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Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Transformers: Robots in Disguise Exhibit Introduction

Transformers News: Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Transformers: Robots in Disguise Exhibit Introduction
Date: Friday, February 20th 2015 6:18pm CST
Categories: Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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We reported a while back on the exhibition held by the Children's Museum of Indianapolis with everyone's favourite transforming robots, opening on 7th March. The museum has actually been in touch with us, and via Hasbro approval, shared images and designs for the event, which we've mirrored below to motivate people to visit what looks to be a really fascinating look at the Transformers franchise in a museum setting!

The exhibit design and social media teams at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children’s museum in the world, are excited to share these preliminary design sketches for the upcoming exhibit Transformers: Robots in Disguise™. The exhibit opens at The Children’s Museum on March 7, in partnership with Hasbro.

These sketches are used to convey the overall experience of the exhibit in the early stages of development. They help illustrate the relationship between the displayed objects and the hands-on learning activities. You can learn more at http://www.childrensmuseum.org/future-exhibits, or follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see the latest behind the scenes moments. (facebook.com/childrensmuseum, Twitter @TCMIndy, Instagram @childrensmuseum, #IndyTransformers.)

Enjoy this sneak peek!


Transformers News: Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Transformers: Robots in Disguise Exhibit Introduction

Transformers News: Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Transformers: Robots in Disguise Exhibit Introduction

Transformers News: Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Transformers: Robots in Disguise Exhibit Introduction


Welcome to the Transformers Universe! The exhibit’s entry will ask you to “Choose Your Team,” with featured photo ops with Optimus Prime and Megatron.


Transformers News: Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Transformers: Robots in Disguise Exhibit Introduction


Examine Transformers vintage toys and character images, which represent a sampling of the 6,000 characters developed by Hasbro over the past 30 years. This space includes a 10’ Optimus Prime statue from Transformers: Age of Extinction, an Autobot and Decepticon character display, and other interactives focused on the fantasy world of Transformers.


Transformers News: Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Transformers: Robots in Disguise Exhibit Introduction


There will also be a display of full-size Transformers fan costumes, including The Children’s Museum’s own Bumblebee costume.


Transformers News: Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Transformers: Robots in Disguise Exhibit Introduction


The Hasbro toy design area will allow you to participate in key phases of the toy making process including aspects such as conceptual design, engineering, and testing. Enter an immersive space emulating Hasbro designers at work and watch a 3D printer printing a grey model prototype.


Transformers News: Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Transformers: Robots in Disguise Exhibit Introduction


Autobot Central is a facilitated program space featuring hands-on workshops where visitors design robotic creations using some of the same skills used by Transformers designers. The space will also feature vintage commercials and cartoons.


Transformers News: Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Transformers: Robots in Disguise Exhibit Introduction


The Become Bumblebee interactive asks visitors to imagine if YOU were a Transformer as you virtually transform into a robot on screen.

Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images
Date: Friday, February 13th 2015 1:06pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Company News, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Did you think Transformers Rescue Bots had been overlooked? Look again, below, and find out it is not so! Toy Fair New York brings us another Hasbro press release and product description for the younger animated series, including new characters Salvage, Blurr and High Tide - check it all out below.

PLAYSKOOL HEROES 2015 PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS


Super hero action begins with the PLAYSKOOL HEROES product line, specifically designed for younger kids who are excited for big kid adventures! Based on characters from TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES, and STAR WARS GALACTIC HEROES, these fun vehicles, figures, and playsets are sized right for little hands and include easy to use features. With the introduction of all new vehicles, exciting explorations are right around the corner!


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS

Inspired by the hit animated television series, TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS fans will recognize even more friendly faces as new characters and vehicles from the show are introduced into the 2015 product line. With all new rescue tools and vehicle modes, little heroes will enjoy playing out heroic adventures.

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS products for 2015 include:

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS FEATURED BOT Assortment
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $4.99/Available:Spring 2015)

The bots are armed and ready for action! These figures may be small, but with all new rescue tool activations they’re ready for big adventures! The new a ssortment includes HEATWAVE THE FIREBOT figure
with rescue axe and BOULDER THE CONSTRUCTION BOT figure with a rescue drill. The OPTIMUS PRIME figure with a rescue saw and new recruit HIGH TIDE figure with rescue claw join the assortment in Fall 2015.
Each figure sold separately.

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS RESCAN Assortment
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available:Spring 2015)

The RESCUE BOTS are back and ready to roll! With easy to do conversion, kids can play out exciting adventures with SALVAGE, BLURR, and OPTIMUS PRIME figures. The core cast of RESCUE BOTS are also featured in the assortment: BLADES THE FLIGHT BOT figure in classic helicopter form, the BUMBLEBEE figure in his iconic car form, and CHASE THE POLICE BOT figure in classic police car form. Each sold separately.


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE Figure
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2015)

Roll to the rescue with TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE the FIREBOT Figure! Standing at
10 inches tall, the ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE figure converts to a fire engine form. With a simple twist, convert the ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE figure from bot mode to vehicle mode. The ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE figure includes a removable ladder and push-activated rescue claw. There’s no adventure this bot can’t handle!


