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No fewer than four motifs from Hubelino’s new Building Blocks Puzzle product line were awarded the spiel gut seal by independent experts and test families from the Arbeitsausschuß Kinderspiel + Spielzeug e.V. (Working Committee for Children’s Games + Toys) on September 22, 2021, following extensive testing and assessment by both experts and children.
The spiel gut seal is awarded by the Arbeitsausschuß Kinderspiel + Spielzeug e.V.. Independent experts assess toys and games for children aged 0 to 14 years according to practical criteria and principles. The seal is awarded to products that meet the criteria during the assessment and pass the practical test with children. According to the Arbeitsausschuß Kinderspiel + Spielzeug e.V., good toys support children’s development by offering a variety of play options, inspiring imagination and not disappointing expectations. In addition, good toys are environmentally friendly, safe and of high product quality according to the criteria. The Arbeitsausschuß Kinderspiel + Spielzeug e.V. is committed to promoting good toys, raising awareness of the importance of play and providing advice to consumers.
Erik Amels, Product Manager at Hubelino, commented on the award for the new product line as follows: “By combining the building blocks with the lovingly illustrated and child-friendly motifs by Katrin Merle, we offer a new way to introduce little master builders to the exciting world of puzzles.”
Puzzles playfully promote children’s visual perception, short-term memory and logical thinking. The handy feel of the puzzle pieces and the age-appropriate motifs also improve eye-hand coordination and motor skills. The completion of puzzle motifs, whose level of difficulty is adapted to the age and abilities of the child, promotes self-confidence and the concentrated, persistent activity strengthens frustration tolerance and focused work. The new building blocks puzzle are therefore particularly popular in educational institutions such as kindergartens and schools.
German family-owned Hubelino GmbH appoints Amaroni as its exclusive distribution partner for the United Kingdom. Through this strong cooperation, Hubelino further expands the increasing demand in the UK and offers especially the local specialty retailers with Amaroni a reliable partner with powerful logistics directly on site.
Amaroni specializes in the distribution of educational, high-quality products and brands, and Hubelino now joins the growing portfolio with brands such as HABA, Terra Kids and Tegu. The partnership relationship between manufacturer and distributor is characterized in particular by the fact that Hubelino and Amaroni will work together to build the brand in the UK for long-term success. As a European manufacturer, Hubelino is also well positioned to support British toy retailers who face ongoing supply chain issues when sourcing products from further afield.
Of the new partnership, Hubelino Product Manager, Erik Amels says “At Amaroni, Hubelino is very much at home in the environment of strong, high-quality brands with an educational, valued-added focus. The high level of expertise and good sense of brand development make Amaroni an optimal distribution partner for Hubelino in the UK.”
Hubelino and Amaroni look forward to a partnership offering quality toy products to retailers that inspire creativity and learning in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
Just in time for the Easter business, Hubelino GmbH presents the new product line ‘Hubelino Puzzle’ with four age-appropriate motifs. The motifs were created in collaboration with illustrator Kathrin Merle, who has already created illustrations in an unmistakably iconic style for various well-known publishers and companies from the toy industry.
Hubelino puzzles combine two favorite activities of children: creative constructions with building blocks and colorful puzzle motifs. The familiar plug-in system of the bricks provides the necessary stability and the feel of the high-quality printed bricks is ideal for the hands of little puzzle beginners. All puzzle pieces are compatible with popular building block systems from other manufacturers and are ideal for puzzle beginners due to the plug-in system and the handy size. The bricks are familiar to children and facilitate the placing and plugging of the puzzle pieces, in addition, the base plate provides the necessary stability and also serves as an ideal puzzle base when traveling or tidying up.
In addition to building blocks, learning and mind games, the Hubelino GmbH product portfolio includes two compatible marble run systems. The two system sizes of common brick manufacturers are distinguished by the brand names ‘Hubelino’ and ‘Hubelino pi’ and thus address a target group between 1.5 and 12 years.
The new product line includes four articles and is available now. Like all products from Hubelino GmbH, the new product line is manufactured exclusively in Germany under the highest quality standards.
Hubelino GmbH presented the new ‘Hubelino Building Blocks’ product line at the 71st Nuremberg Toy Fair. The new products are compatible with common building block systems from other manufacturers and appeal to a target group from 1.5 years of age.
In addition to learning and mind games, the Hubelino GmbH product portfolio includes two compatible marble run systems. The two system sizes of common brick manufacturers are distinguished by the brand names ‘Hubelino’ and ‘Hubelino pi’ and thus address a target group between 1.5 and 12 years.
Jürgen Frädrich, Sales Manager DACH:
“With the roof and building blocks, we are responding to numerous inquiries from retailers but also from parents who are looking for high-quality construction blocks and do not need themed worlds or decorative elements.”
In addition to the regular bricks in various colors and sizes, the two roofing tile sets with red tiles are the highlight of the new “Hubelino Building Blocks” product line. The 68-Piece Roofing Tile Set contains four different tile shapes, including eight tiles to build the ridge of the roof. This allows the classic of all roof shapes – the gable roof – to be constructed. The 124-Piece Roofing Tile Set contains, in addition to the standards geometries, many different special tiles to recreate all possible roof shapes. In this way, castles, churches, courtyards or even your own parents’ house can be built.
