Tag: Hasbro

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 6, 2009
Hasbro’s excited to announce that Transformers fans attending BotCon 2009 in Pasadena, California, later this month (May 28-31) will have the opportunity to be some of the first fans anywhere to buy all-new Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen movie toys!  Starting on Thursday, May 28, attendees can purchase the new movie toys at the Transformers…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 1, 2009
Hasbro’s excited to alert you to the first pre-sell news for its highly anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen toy line.  Beginning on May 1st, fans can pre-order the following items online via several major and specialty retailers: Leader-class Optimus Prime Deluxe-class Soundwave Deluxe-class Bumblebee Bumblebee Voice Mixer Helmet Bumblebee Plasma Cannon Keep checking out…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2009
Spring has sprung and with it some pretty exciting G.I. Joe news:  Hasbro has debuted its SDCC G.I. Joe figures on www.gijoeresolute.com.   Hasbro announces its special edition G.I. JOE figures for San Diego Comic-Con   G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA 12” BARONESS Special Edition Figure (Adult Collectible; Approximate Retail Price: $29.99; Available through…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2009
RELIVE THE ACTION ON DVD JUNE 16 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY   PRODUCTION NOW UNDERWAY FOR THE TRANSFORMERS: 25TH ANNIVERSARY “MATRIX OF LEADERSHIP” EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET   OPTIMUS PRIME.  MEGATRON.  BUMBLEBEE.  STARSCREAM.  For 25 years an epic battle has raged between the heroic AUTOBOTS and the villainous DECEPTICONS.  The ROBOTS IN DISGUISE have captivated children and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 17, 2009
  I wanted to highlight one other recent blog as part of our 4th Anniversary Extravaganza.  Earlier this week Men of Action blogger Cantina Dan wrote a great blog about the Evolution of the Action Figure starting in the 70’s until now.   It’s a fun read, well worth checking out. You can see it all…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 16, 2009
OPTIMUS PRIME MIGHTY MUGG Special Edition Just a week or so ago, the 25th Anniversary Soundwave Special Edition figure was revealed as one of Hasbro’s exclusive Transformers items for San Diego Comic-Con.  Today, Hasbro is excited to share with you another awesome Transformers Comic-Con exclusive! (Ages 6 and Up; Approximate Retail Price: $14.99; Available through…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 16, 2009
Yesterday Hasbro sent us an announcement about the airing of the highly anticipated GI Joe: Resolute animated series.  Today the gang over at Adult Swim sent us a copy of the trailer to help whet your appetite for the awesomeness coming this Friday.    The fun starts on April 17th!   Check out AdultSwim.com and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 15, 2009
Episodes Of Highly Anticipated Series To Air Online Leading Up To Broadcast Finale On Adult Swim PAWTUCKET, RI – April 15, 2009 – Hasbro announced today that G.I. Joe: Resolute, an adult fan oriented animated mini-series, will be broadcast via Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on television as well as online.  Based on the classic G.I….

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 13, 2009
SHOUT! FACTORY AND HASBRO ANNOUNCE US and Canada HOME ENTERTAINMENT DEAL ON HASBRO’S CLASSIC ANIMATED SERIES TRANSFORMERS AND G.I. JOE     Multi-Property, Multi-Year Agreement Includes My Little Pony Direct-to-DVD Los Angeles, CA and Pawtucket, RI – Shout! Factory and Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) today announced a multi-year, multi-property alliance to bring  the original animated…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 25, 2009
This week AFI’s own Superfriend brings us an interview with Vinnie D’Alleva former VP Marketing Hasbro, Inc.  from 1989 – 1999, one of the founders of Hasbro’s "New Ventures" division.  Find out about the transformation of Total Justice in the the JLA line, find out if writing a thesis paper can get you a job…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
March 23, 2009
When I worked at Hasbro, I worked with a variety of people across all departments.  One of my colleagues that I spent a fair amount of time discussing Action figures with was Vinnie D’Alleva.  Its now been about a dozen years since I left.  I tracked down Vinnie and he was kind enough to agree…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 18, 2009
The MARVEL Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFI readers answering your latest and greatest post-Toy Fair Marvel questions.  These questions were submitted by AFI readers via our Forums.  Q1) Will we see an Iron Man 2, 3 3/4 line? A1) It’s too early to discuss our 2010 lines.   Q2) Will…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2009
The G.I. Joe Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFI readers answering your latest and greatest post-Toy Fair G.I. Joe questions.  These questions were submitted by AFI readers via our Forums.    Q1: Is the third wave of GI Joe Combat Heroes (Lady Jaye wave) still being released? A1: No, this wave…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 13, 2009
img252.jpg This was the scene I was met with this morning at my local Target on my way to work.    Target has reduced two colums of Justice League Unlimited and DC Infinte Heroes (8 pegs) into one column (2 pegs for each, 4 total) and in the remaning space has added 8 pegs of Marvel […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 13, 2009
This was the scene I was met with this morning at my local Target on my way to work.    Target has reduced two colums of Justice League Unlimited and DC Infinte Heroes (8 pegs) into one column (2 pegs for each, 4 total) and in the remaning space has added 8 pegs of Marvel…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 11, 2009
Conspicuously missing from the displays in Hasbro’s Toy Fair showroom and never shown with his mask on in the trailer, Ebay and an overseas seller provides us with the first look of movie Destro with his mask on from the upcoming film GI JOE: The Rise of Cobra.  Destro is played by former Doctor Who…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 10, 2009
The Transformer’s Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFI readers answering your lateest and greatest post-Toy Fair Transformers questions.  These questionswere submittedby AFI readers via our Forums.   Q1) Can we expect to see Universe Classics Jazz, Soundwave and especially Wheeljack? TFUC seems like the perfect line to debut a true Wheeljack…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 3, 2009
Just received the following information from our friends over on the Hasbro Star Wars team clarifying  a point on one of the upcoming Clone Wars Battle Packs:  Some have asked whether the Clone Wars Jabba The Hutt Battle Pack will come with the Weequay figure, as is shown in one of the images that was…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 18, 2009
Marvel Super Hero Squad Heads to TV 26 episodes coming to Cartoon Network in late 2009 From Marvel.com : The all-new "Marvel Super Hero Squad" animated series debuts on the Cartoon Network in late 2009 with a slate of 26 episodes scheduled to run. "Marvel Super Hero Squad" is an action-packed show featuring super-stylized versions…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 14, 2009
  Hasbro held it’s much anticipated press event today, with pretty much all major toy sites having a big group walkthrough (AFI will be there on Monday for an in-depth follow-up on anything that got missed today). Hasbro is trying its hardest to weather the recession with this year’s offerings. I think most sites have…

 

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