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS MINI SCENE PACK
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2015)

Little adventurers can join in the action with all new figures and vehicles inspired by the show! With recognizable characters and friendly faces, each MINI SCENE pack contains a RESCUE BOTS figure, human character figure and vehicle featured in iconic scenes in the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS animated series.
Sized right for little hands, the mini scene packs include SHARK SUB CAPTURE with BLADES THE FLIGHT-BOT and DR. MOROCCO or TUNNEL DRILL RESCUE with CHASE THE POLICE-BOT and GRAHAM BURNS. Each pack sold separately.


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS HIGH TIDE Playset
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2015)

RESCUE BOTS fans can dive into big sea adventures as they take command of the TRANFORMERS RESCUE BOTS HIGH TIDE Playset! The new recruit, HIGH TIDE, now acts as the new RESCUE BOTS command center for ocean rescues. Load the HIGH TIDE figure into the command center console, then pull up on the lever to help HIGH TIDE assume full command of his ship. When High Tide needs to dive below for a deep sea rescue, press down on the lever, and twist open the hull to reveal HIGH TIDE converted into his mini submarine form! Preschoolers will be amazed at this easy to do conversion. The High Tide playset also comes with a capture cage with trap door and a crane with multiple rescue tools.


TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS EPIC FIGURE Assortment
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 2015)

Little heroes can join in on epic RESCUE BOTS adventures with the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS EPIC FIGURE
assortment’s newest recruits! Standing at 12-inches tall, the SALVAGE and BLURR figures are ready to save the day! When little ones are ready to begin their mission, open the each figure’s chest to reveal a command center for the two-inch RESCUE BOTS mini-figures (each sold separately)! The new SALVAGE and BLURR figures join the existing collection, which includes HEATWAVE THE FIREBOT, BOULDER THE CONSTRUCTION BOT, BLADES THE FLIGHT-BOT, and CHASE THE POLICE BOT figures. Each figure sold separately.


Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Transformers: Rescue Bots Product Descriptions and Images

Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Hasbro Press Release

Transformers News: Toy Fair US 2015 Coverage - Hasbro Press Release
Date: Friday, February 13th 2015 10:22am CST
Categories: Company News, Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Company Unveils New Introductions from MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF and More


PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will showcase its 2015 lineup of innovative brand experiences at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.


"Following successful receptions at the Nuremberg, London and Hong Kong Toy Fairs earlier in the year, we look forward to unveiling our latest introductions of our consumer-insights led, storytelling-driven brands in New York City, and engaging with customers and fans," said John Frascotti, President, Hasbro Brands. "In 2015, Hasbro will continue to deliver the world's best play experiences with our robust portfolio of properties including our own franchise brands, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS and our partner brands including STAR WARS, MARVEL, SESAME STREET and JURASSIC WORLD."


About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews).

© 2015 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Press Release: TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise Special Primetime Premiere Airs March 14th

Transformers News: Press Release: TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise Special Primetime Premiere Airs March 14th
Date: Thursday, February 12th 2015 5:41pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Media, Press Releases
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hasbro

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TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise Special Primetime Premiere Airs Saturday, March 14 on Cartoon Network


Bumblebee Takes the Spotlight in an All-New Animated Series from Hasbro Studios

Cartoon Network will unleash TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise on Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m. (ET/PT) with a special one-hour premiere event. The latest installment in the iconic franchise features an all new animation style, and builds upon the lore of the iconic Transformers franchise filled with great humor and lots of fun adventure for fans of all ages.

Transformers News: Press Release: TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise Special Primetime Premiere Airs March 14th

The new series begins as Bumblebee must step up to be a leader in the years after we left the Autobots in Transformers Prime. Summoned by Optimus Prime to save Earth from a new Decepticon threat, Bumblebee puts his light-hearted mettle to the test after assembling a rogue team of young Autobot action heroes. Bumblebee must balance his job fighting off evil with being equal parts squad leader and coach to a rascally band that needs constant coaxing to learn how to work together. The results are comical when the cool rebel Sideswipe, elite guard cadet Strongarm, bombastic dinobot Grimlock and overly-excited mini-con Fixit must balance keeping the team together with chasing and capturing their new enemies in every episode packed full of action, fun and adventure.

Following the premiere event, new episodes can be seen every Saturday starting on March 21st at 6:30 a.m. ET/PT.

About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network in prime among boys 6-11 & 9-14. Currently seen in 96 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service offering the best in Emmy-winning original and acquired entertainment for kids and families, along with industry-leading digital apps and online games and pro-social initiatives such as the award-winning Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for Hasbro across television, film, commercial productions and short-form content. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on Discovery Family Channel and on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received nine Daytime Emmy wins.

On the film side, the studio has developed and produced a number of features based on Hasbro's brands. In addition to partnering with leading studios, the Company intends to make movies based on new and existing Hasbro brands for audiences globally through the Allspark Pictures film label. Films in development or planned for release, include OUIJA (Universal), CANDY LAND (Sony), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount), JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (Universal & Allspark Pictures), MAGIC: THE GATHERING (21st Century Fox) and an animated featured based on MY LITTLE PONY (Allspark Pictures).

