Hasbro – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:02:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 61893577 Hasbro Recognized by The Civic 50 as One of the Most Community-Minded Companies for the Sixth Consecutive Year http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-recognized-by-the-civic-50-as-one-of-the-most-community-minded-companies-for-the-sixth-consecutive-year/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-recognized-by-the-civic-50-as-one-of-the-most-community-minded-companies-for-the-sixth-consecutive-year/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=171416

2017 Philanthropic Support Totaled $22.5 Million, Helping to Impact Four Million Children Worldwide

00PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced today that it has been named to The Civic 50 as one of the most community-minded companies in the United States. An initiative of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the communities in which they do business. Hasbro is one of 12 companies that have been included on The Civic 50 list each year since the initiative began in 2012.

“At Hasbro, we are driven and inspired by our purpose to make the world a better place for children and their families, and feel deeply honored to be once again recognized as one of America’s most community-minded companies,” said Brian Goldner, chairman and CEO, Hasbro, Inc.

Hasbro, together with its employees, has a long history of giving back to children and families through its many philanthropic programs. In 2017, the company contributed $22.5 million in philanthropic support, which helped to make a difference for 4 million children worldwide. Additionally, 94 percent of Hasbro’s global workforce volunteered time and talent in the communities where Hasbro has offices.

The company continues to expand its BE FEARLESS BE KIND initiative, which empowers kids to develop compassion and empathy. To date, programming, projects and curriculum supported by BE FEARLESS BE KIND and its team of non-profit partners has reached more than 15 million people in 150 countries. Additionally, more than 450,000 people have taken the BE FEARLESS BE KIND Pledge “to be inclusive; to stand up for those who need my help; and to make a difference whenever I can, wherever I can, because I can.” Visit www.BEFEARLESSBEKIND.org to take the pledge and access resources to help teach empathy and put empathy into action.

“At Hasbro, we stand up for children, passionately working together to create a universe where every child experiences hope, kindness and joy,” said Karen Davis, senior vice president of Global Philanthropy and Social Impact, Hasbro, Inc. “We are especially grateful to our passionate and hard-working employees who give generously of their time and talents, as well as the many outstanding organizations who work directly with the children and families our philanthropic programs support.”

The Civic 50 ranking builds on significant distinctions Hasbro has already received this year for its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Recently, Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and was ranked No. 1 in the philanthropic category for that list.

“The Civic 50 truly highlights the commitment of community and civic engagement of America’s leading brands,” said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO, Points of Light. “Points of Light believes that people drive change in addressing society’s growing and most profound challenges. The business community plays an important role in creating and delivering innovative solutions that drive social good in the communities where they live and work.”

The Civic 50 honorees are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more, and are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program including investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.

To learn more about The Civic 50, to see a full list of the winners and to access the highlights, trends, benchmarking data and best practices from the 2018 Civic 50, please visit www.Civic50.org.

To learn more about Hasbro’s philanthropic programs worldwide, please visit www.Hasbro.com/giving.

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

About Points of Light
Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in more than 200 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages four million volunteers in 20 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people where it’s needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.

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Hasbro to Co-Develop New Gaming Experiences with Comedians Rhett & Link http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-to-co-develop-new-gaming-experiences-with-comedians-rhett-link/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-to-co-develop-new-gaming-experiences-with-comedians-rhett-link/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:00:35 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=171119

Custom games, branded content, and more in the works for Hasbro and comedic influencers

 

PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and the comedy duo Rhett & Link announced a multi-year relationship committed to bringing Hasbro’s unique, hilarious games to life in 2018 and beyond.

The award-winning comedy duo, renowned worldwide for their scripted sketches, challenges, music videos, and most notably their long-running, highly popular YouTube comedy series Good Mythical Morning, have more than 21 million subscribers and have amassed more than 5 billion views on their videos since debuting on YouTube in 2006. The two launched a top-20 iTunes podcast, Ear Biscuits, and debuted a New York Times bestseller in 2017, Rhett and Link’s Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity and Tomfoolery.

