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IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #5 To Be Released on June 22nd, 2016

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #5 To Be Released on June 22nd, 2016
Date: Monday, June 6th 2016 11:50am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Nick Roche

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We were expecting the last issue of IDW Publishing's Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers - from the mind and hands of Nick Roche with Josh Burcham - to hit some point in May. That was, obviously, not the case, so we did some investigating with the publisher, and now have a confirmation that issue #5 will be released on June 22nd! Refresh your mind on the issue below, and join the conversation in the Energon Pub here.

THIS IS THE END! Will PROWL get his comeuppance? Will TARANTULAS conquer all? Will any of the WRECKERS survive? It’s wreck and rule one last time, with everything on the line!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #5 To Be Released on June 22nd, 2016

Page 1 lineart from Nick Roche.
Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #5 To Be Released on June 22nd, 2016

IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - MASK, Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts, ROM, GI Joe

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - MASK, Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts, ROM, GI Joe
Date: Wednesday, June 1st 2016 12:52pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases, Company News, Media
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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We've had a lot of build-up to this official reveal from IDW Publishing about their HAsbro properties, from August solicitations for Transformers, to the Hasbro Allspark Studios writers' rooms - but it looks like everything will be coming together in a gigantic crossover, including the three ongoings: Till All Are One, More Than Meets the Eye and The Transformers! Read more on REVOLUTION below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - MASK, Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts, ROM, GI Joe


The Revolution Is Here
IDW Merges Their Iconic Hasbro Comics in an Epic Crossover Event



San Diego, CA (June 1, 2016) – IDW Publishing has unveiled its most ambitious comic book publishing venture in its history revolving around its fan-favorite titles based on Hasbro properties.

The “Revolution” event marks the birth of a comic book crossover that will be comprised of not only the TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE properties, but also all-new properties MICRONAUTS, ROM, and ACTION MAN, as well as the launch of a long-awaited M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand series.

This is not a reboot—rather, the Revolution series takes many of the building blocks of what has come before from IDW and builds on them anew, bringing all these elements together in an epic event that results in an all-new status quo for all involved. Everything fans have enjoyed up to this point remains intact as part of this ongoing continuity. The ramifications of Revolution will extend well beyond the event, as all of these iconic characters will henceforth exist in the same universe, altering the scope of IDW editorial in all the Hasbro series from this moment onward.

Revolution, the bi-weekly five-issue event series that launches this initiative, will be co-written by Cullen Bunn (MICRONAUTS) and John Barber (TRANSFORMERS) with art by Fico Ossio (MICRONAUTS). The event kicks off with a world-shaking threat that brings all opposing factions together in a storyline that just might see the destruction of the universe before it can truly begin!

All aforementioned titles will tie-in to the event with a bevy of talent on board including:

ROM
Co-written by Chris Ryall (Onyx), Christos Gage (Marvel’s Daredevil)
Art by David Messina (Star Trek)



G.I. Joe
Written by Aubrey Sitterson (Street Fighter X G.I. JOE)
Art by Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet)



Transformers: Till All Are One
Written by Mairghread Scott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, TRANSFORMERS)
Art by Naoto Tsushima (TRANSFORMERS)



Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye
Written by James Roberts (TRANSFORMERS)
Art by Alex Milne (TRANSFORMERS)



Transformers
Written by John Barber (Back to the Future)
Art by Andrew Griffith (TRANSFORMERS)



M.A.S.K.
Written by Brandon Easton (Marvel’s Agent Carter, TRANSFORMERS: Deviations)
Art by Tony Vargas (Rot & Ruin)



Action Man
Written by John Barber (TRANSFORMERS)
Art by Paolo Villanelli (G.I. JOE: SNAKE EYES)



Micronauts
Written by Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men)
Art by Chris Panda



And many more!