Transformers News: Press Release: TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise Special Primetime Premiere Airs March 14th

IDW Publishing Moves to New Headquarters, Opens San Diego Comic Art Gallery

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Moves to New Headquarters, Opens San Diego Comic Art Gallery
Date: Thursday, February 12th 2015 3:40pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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While not strictly Transformers related, this is big news for IDW Publishing, the company that has ensured the survival of transforming robot fiction since 2005, and currently breathing life back into gestalt technology with Combiner Wars! Read on the press release below to find out about the relocation of the IDW headquarters and the opening of the San Diego Comic Art Gallery - soon to showcase some Transformers art too?

IDW Publishing Makes A Big Move
Renowned Publisher Comes To San Diego’s NTC Arts & Culture District


San Diego, CA (February 12, 2015) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the relocation of their headquarters due to business expansion, in June 2015, as well as the opening of a groundbreaking new comic art gallery. The new offices and gallery will be located in former Navy barracks within the historic NTC in Liberty Station, which is nestled in the Point Loma community of San Diego.

The San Diego Comic Art Gallery will be a unique, new and dynamic space located within the IDW offices, designed to educate and engage the local San Diego community and the region of Southern California with the sequential comic book and graphic arts. The SDCAG will create a permanent home in San Diego as a showcase for this celebrated art form; already so pervasive in pop culture, thanks to the meteoric success of comic-based films, television and entertainment, and already so associated with the San Diego area, thanks to Comic-Con International. With a retail space, a gallery of original art from comics and animation, and actual working artists on the premises, the SDCAG is an entirely new kind of venture. Harry L. Katz, former Head Curator in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress, has been named the curator of SDCAG.

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Moves to New Headquarters, Opens San Diego Comic Art Gallery


Through events, author and artist appearances, art installations and celebrations, the SDCAG will become a destination to worldwide fans of the medium, and cement San Diego’s status as a Capital of the comic arts, while becoming an integral part of the immediate community. The first installation will be an extensive showcase of the work of Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and local San Diego resident.

“We’ve been looking to make a move for a while,” said Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher of IDW, “We’ve been expanding rapidly, and simply have run out of room. At the same time, we’ve been looking for a space that more accurately reflects who we are as a company. When we started talking with the NTC, it became evident immediately that this would be a perfect fit. And with the gallery, we’re going to be able to show the community, and the world, just who IDW is. This move is the perfect next step in the evolution of our company.”

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Moves to New Headquarters, Opens San Diego Comic Art Gallery


“The NTC Foundation welcomes IDW Publishing and their creative team to the NTC Arts & Culture District at Liberty Station,” said NTC Foundation Executive Director Alan Ziter. “Their new San Diego Comic Art Gallery will be a great addition to the numerous art galleries and museums already at NTC and we look forward to the creative collaborations ahead. We anticipate it will be a San Diego landmark destination for comic and animation art lovers from all over the world.”

Moving into a historic building has its unique challenges and is being made possible with the assistance of San Diego local area businesses such as Good & Roberts LLC and obrARCHITECTURE inc. Taking 18,344 square feet, IDW will now be the largest tenant in the already vibrant arts district.

After 15 years as a prominent part of the local business community, IDW Publishing is sure to be a more public presence with the move to NTC. The Grand Opening is scheduled for June 1, 2015. For more information on this event, please contact IDW PR & Marketing Manager, Rosalind Morehead.

About NTC at Liberty Station
NTC at Liberty Station is San Diego’s largest Arts & Cultural District located in historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center in the new Liberty Station neighborhood. With 28 park-like acres and 16 of its 26 buildings complete, NTC is home to nearly 80 museums and galleries, artist studios, dance companies, educational groups, multidisciplinary arts, creative retail and other organizations that showcase San Diego’s creative community and provide innovative experiences for the public. NTC is under the stewardship of the not-for-profit NTC Foundation.

About Good & Roberts, LLC
Founded in San Diego, California in 1979 by Jack Good
and Stan Roberts, Good & Roberts (G&R) has always valued relationships and the guiding principle of treating others with respect and integrity. This philosophy was consistently reinforced during the early years of the company when the founders handed out “Golden Rule Marbles” to employees, customers and subcontractors
as recognition for demonstrating that principle. As the company grew this philosophy formed the basis of our core values and company culture.

About obrARCHITECTURE inc
At obrARCHITECTURE inc. our desire is to create lasting and meaningful relationships with our clients, our projects and the environment. We are located in the heart of San Diego’s North Park arts district and are actively involved with the local art community. We are a broad-based small, focused firm and believe that each individual team member’s unique talents makes for a dynamic whole that can not only meet, but exceed our client’s expectations. As a small firm we believe strongly in being accessible and flexible with our clientele. With the partners’ wide array of experience, the firm has the ability to take on a wide variety of project sizes and types and can adjust quickly to changes in programs, budgets or designs. Our approach is a collaborative one, working side by side with our clients throughout the entire design process assisting, inspiring and leading our clients in reaching their project goals.

