Hasbro and Marvel ‘Hero Up’ in 2012 with Expanded Line Based on ‘MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD’
January 19, 2012

Super Hero Adventures, Based On the Hit ‘Super Hero Squad’ Cartoon Coming to The Hub, Will Debut New Action Figures, Playsets and Plush at New York Toy Fair

PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HASNews) continues to grow and expand its long-term strategic partnership with Marvel Entertainment, LLC, as the global branded play company announces an expanded line of products in its MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES line. The MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES brand, which launched under the PLAYSKOOL banner in Fall 2011 based on the popular MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD animated program, will bring new excitement from the MARVEL Super Hero Universe to preschoolers and fans of all ages in 2012.

With MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD airing beginning January 30th on The Hub television network — a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications — Hasbro will feature an expanded line of MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES toys including plans for new action figures, playsets, vehicles, role-play and plush. Some of the new MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES products will debut during the American International Toy Fair, to be held February 12th – 14th, 2012 in New York City, with even more to come during the rest of the year.

“We look forward to an exciting and growing line of MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES toys in 2012 to capture the excitement of the world’s best-known Super Heroes, which kids will be able to watch every weekday on The Hub,” said Eric Nyman, Senior Vice President, Hasbro, Inc. “MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES is an ideal way to introduce the Marvel Universe to our youngest fans.”

“Marvel is thrilled to continue and expand our relationship with Hasbro for MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES and the MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD brand,” said JoAnn McLaughlin, Executive Vice President Merchandising – Hard Lines for Marvel. “With the exciting new products debuting in 2012, we’re confident that MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES will reach more Marvel fans than ever before.”

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HASNews) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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