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Star Wars Goes New School and Old School, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all things good and plastic. This week, another Into the Spider-Verse Spidey swings into action, Hasbro now deems ‘90s kids old enough to be retro-targeted with Star Wars packaging, and... how do you feel about building a Lego shoe? Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Adidas, Lego, Sue, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Action Figures, Gamestop, Spider Man, Hunter, Chris Pine, Reed, Ben, Luke, Johnny


Cool Stuff: Rediscover the Power of the Force with ‘Star Wars’ Black Series Figures for Lucasfilm’s 50th Anniversary

This year, Lucasfilm is celebrating their 50th anniversary, which means Hasbro is churning out a variety of Star Wars action figures in honor of the film studio that George Lucas built. They’ve been re-releasing a bunch of action figures with commemorative packaging, but their latest collection might be the best yet. Hasbro is reaching all the way back to the 1990s by releasing a trio of Star Wars Black Series figures on the classic Power of the Force card backs from Kenner. These are the 6-inc...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Hasbro, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Cool Stuff, Greedo, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Hasbro Pulse, Star Wars Black Series, Star Wars Power, Power of the Force


Transformers: Heavy Metal Announced by Pokemon Go’s Niantic

Today, Niantic revealed it has partnered with Hasbro and TOMY for the augmented reality mobile game Transformers: Heavy Metal. Like its previous games, including the immensely popular Pokemon Go, Transformers: Heavy Metal will bring the robots in disguise to the real world using a mobile device. While specific details are slim, it is said that you will be able to team up with other Autobots like Bumblebee, and that it is powered by the Niantic Lightship platform. ALSO: Resident Evil Village DLC...
Tags: Mobile, Games, Heavy Metal, Movies, Hasbro, Seattle, Transformers, Niantic, Autobots, Video Game News, TOMY, Transformers: Heavy Metal, Very Very Spaceship, Niantic Lightship, AR Transformers, Niantic Executive


Transformers AR Mobile Game Is in the Works From ‘Pokémon Go’ Developer Niantic

Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will soon be zooming around on a street near you. “Transformers: Heavy Metal” is an augmented-reality mobile game due out later in 2021 that will use the AR platform from Niantic, the company behind breakthrough title “Pokémon Go.” The game promises to let fans use their smartphones to team up with […]
Tags: News, Hasbro, Transformers, Niantic, Optimus


Niantic is working with Hasbro on a Pokémon GO-style Transformers game

Niantic has encouraged the world to roam the streets as Pokémon trainers and wizards… next up? Time to transform and roll out. 80’s mega toy Transformers is the latest IP to partner with Niantic to build a map-heavy, geolocation-centric game. Details are still a bit light, but here’s just about everything we know: It’ll be called Transformers: Heavy Metal. They’ve put up a pre-registration page here. It’s being built in collaboration with Hasbro, TOMY, and Seattle game team Very Very Spaceshi...
Tags: TC, Japan, Tech, New Zealand, Pokemon, Hasbro, Seattle, Wizards, Niantic, Catan, Guardian Network, Hasbro TOMY, Pokémon GO Harry Potter Wizards Unite, Niantic Will


Cool Stuff: ‘Rogue One’ Characters Get a Refresh in Updated ‘Star Wars’ Black Series Action Figures

If you loved Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but missed out on picking up Hasbro’s line of Star Wars Black Series action figures a inspired by the movie, we have good news. Thanks to photoreal sculpting technology, Hasbro has been re-releasing updated versions of Star Wars Black Series figures with head sculpts that much more closely resemble the actors from the movies. The latest round is a refreshed wave of Rogue One Star Wars Black Series action figures, including some characters who never made...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Rogue One, Whitaker, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Ben Daniels, Baze Malbus Jiang Wen, Star Wars Black Series


Wow, Marvel Got Owen Wilson an Action Figure Already

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest toy news. This week, Super7 turns its eyes to SilverHawks for its latest Ultimates line, Red XIII joins the Final Fantasy VII Remake figure line, and Hasbro slimes the Ghostbusters real good. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Disney, Remake, Hasbro, Ghostbusters, Owen Wilson, Marvel Studios, Action Figure, Action Figures, Transformers, Joe, Marvel Legends, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Fictional Characters