Hasbro Reports Revenue, Operating Profit and Net Earnings Growth for Full Year 2014

Transformers News: Hasbro Reports Revenue, Operating Profit and Net Earnings Growth for Full Year 2014
Date: Monday, February 9th 2015 9:53am CST
Categories: Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Hasbro has just released their 2014 year end financial report, along with their Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Product Category Performance.

The largest increas over the previous year was in the Boys category (20%) and the Transformers brand is highlighted as a major contributor to this. The following quote also lists Rescue Bots as having well performed but not enough to offest losses in other prescholl toys.


Full-year 2014 Boys category revenues increased 20% to $1.48 billion. Growth in TRANSFORMERS, NERF and MARVEL properties more than offset declines in BEYBLADE.

Games category revenues declined 4% for the year to $1.26 billion. Growth in Franchise Brands MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY, as well as SIMON and THE GAME OF LIFE in 2014, was offset by declines in DUEL MASTERS, TWISTER and ANGRY BIRDS games.

2014 Girls category revenues grew 2% to $1.02 billion. Revenue growth in MY LITTLE PONY, MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS, NERF REBELLE and the introduction of PLAY-DOH DOHVINCI offset declines in FURBY.

Preschool category revenues decreased 4% to $510.8 million for the full-year 2014. PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS revenue growth was more than offset by declines in other Preschool initiatives, including core PLAYSKOOL and SESAME STREET products.


Below is the entire report.

Hasbro Reports Revenue, Operating Profit and Net Earnings Growth for Full Year 2014

2014 full-year net revenues increased 5% to $4.28 billion compared to 2013 revenues of $4.08 billion; Absent a negative $93.4 million impact of Foreign Exchange, 2014 net revenues grew 7%;
2014 revenues grew in all major operating segments: U.S. and Canada, International and Entertainment and Licensing; Emerging Markets revenues increased 20%;
Franchise Brand revenues grew 31% for full-year 2014; Boys and Girls category revenues increased;
2014 adjusted operating profit increased 7%; Adjusted net earnings increased 10% to $408.7 million or $3.15 per diluted share; As reported, operating profit increased 36% and net earnings increased 45% to $415.9 million or $3.20 per diluted share;
Company Board of Directors raises quarterly dividend 7% or $0.03 per share to $0.46 per share;
Board authorizes additional $500 million in share repurchase authorization;
In 2014 Hasbro returned $677.6 million of cash to shareholders through $216.9 million in dividend payments and $460.7 million for the repurchase of 8.5 million shares of common stock. Cash at year end 2014 was $893.2 million.
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter 2014. Net revenues for the full-year 2014 increased 5% to $4.28 billion compared to $4.08 billion in 2013. Excluding a negative $93.4 million impact from foreign exchange, 2014 revenues increased 7%.

As reported net earnings for the full-year 2014 were $415.9 million, or $3.20 per diluted share, compared to $286.2 million, or $2.17 per diluted share, in 2013. Adjusted net earnings for the full-year 2014 were $408.7 million, or $3.15 per diluted share. Adjusted net earnings exclude pre-tax charges of $28.3 million associated with restructuring of the Company's joint venture television network and $5.2 million associated with other restructuring activities which were more than offset by a pre-tax benefit of $36.0 million from the sale of licensed rights for intellectual property and $6.6 million in favorable tax adjustments related to tax exam settlements.

Net earnings for the full-year 2013 include pre-tax charges of $36.7 million associated with restructuring, $7.0 million of related pension costs, $61.1 million associated with the settlement of an adverse arbitration award, $40.6 million of charges related to certain non-strategic brands as well as a $23.6 million favorable tax adjustment. Excluding these items, 2013 adjusted net earnings were $372.4 million, or $2.83 per diluted share.

"2014 was a good year for Hasbro. We grew revenues, profitability and returned significant capital to our shareholders," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's President and Chief Executive Officer. "These results highlight the power of building innovative brand experiences based firmly in global consumer insights and supported by compelling stories. Investments in our brand blueprint are unlocking value in our brand portfolio and we begin 2015 well positioned to capitalize on our efforts in ‘Creating the World's Best Play Experiences.'"

"The underlying strength of Hasbro's brands and financials enabled us to grow revenues and earnings despite a significant fourth quarter negative impact from foreign exchange," said Deborah Thomas, Hasbro's Chief Financial Officer. "In 2014, foreign exchange had a $93 million negative impact on revenues and approximately a $25 million negative impact on net earnings. Despite this, our focus on profitable growth delivered our highest operating profit margin in recent years, while generating $454 million in operating cash flow. In 2015, we have tremendous brand initiatives and entertainment upon which to capitalize, but anticipate foreign exchange will remain a significant headwind throughout the year."

Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results

For the fourth quarter 2014, net revenues increased 1% to $1.30 billion versus $1.28 billion in 2013. Excluding a negative $75.4 million impact from foreign exchange, fourth quarter 2014 revenues increased 7%.

As reported net earnings for the fourth quarter 2014 were $169.9 million, or $1.34 per diluted share, compared to $129.8 million, or $0.98 per diluted share, in 2013. Adjusted net earnings for the fourth quarter were $154.9 million, or $1.22 per diluted share. Adjusted net earnings exclude pre-tax charges of $16.8 million associated with restructuring of the Company's joint venture television network and $5.2 million associated with other restructuring activities which were more than offset by a pre-tax benefit of $36.0 million from the sale of licensed rights for intellectual property and $6.9 million in favorable tax adjustments related to tax exam settlements.

Fourth quarter 2013 as reported net earnings included pre-tax charges of $48.8 million associated with restructuring and related pension costs and product-related charges, and a benefit of $15.4 million related to the settlement of an adverse arbitration award for less than the previously recorded charge. Excluding these items, as adjusted fourth quarter 2013 net earnings were $148.8 million, or $1.12 per diluted share.

Full-Year 2014 Major Segment Performance

Net Revenues ($ Millions) Operating Profit ($ Millions)
FY 2014 FY 2013 % Change FY 2014 FY 2013 % Change
U.S. and Canada $ 2,022.4 $ 2,006.1 +1 % $ 334.7 $ 313.7 +7 %
International $ 2,023.0 $ 1,873.0 +8 % $ 270.5 $ 235.5 +15 %
Entertainment and Licensing $ 219.5 $ 191.0 +15 % $ 60.6 $ 45.5 +33 %

Note: The impact on full-year 2014 and 2013 segment operating profit from restructuring of equity method investment and restructuring, pension curtailment and settlement, product-related and arbitration award settlement charges is outlined in the attached table: Restructuring of Equity Method Investment and Restructuring, Pension Curtailment and Settlement, Product-related and Arbitration Award Settlement Charges - by Segment.

Full-year 2014 U.S. and Canada segment net revenues increased 1% to $2.02 billion compared to $2.01 billion in 2013. Growth in the Boys category offset declines in the Girls, Games and Preschool categories. The U.S. and Canada segment reported operating profit growth of 7% to $334.7 million, or 16.5% of revenues, compared to $313.7 million, or 15.6% of revenues, in 2013.

International segment net revenues increased 8% to $2.02 billion compared to $1.87 billion in 2013. Revenues grew 13% excluding a negative $87.7 million impact from foreign exchange. Revenues in the International segment reflect 6% growth in Europe, 14% growth in Latin America and 10% growth in the Asia Pacific region, as well as growth in the Boys, Girls and Preschool categories, partially offset by a decline in the Games category. In total, Emerging Markets revenues increased 20% to $689.8 million. The International segment reported operating profit growth of 15% to $270.5 million, or 13.4% of revenues, compared to $235.5 million, or 12.6% of revenues, in 2013.

Entertainment and Licensing segment net revenues increased 15% to $219.5 million compared to $191.0 million in 2013. The segment primarily benefited from growth in lifestyle licensing globally. The Entertainment and Licensing segment reported 33% operating profit growth to $60.6 million, or 27.6% of revenues, compared to $45.5 million, or 23.8% of revenues, in 2013.

Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Product Category Performance

Net Revenues ($ Millions)
Q4 2014 Q4 2013 % Change FY 2014 FY 2013 % Change
Boys $421.9 $349.1 +21% $1,484.0 $1,237.6 +20%
Games $418.3 $437.4 -4% $1,259.8 $1,311.2 -4%
Girls $312.4 $348.8 -10% $1,022.6 $1,001.7 +2%
Preschool $146.0 $146.4 -- $510.8 $531.6 -4%

Full-year 2014 Boys category revenues increased 20% to $1.48 billion. Growth in TRANSFORMERS, NERF and MARVEL properties more than offset declines in BEYBLADE.

Games category revenues declined 4% for the year to $1.26 billion. Growth in Franchise Brands MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY, as well as SIMON and THE GAME OF LIFE in 2014, was offset by declines in DUEL MASTERS, TWISTER and ANGRY BIRDS games.

2014 Girls category revenues grew 2% to $1.02 billion. Revenue growth in MY LITTLE PONY, MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS, NERF REBELLE and the introduction of PLAY-DOH DOHVINCI offset declines in FURBY.

Preschool category revenues decreased 4% to $510.8 million for the full-year 2014. PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS revenue growth was more than offset by declines in other Preschool initiatives, including core PLAYSKOOL and SESAME STREET products.

Dividend and Share Repurchase

In 2014, Hasbro returned $677.6 million to shareholders including $216.9 million in cash dividends. Hasbro's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.46 per common share. This represents an increase of $0.03 per share, or 7%, from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.43 per common share. The dividend will be payable on May 15, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 1, 2015.

In addition, the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase an additional $500 million of its common stock. At year-end, $64.2 million remained available in the current share repurchase authorization. In 2014, Hasbro repurchased 8.5 million shares at a total cost of $460.7 million and an average price of $54.26 per share.