Erik Amels, Product Manager: “Especially the compatible roofing tiles close a large gap in the market. Children recreate the things they know from everyday life, including houses, of course. So far there have been no roofing tiles for the well-known building blocks for children from 1.5 years of age to complete the house constructions.”
The new product line comprises six articles and is available now. Like all products from Hubelino GmbH, the new product line is manufactured exclusively in Germany under the highest quality Standards.
The 99-piece Marble Run Set M from the new product line and system size Hubelino pi has been awarded with the spiel gut seal by independent experts of the committee children’s play + toys e.V. after extensive testing and assessment on October, 17th 2019.
The spiel gut seal is awarded by the German committee children’s play + toys e.V. (Arbeitsausschuß Kinderspiel + Spielzeug e.V.). In the process, independent experts examine toys and games for children aged 0 to 14 according to practice-relevant criteria and principles. The seal is awarded to products that meet the criteria for the assessment and practice testing with children. According to the committee, good toys support the development of children by offering a variety of play opportunities, inspiring imagination and not disappointing expectations. In addition, good toys are environmentally friendly, safe and of high product quality according to the criteria.
Erik Amels, Product Manager:
“We are happy that our brand new Hubelino pi marble run system is not only popular with children, parents and retailers, but also received recognition from an independent expert jury of industry experts. This confirms our commitment to building this new product line.”
The new system size and product line Hubelino pi is compatible with common building blocks from other manufacturers and is aimed at children from the age of 8 years. The marble run system combines exciting physical principles with design fun and can be extended as required due to its compatibility.
The German family business Hubelino GmbH presented a new system size and product line at the 70th Toy Fair Nuremberg under the name ‘Hubelino pi – Marble Run System’. The new products are compatible with the smaller version of popular building blocks from other manufacturers and appeal to a target group from 8 years old. In addition to a presentation of the new product line in the TrendGallery, the TrendGuide, numerous exhibition magazines and the new booth, ‘Hubelino pi’ was presented with a social media teaser campaign of the target group in parallel to the Toy Fair Nuremberg.
In addition to learning and mind games, the product portfolio of Hubelino GmbH includes, in particular, a compatible marble run with various building boxes, run elements and expansions for a target group of 4 to 8 years. This target group will be extended by the marble run system ‘Hubelino pi’ to children from the age of 8 years.
Jürgen Frädrich, Sales Director DACH:
“The strong growth of the product lines for children up to the age of 8 makes the trade and us optimistic. The expansion of the portfolio and the development of a new target group, together with nationwide listings in retail, contribute to the establishment of Hubelino as a strong brand.”
The concept of the marble run for children up to the age of 8 will be taken up and adapted to the expectations of the new target group.
Erik Amels, Product Manager:
“The new product line for children aged 8 and up is part of the construction toys sector. With the industrial design of the run elements and construction elements, we pick up important topics of the target group and provide the basis to connect the marble run with various theme worlds of other well-known plug-in component manufacturers”.
The new product line comprises six articles and will be available from April 2019. Like all Hubelino GmbH products, the new ‘Hubelino pi – Marble Run System’ product line is manufactured exclusively in Germany to the highest quality Standards.
The German family business Hubelino GmbH cooperates with the US branch of the Habermaaß Group for exclusive distribution in USA and Canada.
At ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy 2018 trade show in New Orleans, the management of both companies met. Together with representatives of the toy retail trade, they talked about the potential of Hubelino products in the North American market. Retailers’ positive response to Hubelino products and their distribution by HABA USA laid the foundations for the business relationship.
Stefan Amels, Managing Director of Hubelino GmbH:
“A very high level of expertise, experience and contacts in the North American toy industry as well as a knack for high-quality, educationally valuable toys from Germany are qualities that make HABA USA an optimal distribution partner for Hubelino.”
Lea Culliton, President of HABA USA also sees great potential in the cooperation:
”The educational play value of the Hubelino ball track system is a perfect fit for HABA USA’s classic, trusted, play patterns. We are pleased to be able to offer our customers yet another truly unique, wholly German designed and manufactured toy category.”
The long-standing, positive business relationship with the Habermaaß Group in Germany is now being continued and expanded in North America.
The product portfolio of Hubelino GmbH includes marble runs, educational games and mind games. All products are compatible with conventional plug-in components from other manufacturers and are developed and produced under the highest quality standards in Germany. In particular, the compatible marble run system is responsible for the growth and awareness of the Hubelino brand. Hubelino GmbH was founded in 2008 and has been expanding its product portfolio ever since.
HABA USA is the US subsidiary of the German Habermaaß Group and is exclusively responsible for the distribution of HABA products in the USA and Canada.
Employees from the marketing and export department of Hubelino GmbH are currently training the sales force in the USA and are working on marketing campaigns for the year 2019 in cooperation with HABA USA.