WAYNE, N.J. -- Toys"R"Us announced that it will be the first retailer in the United States to offer Fisher-Price's Octonauts toys.
The increasingly popular series, Octonauts, inspired by the beloved children's books of the same name, follows the whimsical underwater adventures of brave Captain Barnacles Bear, swash-buckling Lieutenant Kwazii Cat and their expert medic, Peso Penguin, as the group sets out to explore the world's oceans, rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats – above and below the waves. Produced by Silvergate Media with animation by Academy Award-nominated Brown Bag Films ("Doc McStuffins"), the series initially launched in the Unitd Kingdom in 2010 before making its U.S. debut on Disney Channel in January 2012 to great ratings.
"The Octonauts franchise has already won the hearts of young U.S. fans who are eagerly anticipating the introduction of this preschool toy line so they can be among the first to recreate scenes from the popular series with its adorable and captivating characters," said Jamie Uitdenhowen, VP divisional merchandising manager, Toys"R"Us, U.S. "We are thrilled to partner with Fisher-Price to launch this line of toys which will allow children to interact with their favorite undersea friends."
Octonauts action figures, playsets and vehicles from Fisher-Price that will be available exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com include:
Octonauts Figure and Creature Pack Assortment
Whether on land or at sea, little oceanographers will love acting out scenes from their favorite Octonauts episodes with these adorable figures. From Captain Barnacles Bear to Lieutenant Kwazii Cat, each pack comes with an Octonauts character and a color-changing sea creature. Ages 3 years and up. Available beginning in early March.
Octonauts Deluxe Action Figure Rescue Assortment
Kids can take their favorite rescue scenes to the bathtub with Octonauts figures, animals and rescue tools. With two options to choose from – Barnacles with a Tunip water-squirter and a clamshell, or Kwazii with a water-squirting eel and a treasure chest – little ones are sure to be delighted when they see their creatures' spots and stripes change color when placed in warm water. Ages 3 years and up. Available beginning in early March.
Octonauts Vehicle Assortment
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