Conference Call Webcast

Hasbro will webcast its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 earnings conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today. To listen to the live webcast and access the accompanying presentation slides, please go to http://investor.hasbro.com. The replay of the call will be available on Hasbro's web site approximately 2 hours following completion of the call.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the Company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews).

© 2015 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Certain statements in this release contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include expectations concerning the Company's potential performance in the future, including with respect to anticipated future benefits from investments in the Company's business and strategic efforts to grow the Company's brand portfolio and content delivery over the longer-term, and the Company's ability to achieve its other financial and business goals and may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases. The Company's actual actions or results may differ materially from those expected or anticipated in the forward-looking statements due to both known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Specific factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: (i) the Company's ability to design, develop, produce, manufacture, source and ship products on a timely and cost-effective basis, as well as interest in and purchase of those products by retail customers and consumers in quantities and at prices that will be sufficient to profitably recover the Company's costs; (ii) downturns in economic conditions affecting the Company's markets which can negatively impact the Company's retail customers and consumers, and which can result in lower employment levels, lower consumer disposable income and spending, including lower spending on purchases of the Company's products; (iii) other factors which can lower discretionary consumer spending, such as higher costs for fuel and food, drops in the value of homes or other consumer assets, and high levels of consumer debt; (iv) potential difficulties or delays the Company may experience in implementing cost savings and efficiency enhancing initiatives; (v) other economic and public health conditions or regulatory changes in the markets in which the Company and its customers and suppliers operate which could create delays or increase the Company's costs, such as higher commodity prices, labor costs or transportation costs, or outbreaks of disease; (vi) currency fluctuations, including movements in foreign exchange rates, which can lower the Company's net revenues and earnings, and significantly impact the Company's costs; (vii) the concentration of the Company's customers, potentially increasing the negative impact to the Company of difficulties experienced by any of the Company's customers or changes in their purchasing or selling patterns; (viii) consumer interest in and acceptance of the Discovery Family Channel, and programming created by Hasbro Studios, and other factors impacting the financial performance of the network and Hasbro Studios; (ix) the inventory policies of the Company's retail customers, including retailers' potential decisions to lower their inventories, even if it results in lost sales, as well as the concentration of the Company's revenues in the second half and fourth quarter of the year, which coupled with reliance by retailers on quick response inventory management techniques increases the risk of underproduction of popular items, overproduction of less popular items and failure to achieve compressed shipping schedules; (x) delays, increased costs or difficulties associated with any of our or our partners' planned digital applications or media initiatives; (xi) work disruptions, which may impact the Company's ability to manufacture or deliver product in a timely and cost-effective manner; (xii) the bankruptcy or other lack of success of one of the Company's significant retailers which could negatively impact the Company's revenues or bad debt exposure; (xiii) the impact of competition on revenues, margins and other aspects of the Company's business, including the ability to offer Company products which consumers choose to buy instead of competitive products, the ability to secure, maintain and renew popular licenses and the ability to attract and retain talented employees; (xiv) concentration of manufacturing for many of the Company's products in the People's Republic of China and the associated impact to the Company of social, economic or public health conditions and other factors affecting China, the movement of products into and out of China, the cost of producing products in China and exporting them to other countries; (xv) the risk of product recalls or product liability suits and costs associated with product safety regulations; (xvi) the impact of other market conditions, third party actions or approvals and competition which could reduce demand for the Company's products or delay or increase the cost of implementation of the Company's programs or alter the Company's actions and reduce actual results; (xvii) the impact of litigation or arbitration decisions or settlement actions; and (xviii) other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in the Company's public announcements and Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to make any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this release or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

This press release includes a non-GAAP financial measure as defined under SEC rules, specifically EBITDA. EBITDA represents net earnings attributable to Hasbro, Inc. excluding net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. As required by SEC rules, we have provided reconciliation on the attached schedule of this measure to the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Management believes that EBITDA is one of the appropriate measures for evaluating the operating performance of the Company because it reflects the resources available for strategic opportunities including, among others, to invest in the business, strengthen the balance sheet, and make strategic acquisitions. However, this measure should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, net earnings or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP as more fully discussed in the Company's financial statements and filings with the SEC. As used herein, "GAAP" refers to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

The press release also includes the Company's costs and expenses, operating profit, net earnings and diluted earnings per share excluding the impact of charges related to the restructuring of the Company's investment in the Hub Network joint venture in 2014, charges related to restructuring activities in both 2014 and 2013, restructuring related pension charges in 2013, product-related charges in 2013 from brands which the Company exited or have reduced expectations, charges related to the settlement of an adverse arbitration award in 2013, a gain on sale of intellectual property license rights in 2014, and certain favorable tax adjustments in both 2014 and 2013 related to the settlement of tax examinations. Management believes that presenting this data excluding these charges, benefits and tax adjustments assists investors in understanding the performance of the Company's underlying business and the results of operations.