Cool Stuff: Hasbro Unleashes ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Mini-Pufts and Glowing Slimed ‘Ghostbusters’ Figures

Ghostbusters Day happened earlier this week, and for the most part, it came and went without much excitement. For some reason, the Ghostbusters: Afterlife featurette that recently debuted arrived the day after the annual celebration, and fans hoping for a new trailer were extremely disappointed. Thankfully, we have some new Ghostbusters action figures that were revealed to hold us over for now. Ghostbusters Mini-Pufts Action Figures Hasbro announced the forthcoming arrival of a batch of Mi...
Tags: Toys, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Sony, Hasbro, Ghostbusters, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, WINSTON, Ernie Hudson, Hasbro Pulse, Winston Zeddemore, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Ghostbusters Mini Pufts Action Figures Hasbro


UK: General Court Upholds Partial Cancellation Of Hasbro's Monopoly Trade Mark For Refiling In ‘Bad Faith' - Wiggin

Kreativni Događaji, a Croation board game company, filed an EU designation for a DRINKOPOLY logo for various games in Class 28.
Tags: UK, News, Eu, Hasbro, General Court, Wiggin, Kreativni Doga


Rogue One's Crew Is Finally Getting the Star Wars Figures They Deserve

Back when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story—and therefore, because it’s a Star Wars movie, its oodles upon oodles of merchandise—was coming out, Hasbro had yet to introduce its game-changing “photoreal” face-printing technology, which meant your action figures of Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and pals didn’t perhaps look as…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Films, Fiction, Death Star, Hasbro, Rogue One, Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Bodhi Rook, Ben Daniels, Cassian, Jyn Erso, Baze Malbus


Hasbro Gaming Risk Junior Game For $9.99 From Amazon

Hasbro Gaming Risk Junior Game For $9.99 From Amazon This has great 4.6 star ratings from 1,700+ reviews and is the lowest price ever from Amazon. INTRO TO THE CLASSIC RISK GAME: The Risk Junior board game is a great way to introduce kids to the strategy gameplay of the classic Risk game. The game […]
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Hasbro


New Star Wars Toys From Hasbro Turn Baby Yoda Into a Lightsaber, and More

Hey, did you know Hasbro makes Star Wars toys for children, too? Of course you did, but if you’re an adult collector it can sometimes be hard to remember that not every kid has the ability to pay $300 for the newest Hot Toys figure. Enter the cool and affordable “Mission Fleet” series, whose new wave io9 is delighted…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Hasbro, Lightsaber, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Boba Fett, Mando, Hunter, Giancarlo Esposito, Obi Wan, Fortnite, Bo Katan Kryze, Bo Katan, Fictional Characters


‘The Suicide Squad’ Action Figures Revealed, But Getting King Shark Will Be a Pricey Endeavor

The Suicide Squad is coming to theaters and HBO Max at the end of the summer, and fans are eager to see what Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn does with the gang of villainous DC Comics misfits. Even though many of the characters will probably die, some of them can live forever on your shelf thanks to The Suicide Squad action figures on the way from McFarlane Toys. Easily the most coveted figure will be the beefy King Shark, but there’s bad news for fans who want the finned fiend. ...
Tags: Toys, Hbo, Movies, United States, Sequels, Hasbro, Suicide Squad, Sylvester-Stallone, James Gunn, Margot Robbie, Warner Brothers, Cool Stuff, Comic Book/Superhero, McFarlane Toys, Idris-Elba, John-Cena


The Suicide Squad's Best Action Figure Is Gonna Cost Ya

If there’s one action figure from ’s The Suicide Squad we want, it’s King Shark, the break-out star of the DC Entertainment  . The adorably dumb, monstrously violent anthropomorphic Selachimorph has captured our hearts...and now he’s going to capture our wallets.
Tags: Science, Films, Dc Comics, Shark, Hasbro, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Margot Robbie, John Cena, McFarlane, Human Interest, Marvel Legends, David Dastmalchian


Quicksave: The latest from Google Play Pass

Google Play Pass helps you connect with awesome digital content: It’s your pass to hundreds of apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. We wanted to take another moment to spotlight a few of the games and developers we think you’ll enjoy. Stay on top of the latest updates We’ve been busy these past couple months. Beyond adding the new titles you’ll see below, we’re also announcing that: Play Pass is now available in 48 additional countries and territories around the world.Play...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Verizon, Hasbro, Foundation, Little Red Riding Hood, Google Play Pass, James Kavanagh, Arkanoid Bricks


