Tag: Hasbro

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 6, 2012
We debated whether or not to do an episode 13 or if we should just skip ahead to number 14 like the floors on an elevator, but after some heated discussion we carried on and I think we are better people for it.. well I am anyway.  I can’t speak for Jason.  All that aside…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 29, 2012
While Marvel Legends wave 2 has been out for several weeks at various online retailers, I hadn’t seen any reports at any b&m retailers. Today I walked into my local Toys R Us and found 2 full pegs of just 2 wave 2 characters – Captain America and Drax.

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 22, 2012
Commemorative Exhibit Features Dozens of Timeless Playthings – From a 1905 Richard Steiff Teddy Bear To a 1976 Hello Kitty Plush Toy – Providing Visitors with a Look Back in Time at The Legendary Toy Store   WAYNE, NJ (February 22, 2012) – Since 1862, one brand has embodied whimsical, high-quality, innovative toys. Now celebrating…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
Our friend and AFi reader Greg Schmidt is an editor at the New York Times, and every so often he’s able to write an article about the toy and comic book industry (you can see some of his past articles here). Just this past week coming out of Toy Fair 2012 he was able to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2012
Happy Presidents Day All!  Today we have a jumbo sized episode as we finish up our Toy Fair 2012 discussion and interviews.  Seriously… this episode ended up like 90 minutes. (I blame Jason.) We do our regular weekly discussion on the geek topics of the week.  We talk about our impressions of what we saw…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
Everyone’s Favorite Tater Commemorates 60 Spud-tastic Years as a Pop Culture Icon PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This year, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will mark the 60th anniversary of the Company’s official “spokes spud,” the MR. POTATO HEAD character. A classic rite of passage for most preschoolers, the MR. POTATO HEADtoy is one of Hasbro’s most cherished characters…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2012
PREPARE FOR AWESOMENESS WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ‘THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW!’ ON THE HUB TV NETWORK MARCH 3 Co-creator of “Yo Gabba Gabba!” Executive Produces and Stars In New Hybrid Live-Action / Animated Series Unlike Anything Else on TV! LOS ANGELES – The Hub TV network, a television network for kids and their families, will premiere the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
Hasbro put out a press release today highlighting all of the brands they will be showcasing at their showroom at Toy Fair 2012.   There’s a lot of information provided below, some that will appeal to AFi readers, some that won’t.   Their brands are listed in alphabetical order so you can scan the list for your…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 7, 2012
In case you haven’t found any of the new vintage style “Phantom Menace” Star Wars figures from Hasbro, there is a sticker on them about a new contest.   Hasbro is giving away an all new life-sized Darth Maul signed by George Lucas.  This is a brand new sculpt, not the one done for Pepsi back…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 7, 2012
We got some news today from the Hasbro Transformers team reguarding the US release of the TRANSFORMERS PRIME First Edition Figures: TRANSFORMERS fans, As we greatly value our TRANSFORMERS fans and consumers, we appreciate the opportunity to clarify and explain the current situation with TRANSFORMERS PRIME First Edition figure availability in the U.S. We very…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 5, 2012
I’ve known for a while that there is a shady “collector” that has been buying stuff at my local Target, opening it and returning it with different figures. They have been laying low for awhile. I hadn’t seen their handy work for about a month when he had returned a ‘Real Steel’ figure in a…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 3, 2012
Only days after revealing the first images of G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie toys, Hasbro’s own G.I. Joe website has shown new thumbnail images for a large run of G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys, including more figures, vehicles, and role play items!  Also shown are the Hasbro SDCC Exclusives – two versions of Jinx, and a Decepticon…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
I get the sense this was leaked and not supposed to be out yet.  So watch it while you can.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
In the weeks before Toy Fair 2012, many companies have reached out to major media outlets to help the tease their new product. Just this week we have seen: Hasbro revealed their GI Joe: Retaliation movie figures to USA Today. MTV Geek got an exclusive look at Playmates new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line. Wired…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
Our friends and sponsors over at BigBadToyStore.com have  just listed the full Avengers lineup from Hasbro (that has been announced so far) They have over 60 total Hasbro Avengers listing – the main menu is here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2842&company=3 Highlights include: 3.75″ Wave 1 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS21453&mode=retail 3.75″ Wave 2 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS21457&mode=retail Mini Mighty Muggs http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=avengers+muggs Larger Scale Figures http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2842&company=3&category=8153…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2012
As we run up to Toy Fair 2012 there are all sorts of new images cropping up.  We saw the prototypes for Marvel Legends wave 2 at New York Comic Con, now a source has unearthed Hasbro’s studio pictures of that wave. The line up includes: Big-Time Spider-Man Bucky Cap Daken Drax Fantomex Wrecking Crew…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2012
Some interesting toy facts that were forwarded to me from the author.  As we start the countdown to Toy Fair and our coverage it’s interesting to see these stats and the global impact of toys and toy sales.  Things like: Less than 4% of the world’s children live in the US while consuming 40% of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2012
Action Figures, Role Play Accessories, Vehicles, Construction Sets and More Toys Than Can Fit Into a Smuggler’s Cargo Hold Land at Toys“R”Us Stores and Toysrus.com on January 30 in Anticipation of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D Star Wars fans, action figure collectors and construction enthusiasts are feeling a ripple in the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2012
The following message was sent out by the G.I. Joe Collector Club: Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control with the anticipated venue for the convention, the dates of GIJoeCon will now be June 28-July 1 at a new venue, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. We apologize for any problems or issues this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 22, 2012
On Friday Marvel.com and Hasbro treated fans to an interactive liveblog on Facebook.   This liveblog included members of Hasbro’s team working on ‘The Avengers’ movie toy line and Jesse Falcon and Damon Nee of Marvel Entertainment licensing.   During the course of the liveblog they revealed the first Hulk figure from ‘The Avengers’ line. They mentioned…

 

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