“The Revolution series builds out of a detail that was introduced in IDW’s first-ever issue of TRANSFORMERS in 2005,” said IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall. “So to finally be able to build upon the various story elements we’ve seeded over the years, and which come into play in a big way starting with July’s ROM #1 even before the launch of Revolution, is a blast. We’ve been working toward a full-fledged universe for some time and it’s great fun to be able to finally bring it to vivid life, especially since it allows us to give the world new titles like the very-requested M.A.S.K., as well as some exciting new books still to be announced.”

“We’ve done plenty of crossovers in the past,” said Michael Kelly, Head of Global Publishing at Hasbro, “but nothing near this scope or scale. Our heroes, whether they are from Earth or from distant reaches of the galaxy, all have one thing in common: their powers and abilities are based primarily on technology. We have been able to use this fact to build a natural and believable link between all of these disparate characters. The result is a complex and dynamic world where all manner of conflicts and team-ups can and will exist. If you are a fan of Hasbro’s brands, your time is now.”

As Revolution rolls out, each associated series will receive its own “Revolution” one-shot that ties in to the main event. Revolution will feature an array of variant covers with stunning cover art by Brandon Peterson, Tradd Moore, John Byrne, James Biggie, Adam Riches, Guido Guidi, Ken Christensen, Art Baltazar, and more.

Nothing will be the same after the Revolution erupts this September with issues 1 & 2 plus one-shot tie-ins (G.I. JOE, MICRONAUTS, ROM) all available to order together. Take a stand!

44th Annual J. P. Morgan Conference: Hasbro CEO Speaks

Transformers News: 44th Annual J. P. Morgan Conference: Hasbro CEO Speaks
Date: Wednesday, May 25th 2016 12:47pm CDT
Categories: Press Releases, Company News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Primal | Credit(s): J. P. Morgan Conference

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Convening for the 44th Annual J. P. Morgan Conference was the Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, who gave a nice speech about how well Hasbro is doing as well as some Highlights of their future plans. We have quoted some of the general Transformers points below.

You can listen to the recording in full HERE

Brian Goldner wrote:Nerf is currently the number 1 revenue maker, with Transformers being in second behind it.

Hasbro has started making a new cinematic universe, where the micronauts among others shall be brought to the big screen, and many new Brand names will be brought out. The universe shall begin around 2018/2019.

Hasbro-owned Mobile Game Developer Backflip Studios shall be cranking out some new games such as Earth Wars, which is also part of a new 360 Degrees Ways to Play which integrates toys and games, among other things. Games will also be less violence-related and more adventurous.

Frustration-Free Packaging is being researched for for online retailers.

The Fan community is now noted to be a major contributing factor to the toyline, as now over 20% of products are purchased by people over 16 years of age.

Transformers: The Last Knight will continue the storyline of Age of Extinction, while the Bumblebee movie is set to focus on Bee and most likely will be a standalone.

Comixology Unlimited - Online Comic Subscription Service

Transformers News: Comixology Unlimited - Online Comic Subscription Service
Date: Tuesday, May 24th 2016 5:55pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Media
Posted by: carytheone | Credit(s): Comixology.com

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Howdy fellow Seibertronians; are you ready to delve into the world of comics, catch-up with the current conversation or just continue your favorite ongoing series? Well the new Comixology Unlimited service may be just what you're looking for. Fellow user Flashwave has pointed us to a ComicBookResources.com article explaining the new service. And of course a wide variety of Transformers comics are included in Unlimted.

Highlights are as follows:
•Unlimited reading of selected rotating titles
•Read online or offline on your device
•Recommendation tools
•30 day free trial
•$5.99 a month
•US only, more regions to follow

The entire article can be read here and to be taken to the official Comixology site to sign up for a free trial, click here.

Transformers News: Comixology Unlimited - Online Comic Subscription Service

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New Hasbro Trademark Filed: HasbroCon

Transformers News: New Hasbro Trademark Filed: HasbroCon
Date: Friday, May 13th 2016 5:40pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Rumors, Company News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): TSDR

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Remember the news we brought you about this infamous HASCON name being trademarked? It appears Hasbro remembered the 'bro' part of their name too, and added another name to the bank: Hasbrocon. Once more under the identification of "Organizing and conducting conventions, exhibitions, fan clubs and gatherings for entertainment purposes and in the fields of toys, animation, comic books, fantasy, gaming, popular culture, science fiction, television and film" - do you think this is a step closer to an all-encompassing event, or something different? Leave your opinion in the Energon Pub!

