Award Winning U Go Grl Activity Cards - The Perfect Stocking Stuffer to Motivate Girls
As the holidays approach, retailers and consumers begin searching for fresh ideas for stocking
stuffers. This year, girls will find a new treasure that will inspire them to try new things. U
Go Grl Activity Collectible Trading Cards are an exciting new product that will engage girls age
7-12 in hours of life-enriching fun. U Go Grl Activity Cards have been awarded The National
Parenting Center's 2005 Seal of Approval and the 2005 Creative Child Preferred Choice Award.
This unique set of 150 cards was designed by and for girls who wanted a trading card collection
that reflected their interests. The activity cards feature 24 realistic, hand drawn, and ethnically
diverse girls engaging in various activities. The activities are an entertaining blend of real life
fun contained in six Go Categories that girls relate to:
-- Go Active, athletics and physical activities;
-- Go Basic, life skills and general information;
-- Go Create, creative and artistic expression;
-- Go Figure, brain teasers and games;
-- Go Mingle, family and social interactions;
-- Go Primp, grooming and personal style.
Each character has one card from each of the six categories - the U GO GRLs are well-rounded with
interests in many aspects of life. The information contained on the backs of the cards is designed to
educate, inspire, and challenge girls to attempt activities and collect new experiences along the way.
Activities include the "The Announcer's Test" to practice pronunciation; steps for the perfect
pedicure, tips for personalizing "snail mail" letters to friends, understanding body language,
trick photography tips; and thoughts on good sportsmanship. Each activity's level of difficulty is rated
by a coin system. Girls can keep track of their new experiences as they build their coin bank.
The U Go Grl website, www.ugogrl.com, is a fully
interactive extension of the activity cards. Girls can test their typing skills, shoot some hoops,
download stationary, journals, and party ideas, decode secret messages and solve the secret key code to
unlock the VIP pages.
U GO GRL is on its way to becoming the HOTTEST new collectible item for tween age girls. U GO GRL cards
are sold in randomly assorted packs of 8 with a bonus sticker or girl-style tattoo in every pack – SRP
$3.49. The "Go Primp Flower Tin" is the first in a series of collectible tins and includes a
pack of cards and a Go Primp Collector's Coin along with the CD single of "True Believer"
performed by Savvy, a tween band featured on the U Go Grl website – SRP $14.99. They are available
online and in specialty toy and gift stores across the country.
To keep the product fresh and exciting, the founders of LocaSmarts are encouraging girls to actually
take part in the development of Series 2. Girls can vote online for the names of the girls appearing
on the next set. They are also holding a contest for the best suggestion in each of the six categories.
The suggestions chosen will appear on the backs of the new Series 2 cards. "Our goal was to create
a product that real girls could relate to and who better than real girls to provide the ideas that
interest them the most," states James.
LocaSmarts, LLC was founded in 2004 by Shirley James, Chrisann Joson and Carol Farmer to promote positive
pursuits for youth. The Ormond Beach, Florida, company plans to build brands that encourage girls to
engage in creative activities and provide them with life-enriching experiences. U GO GRL activity cards
are available now online as well as at selected specialty toy, gift, museum, hobby, game and trading
card stores. Please visit "Where 2 get ur U GO GRL Stuff" at www.ugogrl.com for locations.
Source: LocaSmarts LLC
Date: August 20, 2005
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