To pique the interest of Rhett & Link subscribers and gaming fans alike, Hasbro and the pair will create one-of-a-kind content to launch Hasbro’s new games on the duo’s daily episodic YouTube series, Good Mythical Morning.

“We want everything we do to be original, innovative, and, of course, a lot of fun,” said Link of Rhett & Link. Added Rhett, “And that’s why we are beyond excited to collaborate with Hasbro. This is not a game to us – well, actually it’s exactly that. Several games, in fact.”

To kick off the collaboration, Rhett & Link’s Mythical Crew will make a special appearance at the Hasbro Gaming booth at VidCon, the online video conference held annually in Anaheim, California from June 20th– 23rd. Additionally, Rhett & Link and the Hasbro Gaming team will have a handful of surprises onsite for VidCon attendees.

“Every year, VidCon presents us unparalleled opportunities to engage our fan bases in new, innovative ways,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of Hasbro Gaming. “With Good Mythical Morning’s robust, passionate fan base – and their love of games – we knew they’d be the perfect partners to not only help us elevate our VidCon experience, but to collaborate on Hasbro Gaming as a whole.”

When it comes to this exciting new collaboration, VidCon is just the beginning. Hasbro and Rhett & Link will also join forces to co-develop and promote unique games, partner on event experiences, and more.

Stay updated on the latest Hasbro Gaming news at HasbroGaming.com, Facebook.com/HasbroGaming, @Hasbro on Instagram, and @HasbroNews on Twitter. For a glimpse into the comedic world of Rhett & Link, visit YouTube.com/rhettandlink and YouTube.com/goodmythicalmorning.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

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@Hasbro Star Wars Two New #SDCC Exclusives Revealed! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-star-wars-two-new-sdcc-exclusives-revealed/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-star-wars-two-new-sdcc-exclusives-revealed/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:00:38 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=170983 We are excited to share new information and images for two Hasbro Star Wars SDCC Exclusives revealed this morning – The Black Series Han Solo & Mynock Figures and The Black Series Centerpiece Rey (Starkiller Base) & Kylo Ren Figure.  These exclusives will be available at Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con in July.  Fans can also purchase these exclusives at Fan Expo Canada this Fall.

 

HASBRO Star wars SDCC EXCLUSIVES 2018

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CENTERPIECE REY (STARKILLER BASE) & KYLO REN Figure

(HASBRO/Age Adult/Approx. Retail Price: $109.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Reimagine key moments from the STAR WARS galaxy with THE BLACK SERIES CENTERPIECE REY (STARKILLER BASE) & KYLO REN FIGURE! Imagine REY battling KYLO REN in the icy forests of STARKILLER BASE in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Includes a premium, highly-articulated KYLO REN figure, a water mister for steam effects, and an acrylic light-up backdrop, which are all exclusive to this set. Requires 3 AA batteries, not included. The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CENTERPIECE REY (STARKILLER BASE) & KYLO REN Figure will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Limited quantities of this item will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES HAN SOLO AND MYNOCK Figures

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $34.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Kids and fans alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the STAR WARS saga with 6-inch scale figures from THE BLACK SERIES! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that STAR WARS devotees love. These HAN SOLO and MYNOCK figures are carefully detailed to look like the character and creature from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes figure, exclusive creature, and three accessories. The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES HAN SOLO AND MYNOCK Figures will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Limited quantities of this item will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last.

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@Hasbro Closes Acquisition of Saban Properties’ Power Rangers and other Entertainment Assets http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-closes-acquisition-of-saban-properties-power-rangers-and-other-entertainment-assets/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-closes-acquisition-of-saban-properties-power-rangers-and-other-entertainment-assets/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:00:43 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=170934

PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Saban Properties’ Power Rangers and other Entertainment Assets. The transaction was funded through a combination of cash and stock valued at $522 million.

“Power Rangers will benefit from execution across Hasbro’s Brand Blueprint and distribution through our omni-channel retail relationships globally,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Informed by engaging, multi-screen entertainment, a robust and innovative product line and consumer products opportunities all built on the brand’s strong heritage of teamwork and inclusivity, we see a tremendous future for Power Rangers as part of Hasbro’s brand portfolio.”

