and an over-sized, textured turtle shell pattern on the toe.

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MICHAELANGELO stands for double pepperoni. His boot has his face on the toe all four turtles on the sides, mixed in with pizzas and catchphrases from the show.

WizKids Partners with Nickelodeon for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tabletop Games

WizKids Partners with Nickelodeon for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tabletop Games

TMNT HeroClix and Dice Masters games available this year

JUNE 3, 2015 (Columbus, OH) – At Origins Game Fair today, WizKids announced a partnership with Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, to produce multiple tabletop games based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The first two games developed under this partnership will be a special series of TMNT HeroClix™ figures, and a TMNT Dice Masters™ game, both set for release later this year.

“We are very excited to partner with Nickelodeon on expanding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesbrand,” said Justin Ziran, President of WizKids. “We expect fans of both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WizKids will be very pleased with the lineup of games we have in store, and we can’t wait to get them in players’ hands in the coming months.”

WizKids has seen great successes in its HeroClix collectible figure-battling and Dice Masters Dice Building™ products, and is very excited to bring fan-favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters, spanning all iterations of the comics from classic to present day as well as the classic cartoon and current hit CG-animated series on Nickelodeon, to both games.

“The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are classic and beloved characters, and we can’t wait to see them integrated into WizKids’ tabletop games,” said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys and Publishing, Nickelodeon. “We are as excited as our fans are to see Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, Shredder and more come to life in HeroClix and Dice Masters.”

About WizKids Games
WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned a NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the leading collectible miniatures game on the market, with over 500 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning fantasy board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors and Dice Masters, as well as its widely haled execution of Star Trek: Attack Wing. For additional information, visitwww.wizkidsgames.com.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

NICKELODEON AND PAPERCUTZ ANNOUNCE “FIRST LOOK DEAL”

NICKELODEON AND PAPERCUTZ ANNOUNCE “FIRST LOOK DEAL”

Kids’ Media Powerhouse and Leading Comics Publisher to Team Up on New Graphic Novel Line

February 5, 2015 – New York, NY –Nickelodeon and Papercutz, the industry leader in children’s graphic novel publishing, are proud to announce an innovative first look deal, the first agreement of its kind that the network has made with a graphic novel publisher. The partnership will give Papercutz the first option to adapt all-new Nickelodeon original properties into comics and graphic novels.

The new partnership will allow Papercutz to work with Nickelodeon at the earliest stages of property development, ensuring that the graphic novels based on these new programs are as faithful to the original look and spirit of the series as possible. In addition, Papercutz will be able to introduce properties to book stores and the comic book market much closer to the debut of new animated shows.

“Papercutz’s strong track record with licensed properties for kids made them our ideal choice for a publishing partner,” explained Linda Lee, VP of Nickelodeon Domestic Publishing. “As we grow our stable of original animated properties, we wanted to work with a company that could reach the broadest possible audience. We’re excited to work with the Papercutz team and we look forward to adding the Nickelodeon characters to one of the most diverse lists offered by any children’s publisher.”

These strong properties are just the start of the ambitious Nickelodeon/Papercutz publishing program. Plans call for two more series to debut in the first half of 2016, with further series to be announced at a later date. In addition, to its ambitious graphic novel publishing slate, Papercutz also plans to publish an all-new NICKELODEON MAGAZINE. The new version of the magazine will preview the comics content that will be featured in the graphic novels, debut new properties in comics form and also feature a variety of games, puzzles and other activities for kids. The first issue of the new NICKELODEON MAGAZINE is scheduled for release in late June 2015.

The first two properties slated for launch in Papercutz books are Nickelodeon’s hits, SANJAY AND CRAIG and BREADWINNERS.

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SANJAY AND CRAIG is the story of an adventurous 12-year-old boy who proves the old adage: there’s nothing you can’t accomplish (or destroy) as long as your best friend is a talking snake. The adventures of this dude-snake duo have been a ratings smash for Nickelodeon with the series ranking as the #2 animated show across all TV among kids 2 to 11. SANJAY AND CRAIG is set to make its graphic novel debut in September 2015, just in time for the premiere of the series’ third season on Nickelodeon.

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BREADWINNERS features the adventures of SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two carefree ducks who fly around in a super sweet rocket van, delivering bread to hungry beaks everywhere. Like SANJAY AND CRAIG, BREADWINNERS has been an instant hit with kids. These “quazy ducks” will join the Papercutz lineup with their first graphic novel in October 2015 and comics will never be the same!

