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The Hub Network to Become Discovery Family Channel on October 13

Transformers News: The Hub Network to Become Discovery Family Channel on October 13
Date: Friday, September 26th 2014 8:38am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Company News, Press Releases
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-- Hasbro and Discovery Partnership Focused on Continuing Successful Creation of Entertaining and Award-Winning Content for Kids and Families --

-- Discovery Communications and Kids Television Veteran Tom Cosgrove Named GM of Discovery Family Channel Under the Leadership of Group President Henry Schleiff --


Transformers News: The Hub Network to Become Discovery Family Channel on October 13

Transformers News: The Hub Network to Become Discovery Family Channel on October 13

SILVER SPRING, Md. & PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) today announced The Hub Network will become Discovery Family Channel effective October 13, 2014. The network will broaden its programming focus to serve families in primetime and continue to showcase Hasbro Studios award-winning children's content in daytime.

During the daytime, Discovery Family Channel will offer a robust line up of brand new Hasbro Studios' series as well as beloved library programming, including MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, while during primetime, the network will serve a growing family audience that began to develop under The Hub Network. Primetime programming will draw from Discovery's three decades of leadership in creating the highest-quality, real-world content that appeals to the entire family in the Natural History, Adventure, Animals and Science genres. Initial series will include SUPERHUMAN, TIME WARP, FLYING WILD ALASKA, AFRICA and EXTREME ENGINEERING: BIGGEST REVEALS.

"The next chapter of our collaboration will harness the incredible content strengths of both Discovery and Hasbro to program Discovery Family Channel with highly-rated award-winning storytelling around Hasbro's brands and Discovery's most popular non-fiction shows that appeal to both children and families alike," said Hasbro President & CEO Brian Goldner. "Discovery Communications has a nearly 30-year track record of building television brands that create maximum value for advertisers and distributors through their world-class raft of programming and we look forward to evolving this network together."

Under the executive management of Group President Henry Schleiff, Tom Cosgrove will assume the role of general manager of Discovery Family Channel and will manage all network operations and programming, working closely with the Hasbro Studios team as the new channel will prominently feature Hasbro Studios-produced content in daytime. Schleiff has overseen the successful turnaround and growth of several networks within the Discovery portfolio. Previously, Cosgrove served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Discovery Channel and Science Channel and has held senior leadership positions at ABC Family, Fox Family, Fox Kids and TV Guide Channel prior to his time at Discovery. Most recently, he led 3net and 3net Studios.

"Hasbro is a world-class company with franchises and characters that appeal to kids and families around the world. They have been terrific partners over the past several years as we developed our kids television audience in the U.S., and we look forward to a continued strong collaboration as we evolve to the Discovery Family Channel together," said Discovery Communications President & CEO, David Zaslav. "Henry's proficiency in developing and growing strong brands combined with Tom's experience on Discovery's flagship brand and deep background in family programming make for a perfect leadership team to drive the network toward future growth."

The repositioning to Discovery Family Channel builds upon Discovery's ongoing strategy to maximize its portfolio of channels to satisfy viewers and drive value for distributors and advertisers, while working alongside quality content partners to create long-term value. The Hub Network has grown from nearly 56 million homes in 2010 to approximately 70 million U.S. homes today. Since launch, the strong performance of Hasbro children's content helped lift the network's total day P2-11 delivery by +89% and for the past three years, The Hub Network has consistently been the most co-viewed children's cable network among kids 2-11 watching with adults 18-49--a trend the partners plan to continue with Discovery Family.

"Brian and I want to thank the entire team at The Hub Network for their passion and dedication in building this brand over the past five years," added Zaslav. "They are a fantastic group of executives, guided by a tremendously creative and inspiring leader in Margaret Loesch. We are grateful for their work in creating a channel of which Discovery and Hasbro have been incredibly proud."

Discovery Family Channel will continue as a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, with Discovery Communications taking a 60% ownership position in the new channel and Hasbro's stake decreasing to 40%. The network will be consolidated and managed under the Discovery portfolio of networks.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.7 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.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 www.hasbro.com.

Transformers Universe Live Twitch Event, Two New Characters To Be Unveiled

Transformers News: Transformers Universe Live Twitch Event, Two New Characters To Be Unveiled
Date: Sunday, September 21st 2014 12:02pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Game News, Press Releases
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Jagex sent us a promotional email to inform everyone of the upcoming Twitch event, which will take place tomorrow, Monday September 22nd at 1:00 PM EST.

