MasterPieces Inc. teamed up with Kaskey Kids to become manufacturer and marketer of Kaskey’s miniature action figures based on classic sports. Founded in 2002 by Christy Kaskey, Kaskey Kids figures bring the classic play of little green army men to sports-loving kids and families with football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and hockey figures in assorted pack quantities and sizes.

“The new toys are a perfect fit as we strengthen and expand our creative play product offerings,” says David Rolls, president of MasterPieces. “The collections provide unlimited open-ended, imaginative play for kids. We’re proud to continue the high-quality craftsmanship and value of the toys.”

Known mostly for puzzles and games, MasterPieces will begin offering the figures immediately. Each figure is said to be “nearly indestructible,” and every kit comes in a stackable plastic bin with a handle for portable, on-the-go action and neat storage.

MasterPieces has long-term licensing arrangements with the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NCAA across a range of sports-themed games, jigsaw puzzles, wooden toys, room decor, and gifts. Last year, the company became the exclusive licensee for Spot it!, with MLB, NFL, NHL, and NCAA league and team versions of the hit game. Additionally, MasterPieces acquired College Toy Trains, becoming the largest marketer of Collegiate toys, games, and puzzles.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.