IDW And Hasbro Celebrate 10 Years By Extending Their Relationship - Press Release

Transformers News: IDW And Hasbro Celebrate 10 Years By Extending Their Relationship - Press Release
Date: Monday, February 9th 2015 6:11am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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Just in from IDW Publishing is the following press release, confirming that their licensed links to Hasbro properties, such as our own Transformers titles, are not only going strong, but seem to be continuing to do so for a long time still! Take a read below, as the two companies celebrate ten years of partnership - and remember how it all started with the transforming robots, back in 2005..

IDW And Hasbro Celebrate 10 Years By
Extending Their relationship



San Diego, CA (February 9, 2015) – This year marks the Tenth anniversary of IDW Publishing and Hasbro being in business together, a relationship that began in 2005 with the publication of IDW’s first TRANSFORMERS title. To celebrate a decade of creativity, innovation, and success, the two companies are announcing the extension of their blockbuster relationship.


Once TRANSFORMERS was established as an immediate success, IDW expanded its comic line to include the Hasbro property G.I. JOE, then eventually the smash-hit MY LITTLE PONY and coming this March, JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS! IDW will also continue to publish the LITTLEST PET SHOP and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS comics. These titles have become perennial staples at IDW, and will continue to play key roles in IDW’s publishing slate going forward, in all existing formats, both print and digital. Fans of the line can expect much more of the quality products they’ve come to expect: Comics, Trade Paperbacks, Hardcovers, Micro Comic Fun Packs, IDW Limited collections, and more.

“At this point, I almost feel I’ve run out of superlatives for Hasbro. They remain an absolutely fantastic collaborator on every level,” said IDW CEO & Publisher, Ted Adams. “After ten years in business together, it’s clear what a huge part of our success Hasbro has been, and what an appropriate time this is to solidify our relationship well into the future.”

2014 was full of hits that captivated fans and critics alike. From the hit TRANSFORMERS event Dark Cybertron, to the celebratory 25th issue of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, readers were treated to some truly monumental stories. The critically acclaimed TRANSFORMERS vs G.I. JOE, series found itself among 8 “Best Of” lists for 2014, with VICE Magazine proclaiming, “If you were a child in the ‘80s and remember playing with these toys, this comic will work for you on that level. If you appreciate some of the most beautiful drawings currently being published in a comic book, then this can work for you on that level, too.”

“IDW embodies all of the great qualities Hasbro looks for in a publisher, and we share common values,” said Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Director of Global Publishing. “With IDW, we know we can count on superb storytelling, innovative distribution strategies, and bold thinking. We’ve come a long way together in ten years, but this is only the beginning.”

Announced recently by Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. the fan-favorite series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was voted the Best All-Ages Series and earned the coveted Diamond Gem award for 2014! This marks the second Diamond Gem award earned by the series, the previous being Best Licensed TP/HC in 2013.

With an extension on most licenses and formats moving into the future, it’s clear that 2015 is only the beginning for IDW and Hasbro.

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release
Date: Thursday, February 5th 2015 11:34am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases
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Courtesy of IDW Publishing, and their official Facebook page, we get the official press release for the soon to be unleashed Transformers comics event Combiner Wars! Spanning across The Transformers and returning series Windblade, the story will also weave in with Hasbro's Generations toy line. Find out more below, including some cover artwork from Casey Coller and Joana Lafuente!

An All-Out Arms Race Takes Hold Of Cybertron!
The Combiner Wars Loom…


San Diego, CA (February 5, 2015) – The biggest TRANSFORMERS publishing event of the year kicks off this March when Cybertron becomes the battleground for the COMBINER WARS! An all-star creative team is bringing along fan-favorite characters and all-new dangers to this battle royale that will shake both factions to their core.

The “Opening Salvo” is fired in TRANSFORMERS #39, and the war begins in earnest in the debut issue of the brand-new WINDBLADE series from the acclaimed creative team of Mairghread Scott and Sarah Stone. The shaky peace between the Autobots and Decepticons is threatened when Cybertron’s leader, Starscream, stands against Optimus Prime and raises an unstoppable army of Combiners, threatening Windblade’s long-lost homeworld..

“We're blowing the TRANSFORMERS universe wide open with this series: showcasing new characters and new worlds in a battle with some of the biggest 'bots you've ever seen,” said WINDBLADE writer, Scott. “Anyone who thinks they know what to expect from a Transformers event will have to think again.”

The ongoing TRANSFORMERS series written by John Barber welcomes PRIMACY artist Livio Ramondelli on to the series for this epic arc. “From day one of this series,” says Barber, “we’ve been seeding the mystery and power of Combiners—multiple Cybertronians who form together into bigger, more powerful wholes. Starscream realizes he needs one of his own to protect Cybertron… but why stop at one Combiner—or one world?”

The arms-race of Combiners will bring fan-favorite TRANSFORMERS characters to the pages of IDW comics for the first time ever—and introduce a new Combiner guaranteed to melt the internet. Featuring standard covers by Casey W. Coller and subscription covers by Ramondelli, the epic COMBINER WARS event will be an integral part of Hasbro’s 2015 TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS COMBINER WARS toy line, reaching a massive fan-base and will be supported across multi-media platforms.

