Skateboarding Legend Tony Hawk teams up with Hog Wild Toys to introduce Tony Hawk Box Boarders

PORTLAND, OR – January 25, 2019 — Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk has teamed up with Portland-based toy maker, Hog Wild Toys, to introduce Tony Hawk Box Boarders! The new line of collectibles will feature uniquely-designed pro skater figures and playsets to simulate real skateboarding! Box Boarders roll on a steel ball bearing, allowing them to skate in any direction on flat surfaces. Just download the free app (Tony Hawk Box Boarders Studio) to record your skate sessions and edit amazing trick compilations. Kids of all ages and skill levels can experience the thrill of landing pro-level tricks and film, edit and share them online using #TonyHawkBoxBoarders. The products will be on sale today at your local Walmart retailer.

 

Go to Tony Hawk Box Boarders on YouTube to see amazing trick videos filmed by the Box Boarder team and kids from all over the world! Subscribe to stay tuned for epic trick movies, giveaways, competitions and more. To get in on the action, film your own trick videos, edit them to perfection and share with #TonyHawkBoxBoarders and we might select your video for Trick of the Week!

 

Tony Hawk shared his thoughts on his newest licensed toy line: “It’s exciting to license my brand with a skateboarding toy that makes it easy for kids to emulate pro tricks. The Box Boarders app is a perfect companion because it lets kids record their own tricks to share online, something that’s so integral to skateboarding these days – but hasn’t been emphasized in skateboarding toys.”

 

Jeff Mumford, CEO of Hog Wild Toys, had this to say: “What makes it really unique is that kids are able to film, edit and share videos of their tricks with the free Tony Hawk Box Boarders Studio app. The DIY ramp and filming possibilities are endless, allowing kids to create videos that are truly one-of-a-kind. Even more, they can share them using #TonyHawkBoxBoarders so they can win prizes and get recognition for the awesome trick videos they’ve created.”

 

The Tony Hawk Box Boarders line includes the following:

 

Box Boarders Action Pack: Collect all 13 famous skateboarders such as Tony Hawk, Lizzie Armanto, or Aaron Homoki and get ready to shred! The Action pack comes with two Box Boarders, a Cam Holder and four tape-down Trick Ramps! Launch off the Trick Ramp, ride your bedroom desk or skate anywhere else you can imagine! The Action pack will retail for $7.99.

 

Box Boarders Super Pack: Choose from 4 different bowls, including Kidney Bowl, Backyard Bowl, Pro Park and Eight Bowl. Slide your phone into the slot located the side of the bowl, attach the fish eye lens for wide-angle shooting and begin filming all your best tricks to edit with the Tony Hawk Box Boarders Studio app! Flip, ride and stomp your insane tricks, just make sure to share them with #TonyHawkBoxBoarders!  The Super pack will retail for $19.99.

 

About Tony Hawk Inc.

After more than 30 years of building a global brand ranging from apparel, toys, events, endorsements, social media, film production and one of the most successful video game franchises ever, legendary pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk remains one of the most popular athletes in the world. Hawks’ foundation helps finance public skateparks in low-income areas across the USA and other parts of the world. And he still skates regularly.

 

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