“Our partners at Nickelodeon have created some terrific characters that really reach out to kids,” said Papercutz Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup. “And we can’t wait to translate that magic into the graphic novel format. Of course, the best part of this deal is getting to see what they’re working on next! SANJAY AND CRAIG and BREADWINNERS are just the start of a really exciting publishing program that’s sure to keep kids thoroughly entertained and clamoring for more!”

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

 

The Legend of Korra: Book 2 review

By Robert “Rob Base” Greenwood

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So, I finally sat down and watched the first three chapters of Book Two. I have to say that the hype is well worth it. Book One felt so “not” like the original series, that it was a bit off putting.

Coming into Book Two, we are finally getting to see where this series is going and how it will evolve into something unique and different.

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This new season has so much build up and yet still finds time to remind loyal fans why they loved the Last Airbender.
The silliness and room for jokes/comic relief fit in and is never forced.

This season finds our new Avatar, Korra, traveling back to her roots in the Southern Water tribe where we finally see more of her family and how differences in opinions fuel a civil war with the Northern Water tribe.

Yet there is one more new element added to this series and that is of the Spirits. This is so inspired by Miyazaki and the themes in Princess Mononoke, there is no way that it is not intentional, at all.20130923-185026.jpg

This new factor makes this season stand on its own two legs. I still have issues with the lead, Korra, though.  Her mood swings are so sharp that I find myself not wanting to cheer for her. I know she is a teenager, a young lady coming into her own.

Maybe that is the issue? There could be a better balance of teenage angst and her duty as the current Avatar? Her supporting characters are so well thought out that they seem to be the main focus to me. I hope all this teen rage turns out to reinforce Korra into the best Avatar we have ever seen.

I give the first three chapters of Book two a solid 3/5. Watch it every week on Nickelodeon.

Follow me on Twitter @AltMindz

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What the Shell Reviews – Series 1 Season Finale!

Hey guys and welcome back to another episode of What the Shell. This time you are joined again by the four co-horts Dylan Cook, Mike Lacey, Chris Vint and Suine Hallock

The guys sit down and actually commentate on episodes 25 and 26 of the season 1 spectacular Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yes season 25 and 26 are the final two parts of Season 1. What happens in the finale? WIll Mikey name another villan?

The audio is in the background for the two episodes so hopefully this will help all who are not watching the episodes while listening. Follow the guys on Twitter – Dylan – @happymonkeyshoe, Mike @mlacey91, Chris @Vinto316, Suine @Suine_hallock and the show @TMNTShell. Don’t forget we are on facebook www.facebook.com/tmntclassics

What the Shell Reviews – Episode 7 and ToyFair Talk

Hey all and welcome back to another fun packed edition of What the Shell.  This time around we have the three out of the four hosts back so that means Dylan, Chris, Suine whereas Mike is missing in action again.

But before that, the guys are joined by voice actor extraordinaire Brian T Stevenson who is a mega TMNT fan.  Brian helps the guys talk about the TMNT stuff that was unveiled at ToyFair. What were the thoughts of the gentlemen as they talk about what they liked and didn’t like at ToyFair.

After that, there are a couple of episodes that have aired since the last episode and they all just sit around and discuss the episodes and what they enjoyed from the episodes and who their favourite villan was etc!

If you would like to visit Brian’s site it is http://www.bsvoices.com/main/HOME_BSvoices.html and please support this terrific gentleman! He is on Twitter as well – @BrianTStevenson – Tell him What the Shell sent you!

Of course as always, you can follow the show on Twitter – @TMNTShell, Dylan – @happymonkeyshoe, Chris – @Vinto316, Mike – @mlacey91 and Suine – @Suine_Hallock.  There is a website as well – http://www.whattheshellpodcast.com/ or you can find the show on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/TMNTClassics.

Thanks for the continued support and if you would like to leave a review for the show on Itunes, please do so and share a photo with us and there may be a prize!

Episode 6 – September News

Hey guys and gals, welcome to another edition of What the Shell and major thanks to Martin Stynes for our terrific intro music. Head over to his YouTube channel MartinTalks.

The four hosts are re-united at last and are here to talk about the news that has been available via the internet. Dylan has asked the guys about the leaked movie script which Michael Bay told us all to “chill out”, the possibility of Turtles lego and what has Jason Biggs done on Twitter? The guys also talk about the eagerly awaited TMNT animated series from Nickelodeon!

The hosts have ideas of what they would like to do in the upcoming podcasts but if you have any ideas, please head over to http://www.facebook.com/TMNTClassics or follow us on Twitter – @TMNTShell. Your hosts are on Twitter – Dylan is @happymonkeyshoe – Chris is @Vinto316, Mike is @mlacey91 and Suine Hallock is Suine_Hallock. Also please listen to the end of the show about possible donations to Chris in aid of his Macmillan cancer research coffee morning!