Also, we're looking for more thoughts on a potential Transformers dedicated Collector Club right over here, so make sure to check that out too!

Trademark/Service Mark Application, Principal Register

Serial Number: 87030087
Filing Date: 05/09/2016
To the Commissioner for Trademarks:

MARK: HASBROCON (Standard Characters, see mark)
The literal element of the mark consists of HASBROCON.
The mark consists of standard characters, without claim to any particular font, style, size, or color.

The applicant, Hasbro, Inc., a corporation of Rhode Island, having an address of
1027 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02862
United States


requests registration of the trademark/service mark identified above in the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the Principal Register established by the Act of July 5, 1946 (15 U.S.C. Section 1051 et seq.), as amended, for the following:

International Class 041: Organizing and conducting conventions, exhibitions, fan clubs and gatherings for entertainment purposes and in the fields of toys, animation, comic books, fantasy, gaming, popular culture, science fiction, television and film
Intent to Use: The applicant has a bona fide intention, and is entitled, to use the mark in commerce on or in connection with the identified goods/services.


Claim of Active Prior Registration(s)
The applicant claims ownership of active prior U.S. Registration Number(s) 0742643, 4276019, 4877730, and others.

The applicant's current Correspondence Information:
Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc.
1027 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02862
401-727-5530(phone)
401-709-6448(fax)
paul.vanasse@hasbro.com;tracy.valenti@hasbro.com (authorized)
E-mail Authorization: I authorize the USPTO to send e-mail correspondence concerning the application to the applicant or applicant's attorney at the e-mail address provided above. I understand that a valid e-mail address must be maintained and that the applicant or the applicant's attorney must file the relevant subsequent application-related submissions via the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). Failure to do so will result in an additional processing fee of $50 per international class of goods/services.

A fee payment in the amount of $275 has been submitted with the application, representing payment for 1 class(es).

Declaration

The signatory believes that: if the applicant is filing the application under 15 U.S.C. § 1051(a), the applicant is the owner of the trademark/service mark sought to be registered; the applicant is using the mark in commerce on or in connection with the goods/services in the application; the specimen(s) shows the mark as used on or in connection with the goods/services in the application; and/or if the applicant filed an application under 15 U.S.C. § 1051(b), § 1126(d), and/or § 1126(e), the applicant is entitled to use the mark in commerce; the applicant has a bona fide intention, and is entitled, to use the mark in commerce on or in connection with the goods/services in the application. The signatory believes that to the best of the signatory's knowledge and belief, no other persons, except, if applicable, concurrent users, have the right to use the mark in commerce, either in the identical form or in such near resemblance as to be likely, when used on or in connection with the goods/services of such other persons, to cause confusion or mistake, or to deceive. The signatory being warned that willful false statements and the like are punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, under 18 U.S.C. § 1001, and that such willful false statements and the like may jeopardize the validity of the application or any registration resulting therefrom, declares that all statements made of his/her own knowledge are true and all statements made on information and belief are believed to be true.

Declaration Signature

Signature: /Paul N. Vanasse/ Date: 05/09/2016
Signatory's Name: Paul N. Vanasse
Signatory's Position: Global Director of IP and Enforcement
RAM Sale Number: 87030087
RAM Accounting Date: 05/10/2016

Serial Number: 87030087
Internet Transmission Date: Mon May 09 17:07:13 EDT 2016
TEAS Stamp: USPTO/BAS-XXX.XX.XX.XX-20160509170713425
776-87030087-55067a1de68684f146a35b23a71
a42cfd4d03e7e971010cd2af225e95499c456-DA
-4042-20160509164814825922

New Hasbro Trademarks: Allspark Industries

Transformers News: New Hasbro Trademarks: Allspark Industries
Date: Monday, May 9th 2016 5:43pm CDT
Category: Company News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Primal | Credit(s): Transformers At The Moon

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Thanks to Transformers At The Moon we have some interesting new trademarks that Hasbro has applied for in the past week.