You can see all of the pertinent info and links in the quote below:

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Transformers News: Transformers Universe Live Twitch Event, Two New Characters To Be Unveiled

Transformers News: Transformers Universe Live Twitch Event, Two New Characters To Be Unveiled

We'll be previewing two brand new warriors for the first time on Monday 22nd September at 6pm BST / 7pm CEST / 10am PST. 

Autobot Outsider - Outsider beams in and out of battle in the blink of an eye! This warrior utilizes unique teleport abilities to dodge bullets with his tactical ingenuity. Don't let his 60's style fool you, this Autobot isn't as peaceful as he looks. 

Decepticon Pandemic - Pandemic has a fighting style that is infectious! Taking pleasure in poisoning anyone not blessed with his own sharp style, this snake like Decepticon sinks his fangs into his enemies.

 

Transformers News: Transformers Universe Live Twitch Event, Two New Characters To Be Unveiled


 
Transformers News: Transformers Universe Live Twitch Event, Two New Characters To Be Unveiled

Tune in to our Twitch channel on Monday 22nd September starting at 6pm BST / 7pm CEST / 10am PST to see everything Outsider and Pandemic can do.


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Transformers Age of Extinction Blu-Ray 3D & Blu-Ray Combo Packs with 3 Hours of Special Features

Transformers News: Transformers Age of Extinction Blu-Ray 3D & Blu-Ray Combo Packs with 3 Hours of Special Features
Date: Wednesday, September 17th 2014 4:54pm CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News, Press Releases
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE YEAR’S #1 MOVIE IN THE WORLD ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY 3D™ & BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACKS WITH OVER THREE HOURS OF EXPLOSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES

Transformers News: Transformers Age of Extinction Blu-Ray 3D & Blu-Ray Combo Packs with 3 Hours of Special Features

$1 Billion Global Smash Hit Debuts on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD & VOD September 30, 2014

Own the Must-See Blockbuster of the Year Two Weeks Early on Digital HD September 16

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. - From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg and in association with Hasbro, Inc., Paramount Pictures’ $1 billion worldwide blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction makes its highly-anticipated debut September 30, 2014 on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and VOD. The film will be available to own two weeks earlier on Digital HD September 16, 2014.

The Transformers: Age of Extinction four-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack feature more than three hours of illuminating bonus content. From selecting fierce new cars and designing new TRANSFORMERS characters to constructing elaborately detailed sets, this comprehensive footage truly takes viewers inside the fun, hard work and excitement of making an electrifying global blockbuster film.

The spectacular Combo Packs also include an in-depth interview with Michael Bay about his approach to the film’s jaw-dropping action sequences, a crash course on the “Bayhem” of being on set for the massive, global production, a revealing look at the design process inside Hasbro Headquarters, and more. Plus there’s even more than meets the eye with the hilarious TRANSFORMERS KREON trailer where KREON figures take you through all of the blockbuster TRANSFORMERS movies. In addition, the Combo Packs include a brand new Angry Bird TRANSFORMERS trailer where birds and pigs turn into Autobots and Deceptihogs, creating havoc on Piggy Island. The Blu-ray 3D includes expanded images as seen in IMAX™ theaters.


Blu-ray Combo Pack

The Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (7.1 Dolby TrueHD compatible), English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The English 5.1 and English 2.0 tracks were each individually mastered to ensure optimal sound for the home entertainment experience.

The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray):
* Feature film in high definition

