Dec 5, 2008
JAKKS Pacific Signs Agreement to Acquire Disguise

JAKKS Pacific Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Halloween costume and decor company Disguise Inc. and a related Hong Kong company, both subsidiaries of France-based Cesar S.A.

“Our entry into the Halloween industry is the next step in our acquisition strategy as we further diversify our portfolio with products such as Disguise costumes,” said Stephen Berman, president and COO of JAKKS. “We have been watching this business for years and believe we are going to inject some major league excitement into the celebration of trick or treat for both retailers and consumers with a great new variety of innovative product offerings.”

San Diego-based Disguise is a 21-year-old manufacturer of Halloween costumes and accessories, with an expansive line based on hundreds of new and classic favorites for all ages.

Disguise’s portfolio includes nonlicensed Halloween costumes based on everything from horror, pirates, historical figures and aliens to animals, vampires, angels and more, as well as popular licensed characters from top intellectual property owners including Disney, Marvel, Mattel and many others. Disguise has received six “Licensee of the Year” LIMA Excellence Awards since 2002 for its outstanding licensed costume programs.

JAKKS Pacific Inc. is a designer and marketer of toys and consumer products, with a wide range of products that feature some of the most popular children’s toy licenses in the world.

Visit www.disguise.com and www.jakks.com for more information.

JAKKS Pacific Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Halloween costume and decor company Disguise Inc. and a related Hong Kong company, both subsidiaries of France-based Cesar S.A.


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