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SOURCE Uncle Goose
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Uncle Goose® continues to redefine the toy wooden block category with the introduction of Stack and Scare, a four-set collection that combines comic book sensibility, transformer-like gadgetry, rock n' roll aesthetic and high-design appeal to recast the proverbial bedtime story villain as imaginative art that begs to be played with. The Stack and Scare line comes in four sets of "monsters" with suggested retail price of $48 per set.
Stack and Scare will be displayed in its entirety for the first time at the ABC Kids Expo, Oct. 15-18 in Las Vegas.
The Stack and Scare set represents the first collaboration with Seattle, Wash.-based Invisible Creature®, the design and illustration studio known worldwide for legendary album artwork on behalf of Foo Fighters, Nirvana, My Morning Jacket as well as award winning design work for Target stores and Seattle's Best Coffee®.
"We've been working with Don Clark at Invisible Creature for almost a year now on this collaboration that steps way outside of the traditional wooden block structure," said Pete Bultman, proprietor of Uncle Goose. "I expect great things out of our collaborative efforts because we choose to work with really inspiring artists. But I have to say, Stack and Scare ends up even better than I imagined. It's possibly the coolest set of blocks we've ever introduced."
Uncle Goose's traditional alphabet blocks feature non-toxic inks and are made from sustainable basswood sources from the U.S. Due to stepping out of the boundaries, Uncle Goose has seen profound support. The unique blocks are stocked in museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum.
ABOUT UNCLE GOOSE®
Founded in 1983, Uncle Goose exists in an era of smart phones, tablets and video games, yet it chooses to step back more than 100 years to make wooden alphabet, decorative and other specialty wooden blocks by hand from its company-owned facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. Simple, creative, old-fashioned (and maybe a little quirky), the essence of Uncle Goose can be found in its love of learning, design, and creativity. Uncle Goose blocks are sold in toy stores, design shops, museums and boutiques across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Africa. For more information, visit www.unclegoose.com.
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