The Hub Network And The Halloween Pros At Party City Reveal 13 Holiday Trends For 2013
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2013 -- Each year, North America's largest Halloween retailer, Party City, analyzes pop culture, the latest fashion crazes and Hollywood blockbusters to determine the year's biggest costume trends. Together with "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash," which will be broadcast Saturday, Oct. 26, 8–10 p.m. on the Hub Network, they are bringing you the top 13 costume and holiday-related facts for a spooktacular Halloween in 2013.
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September 2013 - Hasbro has several new coupons to print from their HasbroRewards.com web site. The most notable coupon for action figure collectors is the "save $2 when you buy any one MARVEL figure from Hasbro" coupon, but there are 15 coupons in all.
New B-DAMAN Toy Line and App from Hasbro Available Now Based on Animated Television Series Coming to Vortexx on the CW this Saturday
PAWTUCKET, R.I. - August 15, 2013 – Hasbro, Inc. is expanding on the animated series, B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE, for a complete B-DAMAN brand experience by bringing the excitement of the series to the physical and digital play space with a new B-DAMAN toy line and app. The all-new action packed animated series, B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE, will air during Saban Brands' Vortexx on The CW, the Saturday morning programming block beginning Saturday, August 17. Hasbro is working under license from newly established, Manhattan based rights management company, Sunrights Inc. and with a development and manufacturing collaboration with TOMY COMPANY, LTD on these products.
Hasbro Launches KRE-O Cityville® Invasion, Innovative Construction Line Featuring New Sonic Motion Technology
Kids will be Wowed by Zany New Characters, Movement and KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION App from ZYNGA®
Pawtucket, R.I. – August 1, 2013 – Dr. Mayhem's henchmen are invading and it's up to builders nationwide to keep their city creations safe! Hasbro, Inc., in collaboration with Zynga®, expands its popular KRE-O construction line with the introduction of the KRE-O CITYVILLE® INVASION collection, brick-based sets which turn ordinary cityscapes into madcap environments where builders' imaginations can run as wild as Dr. Mayhem. In addition to mischievous new KREON figures including zombies, gorillas, and vampires, several of the KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION sets include playful sounds and SONIC MOTION TECHNOLOGY, a unique new innovation to the construction category.
Hasbro and Ubisoft® Teaming up to Bring Iconic Gaming Brands to Consoles
PAWTUCKET, R.I. & PARIS -- August 7, 2013 -- Today, Hasbro, Inc. and Ubisoft announced that Ubisoft will develop and publish current and next-generation console games based on some of Hasbro's most popular gaming brands, including MONOPOLY, SCRABBLE (in the United States and Canada only), TRIVIAL PURSUIT, RISK, BATTLESHIP and CRANIUM.
"We look forward to collaborating with Ubisoft to offer consumers innovative new ways to experience their favorite gaming brands," said Mark Blecher, Hasbro Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development. "Ubisoft's leadership and expertise in the console gaming space will help support Hasbro's strategy of bringing consumers engaging play experiences with our brands across multiple platforms."
"Hasbro makes games that we all know and love, and we're thrilled to be able to work with them to create video game experiences based on some of their most popular brands," said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft.
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August 2013 - The Star Wars Celebration convention held in Essen, Germany last week had a nice surprise for action figure collectors: new Star Wars Black figures!
Hasbro has released press images of seven new figures:
The new 6-inch figures are:
The new 3.75-inch figures are:
DreamWorks Animation Teams with Hasbro for Two Tentpole Franchise Properties
Leading Branded Play Powerhouse Comes Aboard for B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations and Trolls
GLENDALE, Calif. & PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- July 31, 2013 -- In a powerful ghost and troll combo pack, Hasbro, Inc., a leading branded play company, and DreamWorks Animation have entered into an agreement to create toys and games inspired by DreamWorks Animation's B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations and Trolls properties. Through this deal, Hasbro will unveil franchise-inspired product lines across major toy categories, with theatrical releases supporting B.O.O. and Trolls arriving in theaters in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
"B.O.O. and Trolls are incredible properties and we are thrilled to be collaborating with DreamWorks at the very early stages of these great franchises," said Samantha Lomow, Senior Vice President of Global Brand Strategy and Marketing at Hasbro. "Both properties offer rich and expansive play patterns and we cannot wait to get started."
July 22, 2013 - Ron over at ActionFigurePics.com has posted videos of many of the toy panels from the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International!
Check out these links to be able to watch the panels on your own time, in your own home, without waiting in line or overpaying for a bottled water...
Hasbro and Disney Expand Strategic Merchandising Relationship for Major Entertainment Properties
Agreement Extends Hasbro's Global Toy and Game Merchandise Rights for Marvel Characters Through 2020
PAWTUCKET, R.I. & BURBANK, Calif. -- July 22, 2013 -- Global branded play company, Hasbro, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company today announced the two companies are expanding their strategic merchandising relationship for major Disney entertainment properties Marvel and Star Wars.
The Marvel amendment extends Hasbro's global rights to Marvel characters for an additional two years running through 2020. Hasbro will continue to develop a wide range of toys and games for Marvel's global Universe of more than 8,000 characters, including Spider-Man, The Avengers and Iron Man.
Hasbro Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2013
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- July 22, 2013 -- Hasbro, Inc. today reported financial results for the second quarter 2013. Net revenues for the quarter were $766.3 million, a 6% decline compared to $811.5 million in 2012. Second quarter 2013 net revenues include a favorable $1.0 million impact of foreign exchange.