There are 4 different Categories that the name "Allspark Industries" has been submitted for: Entertainment Services; Toys, game and Playthings, Drones; and clothing, footwear and headwear. We have mirrored all the new applications below for you to check out. What these new trademarks remains a mystery, but one must wonder with the wide range of categories that something new and big may be headed our way. Let us know what you think in the comments section below, and as always stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your latest Transformers News and Galleries!

Trademark Details
Trademark Source: USPTO
Mark (in words): ALLSPARK INDUSTRIES
Serial Number: 87024215
Filing Date: Wednesday, 4th of May 2016
Status: New application will be assigned to an examining attorney approximately 3 months after filing date.
Status Date: Monday, 9th of May 2016
Registration Number:
Registration Date: Wednesday, 30th of November -0001
Prior Reg Numbers:
Current Location: NEW APPLICATION PROCESSING
Date In Location: Monday, 9th of May 2016
Class Status: ACTIVE
Category: Clothing, footwear and headwear


Trademark Details
Trademark Source: USPTO
Mark (in words): ALLSPARK INDUSTRIES
Serial Number: 87024209
Filing Date: Wednesday, 4th of May 2016
Status: New application will be assigned to an examining attorney approximately 3 months after filing date.
Status Date: Monday, 9th of May 2016
Registration Number:
Registration Date: Wednesday, 30th of November -0001
Prior Reg Numbers:
Current Location: NEW APPLICATION PROCESSING
Date In Location: Monday, 9th of May 2016
Class Status: ACTIVE
Category: Drones


Trademark Details
Trademark Source: USPTO
Mark (in words): ALLSPARK INDUSTRIES
Serial Number: 87024253
Filing Date: Wednesday, 4th of May 2016
Status: New application will be assigned to an examining attorney approximately 3 months after filing date.
Status Date: Monday, 9th of May 2016
Registration Number:
Registration Date: Wednesday, 30th of November -0001
Prior Reg Numbers:
Current Location: NEW APPLICATION PROCESSING
Date In Location: Monday, 9th of May 2016
Class Status: ACTIVE
Category: Toys, games and playthings


Trademark Details
Trademark Source: USPTO
Mark (in words): ALLSPARK INDUSTRIES
Serial Number: 87024256
Filing Date: Wednesday, 4th of May 2016
Status: New application will be assigned to an examining attorney approximately 3 months after filing date.
Status Date: Monday, 9th of May 2016
Registration Number:
Registration Date: Wednesday, 30th of November -0001
Prior Reg Numbers:
Current Location: NEW APPLICATION PROCESSING
Date In Location: Monday, 9th of May 2016
Class Status: ACTIVE
Category: Entertainment services

Hasbro UK Brand And Licensing Show 2016

Transformers News: Hasbro UK Brand And Licensing Show 2016
Date: Tuesday, April 26th 2016 12:39am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Company News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Primal | Credit(s): Hasbro UK

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Mooncake623 we now have a new video to share with you. This video is brought to you by Akuna Matata, and it shows off the "Hasbro UK Brand & Licencing Show 2016", which is the first event of the 2016 Hasbro Gaming brand events tour. The video functions as an overview for the show and includes many different Hasbro products, among which are some transformers advertising and brief toy glimpses all involving the Robots in Disguise TV show. The video cannot be mirrored here, but you can find the video HERE. Check it out, and let us know what you think in the comments section below. And as always stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your latest Transformers News and Galleries!

New Hasbro Trademark Filed: HASCON

Transformers News: New Hasbro Trademark Filed: HASCON
Date: Monday, April 18th 2016 9:39am CDT
Categories: Event News, Rumors, Company News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Hasbro

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We know that Hasbro definitely has plans for its various brands and franchises, even now that some of its clubs (e.g. FunPub/TFCC) or lines (e.g. GI Joe) are no longer active in their current incarnation. The fandom(s) has/have been speculating about what the future of events such as BotCon might be - and it looks like there might be a hint, courtesy of Twincaster xRotorstormx, in HASCON.