Hasbro previously paid Saban Brands $22.25 million pursuant to the Power Rangers master toy license agreement, announced by the parties in February of 2018, that was scheduled to begin in 2019. Those amounts were credited against the purchase price. Upon closing, Hasbro paid $131.23 million in cash (including a $1.48 million working capital purchase price adjustment) and $25 million was placed into an escrow account. An additional $75 million will be paid on January 3, 2019. These payments are being funded by cash on the Company’s balance sheet. In addition, the Company issued 3,074,190 shares of Hasbro common stock to Saban Properties, valued at $270 million.

The transaction, including intangible amortization expense, is not expected to have a material impact on Hasbro’s 2018 results of operations.

Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. Today, Power Rangers is one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes produced to date. The TV series, currently in its 25th season with Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, and feature films, including 2017’s movie with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. Saban’s Power Rangers currently airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages.

The first set of Power Rangers products from Hasbro will be available in spring 2019.

As part of the transaction, Hasbro acquired Saban Properties’ interests in several additional entertainment assets, including My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr., Luna Petunia, Treehouse Detectives and others.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC served as financial advisor and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as legal advisor to Hasbro in the transaction. Goldman Sachs served as financial advisor and Paul Hastings LLP served as legal advisor to Saban Properties in the transaction.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

Certain statements in this release contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include expectations concerning Hasbro’s potential performance and the performance of the Power Rangers property in the future, and may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases. Hasbro’s actual actions or results may differ materially from those expected or anticipated in the forward-looking statements due to both known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Specific factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: (i) the Company’s ability to successfully develop and commercialize the brands it is acquiring, and (ii) other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in the Company’s public announcements and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings. Hasbro undertakes no obligation to make any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this release or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

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@Hasbro Marvel Spider-Man Gamerverse Exclusives Available for Pre-Order at @GameStop ! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-marvel-spider-man-gamerverse-exclusives-available-for-pre-order-at-gamestop/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-marvel-spider-man-gamerverse-exclusives-available-for-pre-order-at-gamestop/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=170873  

 

 

We’re excited to share assets for the Hasbro Marvel Spider-Man Gamerverse exclusives available for pre-order at GameStop, which includes the Spider-Man Legends Series 6-Inch Gamerverse Figure and the Gamerverse Spider-Man vs. Mister Negative 2-pack.  You can check out images of the products and use the below links to pre-order these exclusives!

 

SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH GAMERVERSE SPIDER-MAN FIGURE

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $22.99/Available: Fall 2018)

With the MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES, both kid and adult MARVEL fans can start a legendary collection of comic- and movie-based MARVEL characters. This 6-inch GAMERVERSE SPIDER-MAN figure is highly articulated and features a game-inspired design, making it another worthy addition to the MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES. Includes figure and 4 accessories. Additional figures sold separately. Available exclusively at GameStop.

 

Pre-order Link: https://www.gamestop.com/collectibles/toys/spider-man-legends-series-6-inch-gamerverse-spider-man-figure/163481

 

 

 

MARVEL GAMERVERSE SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-MAN VS. MISTER NEGATIVE 2-PACK

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $22.99/Available: Fall 2018)

SPIDER-MAN takes to the streets of New York City to face villains like MISTER NEGATIVE, the ruthless gang leader of the Inner Demons and one of the most dangerous threats to ever sweep through the city. Imagine the web-slinging action of the MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN video game with this MARVEL GAMERVERSE 3.75 inch 2-pack of figures, featuring game-inspired design and character-inspired accessories. Includes 2 figures and accessory. Available exclusively at GameStop, followed by other Fan Channel retailers.

 

Pre-order Link: https://www.gamestop.com/collectibles/toys/marvel-gamerverse-spider-man-spider-man-vs-mister-negative-2-pack-only-at-gamestop/161229

 

 

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@Hasbro reveals #SDCC Exclusive – #StarWars The Vintage Collection Doctor Aphra Comic Set! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-reveals-sdcc-exclusive-starwars-the-vintage-collection-doctor-aphra-comic-set/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-reveals-sdcc-exclusive-starwars-the-vintage-collection-doctor-aphra-comic-set/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 19:00:07 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=170570 We’re thrilled to share assets for the first Hasbro Star Wars SDCC Exclusive revealed this morning!  The Vintage Collection Doctor Aphra Comic Set, the winner of last year’s fan choice poll for the recently-relaunched Vintage Collection, will be available at Hasbro Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic Con in July.