Play-Doh Wants to Celebrate Families and Children Being Creative Together

To celebrate the re-opening of cultural venues across France, children's modeling clay brand Play-Doh has partnered with the Museum of Modern Art in Paris to promote and celebrate creativity within families. Celebrating its 65th anniversary year, the Hasbro-owned brand will partner with the Parisian museum in a campaign created by Brand Station to encourage more...
Tags: General, France, Advertising, Paris, Hasbro, Museum of Modern Art, B-to-C


Hair, Hairballs, and Harley Sum Up the Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest in plastic goodness. This week, Miles Morales gets upstaged, the Age of Questionable Mutant Hair hits Marvel Legends, and The Suicide Squad is already on the merch train. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Adobe, Etsy, Netflix, Hasbro, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Hair, James Gunn, Pascal, Robin, Spider Man, Mattel, Harley, Peter Parker


Cool Stuff: Marvel Legends Launches New ‘Iron Man’ Franchise Figures, Including Iron Monger and Happy Hogan

Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line has been filling in the gaps of their action figure line-up inspired by The Infinity Saga, and with the latest additions, they’re reaching back into the original Iron Man franchise. First up, there’s an Iron Man Mark III figure with all-new armor accessories and a face sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. But Iron Man needs a big bad to go up against, so Marvel Legends has also released a two-pack of Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane along with his hulking Iron Mo...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Movies, Robert-Downey-Jr, Iron-Man, Sequels, Hasbro, Jon-Favreau, Jeff-Bridges, Marvel Studios, Cool Stuff, Mark, Hogan, Mark III, Tony Stark, Midas


Oh, Snap! It's the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest and greatest toys and collectibles that make it difficult to remain a fiscally responsible adult. This week brings gauntlets galore, a memorable Thor foe, a prime example of Prime, a Lego symbol of acceptance and inclusivity, and enough foam to throw a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Michael Bay, Hasbro, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Transformers, Taika Waititi, Tony Stark, Takara, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Fictional Characters, Surtur, Matthew Ashton, Thor Marvel Comics In Other Media


Cool Stuff: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Funko POPs Include Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett, and More Grogu

The second season of The Mandalorian has been in our rearview mirror for sometime now. Even though Hasbro was able to keep up with each new episodes by debuting weekly waves of Star Wars merchandise inspired by each episode of the second season, other toy and collectible creators had to wait a little bit longer in order to avoid any major leaks. That’s why many of The Mandalorian season 2 Funko POPs have only just now been revealed, including Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett, Bo-Katan, and much more Grog...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, US, Canada, Sequels, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Gamestop, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar


Get a FREE Hasbro Game from Quaker

Quaker and Hasbro teamed up to give you Free games! know that family time is the best time. And nothing brings a family together like good food and a great game. Buy 3 boxes of specially marked... Click to read more...
Tags: Hasbro, Frugality, Quaker, Sweeties Freebies


Snake Eyes’ Henry Golding Tells Us About Kicking Off a New G.I. Joe Franchise

Snake Eyes has always been one of the most recognizable, popular characters in the G.I. Joe franchise, and now we’ll find out how he got there. The brand new film Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins hits theaters July 23 and io9 was lucky enough to talk to the man behind the mask, Henry Golding, about the character’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Hasbro, Action Figures, Baroness, Scarlett, Germain Lussier, Akiko, Robert Schwentke, Fictional Characters, Henry Golding, Gi Joe, Larry Hama, Snake Eyes, Creative Works, English Language Films


Big Smiles, Big Abs, and Big Swords in the Giant-Sized Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest and greatest in giant hunks of plastic to go on your shelf. This week: He-Man returns in a revelatory manner, Lego heads back to New York and the ‘90s for a retro Friends treat, and Odin smiles upon you... distressingly. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Toys, New York, Science, Robert Downey Jr, Friends, Netflix, Lego, The Office, Hasbro, Thanos, Seinfeld, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figure, Action Figures, Ross, Anthony Hopkins