Disc 2 (Blu-ray):
* Bay On Action - In-depth interview with Michael Bay about his vision and approach to the film’s mind-blowing action sequences.
* Evolution Within Extinction:
--Generation 2 - A look at where the fourth film picks up as we meet new faces - both man and machine - and a Transformers world after the Battle of Chicago.
--Drive Like Hell - Two entirely re-envisioned models of OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE appear in the film, along with an intimidating new nemesis, LOCKDOWN, as a Lamborghini Aventador plus other incredibly cool cars including a sophisticated Bugatti Veyron and a sleek Pagani Huayra. Check them out and see how actor Jack Reynor learned how to drive his Sonic rally car for the intense chase sequences.
--Small Town, Big Movie - When Transformers rolls into some small Texas towns, the normally quiet and picturesque countryside is suddenly alight with explosive action. Explore the different locations with members of the show's art department and hear from robotics students whose designs appear as part of Cade’s lab.
--Shadow Protocol Activated - Follow the production to Detroit with unprecedented access to GM's Lansing plant and Milford Proving Grounds test track; watch an impressive indoor car chase created in an auto parts factory; return to Chicago where location managers discovered a historical movie theater that served as the backdrop for Cade’s fateful first encounter with OPTIMUS PRIME; and finally travel to Washington state and the unlikely site of a never-used nuclear power plant.
--The Last Stand - A vacant lot in downtown Detroit is turned into a square block of Hong Kong. Watch as it literally takes shape from the ground up - then marvel as the crew blows it up piece by piece.
--The People’s Republic - China plays an extremely prominent role in the film both on-screen and behind-the-scenes; in fact, four Chinese actors were chosen from thousands of applicants on a reality TV show to appear in the movie. In addition, the production traveled to Hong Kong, the beautiful valley of Wulong Karst National Park in Chongqing and the Great Wall in Beijing to capture breathtaking footage.
--Rise of the DINOBOTS - Several new TRANSFORMERS characters make their live-action debut in this film. Get a brief history of the new recruits and then go inside Industrial Light & Magic to see how they were designed and conceptualized for the film.
--The Finishing Touch - Watch Michael Bay work like you’ve never seen him before. The director connects virtually with his Santa Monica headquarters, visits the editing bay and then checks in on the visual effects house in San Francisco - all from the comfort of his Miami home office. Also, get an in-depth look at the music contributions of Imagine Dragons as they collaborate with the film's composer Steve Jablonsky. Finally, get exclusive red carpet access to the film's world premiere in Hong Kong.
* Just Another Giant Effin’ Movie - Discover the fun, frenetic and amazing way a movie like Transformers: Age of Extinction gets made.
* A Spark of Design - Enjoy an exclusive look inside Hasbro's creation of TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction Stomp and Chomp Grimlock action figure from concept and development to sculpting and painting, and then ultimately to the assembly line.
* T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie - Actor/comedian T.J. Miller never imagined he’d be part of a massively successful franchise like Transformers so he sets off to personally thank the people who made it possible. Come along as he visits Bay Films, gets some pointers from Kelsey Grammer, and even stops by
Mark Wahlberg’s house in this funny piece.
* KRE-O TRANSFORMERS: Take Us Through the Movies! - OPTIMUS PRIME will bring you up to speed on all of the TRANSFORMERS movies one by one in this hilarious, animated short where the TRANSFORMERS KREON figures act out the movies while building and rebuilding each scene…brick by brick.
* The Angry Birds TRANSFORMERS: Origin Story - Bonus content tells the origin story of how the EggSpark has landed on Piggy Island causing the eggs on the island to turn into evil Egg-bots, wreaking havoc across the whole island. The EggSpark has also caused the Birds and Pigs to turn into Autobots and Deceptihogs, who must team up in order to stop the Egg-bots before it's too late!
* Trailers

Disc 3 (DVD):
* Feature film in standard definition


Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes all of the above, as well as a Blu-ray 3D with expanded images as seen in IMAX theaters presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (7.1 Dolby TrueHD compatible), English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The English 5.1 and English 2.0 tracks were each individually mastered to ensure optimal sound for the home entertainment experience.

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase include a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them - reliably and securely - to a variety of devices.

Transformers News: Transformers Age of Extinction Blu-Ray 3D & Blu-Ray Combo Packs with 3 Hours of Special Features


DVD

The Transformers: Age of Extinction DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

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About Hasbro, Inc.

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 develops and produces television programming for more than 180 territories around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). 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


About Paramount Home Media Distribution

Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
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TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
Street date: September 30, 2014 (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, VOD)
September 16, 2014 (Digital HD)
Runtime: 164 minutes
SRP: $52.99 (Blu-ray 3D Combo)
$42.99 (Blu-ray Combo)
$29.99 (DVD)
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo
Canadian Rating: PG for violence and language that may offend; not recommended for young children

Lucky Draw Silver Jetfire Revealed

Transformers News: Lucky Draw Silver Jetfire Revealed
Date: Monday, September 15th 2014 4:02am CDT
Categories: Company News, Contests, Event News, Press Releases, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): CYBERGEEKS Alliance

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According to this post, by CYBERGEEKS Alliance, Hasbro has set up a contest for a Lucky Draw Silver Jetfire figure. At this time, it seems to be aimed at the Malaysian Hasbro sector, due to the inclusion of "SDN BHD" (Sendirian Berhad), meaning "private limited" in Malay, and the name of the retailer Aeon. We do not know at this time whether or not it will expand outside of the Asian region, but as soon as we know, you will.

Here are the requirements (taken directly from the flyer):

-Purchase one unit of Jetfire

-Complete the lucky draw form and answer the questionnaire

-Send the form and the original purchase receipt to the address listed on the back of the form

-All entries must reach Hasbro by October 15th

It states that only 3 will be given out and that winners will be notified via e-mail.

