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February 2012 News

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Hasbro Brand Summary for 2012 Toy Fair

Hasbro to Debut Innovative New Play Experiences from Its Expansive Portfolio of Iconic Brands at the American International Toy Fair

Product Highlights Include 'Off the Board' Gaming Experiences, Brand Reinventions and Exciting New Property Introductions

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- February 2012 -- Hasbro, Inc. will unveil a wide variety of new toys and gaming experiences at the 109th American International Toy Fair beginning Sunday, February 12 in New York City. The Company, currently in the midst of an exciting transformation into a global branded play company, will not only be celebrating the reveal of new toys and games for 2012, but also a host of immersive brand experiences including new major motion pictures, video games, theme-park rides, television programming and more entertainment and lifestyle products based on many of its popular brands.

Submitted by News on Thu, 2012-02-09 16:41

Marvel Wave 06, Transformers Prime - RID Deluxe & Voyager at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

February 9, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

We have just received a large shipment of Transformers Prime - Robots in Disguise - Deluxe / Revealers figures - Sets, Singles, and Cases are available:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2819&company=3&categor...

The Voyager / Powerizer Class figures are also in stock here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2819&company=3&categor...

We've also received a shipment of 3.75" Marvel Wave 06 figures found here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=3.75+marvel+06

BigBadToyStore.com

Submitted by News on Thu, 2012-02-09 16:27

K'NEX & Hasbro Modernize Tinkertoy Sets

K'NEX BRANDS And HASBRO Announce TINKERTOY® Licensing Partnership And 2012 Product

Familiar Nostalgic Play Pattern Enhanced by Stability & Durability

Hatfield, PA - February 09, 2012 - K'NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to announce their partnership with Hasbro to create a modern, revitalized line of the classic toy brand: Tinkertoy.

Specially designed for children ages 3 and up, Tinkertoy is a name that stands for wholesome, enduring fun. Created in 1913 after children were seen playing with pencils and empty spools of thread, it developed into a national phenomenon that inspired children to use their imaginations, and was nominated into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1998.

Submitted by News on Thu, 2012-02-09 05:58

Mattel's Monster High: Ghouls Rule on DVD

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Mattel's Monster High™ and Universal Home Entertainment Form New Worldwide Marketing and Distribution DVD Partnership

Monster High™: Ghouls Rule! Available Fall 2012 on DVD and Digital Download

LOS ANGELES -- February 8, 2012 -- Mattel and Universal Pictures today announce a worldwide marketing and distribution alliance for the first ever feature-length DVDs from the hugely successful Monster High™ franchise. Monster High™: Ghouls Rule! will be the first direct-to-DVD, CG-animated film to be released under this new partnership. Centered around the perfectly imperfect teenage children of the world's most famous monsters, Monster High™ resonates with girls across the globe for its clever and humorous storytelling that captures the awkward, yet relatable, moments of being a teen in high school.

Submitted by News on Wed, 2012-02-08 18:39

Deadmau5 x Toy2R Teaser

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February 2012 - Toy2R brings vinyl back to music with the announcement of a licensed collaboration with Grammy nominated phenom - DEADMAU5.

Roaming the floor during next week's Toy Fair trade show, Toy2R will be hyping this project as well as other hot 2012 releases. Wholesale interest should email info@toy2rusa.com for more information.

Stay Tuned...

Submitted by News on Wed, 2012-02-08 17:56

Super Hero Squad Online Voice Cast Named

Super Hero Squad Online

Extensive Cast of Voice Actors Unveiled for Super Hero Squad Online

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 -- Let's talk! Providing voiceover for every hero and villain in an online game is an immense undertaking; most developers don't attempt to give their games that much personality. However, for a universe as rich as the world of Marvel and a roster of super heroes as star-studded as the Super Hero Squad's, making the effort is worth it for the millions of Marvel fans around the world. That's why Gazillion Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment announce today that the entire cast of characters, current and upcoming, in the popular free online kids game Marvel Super Hero Squad Online will have voice.

Submitted by News on Wed, 2012-02-08 17:53

Star Wars Scene-It? Game

Screenlife Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Scene It? with First-Ever Star Wars(TM) Scene It? Game Revealed at 2012 NY International Toy Fair

Entertainment Trivia Game Series Adds New Titles, Streaming Options

Submitted by News on Wed, 2012-02-08 17:14

Activision & Hasbro Launch Battleship Videogame

Activision and Hasbro Announce Upcoming BATTLESHIP Videogame

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 8, 2012 -- Lock, load and prepare for grand oceanic action this spring because Hasbro and Activision Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., proudly present the BATTLESHIP™ videogame developed with Double Helix Games. Inspired by the classic naval strategy game, this seek-and-find adventure is taken to spectacular new heights. As a stand-alone story from Universal Pictures' upcoming epic action-adventure of the same name, the BATTLESHIP videogame offers a blend of strategic naval command and first-person action gameplay.

"We're geared up for an outrageous sea and land conflict with the all new BATTLESHIP videogame," said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. "Inspired by the film's exciting action and stunning backdrop, the game is next-gen naval warfare that thrusts players into the middle of humanity's last stand against an unfamiliar menace."

Submitted by News on Wed, 2012-02-08 16:52

Valentine's Day Sale, Bowen Marvel, Mega Size Panthro, Spongebob Squarepants at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

February 8, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new preorders, more cool new arrivals, and our latest sale.

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VALENTINES DAY SALE
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We've cut pricing on 40 various older & overstocked listings. There are a variety of items from Transformers, Marvel, Star Wars, DC, GI Joe, and more. Our Seacon Exclusive is back on sale at $35 each, grab one now before they go back to $49.99 again.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=8777

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NEW PREORDERS
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NEW BOWEN MARVEL STATUES, BUST

Submitted by News on Wed, 2012-02-08 14:12

Futuretro Exclusive Outer Space Men Print

Futuretro Exclusive Outer Space Men Print

FUTURETRO OUTER SPACE MEN PRINT REVEALED!

February 2012 - The Four Horsemen's upcoming gallery show, Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro begins this Friday, February 10th at 7pm at the TT Underground Gallery in New York City, and the Horsemen are ready to reveal the limited edition Outer Space Men print that will be sold along with the exclusive "Cosmic Creators" Outer Space Men figures set at the show.

Painted by fan favorite artist and frequent Four Horsemen collaborator, Nathan Baertsch, this 11" X 17" image on high quality, uncoated, heavy card-stock is Nate's vision of the Outer Space Men originally created by renowned designer Mel Birnkrant back in the late 60's.

Submitted by News on Tue, 2012-02-07 17:12

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