 

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION DOCTOR APHRA COMIC SET

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS with premium, highly-detailed 3.75-inch scale figures and vehicles from THE VINTAGE COLLECTION! Imagine the adventures of the STAR WARS comic universe with these 3.75-inch-scale DOCTOR APHRA, 0-0-0 (TRIPLE ZERO), and BT-1 (BEETEE) figures that feature premium deco across multiple points of articulation and design inspired by the DOCTOR APHRA comics. Includes 3 figures and 3 accessories. Each set sold separately. The STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION DOCTOR APHRA COMIC SET will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Limited quantities of this item will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last.

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@Hasbro #MarvelLegends #Venom Wave Full Lineup Revealed! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-marvellegends-venom-wave-full-lineup-revealed/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-marvellegends-venom-wave-full-lineup-revealed/#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:00:49 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=170398 Yesterday Hasbro  announced the full lineup of new Venom Legends figures on Hasbro Pulse.  They sent along these high res images for us all to enjoy while we wait for this wave to hit store shelves this Fall.  There are some really great characters appearing in the Marvel Legends line for the first time in this wave.  The Build-A-Figure for this wave is Monster Venom.

CARNAGE

POISON

SCREAM

PETER PORKER THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-HAM

VENOM/EDDIE BROCK

TYPHOID MARY

You’re Eddie Brock. I’m the symbiote. Together we are Venom. Available Fall 2018, Venom 6 Inch Legends wave with Monster Venom Build A Figure.

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·         The Black Series Deluxe Enfys Nest Swoop Bike Vehicle was revealed on Hasbro Pulse by the Hasbro Black Series Unboxing Contest Winner and the Hasbro Star Wars Brand and Design Team. This item is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.  

·         The remaining Hasbro Enfys Nest figures and vehicles including, Class A Vehicle Enfys Nest with Swoop Bike, Micro Force Enfys Nest Figure, and Galactic Heroes Smugglers and Scoundrels Pack were revealed on Nerdist this morning.

·         In addition, you may have already seen Phoebe Waller-Bridge (L3-37) revealed her Black Series figure on The Star Wars Show, and Thandie Newton (Val) revealed her Black Series figure on Twitter.

 

SOLO: STAR WARS STORY PRODUCT REVEALS

 

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES DELUXE ENFYS NEST’S SWOOP BIKE VEHICLE

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available: Fall 2018)

Ride in style with this premium 6-inch scale ENFYS NEST’S SWOOP BIKE from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY! Carefully crafted with true-to-story design and elaborate detail, this collectible vehicle also comes with a highly articulated ENFYS NEST figure. Includes vehicle, figure, and collector stand. Available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH Figure Assortment

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Take your STAR WARS collection to the next level with these incredibly detailed figures. These premium 6-inch scale figures are designed with extensive detail and articulation for the ultimate collector. Characters include HAN SOLO, LANDO CALRISSIAN, QI’RA, VAL, L3-37 and more. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY CLASS A VEHICLE Assortment

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Recreate the action from some of the most iconic STAR WARS battles! Choose between ENFYS NEST with SWOOP BIKE in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, the deadly WAMPA and LUKE SKYWALKER figure, or the monstrous RATHTAR and BALA-TIK figure in 3.75-inch scale. All vehicles, creatures, and figures feature true-to-story design and unique action features. Activate an array of sounds and phrases specific to each character with FORCE LINK 2.0 wearable technology, sold separately. Includes 1 vehicle or creature and 1 figure. Each sold separately. Available at most major retailers.