We've mirrored the image below:

Transformers News: Lucky Draw Silver Jetfire Revealed

To see our gallery of the retail version of Jetfire, click here.

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25% Off Sale For Decepticons In Transformers Universe

Transformers News: 25% Off Sale For Decepticons In Transformers Universe
Date: Friday, September 12th 2014 4:20am CDT
Categories: Game News, Press Releases
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Transformers Universe has been making news lately, here on Seibertron.com and there's even more news to hear, because right now they're having a sale and it's available for a very limited time. Right now, you can buy any and all Decepticons in game for 25% off!

More information from the official Universe website:
To redeem this offer, simply visit the Hangar to find the new pricing on all Decepticons (excluding Founders warriors, which are only available to Silver, Gold and Cybernite Founders – more information here).

This offer can’t run forever, so be sure to make you make your purchases before the end of the week!

Remember, you can earn Relics in-game by playing PvP matches – but if the pressure of time is too much to earn enough Relics, you can always purchase top-ups in-game and on the website.

Feel free to discuss this, and anything else, in our forums.


To get all the details, you can visit the site by clicking here.

Transformers News: 25% Off Sale For Decepticons In Transformers Universe

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Transformers: Universe Confirms Wheeljack and Knock Out as Signature Characters

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe Confirms Wheeljack and Knock Out as Signature Characters
Date: Tuesday, September 9th 2014 11:54am CDT
Categories: Game News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Transformers Universe

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Not long after the latest Transformers: Universe update, Jagex have published a press released confirming the arrival of two canonical characters into their game as signature bots: Autobot Wheeljack and Decepticon Knock Out! The two are tweaked designs of the Transformers: Prime incarnations, and can be seen in the mirrored images below. Check out the press release too.

9th September 2014: Jagex has confirmed today that both Wheeljack and Knock Out, known to fans worldwide as characters from the Transformers TV series, will appear as playable warriors within TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE.

Premature news of their inclusion reached media overnight. While Jagex is willing to confirm their plans to include these, and many other, signature bots, further details of their weapons, equipment, and special attacks will not be forthcoming at this time.

Mark Gerhard, Jagex CEO, said of the unscheduled reveal, “It’s regrettable that such recognisable faces from Transformers lore should prematurely appear in the public domain without the rightful fanfare they deserve. On a positive note we’re delighted that they’re already resonating strongly with both our existing players and the wider Transformers fan-base. It’s immensely encouraging to see this level of interest, especially as we look at our existing road map and the plans we have for the inclusion of many other signature favourites within the game later this year.”

Further details about both Wheeljack and Knock Out will be scheduled for release soon, as will additional information about Chromia and Flamewar – other lore-based warriors who were mentioned in the latest community update of 5 th September: https://www.transformersuniverse.com/en ... rse-050914

Anyone brave enough to experience killer team combat in TRANFORMERS UNIVERSE can play now by downloading the Windows or Mac thin client at http://www.transformersuniverse.com.

TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2014 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe Confirms Wheeljack and Knock Out as Signature Characters

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe Confirms Wheeljack and Knock Out as Signature Characters

How It's Made: Stomp And Chomp Grimlock Exhibit At Pawtucket Arts Festival

Transformers News: How It's Made: Stomp And Chomp Grimlock Exhibit At Pawtucket Arts Festival
Date: Saturday, August 30th 2014 5:42pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Movie News, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): Herb Weiss

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Mr. Herb Weiss is the Economic and Cultural Affairs officer for the city of Pawtucket Rhode Island, the home of Hasbro's headquarters, and he stopped by to let us know of a rather unique experience. Hasbro will be part of the annual Pawtucket Arts Festival. Their exhibition is titled: "From Sketches to Product Development of a Transformer Figure"

The exhibit will show several steps from design drawings all the way up to the finished product, to give people a little insight into how some of our favorite characters are immortalized in plastic. The figure in question is Stomp And Chomp Grimlock!

The annual Pawtucket Arts Festival will be displaying Hasbro's exhibit on Sunday, September 7th, from 2 to 5 PM, with a speaking program scheduled at 3 PM. The Art Festival is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy this once in a lifetime chance to see behind the curtain and see how the wizards at Hasbro bring us our own little Oz.

