Playmates Toys

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Playmates Toys Limited
Playmates Industrial
Traded asSEHK869
IndustryToy industry
Founded1979; 41 years ago (1979)
FounderSam Chan
Key people
To Shu Sing (chairman)

Playmates Toys Limited is a Hong Kongese toy company. The company was founded in Hong Kong in 1979 by Sam Chan as Playmates Industrial.[1]

Proprietary brands[edit]

  • Amazing Dolls
  • Amazing Pets
  • Hearts For Hearts Girls
  • Kinder-Garden Babies
  • Nano Pets[2]
  • R.E.V.s
  • Waterbabies
  • WOW Pals
  • Yo Stick
  • Struts
  • Ooglies
  • Kuroba
  • Tiny Toes

Playmates Interactive[edit]

Playmates Interactive Entertainment Inc. was founded was a subsidiary of Playmates Toys Holdings, also the parent company of Playmates Toys, in 1994, co-located with Playmates Toys' US branch in La Mirada, California.[3] In September 1996, Playmates Toys' US branch and Playmates Interactive relocated their headquarters, including 50 employees, to Costa Mesa, California.[3] At the same time, the company was joined by Gary Rosenfeld and Chris Archer as vice-president of business affairs and producer, respectively.[3] In August 1997, Playmates Interactive's president, Richard Sallis, resigned and was succeeded by Ron Welch.[4][5] Playmates Interactive was defunct by May 2000.[6]


  1. ^ "History". Playmates Toys.
  2. ^ "Nano Babies Go Up Against Tamagotchi and Gigi Pets". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 97. Ziff Davis. August 1997. p. 26.
  3. ^ a b c Johnson, Greg (17 September 1996). "Playmates Toys to Move Offices to O.C." Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Johnston, Chris (26 April 2000). "Konami, Playmates Appoint New Presidents". GameSpot.
  5. ^ Johnson, Greg (8 August 1997). "President of Playmates Toys and Sister Company Resigns". Los Angeles Times.
  6. ^ Nutt, Christian (2 May 2000). "Toshinden Subaru (Import) Review". GameSpot.

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