Hilco Streambank is currently seeking offers for the Marbles: The Brain Store® brand as a going concern or for the brand and related intellectual property assets (the “Assets”) including its trademarks, domain names, website, proprietary product designs, and customer database. The Assets are available for immediate deployment into a going concern operation that includes retail stores, e-commerce, and wholesale channels of distribution. The Company is currently operating as a Debtor under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Marbles is a developer, wholesaler and specialty retailer of games, puzzles, books, and software designed to strengthen and stimulate the brain. All of the Company’s products focus on developing or maintaining one or multiple cognitive functions including critical thinking, memory, coordination, visual perception, and word skills. As of December 2016, Marbles operated 40 retail locations across 13 states as well as pop-up locations during the holidays.
In 2016, Marbles generated over $28 MM in total revenue from the following channels: Retail/Ecommerce/Wholesale. Additional opportunities exist in International sales, Institutional sales, and Brand and Product licensing.