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Gazillion Bubbles bringing fun-filled displays to Team Lucas in 2014


CORONA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2014) - Gazillion Bubbles will create fun-filled displays with bubble machines blowing bubbles and bubble products for children to play with at five Team Lucas events this year, three in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and two in the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series.

Gazillion Bubbles, a premium brand of bubble solution and bubble products created and manufactured by Funrise Toy Corp., has also built a Gazillion Bubble Car modified to blow bubbles that will lead the pace truck and top three vehicles to the podiums at all five events. The Team Lucas program will also include handing out Gazillion Bubbles-branded clear beach balls and stickers and a 20-foot tall inflatable Gazillion Bubbles bottle will be displayed in the center of the track at all five events.

"We're excited to bring Gazillion Bubbles to the Team Lucas program for the first time," Funrise Toys Vice President of Marketing Kathy Hawk said. "We're celebrating our 10-year anniversary with Gazillion Bubbles and we want the kids to enjoy them at the Team Lucas races."

For Gazillion Bubbles, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing events are March 22-23 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., April 25-26 at Lake Elsinore (Calif.) Motorsports Park and May 30-31 at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, Nev.; the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing events are April 11-13 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., and May 2-4 at Lake Havasu, Ariz.

About Funrise:

Founded in 1987, Funrise is an adventurous innovator of superior toys and an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of the most popular children's toys. Simply put...we create fun! Funrise is the manufacturer of leading licensed power brands such as TONKA®, MY LITTLE PONY®, BABY ALIVE®, FURBY®, POUND PUPPIES®, LITTLEST PET SHOP®, TRANSFORMERS® and their core property portfolio includes Gazillion® Bubbles, Shelcore's line of pre-school toys and more, making their product offerings diverse and full of fun for kids of all ages! Funrise Toy Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matrix Holdings Limited. Funrise U.S. headquarters are located in Van Nuys, CA, with an office in Hong Kong, and with additional showrooms in Dallas, Minneapolis, and Bentonville. Funrise is operated by Arnie Rubin, vice chairman of Matrix and CEO of Funrise. Mr. Rubin also served as President of the International Council of Toy Industries and is the former Chairman of both the Toy Industry Foundation (T.I.F.) and the Toy Industry Association (T.I.A.). Funrise's success results from its commitment to quality manufacturing, progressive marketing and a values-based corporate culture.

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About Team Lucas:

Team Lucas is an alliance between Lucas Oil Products, Inc. and select marketing partners that enhances brand awareness, maximizes television event coverage and heightens the live event fan experience. The Team Lucas fan and media exposure includes the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, Lucas Oil Speedway, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil NHRA Drag Racing Series, GEICO AMA Endurocross, Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship and the Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium.