We kick off our coverage of The American International Toy Fair in New York with a look at some of the cool new building sets coming from K’NEX, Look for more articles throughout the weekend and a flood of news starting on Monday.
First up there are four new roller coaster sets in their Thrill Rides line. K’NEX Thrill Rides building sets were introduced in 1992, and have been a top construction toy since. New sets this year, with descriptions courtesy of K’NEX, include:
Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster™ Building Set
Bring a wave of fun from the ocean to your living room with the new Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set from K’NEX! Build with over 640 K’NEX parts & pieces like rods, connectors and track, and add
motorized power to send the silver coaster car twisting and turning through over 19 feet of swirling, non-stop action! Plus, download exclusive instructions from knex.com to build an incredible second model, the Tsunami Surge™ Coaster! All K’NEX rods and connectors are made in the USA. Available Fall 2014.
Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster™ Building Set
Build a speed-of-light roller coaster that features our unique inverted blaster motor technology that shoots the hanging coaster car, and takes the included K’NEXmen™ on an out of this world adventure! Set
features 624 pieces including 18 feet of twisting track and includes a building idea for a second coaster model. Available Fall 2014. The new K’NEX Thrill Rides building sets will be available on knex.com and at toy retailers nationwide.
K’NEX Building Sets: Cosmic Quest
Take an adventure into space with the Cosmic Quest building set! With this set you can build 5 models one at a time to create your ultimate space adventure. Build a Mars Rover, a Hover Craft, an Alien, a Space Suit, or a Moon Bike. With over 120 classic K’NEX parts you can let your imagination soar! Made in the USA. Available now.
K’NEX Building Sets: 35 Model Ultimate Building Set
Loaded with 480 parts for the ultimate K’NEX building experience, the 35 Model Building Set includes ideas for planes, trucks, animals, and amusement park rides. Use your imagination to create your own unique models! Comes packaged in a convenient treasure chest for easy storage. Available Fall 2014.
K’NEX Building Sets: 52 Model Building Set
The 52 Model Building Set comes with 52 unique building ideas—one for each week of the year! Use the included full-color instructions to construct cars, planes, boats and more, or use your imagination to
create your own exciting model. Six hundred made-in-the-USA pieces come in an easy to use plastic storage tub. Available Fall 2014.
K’NEX Building Set: 70 Model Building Set
Our awesome 70 Model Building Set comes with 70 building ideas including, a hot air balloon, boat, truck, sand castle and more. Packaged in our large treasure chest storage box, and all 705 classic rods and connectors included are made in the USA. Available Fall 2014.
One of the most highly anticipated video games of 2014,Titanfall™, has been transformed from onscreen play to building sets with new licensed building toys by K’NEX®. Respawn™ Entertainment, creator of the game set to release in March 2014, and K’NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, are pleased to introduce the first line of building toys based on the new Titanfall video game.
The relationship combines the award-winning K’NEX building system with the Titanfall world of Angel City, bringing it from the digital screen to the construction aisle for the first time. With over 80 prestigious gaming awards earned before the game’s launch, Titanfall is full of exciting, explosive and thrilling action, and appeals to gamers of all ages. Titanfall will be available on Xbox 360®, Xbox One®, and PC. “Titanfall Building Sets from K’NEX will bring the exciting world of Angel City to life in a new way, bridging the digital and the physical,” said Michael Araten, President and CEO of K’NEX Brands. “Gamers and builders of all ages will have the opportunity to build the Titanfall Frontier right in their own homes. I can’t wait to see how fans will take their digital game skills and use them in the real world!”
A brief video shows the Titanfall figures…
Titanfall: Ultimate Angel City Campaign Building Set
Maneuver through the war-torn streets of Angel City with the K’NEX Titanfall Ultimate Angel City Campaign Building Set! Battle your Titans in the ruined terrain of the city, jump your Pilots between buildings, and arm your weapons to continue the battle between the IMC and MCOR forces.
Features 1,200+ K’NEX pieces that build 2 Titans,each 12” tall; 6 figures, including Pilots and Spectres; and an assortment of working weapons and stationary turrets. Mimicking the look of Angel City with exclusive decals, your pilot can run along walls and jump between buildings with this amazing set. Available Fall 2014.
Titanfall: Angel City Escape Building Set
Your mission is clear – descend upon Angel City and escape before enemy forces catch you! Run along walls and jump between buildings, but watch out the enemies are prepared with stationary turrets and are ready to strike. With the Angel City Escape Building Set from K’NEX you can build the
futuristic urban city featured in the Titanfall game – Angel City. Set includes 500+ K’NEX pieces, plus 4 figures – 2 Pilots and 2 Spectres. Available Fall 2014.
Titanfall: MCOR Ogre Titan Building Set
Be prepared for combat with the MCOR Ogre Titan Building Set from K’NEX. Use the 160+ K’NEX pieces to build the Ogre Titan from the MCOR Faction, complete with a working rocket launcher and exclusive decals. Once built, Ogre stands 12″ high, and includes one MCOR Pilot figure that works with the Titan. Available Fall 2014.
Titanfall: IMC Atlas Titan Building Set
Call down your Titan to secure your pilot, and prepare for battle with the IMC Atlas Titan Building Set from K’NEX. Set includes over 160 K’NEX
pieces and exclusive decals that allow you to build the Atlas Titan, complete with a working rocket launcher! Once built Atlas stands 12″ high, and features one Pilot figure that works with the Titan. Available Fall 2014.
Titanfall: IMC Pilot Strike Building Set
With the Titanfall IMC Pilot Strike Building Set by K’NEX you can grow your army and establish the warzone! Use the IMC Pilot included to battle
the Spectre in one-on-one combat. Includes 80+ K’NEX pieces to create a building for your pilot to battle through, complete with an “exploding” wall, just like in the Titanfall game. Combine with the MCOR Pilot Attack Building Set (sold separately) to grow your K’NEX Titanfall collection. Available Fall 2014.
Titanfall: MCOR Pilot Attack Building Set
Grow your army and establish the warzone with the K’NEX Titanfall MCOR Pilot Attack Building Set! Use the included MCOR pilot to battle the Spectre in one-on-one combat. Set includes 80+ K’NEX pieces that allow you to construct a small building for your pilot to battle through, complete with an “exploding” wall just like in the Titanfall video game. Combine with the IMC Pilot Strike Building Set (sold separately) to grow your Titanfall collection. Available Fall 2014.
We will have more news on K’NEX and other building sets in our comprehensive coverage of Toy Fair, continuing all week, here in PopCult.