If retailers order 250 copies each of TRANSFORMERS #39 and TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE #1, they’ll get two special covers by Travis Sengaus depicting that retailer’s store being protected by Superion (on TRANSFORMERS #39) and destroyed by Devastator (on TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE #1). And best of all… those two covers COMBINE into one mega-image!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release

DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS
Date: Thursday, February 5th 2015 10:43am CST
Categories: Game News, Media, Press Releases
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DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS
Mobile Game



Download TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS today at:

https://appsto.re/i6Bw88k for iPhone and iPad
http://goo.gl/IkzEfj for Android


SAN FRANCISCO – February 5, 2015 – DeNA and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have released TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, a turn-based tactical mobile game inspired by the all new fan favorite COMBINER WARS comic story and the expansive 30-year history of the TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS universe. Players will collect and assemble epic teams, made up of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS who will fight side by side in a unique campaign mode and intense player vs player (PvP) mode to engage with gamers and TRANSFORMERS fans from around the world. TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is now available as a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices, and Amazon Appstore for Fire tablets and Android devices.

In TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, players will manage an army of TRANSFORMERS characters bringing up to four onto the battlefield where they will strategically unleash unique powerful abilities and ALTERNATE forms to take down their opponents. By leveling up TRANSFORMERS characters and linking multiple ones together players can unlock powerful Combiners and inflict critical damage to change the tide of the battle.

“TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS celebrates the rich lore and character universe of TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS and the COMBINER WARS story, adding a new twist on their visual styling,” said Mark Blecher, SVP Digital Gaming & Corporate Development at Hasbro, Inc.

“The fun and calculated turn-based gameplay, diverse characters and abilities and deep leveling and combo system in TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS will give players the hundreds of options to make their team more powerful and keep the competition fierce,” said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA.

From Generation One to TRANSFORMERS United to the fan favorites from the IDW Combiner Wars comic series, TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS features over 75 legendary characters including OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, STARSCREAM, BUMBLEBEE and COMBINER CENTURITRON. TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS will feature online PvP leaderboards where the top players will receive in-game prizes, valuable resources and limited-time competitive modes. Friends and players will be able to connect to form Leagues and earn an edge over their competition.

TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is now available to download for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Google Play for Android devices, and Amazon Appstore for Fire tablets and Android devices. Fans who have previously pre-registered at http://www.transformersbattletactics.com will be eligible to unlock powerful in-game content when they download and register in the app.


About DeNA
DeNA (pronounced "D-N-A") is a global leader of developing and operating mobile services including free-to-play games, e-commerce and other online offerings. Founded in 1999, DeNA is headquartered in Tokyo with offices and game development studios across the globe. DeNA Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: http://www.dena.com

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company’s Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling around Hasbro brands across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com.

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

Transformers News: DeNA and Hasbro Launch TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

IDW CEO & Publisher Ted Adams Joins Traveling Stories Board of Directors

Transformers News: IDW CEO & Publisher Ted Adams Joins Traveling Stories Board of Directors
Date: Wednesday, February 4th 2015 3:31am CST
Categories: Company News, Press Releases
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Here's some good karma news from our friends over at IDW Publishing, reporting their CEO Ted Adams' joining the board of directors for pro-literacy organisation Traveling Stories. If you haven't encountered the organisation before, they are devoted to increase literacy with underprivileged children, by using donations to fund books, libraries, lessons and more. With Adams joining them, IDW, publishers of the Transformers comics and book, has agreed to give an incentive to anyone wishing to also spare some time and resources for the cause, by rewarding future Reading Warriors with a Traveling Stories t-shirt and a free IDW book - read on below for more!

IDW CEO & Publisher Ted Adams
Joins Traveling Stories Board of Directors


San Diego, CA (February 3, 2015) – IDW Publishing is honored to announce that CEO/Publisher Ted Adams has been selected to sit on the Board of Directors for Traveling Stories.

Traveling Stories is a San Diego-based nonprofit that is outsmarting poverty one book at a time and inspiring a love for reading. Since 2010, they've established 7 libraries in book-poor villages around the world and three StoryTent programs that provide free literacy coaching to kids.

"I've always been an avid reader, even when I was little. As a publisher, I'm excited to give kids in underprivileged areas around the world the same literary experience I was lucky enough to have," Adams stated.

With this development, Adams has a platform for sharing his lifelong passion for reading on a global scale and further expanding IDW’s reach in the book-loving community.

If you want to join Adams in supporting Traveling Stories, visit http://www.travelingstories.org to sign up for updates about the organization and initiatives he is working on. You can also join him in becoming a Reading Warrior and donating $10 per month so Traveling Stories can continue to give children access to books. For a limited time, those who become a Reading Warrior will receive a free Traveling Stories t-shirt of their choice and a free IDW book.

Visit http://www.travelingstories.org/readingwarriors to learn more!

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #111 - New York Toy Fair 2015
Twincast / Podcast #111:
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Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015