What happened to Alex Brands?

What happened to Alex Brands?

Alex Brands, a Fairfield-based toymaker, has been acquired and rebranded as Alex Global Products, the new owner announced Tuesday. Out There First, based in Saddle Brook, aims to restart the company, which shut down earlier this year and auctioned off its assets.

Is Alex Brands out of business?

Earlier this spring, just on the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Brands quietly shut its doors. The New Jersey-based company, which was gearing up to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its Slinky brand this year, reportedly let its third-party PR team go immediately following Toy Fair New York.

Who bought Alex Brands?

Alex Global Products
The assets of Alex Brands have been acquired by Out There First. Alex Global Products is the new name of the company that will serve as the home of popular brands including Alex Toys, Backyard Safari, Ideal, Poof, Scientific Explorer, and ZOOB.

Who owns Alex global products?

Alex Global Products is a toy company with a team of experts and innovators, being led by Keith Gammon a toy industry veteran.

Who makes Slinky?

Although the Slinky company is now owned by Alex Brands Inc. of Fairfield, N.J., Slinkys are still made at the Hollidaysburg factory, near Altoona, on the same machine Richard James invented.

Where are Alex Toys Made?

For more than thirty years this business rules the toys’ world. They are an icon in the industry of active fun and foam sports balls. A lot of the products are made here, in America.

How do I contact Alex brands?

  1. Contact Email [email protected]
  2. Phone Number 973-747-3000.

Are Slinkys still popular?

Over 300 million Slinkys have been sold between 1945 and 2005, and the original Slinky is still a bestseller. In July 2020, the Slinky brand was sold to Just Play.

Where are Alex toys Made?

What is a Slinky girl?

(slɪŋki ) Word forms: slinkier, slinkiest. adjective [usu ADJ n] Slinky clothes fit very closely to a woman’s body in a way that makes her look sexually attractive.

How was the Slinky accidentally invented?

In 1943, an engineer named Richard James was trying to design a new tension spring. He wanted the spring to keep electronic equipment secure aboard U.S. Navy ships during World War II. He accidentally knocked a spring off of his work table. It fell to the floor and began “walking” across the floor.