Ravensburger’s Top-Quality Toys Chosen for All-New National Hyatt Resorts Toy Box Program

Three Toys from World Leader in Built-to-Last Playthings to be Featured in First Year of Prestigious Lending Program in Premier Hyatt Hotels Across the U.S. and Caribbean

A trio of popular toys from the Ravensburger catalog have been selected for inclusion in Hyatt Resorts Toy Box, a high-profile free toy lending program launching this year at select Hyatt properties across the U.S. and Caribbean.  Ravensburger, the first name in high-quality, beautifully-designed playthings, puzzles and board games, has earned the distinction of having the largest representation of toys among the 17 manufacturers featured in the inaugural program.  Powered by Toy Tips, a respected independent toy testing company, the new toy lending initiative includes Mix ‘n’ Fix Mike and Katie Camper’s Holiday Friends from WOW Toys, which are exclusively distributed by Ravensburger in the U.S., in the Toddler Toys category as well as Ravensburger’s own Jungle Jive in the Family Toys category.

“We are thrilled to have been chosen by Hyatt Resorts and Toy Tips for this wonderful new toy lending program,” said Thomas Kaeppeler, CEO Ravensburger.  “Family togetherness is so important, and vacations are the perfect time for enjoying a range of activities and building a lifetime of memories.  Now with three of our popular toys in the Hyatt Resorts Toy Box program, engaging playthings will be part of the fun for children and families throughout their stay.”

Each item in the Hyatt Resorts Toy Box program was thoroughly tested by the Toy Tips Research Institute and is accompanied by a detailed Toy Report Card with ratings for developmental skills, so parents can select the toys that are most appropriate for their children.  A total of 24 toys and games in five categories for toddlers to tweens are included in the initiative’s kickoff year.

The Hyatt Resorts Toy Box toy-lending program is available free to hotel guests.  Upon checking in, guests receive a Toy Box book listing all 24 available toys from which they may choose.  Once the toys are returned, they are inspected, cleaned and repaired, as needed, so every child receives a toy or game in pristine condition.

The new playthings from Ravensburger included in the Hyatt Resorts Toy Box program are:

Kati Camper's Holiday

  • Katie Camper’s Holiday Friends – This WOW brand preschool toy features an 11-piece friction-powered camper with two characters, a dog and accessories, including beds, a mirror, tent, barbecue grill and picnic table.  The camper opens to reveal a home setting and the back of the camper can be unhooked from its magnetic trailer.  WOW toys come with a 10-year satisfaction guarantee.  Ages 1½–5 years, SRP: $49.99

Mix 'n' Fix Mike

  • Mix ‘n’ Fix Mike – This toy from the WOW preschool toy range features a friction-powered cement mixer truck with realistic engine sounds.  The three-piece set offers a clear outer drum with a friction motor that rotates the inner cement drum with colors and sound.  The detachable barrier can be fixed to the back of the truck for storage. The toy includes the WOW brand signature 10-year satisfaction guarantee.  Ages 1½–5 years, SRP: $49.99

We received a Mix ‘n’ Fix Mike truck to try out. Griffin loves this thing! It makes noise (a bonus for the three year old, but not so much for Mom; it has a cool “workin’ guy”, as Griffin says, who can drive the truck or stand on top of the cab; and it has the yellow barrier that can sit on the back of the truck or be used in “construction zones”. It is bright and fun, and it’s definitely a hit in our house.

  • Jungle Jive – An “egg-citing” and award-winning balancing game that will have everyone “monkeying” around!  Jungle Jive challenges players to complete a series of creative and silly activities and exercises while holding onto an amazing “egg” with their hands or feet.  When a player tips the egg too far, the laughing bird inside lets them know!  Ages 6+, SRP: $29.99

A full list of participating toys in the new program is available at Hyatt Resorts Toy Box.

To learn more about Ravensburger’s extensive lineup, please visit www.ravensburger.com.

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