STAR WARS MICRO FORCE Blind Bags Assortment

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $2.99/Available: Now)

Collect the galaxy of fan-favorite characters with the STAR WARS MICRO FORCE Blind Bags Assortment. Each figure has a squishable feel and pose, creating an exciting new way to bring iconic STAR WARS scenes to life! These stylized, movie-inspired micro collectibles include iconic characters such as REY, FINN, DARTH VADER, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA, HAN SOLO, CHEWBACCA, YODA, R2-D2, and more. Each blind bag includes two figures and a collector card. Each sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

PLAYSKOOL HEROES STAR WARS GALACTIC HEROES SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY SMUGGLERS AND SCOUNDRELS PACK

(HASBRO/ Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Inspired by the newest film in the STAR WARS Universe, this multipack features 5 characters inspired by SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Each figure comes with power up arms with galactic features. This multipack includes 2 figures not available in any other GALACTIC HEROES set. Available at most major toy retailers and HasbroToyShop.com.

 

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@HasbroPulse Reveals New #StarWarsBlackSeries Figures http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-pulse-reveals-new-starwarsblackseries-figures/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-pulse-reveals-new-starwarsblackseries-figures/#comments Fri, 25 May 2018 14:58:23 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=170118 This morning over on the Hasbro Pulse Instagram account they posted a series of mock up trading cards showing the figures that are currently out (Han, Lando, Chewie, Q’ira, etc) and the figures that were revealed on Wednesday on the new episode of The Star Wars Show(Beckett and L3)… but then they slip in a never before seen Val figure and a mysterious unrevealed shadow figure…

Who could that shadow figure be? Are we getting Dryden Vos? Rio Durrant? Or hope against hope Thurm Scissorpunch?!?

It’s most likely Enfys Nest… who popped up this morning as a pre-order on Amazon along with his sweet swoop bike.

 

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Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group Brings Franchises of the Future, Esports and Fan-Favorite Properties to Licensing Expo 2018 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/activision-blizzard-consumer-products-group-brings-franchises-of-the-future-esports-and-fan-favorite-properties-to-licensing-expo-2018/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/activision-blizzard-consumer-products-group-brings-franchises-of-the-future-esports-and-fan-favorite-properties-to-licensing-expo-2018/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 03:00:36 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=170047 Landmark New Partnerships Include Hasbro, NERF, LEGO Group and UNIQLO

 

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Set for ongoing growth with a slate of world-class entertainment properties, Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group (ABCPG) arrives at Licensing Expo 2018 with an all-star roster of licensing and retail partners. Through gameplay, film and television content, esports events and consumer products, Activision and Blizzard Entertainment are creating depth, breadth and longevity of engagement around their franchises and across platforms. A year into the group’s formation, ABCPG is successfully delivering against the company’s franchises, including Blizzard’s Overwatch® and Activision’s Call of Duty®, among others.

The merchandising program for Overwatch is significantly expanding. Hasbro has been awarded the master toy license for the franchise with plans for a wide range of play experiences including a NERF product line, games and more. Additionally, LEGO® Group has plans for multiple Overwatch building sets across various price points. Further, Overwatch is just one of many Blizzard Entertainment properties featured in the recently announced exclusive apparel line from UNIQLO as part of its Spring/Summer 2018 collection that launched globally on May 18.

The pop culture phenomenon Call of Duty franchise continues to realize massive success, and Activision is poised to have the largest merchandising program to date based on product category and global expansion. This year Black Ops is back! The highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, scheduled for release on October 12, perfectly lends itself to new categories including collectibles and allows for a richer assortment of assets to support the massive game experience built for fans. Design agency PowerStation Studios is bringing new creative to life that’s expanding the depth and breadth of the program and supporting partners across various international markets.

Esports has emerged as a significant opportunity that engages millions of players and spectators worldwide. Activision Blizzard is at the forefront of competitive gaming with the Call of Duty World League, MLG Network and the Overwatch League™, the first major global professional esports league with city-based teams. A robust apparel line is at the center of the merchandising program, designed to appeal to a massive global audience of gamers. ABCPG is currently seeking best-in-class partners across all product categories to explore burgeoning licensing and merchandising prospects targeting a new era of fans.

