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To: levy who wrote (222)9/24/1999 2:17:00 PM
From: David Howe
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All shareholders or potential shareholders should listen to the conference call. The call was yesterday, but you can listen to it today. See the following info.

Dave

For those unable to attend, a playback of the call will be available from 3:15 p.m. PDT (6:15 p.m. EDT) on September 23 through 5:00 p.m. PDT (8:00 p.m. EDT) on Friday, September 24. You may access the playback by calling (800)633-8284 and providing reservation number 13215803.

Jack Friedman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Stephen G. Berman, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Joel Bennett, Chief Financial Officer, will represent the company. We anticipate the teleconference will last approximately 45 minutes.

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To: David Howe who wrote (223)9/24/1999 2:33:00 PM
From: David Howe
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You should definitely listen to the conference call to get the full story, but here's a few notes.

1. They got a great deal. Flying Colors is a rapidly growing product line with great licenses and similar gross margins to JAKK lines. The retailers are similar to JAKK's retailers and the synergies will be beneficial. Without factoring in increases in profitability due to efficiency / synergies, this acquisition will add $.05 to Q4 and $0.30 to FY 2000. Two top managers at Flying Colors will stay with the team and add considerable experience to the team. JAKK has acquired great management skills as well as a great product line.

2. Jakks Pacific is now the 5th largest toy company based on US sales.

3. Jakks Pacific is possibly the favorite vendor of the retailers. There are indications that they are preferred over all toy vendors including Hasbro and Mattel.

4. The THQI / JAKK video games have been reviewed and are virtually the number 1 game in the near future. The games are getting great reviews and the retailers are tripping all over themselves to order them.

5. JAKK recommends that analysts add another $.05 to Q4 in addition to their current estimates based on the prospects for the THQI JV.

6. The TRON has hit some stores and is selling very well. This is a HUGE hit.

7. The interactive action figure will be in stores in a week or two. Also expected to be a big hit.

8. The JakksPacific web site is up and running. It only sells specialty products and the prices should result in some very nice margins. Get in line if you want to buy one of these products because they are specialty, non-stock items only.

9. All JAKK product lines are growing rapidly. WWF, Wheels, Child Guidance, Dolls, Flying Colors, etc. etc.

10. I found no signs of weakness in any product line that was discussed.

11. JAKK guidance is normally very conservative. This time they suggested that analysts raise their estimates. This certainly had something to do with the new $2.47 estimate that just hit the wires.

12. There were no negatives of any kind that I could find. Analysts asked tough questions and came away please with each and every answer.

WOW.

Dave

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To: David Howe who wrote (224)9/24/1999 4:37:00 PM
From: ST Trader
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David, thanks for posting the number, and your summery!!! I just listened to the call, and it looks like a very rosey future!!

Scott

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To: ST Trader who wrote (225)9/28/1999 9:06:00 AM
From: JakeStraw
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JAKK Says Board Sets 3-for-2 Stock Split...

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (226)9/28/1999 10:24:00 AM
From: David Howe
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JAKKS Pacific, Inc. Announces Three-for-Two Stock Split


MALIBU, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 28, 1999--JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM:JAKK) announced today that its board of directors has approved a three-for-two split of the Company's common stock, which will take the form of a stock dividend of one-half share for every share held.

The stock dividend will be payable on or about Nov. 10, 1999 to all shareholders of record as of Oct. 27, 1999. The stock split will increase the number of shares of common stock outstanding from approximately 10.7 million to approximately 16 million shares.

Commented Stephen Berman, president and chief operating officer of JAKKS Pacific, Inc.: "We are pleased to announce this three-for-two stock split, which should make JAKKS Pacific stock a more attractive investment to a wider range of investors both by providing more liquidity in the stock through a 50-percent increase in the float, and a price that should encourage further investment by institutional and individual shareholders.

"This stock split also reflects the board of directors' and management's continuing confidence in the growth and future success of JAKKS Pacific," added Mr. Berman.

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(R), die-cast collectible and toy vehicles under the Road Champs(R) and Remco(R) brand names, Child Guidance(R) 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.

