Propel Equity Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Buzz Bee Toys, which specializes in active play toys. The acquisition marks the eighth by Propel Equity since August of 2012 on behalf of Alex Brands. Buzz Bee Toys will join the Alex Brands family of brands, which includes Alex Toys, Poof, Slinky, Scientific Explorer, and more.
Barnes & Noble Inc. has launched an Educational Toys & Games Science Center in select stores nationwide and online at www.bn.com/science-center. They feature science-focused toys and games from brands such as Thames & Kosmos, Educational Insights, Scientific Explorer, Elenco, and more.
The new Barnes & Noble Educational Toys & Games Science Center is intended to inform children across grades K to 8th about circuitry, solar power, chemistry, dinosaur fossils and dinosaur digs, and other topics.
“Barnes & Noble is pioneering the way in educational toys and games, and we are thrilled to partner with them and to be at the forefront in offering our science-based products to children and families in such a comprehensive way this holiday season,” says Jane Stephens-Smith at Elenco.