Hasbro also has a three month exhibit running from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The Grimlock exhibit will be held at City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave, in downtown Pawtucket. You can read additional information about this event by clicking here: http://www.mybackyardnews.com/blog/2014/08/30/hasbro-pawtucket-transformers/

Transformers News: How It's Made: Stomp And Chomp Grimlock Exhibit At Pawtucket Arts Festival

Transformers News: How It's Made: Stomp And Chomp Grimlock Exhibit At Pawtucket Arts Festival

Transformers News: How It's Made: Stomp And Chomp Grimlock Exhibit At Pawtucket Arts Festival

Transformers News: How It's Made: Stomp And Chomp Grimlock Exhibit At Pawtucket Arts Festival

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Press Release: Hasbro & Shapeways Expand Partnership to New Properties Including Transformers

Transformers News: Press Release: Hasbro & Shapeways Expand Partnership to New Properties Including Transformers
Date: Sunday, August 17th 2014 11:12pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Shapeways

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Shapeways has released a press release regarding their partnership with Hasbro. The initial launch featured five artist working with the My Little Pony franchise, which seems to have a success. They are now moving forward and expanding into other properties including Transformers! See the full press release below:

An Invite to Submit Your Designs to SuperFanArt


Shapeways is super excited to be working with Hasbro to help bring more 3D printed awesomeness to the masses via SuperFanArt. The first wave of the groundbreaking Intellectual Property and 3D Printing partnership was a huge success, and now we are ready for you to help take it to the next level. Following is an open letter inviting the Shapeways community to participate.

Transformers News: Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon?

As you may have heard, Hasbro and Shapeways are working together to encourage artists to create and sell 3D designs based on Hasbro’s iconic brands. Our July launch of SuperFanArt.com featured five artists and their My Little Pony-based designs. We’ve generated substantial press and attention for the artists, Shapeways and Hasbro with our story of a major entertainment company empowering fans to engage with their brands. Given this early success, we want to expand this opportunity to include more artists, more Hasbro brands and more 3D printed awesomeness.
This letter is an invitation for you to become part of SuperFanArt and the broader Hasbro and Shapeways communities, so we can help you promote and sell your designs to other fans. If you have a passion to develop 3D-printable art based on any of the following brands, we’d like to hear from you:

• Dragonvale
• Dungeons & Dragons
• Monopoly
• My Little Pony
• Scrabble (to be sold in US and Canada only)
• Transformers

Get your designs ready and visit SuperFanArt.com on August 22 for instructions on how to upload your work for promotion and sale. We hope you’ll join us in expanding the power of 3D printing by becoming a part of this exciting movement!
Your friends at Hasbro & Shapeways.

TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Transformers News: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory
Date: Monday, August 11th 2014 12:18pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Shout! Factory

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We've just received a press release from the people over at Shout! Factory, concerning the upcoming arrival of the sequel to Beast Wars as a DVD set - Beast Machines! Check out below further information on the set priced at $24.93 with estimated release in September 2014, and the packaging artwork.

TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES
Relive the Adventures of This Classic Animated TV Series in One Complete Set Featuring All 26 Action-Packed Episodes

BRING HOME THIS COLLECTIBLE 4-DVD SET ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY




This fall, fans of the highly popular TRANSFORMERS classic animated adventures can relive the high-octane action of OPTIMUS PRIMAL and the MAXIMALS through the complete series release of TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES. In 1999, TRANSFORMERS fans and kids were introduced to the television series TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES. This is the unforgettable chapter which OPTIMUS PRIMAL and his legions of MAXIMALS must battle the powerful MEGATRON and his new army of VEHICONS.



On September 2, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES on home entertainment shelves. This highly anticipated complete series set features all 26 visually stunning episodes with special bonus content in a deluxe 4-DVD set. Whether reliving the childhood memory or discovering this series for the first time, this is an essential home collection for every fan, collectors and entire family to complete their TRANSFORMERS home entertainment library. TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.



Pre-order now at:

http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Beas ... ete+Series







TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES

Synopsis:

When the MAXIMALS return to their home planet of CYBERTRON, they find that everything has changed. CYBERTRON seems to have been abandoned… that is, except for the VEHICON drones policing the planet! To make the matter worse, the MAXIMALS discover that they’ve been infected with a virus that threatens to wipe them out, unless they can adapt. Enter the world of the BEAST MACHINES!



DVD set includes commentaries and interviews with series developer Marv Wolfman, story editor Robert N. Skir, voice director Susan Blu and voice actor David Kaye.



About Hasbro Studios

Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. 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 the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.



About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.


Transformers News: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares

Transformers News: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares
Date: Thursday, July 31st 2014 11:15am CDT
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Posted by: mooncake623 | Credit(s): Hasbro, Inc.

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Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.43 per common share. The dividend will be payable on November 17, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 3, 2014.

About Hasbro, Inc.

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 develops and produces television programming for more than 180 territories around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). 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 www.hasbro.com.

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