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Buzz Bee (full name Buzz Bee Toys) is a toy company based in Hong Kong.

History

Buzz Bee Toys was formed in 2000 as its own toy company, based in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Buzz Bee Toys markets products for an international audience; some of their toys, such as the Derringer, are only available in certain countries.

The company's roots date back to when some of the executives at the company were initially working at Larami before it was shut down by Hasbro.[citation needed] After this, the executives went on their own and formed Buzz Bee Toys. This is why certain patents were able to be used by Buzz Bee Toys for so long without trouble.

In May of 2015 they were purchased and acquired by Alex Brands. They would later be an independent producer of their toys in 2020[1], when Alex Brands would close.

Lawsuit

In 2010, Hasbro sued Buzz Bee for patent infringement over the Super Soaker CPS-system patent.

Buzz Bee was banned from creating further products under their Hydro-Power line of CPS type water soakers as these were infringing on Hasbro's patents.

References

  1. Zahn, J. (2020-05-05). Alex Brands, Poof-Slinky Assets Are Headed to the Auction Block (Article). The Toy Book. Archived from the original on 2020-05-13. Retrieved on 2020-06-28.

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