Hasbro has just registered the trademark, and has included the following in its description.

Organizing and conducting conventions, exhibitions, fan clubs and gatherings for entertainment purposes and in the fields of toys, animation, comic books, fantasy, gaming, popular culture, science fiction, television and film


What do make of this? Is it related to the future of brand events? Might we be seeing a crossover event for the bigger entertainment brands? Let us know in the Energon Pub!

Hasbro Reports Revenue, Operating Profit and Net Earnings Growth for First Quarter 2016

Transformers News: Hasbro Reports Revenue, Operating Profit and Net Earnings Growth for First Quarter 2016
Date: Monday, April 18th 2016 5:47am CDT
Categories: Press Releases, Company News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Directly from Hasbro, copied below is their first quarter (2016) report of financial goings,and it looks like the news is good across the board so far - though there are no specifics on the brands involved, the acquisition of Disney Princesses, Frozen and Star Wars has bumped up revenue overall, and through the two former sections in particular. Read more below, and have some hard numbers, too.

Hasbro Reports Revenue, Operating Profit and Net Earnings Growth for First Quarter 2016


  • First quarter 2016 revenues grew 16% to $831.2 million; Absent a negative $28.6 million impact of foreign exchange, first quarter 2016 revenues grew 20%;
  • First quarter 2016 revenues grew 28% in the U.S. and Canada segment and 13% in the International segment; Absent the negative impact of foreign exchange, International segment revenues increased 22%;
  • Growth in the Boys (+24%), Girls (+41%) and Preschool (+11%) categories; Franchise Brand revenues up 1% as reported and 4% absent foreign exchange; STAR WARS, DISNEY PRINCESS and DISNEY'S FROZEN product revenues further contributed to growth;
  • Operating profit increased 59% and net earnings increased 83% to $48.8 million or $0.38 per diluted share;
  • Company returned $93.2 million to shareholders in the quarter; $57.4 million in dividends and $35.8 million in share repurchases.

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today reported financial results for the first quarter 2016. Net revenues for the first quarter 2016 increased 16% to $831.2 million versus $713.5 million in 2015. Excluding a negative $28.6 million impact from foreign exchange, first quarter revenues increased 20%.

Net earnings for the first quarter 2016 increased 83% to $48.8 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared to $26.7 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, in 2015.

"The momentum with which we ended last year has continued throughout the first quarter 2016, delivering revenue and earnings growth," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our focus on executing our Brand Blueprint continues to drive strong retail and consumer demand for our brands, while enhancing overall profitability of Hasbro. Hasbro Franchise Brand revenue increased behind continued double-digit growth in NERF and PLAY-DOH, overcoming expected difficult quarterly comparisons in TRANSFORMERS as well as a digital streaming deal in the Entertainment and Licensing segment recorded last first quarter. Demand for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS products continued to be high and we benefited from the addition of DISNEY PRINCESS and FROZEN fashion and small dolls. We are very encouraged with global demand and our outlook for 2016."

"The first quarter was a very good quarter for Hasbro," said Deborah Thomas, Hasbro's Chief Financial Officer. "The strength of our results reflected the continued momentum in our business and strong execution from our global teams. We grew revenues, operating profit and earnings despite the continued negative impact from foreign exchange and challenging economic environments in some international markets. We returned $93.2 million in cash to shareholders and ended the quarter with a very strong balance sheet positioned to support our 2016 growth outlook. While most of the year remains ahead of us, it was a good start to the year."