“Since debuting at last year’s Licensing Expo, we’ve begun to successfully realize our vision of offering more value and more opportunities for our global licensing and retail partners by leveraging the blockbuster franchises that Activision and Blizzard have created and expanded over many years of dedicated development,” said Tim Kilpin, CEO and president, Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group. “For our hundreds of millions of players around the world, we’re working hard to build lasting global franchises that they can connect with across game platforms and through esports and vibrant transmedia story content. We are well positioned to continue playing a leading role in shaping the future of entertainment.”

Located in Booth #U202, additional highlights of Activision Blizzard’s slate coming to Licensing Expo 2018 include:

Activision Highlights

  • Call of Duty: New partners include: McFarlane (Collectible Figures); USAopoly (Risk and Monopoly board games in North America); Pyramid (Homeware, Accessories); Poetic Gem (Apparel); Park Agency (Knitwear); Clairefontaine (Stationery). They join returning partners including Mattel (Collectible Construction Sets); Exquisite Gaming (Cable Guys, Crates); KontrolFreek (Gaming Controller Accessories); Bioworld International (Apparel, Accessories); Astro Gaming (Headsets); Trends (Poster & Calendars); among many others.
  • Crash Bandicoot™: The massive popularity of the Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy will lead to platform expansion on June 29 and an expanded roster of partners to include: Just Toys (Backpack Hangers); BDA (Controllers, Accessories); Pyramid (Homeware, Accessories); NECA/Kidrobot (Collectibles); GameStop (Totaku Figures); and Park Agency (Knitwear). Returning partners include Changes (Apparel); Concept One (Accessories); Rubber Road (Apparel, Accessories); and Funko (POP! Vinyl Figures).
  • Spyro™: In celebration of Spyro’s 20th anniversary, Activision is releasing Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy. The trilogy features all the nostalgia and fun of the three original Spyro games in a dynamic remastered collection. Activision is building a consumer products program to support the launch on September 21 with partners including: Funko (POP! Vinyl Figures); Changes (Apparel); NECA/Kidrobot (Collectibles); Surreal (Drinkware); Rubber Road (Apparel, Accessories); GameStop (Totaku Figures); Pyramid (Homeware, Accessories); and Exquisite Gaming (Cable Guys & Crates).
  • Bungie’s Destiny: Their licensing program continues to give fans new ways of experiencing the rich characters and worlds of Destiny. New and returning partners include: Blizzard Publishing (Books); McFarlane Toys (Action Figures, Statues); Mattel (Construction Sets); Funko (Vinyl Figures); ThinkGeek (Vinyl Figures, Apparel, Accessories); Rocklove (Jewelry); Razer (PC Gaming Accessories); Surreal Entertainment (Drinkware); The Coop (Collectibles, Accessories); USAopoly (Puzzles, Chess Set, Playing Cards); Rubber Road (Apparel, Accessories); and Gaya Entertainment (Apparel, Collectibles). The merchandising program is seeing international expansion with the appointment of Bits and Pixels as the licensing agency for the EMEA territories. For licensing inquires related to Destiny, please contact: licensing@bungie.com.

Blizzard Highlights

  • Overwatch: With a player base of 40 million¹, Overwatch’s wide appeal continues to drive a robust merchandising program supported by new and returning partners including: Hasbro (Master Toy); NERF (Blasters); LEGO Group (Construction); UNIQLO (Apparel); Bioworld International (Bags, Accessories); Spirit Halloween (Costumes); Disguise (Costumes); Brown Trout (Calendars); Insight Editions (Stationery, Cookbook); Trends (Posters, Sticker Packs); Just Toys (Sticker Books); Good Smile Company (Figures); Razer (PC Peripherals); J!nx (Apparel, Accessories); Dark Horse (Artbook); Funko (Apparel, Bags, Home Accessories, Figures); and Scholastic (Books).
  • World of Warcraft®: More than 100 million passionate players have enjoyed the ever-evolving online adventure of Blizzard’s seminal massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft¹. Partners include: Brown Trout (Calendars); Del Rey (Novels); Panini International (Novels); AST (Novels); Jeu Media (Publishing); Ju Ju Be (Bags and Accessories); J!nx (Apparel, Accessories); Insight Editions (Cookbook); Funko (Figures); and Dark Horse (Publishing).
  • Hearthstone®: Blizzard recently launched the 12th content release for Hearthstone, its internationally acclaimed free-to-play digital card game that continues to engage and delight a massive global audience across PC and mobile platforms. Licensees include: Insight Editions (Pop-up Book); Displate (Fine Art); Panini International (Art Book); and Huginn & Muninn (Art Book).

About Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group

Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company and the world’s most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Building on the existing consumer products businesses, the newly formed Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group encompasses Activision, Blizzard and King’s franchises of the future. The division is passionate about working with best-in-class partners around the world to create high quality and deeply relevant merchandise that gives fans new ways to play, display, wear and live the brands they love. Activision Blizzard is home to iconic and beloved entertainment franchises, including Activision’s Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and Skylanders®; Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone® and Overwatch®; King Digital Entertainment’s Candy Crush™ and Bungie’s Destiny.

¹Based on internal data and reports from key distribution partners.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Blizzard’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the company’s Consumer Products division, including with respect to Licensing Expo 2018 and the merchandise licensing programs for Overwatch, Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Destiny, World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, including their features and partners, the release date of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and the release dates and features of Spyro Reignited Trilogy and Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Blizzard’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and the company does not assume any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

© 2018 Activision Publishing, Inc. Activision, Call of Duty, Call of Duty Black Ops and Crash Bandicoot are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.

© 2018 Bungie, Inc. All rights reserved. Destiny, the Destiny Logo, Bungie and the Bungie Logo are among the trademarks of Bungie, Inc. Published and distributed by Activision. All other trademarks or trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

© 2018 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Overwatch League is a trademark and Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Blizzard, and Blizzard Entertainment are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Hasbro Joins Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch® in the Fight for the Future as Master Toy Licensee http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-joins-blizzard-entertainments-overwatch-in-the-fight-for-the-future-as-master-toy-licensee/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-joins-blizzard-entertainments-overwatch-in-the-fight-for-the-future-as-master-toy-licensee/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 18:00:47 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=170008 Hasbro to Create Wide Range of Overwatch® Play Experiences

 

PAWTUCKET, R.I. & SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that they have signed a licensing agreement with Blizzard Entertainment to become the global master toy licensee for the Overwatch® franchise. Hasbro will create a wide range of play experiences including NERF products, games and more, based on the growing Overwatch® universe and its characters.

 

Overwatch is a highly-stylized team-based action game set in Earth’s near future. Featuring 27 playable heroes with unique powers and abilities, Overwatch immerses players in intense multiplayer showdowns where they must band together to keep the world safe from rising conflict. Overwatch is also the basis for the Overwatch League®, the first major global city-based esports league, featuring teams from Asia, Europe, and North America.

“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Blizzard for the Overwatch franchise,” said Samantha Lomow, senior vice president, Hasbro. “The roster of bold, diverse characters, and a passionate following of more than 40 million players have inspired our teams to create an amazing product line that will not only appeal to the passionate Overwatch fan base, but also attract new fans into the Overwatch universe.”

“Overwatch has really taken on a life of its own with our global community, so it’s been important to us to work with partners who share our passion and commitment to quality when it comes to translating the spirit of the game into new real-world play experiences,” said Matthew Beecher, VP, Blizzard Consumer Products. “With Hasbro’s rich history of innovation and a long track record of bringing amazing worlds to life for new audiences, we couldn’t imagine a better or more appropriate teammate.”

The fight for the future will reach a new stage in January 2019, when Hasbro releases Overwatch® blasters in its NERF Rival line. Additional product categories will be launched Fall 2019 in the US and international markets.

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-one #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Blizzard Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of active players.

*Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.

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@Hasbro Marvel #Deadpool #Monopoly available for pre-order! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-marvel-deadpool-monopoly-available-for-pre-order/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbro-marvel-deadpool-monopoly-available-for-pre-order/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 18:00:32 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=169883 Deadpool 2 hits theaters today and GameStop is hosting a pre-order for Hasbro’s Monopoly Game: Marvel Deadpool Collector’s Edition to celebrate!

Monopoly Game: Marvel Deadpool Collector’s Edition

(Age Adult/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2018)

Available for pre-order at GameStop.com.

 

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