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: ST Trader who wrote (225)9/30/1999 9:35:00 AM
From: JakeStraw
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"The growth has been as phenomenal as it has been consistent. Over the last 12 quarters the company has managed year-over-year growth in both sales and earnings. That is an impressive feat in light of what is typically a fickle industry. JAKKS has also shown sustainable profits in and out of season, which is rare in the realm of toy companies that normally report losses in the first half of the year leading up to the holiday payday."

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To: David Howe who wrote (227)10/25/1999 6:20:00 PM
From: Todd D. Wiener
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Does anyone have the conference call information? I heard it is 11:30 ET Tuesday, but I have only the replay number.

Thanks.

Todd

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To: Todd D. Wiener who wrote (229)10/26/1999 8:26:00 AM
From: JakeStraw
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JAKKS Pacific, Inc. Reports Record Results for 1999 Third Quarter

MALIBU, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 1999--JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK - news) today reported record net income of $7.6 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, on record net sales of $60.2 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 1999.

In the comparable period a year ago, the Company reported net income of $3.4 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, on net sales of $34.2 million.

Jack Friedman, chairman and chief executive officer of JAKKS Pacific, Inc., noted that this marks the thirteenth consecutive quarter in which the Company has reported record year-over-year financial results. In the quarter just ended, net sales, net income, and earnings per diluted share were, respectively, 76%, 123%, and 47% higher than in the third quarter of 1998.

For the nine months ended September 30, 1999, the Company earned a record $13.0 million, or $1.29 per diluted share, on record net sales of $121.2 million, compared to net income of $4.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, on net sales of $61.4 million in the first nine months of 1998.

For the three-month period ended September 30, 1999 there were 11,694,000 weighted average diluted common equivalent shares outstanding, compared to 7,872,000 such shares in the comparable period a year ago. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 1999 there were 10,166,000 weighted average diluted common equivalent shares outstanding, compared to 7,585,000 such shares in the comparable period a year ago. The increase in weighted average shares outstanding reflects the issuance of approximately 2.7 million shares of the Company's common stock in connection with a public offering (completed in May, 1999) that produced net proceeds to the Company of approximately $52.1 million.

Friedman attributed the continuing record of consistent growth to the Company's ability to identify and capitalize on marketing opportunities and to remain focused on and execute its business strategy. ''We now rank as one of the ten largest traditional toy companies in the country,'' said Friedman, ''whereas less than eighteen months ago we were ranked number twenty-four. JAKKS' growing stature as a first-tier marketer and distributor of traditional toys will, we believe, bring us an even greater number of opportunities to develop products and expand our product line both internally and through acquisitions. We are particularly proud of the fact that this growth has not come at the expense of the bottom line.''

''While we are most pleased with our accomplishments to date and our record financial results, we remain enthusiastic about our prospects for future growth,'' added Stephen Berman, president and chief operating officer of JAKKS Pacific, Inc. ''We look forward to integrating Flying Colors, the company we acquired earlier this month, which will give us a host of new products, several licensing agreements, new distribution channels, and a wealth of managerial talent that will serve us well going forward.''

Berman also announced that JAKKS has reached a more comprehensive agreement with THQ, Inc. concerning the terms of the joint venture between JAKKS and THQ relating to sales of video games based on the WWF license. Under the agreement, THQ will record revenue from the sale of WWF video games, and JAKKS will receive a guaranteed preferred return from the joint venture based upon WWF video game sales, with the balance of the profits allocated to THQ. JAKKS will continue to be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the WWF brand and managing the approval process and other relationship matters with the WWF, while THQ will continue to be responsible for the development, sales and distribution of the WWF products. JAKKS and THQ will continue to co-market the products. The first two games of the joint venture are expected to be launched for the Nintendo 64 and GameBoy Color platforms under the name Wrestlemania 2000 within the next thirty days.

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. 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 pre-school toys and a line of fashion 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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To: JakeStraw who wrote (230)10/26/1999 10:20:00 AM
From: Wildman262
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Todd, could you share the replay number? I don't have the replay or the CC. Thanks.

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (230)10/26/1999 10:26:00 AM
From: Wildman262
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JAKK CC is 888.873.1932 11:30eastern

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