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Spotlight, May 2012: What's new for Bulk Vending, Cranes, Amusement Merchandisers and Redemption Counters

Posted On: 7/24/2012

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New Bulk Vending Products, A&A Global Industries, Allstar Vending, Coast to Coast, Sureshot, Playtime Toys, S&B Candy & Toy, Cartoon Network, Angry Birds

Vending Times Bulk Vending


Bulk Vending  & Amusement Companies

A&A Global Industries
Allstar Vending
Coast to Coast Entertainment
Play Time Toys
S&B Candy and Toy Co.
Sureshot Redemption

Brands Represented

Angry Birds
Cartoon Network
 - Adventure Time
 - Mamehiba Plush
 - Madagascar 3
 - The Avengers
   - Iron Man
   - The Hulk
   - Captain America
   - Spider-Man

Bulk / Amusement Vending Formats

Flat Vending

Following are new items featured in Vending Times' May 2012 print edition. Look for 'Novelty Vending' and 'Spotlight on Prizes' in every issue for latest capsuled toys, flat vendibles (stickers and tattoos), plush and high-end prizes.

Adventure Time

Description: 15 stickers based on Cartoon Network animated series of the same name.
Format: Flat vending
Supplier: A&A Global Industries

Angry Birds

Description: Voted best sticker and tattoo series by vending operators. Allstar vending will release its second Angry Birds series this summer.
Format: Flat vending
Supplier: Allstar Vending

Knobby Balls

Description: 5" balls, mixed colors, packed un-inflated in 360-ct. box. Supplier is offering 10% discount.
Format: Cranes
Supplier: Coast to Coast Entertainment

Madagascar 3

Description: Figurines, temporary tattoos and stickers inspired by Dreamwork's "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" (June 8). Eight painted figurines, 12 mini tattoos for 1.1" capsules, and 14 stickers with characters and scenes.
Format: 1.1" and 2" capsules for bulk vending and flat vending
Supplier: A&A Global Industries

Mameshiba Plush

Description: Four licensed characters available in 5", 9.5", 14" and 17.5" sizes. A kit assortment with all four characters (24/8" units) is also available. Mameshiba are varieties of beans (and other legumes) that have dog-like faces and tell trivia. They became popular through a series of animated interstitials produced by ad agency giant Dentsu that were sold to Japanese TV networks to air instead of commercials.
Format: Cranes and redemption
Supplier: Sureshot Redemption

Marvel Heroes Dog Tags

Description: 14 characters on ball-chain necklaces inspired by "The Avengers" (May 4). Heroes include Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America and Spider-Man for increased collectability.
Format: 2" capsules for bulk vending
Supplier: A&A Global Industries

Patriotic Plush Mix

Description: Colorful plush assortments ranging from 7" to 11" packed 150 pieces per case. Jumbo-sized, handpicked plush from 12" to 19" packed 96 units per cases. This seasonal item is popular from Memorial Day to July 4.
Format: Cranes
Supplier: Coast to Coast Entertainment

Pez Candy & Dispenser Kits

Description: Pez candy dispensers remain a part of popular culture and are valued collectibles.
Format: Cranes and merchandisers
Supplier: Play Time Toys

Safari Piggy Banks

Description: Coin banks feature animated exotic animals that twist and lift to open. Ships with two-sided display.
Format: 2" self-vend
Supplier: A&A Global Industries

Webkinz Plush

Description: Each toy has a tag with a "secret code" that allows access to the Webkinz World website. The secret code unlocks a playable online counterpart to the plush toy. In 2006, Webkinz had 1 million online accounts. In 2011, Webkinz made its first commercial on TV.
Format: Cranes and redemption
Supplier: S&B Candy and Toy Co.