Fellow Seibertronian philswitch engage has alerted us to a Bloomberg Business article reporting a possible merger of Hasbro and Mattel.
There has been reports in the past of a Hasbro / Mattel deal and details of this potential merger are scarce.
Here are the highlights of the Bloomberg Article:
Hasbro's and Mattel's stocks are on the rise with Hasbro leading the charge. Hasbro is projected to have a strong year with the release of a new Star Wars movie. Both companies are facing fierce competition from fellow toy manufacturer LEGO.
What do you think of this possible merger? Is it a good or bad thing for our favorite hobby? Hit the jump and sound off in the discussion below.
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Fellow Seibertronians, courtesy of fellow user Mindmaster, via zmultiplier on Weibo, we get our first look at the upcoming Titans Return Alpha Trion, although it has already been teased, this is our first clear look at what appears to be half of the box art for the upcoming Voyager Class Alpha Trion figure. Alpha Trion can be seen sporting a lion head as a pauldron, which would seem to confirm that he does at least have a lion mode.
So what do you think of this new version of Alpha Trion? Remember to leave your thoughts in the comments below.
As we had heard in a recent interview, the next Paramount/Michael Bay Transformers live-action feature will see a 2017 release date - but thanks to My Entertainment World and fellow Seibertronian Survivefan23, we have confirmation of the beginning of the works (though not a definite location other than the Chicago stories): May 2016. Do you think there is enough time to make it all work? Let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!
Title: Transformers 5
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Shoot Date: May, 2016
Fellow Seibertronians, hot on the heels of the Meet the Autobots video - which featured clips from Transformers RID Season2 - we get our first teaser trailer for season 2. Although, it can only be watched on YouTube, we also get an interesting post on Kirk Van Wormer's Twitter account that seems to simultaneously announce and confirm a season 4 of RID, despite there being no news of a season 3 at this point - we have screencapped the message below, in case of changes from on high.
Are you excited for season 2 of RID? Even more so for another 2 after that? Check out the trailer, and leave your thoughts on this announcement in the comments below.
Hasbro may not have shown up at the UK Toy Fair last weekend, but the EU section has its presence at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany - and with that come their press releases about upcoming products on the European market (which have already been seen elsewhere). So far, all we have seen relates to the Transformers: Robots in Disguise line - as you can read in German below, with a quick translation from yours truly - but we do have additional info on the recently reported Hyper Surge Optimus, here named Gigawatt Optimus Prime. Read on below for more info and images!
Die Transformers Mini-Cons sind kleine Transformers, die sich im Handumdrehen verwandeln lassen. Die zahlreichen Charaktere sind bereits seit Staffel 1 fester Bestandteil der TV-Serie und direkt bereit für den Einsatz. Sie sind zudem auch in Form von Mini-Con Battle Packs erhältlich, inklusive einem Mini-Con, einer verwandelbaren Transformers-Figur sowie zahlreichen Ausrüstungsgegenständen.
Produkt: Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons
Alter: ab 5 Jahren
Verfügbar ab: Januar 2016
Produkt: Transformers Robots in Disguise
Mini-Cons Battle Pack
Alter: ab 5 Jahren
Verfügbar ab: Januar 2016
Va'al quick translation wrote:Small, one-step transformations. As seen in the animated series, ready for battle. Also come in Battle Packs, with armour pieces and a Transformer figure.
NOTE: This is the TAKARA TAV50 IMAGE. No Hasbro image available yet.
Der Gigawatt-Optimus Prime aus der bekannten TV-Serie „Robots in Disguise“ verwandelt das Kinderzimmer in eine aktiongeladene Transformers-Welt. In sieben Transformationsschritten wird er vom coolen Truck zum Roboter. Zusammen mit dem enthaltenen Mini-Con entfaltet der Autobot dann seine ganzen Kräfte. Steckt man ihn an Optimus an, aktivieren sich Sound- und Lichteffekte. Dynamische Flugsounds bei Bewegung sowie adaptierbare Flügel und Laser-Kanonen komplettieren den Spielspaß des Gigawatt Optimus Prime.
Produkt: Transformers Robots in Disguise Gigawatt Optimus Prime
Alter: ab 5 Jahren
Verfügbar ab: Herbst / Winter 2016
Va'al quick translation wrote:Transform your play area into an action-packed world. Seven step conversion. Mini-cons included to activate light and sound effects. Flight sounds when moving and posable wings and laser guns.
With a couple of weeks until the New York Toy Fair, some images from upcoming Transformers products are starting to crop up around the internet. In this particular instance, the Snakas blog has collected images from the Bottalk.com boards here, and we've mirrored below what looks like Titan Masters Scourge, Mindwipe, the Chromedome head and possibly an Alpha Trion robot mode. What do you think of the very blurry images? Let us know in the Energon Pub!
Seibertronians: thanks to Twitter User @Nakigao_san we now have a better image of Unite Warriors Blastoff! This is a new mold, and features an interesting transformation where the combiner peg ends up on his back. Check out the image mirrored below, and sound off in the comments section on how you feel about this new mold Takara has created.
Via fellow seibertronian Madeus Prime, We now have new images from the Robots in Disguise Mobile App Game that shows us some potential new characters-Chief among them a legion Groundpounder!-along with some already revealed characters. Now as you all remember, we have seen screen shots from the games before and this has led to some new toys, so while this does not confirm any new toys it does give us potential looks at possible toys. Take a gander down below and sound off in the comments section to let everyone know your thoughts on the new game characters.
Lord Doomitron (weapon)
Fellow Seibertronians, an interesting picture has surfaced DiamChoc's Facebook page. It appears to be new art for Omega Supreme, based on the YOTS Omega Supreme's figure, done in the style of Marcelo Matere's Combiner Wars and Unite Warriors box art.
Compare it to the YOTS Omega Supreme art from the box, and you'll notice the vast differences, not least of which is the updated arm and head.
You can check out the figure by clicking the on the picture below.
So, do you think this will be a TT Legends release, or a release in a different line? Be sure to post your thoughts in the comments below.
EDIT: This has since been discovered to be fan art.
We've seen official color art for the upcoming Titans Return Fortress Maximus before. But fellow Seibertronian Mindmaster has sent us an image from weibo user zmultiplier. This is another teaser image along the same lines as the recently revealed Combiner Wars Computron. What makes this new picture stand out is what appears to be the Master Sword. Which was previously hinted at in Fort Max's first reveal.
An anonymous source informed us that Fortress Maximus might get a possible release at this year's SDCC, similar to Metroplex and Devastator in previous years. Our source told us that Fort Max MIGHT include the large sword and possibly his smaller gun, which we don't think the retail version will include. Currently, we do not have any confirmation from Hasbro about a SDCC release or any information about possible additional accessories.
Could that be the one and only Master Sword? Hit the jump and tell us what you think below.
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