First Quarter 2016 Major Segment Performance

Net Revenues ($ Millions) Operating Profit ($ Millions)
Q1 2016 Q1 2015 % Change Q1 2016 Q1 2015 % Change
U.S. and Canada $ 443.6 $ 345.7 +28% $ 78.3 $ 41.4 +89%
International $ 345.0 $ 305.7 +13% $ 2.9 $ 1.9 +50%
Entertainment and Licensing $ 42.5 $ 60.6 -30% $ 5.4 $ 16.4 -67%


First quarter 2016 U.S. and Canada segment net revenues increased 28% to $443.6 million compared to $345.7 million in 2015. Growth in the Boys, Girls and Preschool categories more than offset a decline in the Games category. The U.S. and Canada segment reported operating profit growth of 89% to $78.3 million, or 17.7% of net revenues, compared to $41.4 million, or 12.0% of net revenues, in 2015.

International Segment net revenues increased 13% to $345.0 million compared to $305.7 million in 2015. All four product categories posted revenue growth: Boys, Games, Girls and Preschool. On a regional basis, Europe grew 14%, Latin America declined 3%, and Asia Pacific was up 25%. Emerging markets revenues declined 7% in the quarter. Excluding an unfavorable $26.7 million impact of foreign exchange, net revenues in the International Segment grew 22%, increasing 19% in Europe, 19% in Latin America and 33% in Asia Pacific. Emerging markets increased approximately 6% absent the impact of foreign exchange. As reported, International Segment operating profit of $2.9 million was up 50%, compared to $1.9 million in 2015.

Entertainment and Licensing segment net revenues decreased 30% to $42.5 million compared to $60.6 million in 2015. Last year's first quarter benefited from a multi-year digital streaming deal for Hasbro Studios television programming, which was not repeated in 2016. The Entertainment and Licensing segment operating profit declined 67% to $5.4 million compared to $16.4 million in 2015.

First Quarter 2016 Product Category Performance

Net Revenues ($ Millions)
Q1 2016 Q1 2015 % Change
Boys $ 336.9 $ 272.6 +24%
Games $ 231.1 $ 235.6 -2%
Girls $ 165.4 $ 117.1 +41%
Preschool $ 97.8 $ 88.1 +11%


First Quarter 2016 Boys category revenues increased 24% to $336.9 million. Revenue growth in the quarter was driven by gains in Franchise Brand NERF, along with Partner Brand STAR WARS as well as the addition of YOKAI WATCH. The Boys category grew 28% absent the impact of foreign exchange.

Games category revenues declined 2% for the quarter to $231.1 million. PIE FACE continued to be a strong contributor to growth, along with growth in YAHTZEE and DUEL MASTERS. Growth in these brands was more than offset by declines in other gaming brands for the quarter. The Games category was flat absent the impact of foreign exchange.

Girls category revenues increased 41% to $165.4 million. The first quarter marked the on shelf date for Hasbro's line of DISNEY PRINCESS and FROZEN fashion and small dolls. The addition of these brands along with DISNEY'S DESCENDANTS and growth in BABY ALIVE delivered strong quarterly revenue growth for the category. The Girls category increased 48% absent the impact of foreign exchange.

Preschool category revenues increased 11% to $97.8 million for the first quarter 2016. Revenue growth in Franchise Brand PLAY-DOH drove the revenue increase for the quarter. The Preschool category grew 17% absent the impact of foreign exchange.

Dividend and Share Repurchase

The Company paid $57.4 million in cash dividends to shareholders during the first quarter 2016. The next quarterly cash dividend payment of $0.51 per common share is scheduled for May 16, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 2, 2016.

During the first quarter, Hasbro repurchased 475,000 shares of common stock at a total cost of $35.8 million and an average price of $75.41 per share. At quarter-end, $443.5 million remained available in the current share repurchase authorization.

Conference Call Webcast

Hasbro will webcast its first quarter 2016 earnings conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today.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 consumer product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital 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. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

© 2016 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.

The press release also includes the Company's Consolidated, International segment and product category net revenues excluding the impact of changes in exchange rates. Management believes that the presentation excluding the impact of exchange rate changes provides information that is helpful to an investor's understanding of the underlying business performance absent exchange rate fluctuations which are beyond the Company's control. These measures 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.

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