Tag: Hasbro

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 11, 2012
We have a TRANSFORMERS PRIME gameplay trailer to share with you today. TRANSFORMERS PRIME will hit stores later this year and is being developed exclusively for Nintendo’s Wii™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system by Now Production (NowPro), and for the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system by Altron Corporation. The game has not yet been…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 7, 2012
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks it’s been hard to miss the massive displays for “the Avengers” products in the big box retailers.  But I thought it might be fun for our international readers to see some of these displays too.   I really like the light up feature…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 4, 2012
 We received the following news this morning from our friends at Hasbro.  20% off all Star Wars Merch on Hasbro Toy Shop today only!  Head on over and check it out! Happy Star Wars Day! We wanted to let you know that as part of Lucasfilm’s official May the 4th celebration, Hasbro is proud to offer 20%…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2012
KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS is an animated action-fantasy series that follows the adventures of a young hero, Ray, whopossesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. Evil forces would have these creatures tamed anden slaved, so Ray and his two best friends must join the ranks…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2012
We have new screenshots today featuring some of the Dinobots in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.  [nggallery id=29] The successor to the highest-rated Transformers game of all time and in development by the acclaimed team at High Moon Studios, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron allows players to experience the darkest hours of the war between the AUTOBOTS…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2012
Today someone forwarded me this cool YouTube video of the Marvel’s The Avengers trailer… with the characters all replaced with stop motion Marvel Legends figures.   It’s really well done and had to take a crap load of time to do!

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2012
Earlier this week Hasbro sent out their studio images of the 3.75″ figures of Loki’s Army from their Marvel’s The Avengers line.  We saw these figures earlier in the Times Square Toys R Us display, but now we get to see clear closeups of 2 versions. In other Hasbro news, prototype painter Jason Wires posted…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2012
Here we are 20 weeks straight with a new episode every Monday. Who would have thought we could do this with that kind of consistency? We once again welcome any new listeners that might have found us through our mention on Attack of the Show! We give shout-outs to all the lovely people that have…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 12, 2012
JAGEX TO OFFER BOTCON ATTENDEES THE EXCLUSIVE CHANCE TO RESERVE THEIR NAME FOR THE UPCOMING TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE MMO CAMBRIDGE, UK – APRIL 11, 2012 – Jagex, one of the largest independent games developers and publishers in the world, today announced their plans to attend BotCon 2012, the official Hasbro sponsored TRANSFORMERS fan convention. Members of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 10, 2012
Over night a team from Marvel went into the ‘Toys R Us’ in Times Square and set up this incredible display.  AFi reader Martin AKA Martymar160 was kind enough to snap these great pictures and send them to us.   The TRU in Time Square is know for it’s incredible toy displays and this one is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 2, 2012
Even though Jason is feeling a bit under the weather, that will not stop the men of “Geek Shall Inherit” from gathering at the International House of Podcasts and stamping out a new episode and pushing out the boat a little farther (You’ll get that reference about 10 minutes in).   The most significant item in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 30, 2012
Toy collectors and fans of the 80s are in for a treat this weekend as the 2012 Canadian 80s Toy Expo will be at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel – 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, Ontario this Sunday, April 1st. Featuring Canada’s largest dealer room of vendors selling 80s related merchandise, former WWF…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 17, 2012
New Action Brawler Game Planned to Launch this Year Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms   Santa Monica, CA – March 15, 2012- Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI), is bringing the ultimate TRANSFORMERS video game experience to kids of all ages with the TRANSFORMERS PRIME video game. Based on the hit…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 6, 2012
Heartbreaking news today out of Rhode Island that there were some sweeping layoffs today at Hasbro.  Yahoo Finance and Reuters is reporting that at least 170 employees in US and Canada were let go today (including key members of Hasbro’s boys toys and collector lines.) Hasbro Inc is cutting about 170 jobs as the second-largest…

 

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…

 

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