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Skinit and Poptropica Team Up
Dress Up Your Gear with Your Favorite Poptropica Character
San Diego, Calif., November 23, 2009 - Skinit, Inc., the industry leader in on-demand personalization technology, has teamed up with Poptropica, the Web's fastest-growing virtual world for kids, giving young fans the ability to show off their love for their favorite Poptropica characters on their electronic devices.
Poptropica is a virtual world that entertains and educates millions of kids all around the world by engaging them in narrative quests and online games. Kids create an avatar to travel, collect objects, compete in head-to-head competition and safely communicate with other kids. Created by Family Education Network, part of Pearson, the site is one of the largest online gaming communities for kids ages 6-15 with approximately 80 million users.
"The need to express individualism does not start when one becomes an adult," said Paul Buss, president and CEO of Skinit, Inc. "Kids love to express their differences and show off their favorite items. Partnering with Poptropica expands Skinit's options for kids to join in on making their electronic devices fun and truly their own."
Kids and parents alike can now personalize over 3,000+ electronic devices - such as laptops, cell phones, MP3 music players and more - with popular Poptropica characters and scenes including Ned Noodlehead's Super Power Island comic show, Director D from Spy Island, RockStar Girl and more. Just in time for the holiday season, Poptropica skins can make the perfect gift for fans to show off their love for their favorite characters.
"Poptropica offers kids a safe online environment where they can play and learn and express their creativity by using costumes and special abilities to personalize their character," said Jess M. Brallier, general manager, Family Education Network, publisher of Poptropica. "Customizing electronic devices with colorful designs and characters is a fun way for kids to show their enthusiasm for Poptropica to their family and friends."
All device skins with Poptropica images are made of high-quality, durable 3M vinyl for easy application and no-hassle, residue-free removal. The skins are a perfect fit for any device and also provide protection from scratches and everyday wear. Visit www.skinit.com/poptropica to customize a device with your favorite Poptropica design today. Electronic device skins personalized with Poptropica characters start at $14.95.
ABOUT SKINIT, INC.
Skinit, Inc. is the industry leader in On-Demand Personalization Technology including the manufacture and distribution of customized products for electronic devices. Skinit's online ordering and customization tools allow consumers to create branded, designed, and personalized electronic device covers, or skins, using high quality 3M products. Skinit also offers B2B On-Demand Personalization Platforms as complete turn-key or stand-alone hosted software and service solutions which drive manufacturing technologies such as laser etching, paint on-demand, digital print, film conversion, and others. Located in San Diego, CA USA, Skinit currently powers more than 19 personalization programs for Fortune 1000 companies in the medical, wireless, retail, consumer electronic, home appliance and commercial graphic industries. For more information, please visit www.skinit.com.
ABOUT POPTROPICA (POPTROPICA.COM)
Developed by Family Education Network, the makers of Funbrain, Poptropica is a virtual world where kids can travel, play games, collect objects and compete with other players in head-to-head competition. Players can also safely interact and communicate with other inhabitants of Poptropica. There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world, and players can read digital books and comics and watch movies along the way. Family Education Network is part of Pearson, the education, services and technology company. Pearson's other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Contact: Emily Yuan The Hoffman Agency for Skinit 303-327-5485 firstname.lastname@example.org