Capital Breakfast launches Roman’s Monopoly Mission

Capital has joined forces with Hasbro for a Monopoly themed breakfast show challenge centred on the board game’s famous Community Chest in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise. Just announced today live on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, Roman’s Monopoly Mission will see Monopoly ‘open up’ its Community Chest to give back to communities most in need across the UK. It follows the announcement earlier this year that Monopoly will be updating the Community Chest Cards from 2022 for the first tim...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Monopoly, Global, Radio, Hasbro, Sonny, Capital FM, Station News, Emma Bradley, Sian Welby, Capital Breakfast, Sonny Jay, Roman Kemp Roman, Community Chest Cards


The Last Gameboard raises $4M to ship its digital tabletop gaming platform

The tabletop gaming industry has exploded over the last few years as millions discovered or rediscovered its joys, but it too is evolving — and The Last Gameboard hopes to be the venue for that evolution. The digital tabletop platform has progressed from crowdfunding to $4M seed round, and having partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry, plans to ship by the end of the year. As the company’s CEO and co-founder Shail Mehta explained in a TC Early Stage pitch-off earlier this year,...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Microsoft, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Hasbro, Augmented Reality, Tabletop, Mehta, Catan, Tabletop Gaming, Carcassone


This Week's Toys Definitely Didn't See This Coming

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest and snazziest merchandise on the internet. This week, Star Wars: The Bad Batch descends on the world of Lego, while Star Trek beams itself back up to action figures, and... no one can withstand beach balls of this magnitude!? Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Science Fiction, Science, Disney, Star Trek, Hasbro, Patrick Stewart, Space Opera, Action Figure, Jones, Exo, Genres, Jean Luc Picard, Picard, Pietro


Dungeons & Dragons Filming Begins on Paramount’s Chris Pine-Led Pic

Director Jonathan Goldstein took to Twitter to confirm that Dungeons & Dragons filming has officially begun onParamount Pictures’ upcoming live-action film adaptation. The Chris Pine-led fantasy adventure pic is still set for a March 3, 2023, theatrical release, which currently puts the film against no major competition. The project has been in development since 2013 with Chris Morgan, Joe Manganiello, and Chris McKay previously attached for the new Dungeons & Dragons movie. The rights dispute ...
Tags: UK, Movies, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Action, Canada, Hasbro, Smith, Paramount Pictures, Chris Mckay, Paramount, Mattel, Chris Pine, Courtney Solomon, Michelle Rodriguez, Jonathan Goldstein


Star Wars Bits: 30 Years of Thrawn, Inside Galaxy’s Edge, Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Timothy Zahn talks 30 years of Thrawn Kristin Baver talks Skywalker: A Family at War Inside The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Knights of the Old Republic gets a remake? Star Wars: Visions & Ronin Star Wars podcast & YouTube round-up And more! Timothy Zahn Talks 30 Years of Thrawn In Star Wars Insider #202, author Timothy Zahn talks to Brandon Wainerdi about the phone call that spawned Heir to the Empire and introduced the world to Grand Admiral Thraw...
Tags: Star-Wars, Bob Odenkirk, Movies, Disney, Hasbro, Disneyland Resort, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Jason, Stellan Skarsgard, Daisy Ridley, Charlotte, Amy, Josh, Alexander, Tom


New ‘Transformers’ Movie Casts ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Breakout Dominique Fishback

How do you follow up a breakout turn in a critically acclaimed Oscar-winning movie? In Hollywood these days, it seems like you have two options: Marvel movie or Transformers. I exaggerate – there are a few  more options than that – but it does feel like the fate for every actor in a critical darling to cross over into tentpole territory. Dominique Fishback, who was a force to behold in the Oscar-winning Judas and the Black Messiah, is making one such crossover as the latest actor to join the ne...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Sequels, Oscar, BAFTA, Hasbro, Jamie Foxx, Paramount Pictures, Samuel L Jackson, Transformers, Harold, James Vanderbilt, Judas, Fred Hampton


Hasbro Revenue Falls Short on Weak Entertainment Production Business

(Reuters) -Hasbro Inc fell short of first-quarter revenue estimates on Tuesday as COVID-19 forced delays hammered the toymaker's movie and TV...
Tags: Hasbro, Reuters Hasbro Inc