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   Non-TechJAKKS Pacific (JAKK)


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To: levy who wrote (202)8/14/1999 12:20:00 AM
From: levy
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broker knows of nothing happening..no insider selling..expects great 3rd quarter earnings

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To: levy who wrote (203)8/16/1999 10:53:00 AM
From: JakeStraw
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JAKKS Pacific Inc. Secures $35 Million Credit Facility

MALIBU, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 16, 1999--JAKKS Pacific Inc. (Nasdaq/NM:JAKK - news) Monday announced that it has obtained a commitment, subject to certain conditions, a 3-year senior credit facility totaling $35 million from Bank of America, NA.

The new credit facility comprises a $25 million term loan and a $10 million revolving line of credit.

The term loan will be used to finance future acquisitions, while the credit facility will be used for working capital, the company's joint venture, production costs and general corporate purposes.

''We are pleased to receive this vote of confidence from the commercial-banking community,'' commented Stephen Berman, president and chief operating officer. ''The increased bank lines are intended to give the company the flexibility to accelerate our expansion through acquisitions and take advantage of other growth opportunities.''

JAKKS Pacific and its affiliates develop, manufacture and market toys and related products for children, including action figures featuring characters from the World Wrestling Federation®; die-cast collectible and toy vehicles under the Road Champs® and Remco® brand names; Child Guidance® preschool toys; Berk foam puzzle mats and activity sets; and a line of fashion dolls and accessories.
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Contact:

JAKKS Pacific Inc., Malibu
Stephen Berman, 310/456-7799
or
Silverman Heller Associates, Los Angeles
Ruth Shaer/Eugene Heller, 310/208-2550

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To: levy who wrote (203)8/16/1999 1:29:00 PM
From: JakeStraw
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JAKK #9, America's Fastest Growing Companies - pathfinder.com

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (205)8/16/1999 1:58:00 PM
From: levy
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thanks jakestraw...good info.....how did you find that?..I wonder what they plan to buy with their 35 mil loan.....as for them getting into developing nintendo stuff...I think thats a tough market...lots of other people out there already...unless they plan to buy someone with that talent...web based gaming is about to become very big with broadband coming online

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To: levy who wrote (206)8/16/1999 2:01:00 PM
From: JakeStraw
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>>..how did you find that?..

I just stumbled across it...

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (207)8/18/1999 1:34:00 PM
From: JF2155
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CNBC just had Jakk CEO on --very impressive --founded 2 companys on the to 10 fastest growing in USA .
nice presentation of toys too.
going long
JIM

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To: JF2155 who wrote (208)8/18/1999 1:36:00 PM
From: JakeStraw
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I love JAKK (have for quite awhile now)...look at THQI also...

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (209)8/19/1999 12:42:00 AM
From: levy
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well it would seem to me that Jakks is getting discovered...that should be worth about 10 points in the next month....then its the high earning season coming...should be sitting pretty by early next year...bet we see a bunch of new names on this board in next few weeks...welcome to our little silent party.

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To: levy who wrote (210)9/1/1999 11:25:00 AM
From: JakeStraw
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JAKKS Pacific, Inc. Ranked as 8th Largest Traditional Toy Company According to July TRSTS Data

MALIBU, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 1, 1999--JAKKS Pacific Inc. (Nasdaq/NM:JAKK - news) today announced that according to July TRSTS sales data from the NPD Group Inc., the company ranked as the 8th largest traditional toy company in the United States.

During the same period last year, the company placed 14th in the monthly TRSTS ranking while, as recently as March 1998, its ranking was 24th.

NPD's TRSTS Service tracks market trends through point-of-sale information collected from a panel of U.S. retailers. TRSTS data is gathered weekly and monitors sell-through retail sales nationwide.

Driving JAKKS Pacific's standing were continued strong sales across its product lines, including World Wrestling Federation® (WWF) male action figures and accessories; Road Champs® and Remco® die-cast and collectible vehicles; and Child Guidance® preschool and infant toys.

Based on TRSTS unit sales data, the company's WWF line captured 11.4 percent of the entire action figure category. Under its Road Champs and Remco brands, the company recently introduced more than 60 new items, while sales of its Child Guidance line continue to accelerate.

In addition, the company's newest line of action figure products, role-play accessories, ranked number two in its category in July, far outpacing the next-most popular manufacturer. JAKKS Pacific's action figure role-play products enjoyed a 22.8% total unit market share.

''In 16 months, we've jumped from 24th to 8th place,'' said Stephen Berman, co-founder and president of JAKKS Pacific. ''There's no sign of a slowdown with our WWF wrestling figures and accessories, which continue to capture the imagination of fans, while our 'wheels' and preschool lines are maintaining their high-performance levels.''

This month, JAKKS Pacific was ranked No. 9 on the new Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List and, in July, the company was added to the Russell 2000® Index.

JAKKS Pacific and its affiliates develop, manufacture and market toys and related products for children, including action figures featuring characters from the World Wrestling Federation®, die-cast collectible and toy vehicles under the Road Champs® and Remco® brand names, Child Guidance® preschool toys and a line of dolls and accessories.

''Safe Harbor'' Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This news release contains forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views of the company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual future results or events may vary materially from those described herein.
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Contact:

JAKKS Pacific Inc., Malibu
Stephen Berman, 310/456-7799
or
Silverman Heller Associates
Ruth Shaer/Eugene Heller, 310/208-2550

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To: levy who wrote (210)9/7/1999 11:23:00 AM
From: JakeStraw
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Jakks Pacific Inc. Signs Licensing Agreement to Develop New Toy Line for Schwinn/GT Corp.

MALIBU, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 1999--JAKKS Pacific Inc. (Nasdaq NM:JAKK - news) Tuesday announced that it has signed a three-year licensing agreement to develop a line of collectible toy products for Schwinn and GT Bikes, which market the popular dirt, vert and freestyle BMX action sport bikes.

Under its new Road Champs BXS (Bike Xtreme Sports) brand, JAKKS Pacific will develop, manufacture and market Schwinn and GT collectible die-cast and plastic vehicles and bicycles, action sport playsets, finger bikes, action figures based on Team Schwinn and Team GT, action figure playsets, handheld and tabletop games, and BMX bike keychains. JAKKS Pacific expects to ship the first products of the new line by mid-December with full product rollout in spring 2000.

Commented Stephen Berman, president and co-founder of JAKKS Pacific: ''Schwinn/GT is a perfect match for Road Champs. The company has been around since 1895 and fits with our strategy of licensing respected 'evergreen' brands. But it's also a world leader in racing and action sport bikes and the most recognizable bike brand name among kids.''

''Schwinn has always been about quality; we have more riders compete and place than any other team on the planet. Our dominating presence in the X-Games, MTV Sports/Music Festival and similar events makes us a perfect match with JAKKS Pacific,'' said Gregg Bagni, senior vice president of marketing for Schwinn.

JAKKS Pacific and its affiliates develop, manufacture and market toys and related products for children, including action figures featuring characters from the World Wrestling Federation, die-cast collectible and toy vehicles under the Road Champs® and Remco® brand names, Child Guidance® preschool toys and a line of fashion dolls and accessories.
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Contact:

JAKKS Pacific Inc., Malibu
Stephen Berman, 310/456-7799
or
Silverman Heller Associates, Los Angeles
Ruth Shaer/Eugene Heller, 310/208-2550

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