Hasbro Rules the Roost This Star Wars Day With High-Flying Angry Birds™ Star Wars® Toys and Games
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (May 1, 2013) - How do you make the greatest pop-culture holiday in the universe even better? Put some birds in it! For the first time since their debut last fall, ANGRY BIRDS™ STAR WARS® toys and games from Hasbro, Inc. are available for all your May the 4th celebratory needs! Released in agreement with LucasFilm and based on the wildly successful mobile game from Rovio Entertainment, ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS® toys and games are the perfect way for kids and parents to spread their wings and celebrate STAR WARS Day in a whole new way!
Angry Birds™ Space Encounter Opens at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Comprehensive, Interactive Attraction is the First of its Kind in the United States
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 22, 2013 -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – The internationally popular Angry Birds™ have landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for a new mission in space.
Angry Birds Space Encounter, the first comprehensive, interactive Angry Birds attraction in the United States designed for people of all ages, opened today at the Visitor Complex. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex partnered with Rovio Entertainment, creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise, including Angry Birds Space, to bring the beloved characters to life.
Hasbro Showcases Portfolio of Brands and Innovative New Play Experiences at the 110th American International Toy Fair
Premier Global Branded Play Company Highlights New Introductions from TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, PLAY-DOH, FURBY and More
NEW YORK -- February 7, 2013 -- Hasbro, Inc., home to many of the world's favorite entertainment and playtime brands, will celebrate new initiatives and product launches at the largest toy industry expo in the western hemisphere.
"Hasbro continues to deliver the best in branded play to consumers around the world with our unparalleled portfolio of multi-platform properties including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY and MONOPOLY," said John Frascotti, chief marketing officer, Hasbro. "In 2013 Hasbro will offer a wide variety of new ways to experience our brands across multiple formats, making them available anytime and anywhere consumers want."
November 2012 - Funko has announced a new batch of 3D POP! Vinyl Bookmarks, this time featuring Angry Birds Star Wars characters. The bookmarks are six inches long and should be available now.
Look for Angry Bird X-Wing Pilot, Darth Vader Pig, and Stormtrooper Pig.
Bluewater Trading Company, Official Licensed Supplier of Angry Birds™ and Air Swimmers™, Announces the Release of Angry Birds Air Swimmers, the Hottest Holiday Toy for 2012
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 19, 2012 -- In 2009, after Angry Birds made their debut in the game industry, Air Swimmers took to the sky in 2011. Creating a powerful combination, the new live Angry Birds Air Swimmers is now flying its way into the homes of many across the world. Angry Birds Air Swimmers is a product set to be a best seller of 2012 and 2013.
Known for creating the global sensation of the Angry Birds franchise, Rovio Entertainment is a media-focused company founded in 2003. Rovio has now developed several award-winning titles for various mobile platforms. In 2009, Rovio released their casual puzzle game, Angry Birds, designed for touchscreen smartphones, a worldwide success since 2010. With Rovio's outstanding success and fan popularity, the franchise has now expanded into a variety of new ventures including broadcast media, merchandising, publishing and services.
Hasbro Teams Up with Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm for New ANGRY BIRDS™ STAR WARS® Line
PAWTUCKET, R.I. - October 8, 2012 - Hasbro, Inc. has announced today it has entered into agreement with LucasFilm to manufacture and globally market a variety of products based on the newly launched STAR WARS edition of the wildly popular ANGRY BIRDS mobile game from Rovio Entertainment. The new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS line from Hasbro will launch in the beginning of November 2012.
Hasbro will introduce the line with several new toys based on the ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS property including the AT-AT ATTACK BATTLE GAME. The line will also feature new products based on a variety of existing Hasbro properties including the popular JENGA brand and the recently re-launched KOOSH brand, to introduce new play experiences featuring iconic STAR WARS characters re-imagined as high-flying ANGRY BIRDS and villainous pigs.
ANGRY BIRDS™ & STAR WARS™ JOIN FORCES
ROVIO ENTERTAINMENT AND LUCASFILM LTD. ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF AN ALL-NEW VERSION OF THE WILDLY POPULAR ANGRY BIRDS CHARACTERS SET AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF 'A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY'
Game and Merchandise Available Globally November 8
NEW YORK – (October 8, 2012) – Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today a new blockbuster entertainment franchise collaboration; Angry Birds Star Wars. Launching worldwide on November 8, the unique partnership will combine all the fun of the classic Angry Birds and Angry Birds Space with the characters, stories and settings of the epic space fantasy, Star Wars.
From the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Death Star – the game and merchandise will feature the Angry Birds characters starring as the iconic heroes of the beloved Saga.
EXCLUSIVE K'NEX® ANGRY BIRDS™ MYSTERY FIGURES AND BUILDING SETS LAND AT TOYS "R" US!
Officially-Licensed Building Toys by K'NEX Include the Increasingly Popular Space Theme
Hatfield, PA, September 18, 2012 - K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to introduce, 5 officially licensed building sets inspired by Angry Birds, the #1 paid app of all time, available exclusively at Toys "R" Us! Young Angry Birds fans will soon be able to build and play with characters from their favorite app including Super Red Bird, Lazer Bird and Frozen Pig.
The new, exclusive products combine the award-winning K'NEX building system with beloved characters from Angry Birds, & Angry Birds Space, bringing them from the smartphone to the construction aisle for the first time!
(Updated on September 20th after we bought two more bags and filled in the last three codes.)
September 2012 - Our local Toys'R'Us restocked their K'NEX Angry Birds section, and the boy had stars in his eyes when he saw the $190 worth of new sets. Sadly for him, he has cheap parents, so despite the "buy one, get one 40% off" sale, we quickly zoned in on the $3.99 blind bag figures instead of the larger sets. The K'NEX web site shows that the blind bags ("Mystery Figures") are exclusive to Toys'R'Us.
We had really good luck using the cheat codes for the Mario Kart K'NEX blind bag figures, so we were happy to see a similar code on the back of the Angry Birds bags.
Legendary Queen Frontman Freddie Mercury To Become an Angry Bird To Celebrate Freddie For A Day
BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 2, 2012 -- Freddie For A Day and Rovio Entertainment are proud to announce a unique and innovative partnership that sees the most iconic Rock'n'Roll frontman of all time, Freddie Mercury, become an honorary member of the Angry Birds family.
To start the week in which Freddie's memory is celebrated with Freddie For A Day on his birthday, September 5, this coming Monday, September 3 the creators of Angry Birds are releasing an all-new animation of Freddie the Angry Bird riding his bicycle to the famous Queen track "Bicycle Race." The video will be made available on Rovio's YouTube channel / http://rov.io/AngryBirdsFreddieForADay September 3 at 5:00am PT / 8:00am ET.
**Note, this link will not go live until that time.