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Autographed Tech Decks

July 20, 2010

When I was in junior high I would cut the small deck images out of the mail-order ads in the skate magazines, laminate them with contact paper I had at home, bend up the nose and tail, and then during English class I would “skate” these things all over my desk and books. Around the same time, Town & Country came out with skateboard keychains, that were like a lame version of a tech deck. We would “ride” these things at lunch on the benches and stuff, and my friend could make it “ollie” and do flip tricks. If someone could have sent me one of today’s tech decks back in time, I would have not only been the most popular kid in school, I DEFINITELY wouldn’t have learned a thing. Actually, I’m not sure I learned anything as it was, and everyone hated skaters, so I probably wouldn’t have been any more popular, but if nothing else, I would have been pretty stoked.

Now that I’m 35 and have two kids, I don’t have the mindless spare time I had in school to play with tech decks, but as I mentioned, I have two kids, and there’s nothing like a tech deck to get them started on the right path in life.

So why am I talking about tech decks? Cause they sent me a few free ones as part of their “get the word out” effort about a batch of autographed tech decks. Here’s the official press release. Go get you some.



Collect the limited edition board packages available exclusively this summer

Toronto, ON/ Los Angeles, CA – July 19, 2010 – Tech Deck®’s reputation for delivering only the most authentic replica skateboard collectables has reached new heights this summer. Tech Deck® has joined forces with the biggest stars of skateboarding and upped the ante for collectors. Some of the most respected pro riders have personally signed 100 or less Tech Deck® board packages, making these the rarest collector’s items of the Tech Deck® line. From the streets to your fingertips, the hottest collectable Tech Deck®’s will be randomly distributed later this month, to mass market retailers across the United States. This is every fan’s chance to finally have some of the biggest stars of skateboarding right in their own hands.

“I’m psyched to be part of this promotion, it’s a great way to give back to the fans that I may never get the opportunity to personally meet. Good luck to all the collectors,” said legendary rider Ryan Sheckler.

Featured Collectable Autographed Boards from:

Tony Hawk – Birdhouse

Chris Cole – Zero

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Ryan Sheckler – Plan B

Paul Rodriguez – Plan B

Chris Troy – Black Label

Corey Duffel – Foundation

Shuriken Shannon – Black Label

Chris Haslam – Almost

Ronnie Creager – Blind

David Navarette – Creature

“Fans of Tech Deck® are pretty hard core. They’ve been amassing their collections for years,” states Craig Drobis, Marketing Director at Spin Master Ltd. “Whether they’re motivated to build their collections based on riders, boards, or skate brands, they’re all excited by the Tech Deck® brand.  We’re the only one out there bringing fans authentic replica skate board graphics from all the top skate companies – essentially putting some of the hottest stars of the streets into the hands of their fans.”

Autographs from the most respected riders will have fans racing to stores across America in search of the coveted boards. The packages can be identified by a special holographic Tech Deck® sticker that will be affixed to the front. With these highly-coveted autographs, these boards are sure to be worth far more than their face value of $3.29 SRP. Make sure to check out as well as each of the rider’s social media sites for additional information.

About Spin Master Ltd.

A multi-category children’s entertainment company since 1994, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer products for children around the world and is recognized as a global growth leader within the toy industry.  Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as boy’s action phenomena and 2009 Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, 2008 Toy of the Year winner Air Hogs®, Aquadoodle™, Tech Deck™, Moon Sand™, Liv™, and Mighty Beanz™. The company has also marked an entry into children’s media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a subsidiary focusing on the design, development and production of television and other media properties.  Spin Master employs over 800 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hong Kong and Mexico.  For additional information please visit: