Hasbro to Showcase Its Iconic Pop-Culture Brands at San Diego Comic-Con
New KRE-O Brand Construction Sets Join Hasbro Entertainment Classics Including TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, MY LITTLE PONY & More at Premier Fan Destination
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With some of the most popular and sought after brands in the entertainment industry for movies, television, video games, comics, collectibles and more, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) returns to San Diego Comic-Con to deliver special opportunities for fans of its pop-culture juggernaut properties. Led by displays of upcoming action figures, new NERF VORTEX blasters and “larger than life” statues from its powerhouse G.I. JOE, KRE-O, MARVEL, MY LITTLE PONY, STAR WARS and TRANSFORMERS product lines in its booth (#3213), Hasbro will offer fans an inside look into the breadth of many of these brands throughout the weekend with a variety of panels, autograph sessions and access to brand stewards, designers and more.
“San Diego Comic-Con is an amazing opportunity for us to engage with the most passionate fans of our brands and licensed properties”
“San Diego Comic-Con is an amazing opportunity for us to engage with the most passionate fans of our brands and licensed properties,” said John Frascotti, global chief marketing officer, Hasbro, Inc. “Comic-Con allows us to provide our most enthusiastic fans with unique experiences based on the properties and characters they love as well as to introduce them to the newest brands and products from Hasbro. We look forward to this special celebration each year and are excited to deliver compelling panels, outstanding special edition collectibles and the opportunity for interactions with the amazing talent behind our brands that have become touchstones in the lives of many.”
Making its first San Diego Comic-Con appearance in 2011 is Hasbro’s new KRE-O brand, bringing action and adventure to the construction toy category. At launch and on display in the Hasbro booth, the KRE-O brand offers twelve building sets featuring popular TRANSFORMERS characters. Comic-Con attendees will want to keep an eye out for roaming OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE KREON costume characters, KRE-O statues and special edition OPTIMUS PRIME KREON figures featuring “MATRIX OF LEADERSHIP” deco not available in stores (while supplies last).
Giving fans a peek behind the curtain and an inside look into what’s coming in the future for many of its entertainment brands, Hasbro’s 2011 lineup of panels and autograph sessions follows:
- Hasbro TRANSFORMERS Brand Panel: Thursday, July 21 from 2:30 - 3:30 PM in Room 24ABC
- Hasbro Studios “The Making of ‘Transformers Prime’” Panel: Thursday, July 21 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in Room 24ABC
- Hasbro STAR WARS Panel: Friday, July 22 from 11:00am-12:00pm in Room 7AB
- “Evolution of Transformers Animation” presented by Shout Factory and Hasbro Studios: Friday, July 22 from 5:30-6:30 PM in Room 8
- Hasbro MARVEL Panel: Saturday, July 23 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM in Room 9
- As a special experience for STAR WARS fans, Hasbro will welcome Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of the hit television series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS for an autograph signing session on Saturday, July 23 from 2:00-3:00pm in the STAR WARS action figure section of the Hasbro booth #3213. Mr. Filoni will be signing a special edition STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS poster he designed specifically for this autograph session, free for fans. *** A ticket will be required to participate in the autograph session. Hasbro will distribute tickets on a first come, first serve basis Saturday morning beginning at 9:30am in the Hasbro booth #3213 (while supplies last).***
Hasbro’s presence at the convention will be rounded out by the highly anticipated HasbroToyShop.com special edition San Diego Comic-Con collectibles available at the HasbroToyShop booth (#3329) and in limited quantities, after Comic Con, at http://www.HasbroToyShop.com. The complete list of 2011 special edition items follow:
G.I. JOE 3.75" ZARANA SPECIAL EDITION FIGURE
(Ages: 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $14.99 each)
The Dreadnoks get even more dreadful as ZARTAN’S sister, ZARANA, becomes the latest G.I. JOE Comic-Con special edition figure…in two different styles! The primary figure features the mistress of disguise’s classic look, with pink top, pink hair and a classic-style buzzsaw weapon. The variant figure (sold separately) depicts the character in her “Cold Slither” rock band disguise—black Cold Slither shirt and black hair—and also comes with the buzzsaw weapon.
G.I. JOE SKY STRIKER VEHICLE WITH STARSCREAM DECO AND 3.75" COBRA COMMANDER SPECIAL EDITION FIGURE
(Ages: 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $49.99 each)
The worlds of G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS collide in toy form. The new G,I, JOE: SKY STRIKER jet receives a custom make-over to become the vehicle form of legendary DECEPTICON STARSCREAM. The COBRA COMMANDER figure, which can fit in the cockpit of the jet, features the classic character in a flight suit and comes with a custom Walther P38 pistol - well known to TRANSFORMERS fans as the alt-mode of DECEPTICON leader MEGATRON!
INDIANA JONES “LOST WAVE” SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S PACK
(Ages 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $64.99)
Just in time for the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hasbro excavates an entire “lost wave” of the fan-favorite 2008 INDIANA JONES line as a Comic-Con special edition Collector’s Pack! Each pack includes INDY IN GERMAN DISGUISE (with rocket launcher), SAPITO (with torch and backpack), CLASSIC INDY (with pistol, Idol, sandbag, torch and logo base), MARION (with snakes and torch), GERMAN MECHANIC (with removable hat and wrench) and TOHT (with medallion, hot poker, removable overcoat and alternate “melting” head). Complete your INDIANA JONES collection with this collectable box set featuring six individually carded toys!
NERF N-STRIKE TRANSFORMERS BARRICADE OPTIMUS PRIME RV-10 Blaster
(Ages 6 years & up; Approx. Retail Price: $24.99)
Introducing the special edition NERF N-STRIKE TRANSFORMERS BARRICADE OPTIMUS PRIME RV-10 blaster, a motorized, semi-auto NERF blaster with revolving dart barrel that holds up to 10 whistle darts. The blaster features an exclusive new deco with TRANSFORMERS detailing, styled after the OPTIMUS PRIME character. The NERF N-STRIKE TRANSFORMERS BARRICADE OPTIMUS PRIME RV-10 blaster is compatible with the NERF Tactical Rail System and accessories (each sold separately). Requires three “AA” batteries; not included.
MARVEL MINI MUGGS THE AVENGERS SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S PACK
(Ages: 3 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $34.99 each)
MINI MUGGS, Assemble! The Marvel universe gets its first set of ultra-hip vinyl MINI MUGGS as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes get remade from “100% recycled awesome”. HULK, THOR, IRON MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA are each included as MINI MUGGS, with a MIGHTY MUGG-sized GIANT MAN literally bursting out of the special edition packaging!
MARVEL UNIVERSE 16” SPECIAL EDITION SENTINEL FIGURE
(Ages 4 and up; Approximate Retail Price $59.99)
The bane of mutantkind is now a red-hot Comic-Con special edition figure! Hot on the heels of 2010’s wildly popular MARVEL UNIVERSE 19” GALACTUS FIGURE, fans at Comic-Con will be the first to be able to purchase this MARVEL UNIVERSE 17” SENTINEL FIGURE, featuring a variety of lights and sounds and packaged on a giant blister card! Both the blister card and its special edition outer box are adorned with one-of-a-kind artwork by Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics’ chief creative officer.
MARVEL MIGHTY MUGGS SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL EDITION FIGURE
(Ages: 6 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $15.99 each)
Your friendly neighborhood SPIDER-MAN is back, as a cool and collectible MIGHTY MUGGS figure! This special edition figure features a removable soft goods mask with a Peter Parker paint deco underneath, and is highlighted in premium commemorative foil packaging.
MARVEL LEGENDS THOR SPECIAL EDITION FIGURE
(Ages: 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $24.99 each)
Celebrate the return of the fan-favorite MARVEL LEGENDS toy line in 2012 with this limited-edition preview figure. THOR, the mighty AVENGER is featured in his latest comics-accurate costume in the classic 6-inch MARVEL LEGENDS scale, and in a premium package shaped like his hammer, MJOLNIR.
MY LITTLE PONY 2011 Special Edition Pony
(Ages 3 and up; Approximate Retail Price $14.99)
The popular special edition MY LITTLE PONY figure, available each year at San Diego Comic-Con, will be showing fans a more mysterious side of the MY LITTLE PONY brand in 2011. This special edition, translucent pony figure is decorated with playful gothic details and a few ghoulish graphics, featuring beautifully rooted hair in shades of fuchsia and magenta. Look closely – can you spot a hidden “M” “L” and “P” in the details? The pony is housed in a vibrant package with two clear “peek-a-boo” MY LITTLE PONY silhouettes on either side of the box, showing off every goth detail of the black and purple figure. Fans can get a first look at this HasbroToyShop.com exclusive when it launches at San Diego Comic-Con 2011!
STAR WARS VINTAGE REVENGE OF THE JEDI SPECIAL EDITION DEATH STAR COLLECTOR’S PACK
(Ages 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $129.99)
Revenge is finally served in this incredible package of 12 figures and two exclusive mini-figures, all on highly collectible Revenge of the Jedi packaging! This Comic-Con special edition figure is the only place to get all 12 short-packed STAR WARS VINTAGE figures in one place, all individually carded with packaging that pays tribute to Kenner’s classic “lost” Revenge of the Jedi backing cards, which bore the original name of Episode VI. In addition, this special DEATH STAR collector’s pack will be the only place to get SALACIOUS CRUMB and the MOUSE DROID on Vintage Revenge of the Jedi mini-backing cards. The other figures included are LUKE SKYWALKER, HAN SOLO, R2-D2, DARTH VADER, B-WING PILOT, ADMIRAL ACKBAR, BOBA FETT, ENDOR REBEL TROOPER, STORMTROOPER, WICKET THE EWOK, PRINCESS LEIA and TIE-FIGHTER PILOT.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON SPECIAL EDITION ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME FIGURE
(Ages: 5 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $79.99)
Fans will have their first chance to get their hands on the new TRANSFORMERS MECHTECH ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME action figure at Comic-Con, with a special edition foil-wrapped, slide-out package and customizable sticker sheet. This special edition ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME will be the only way to get the figure displayed in vehicle and trailer mode; the trailer doubles as a weapons arsenal and is an integral part of the figure's converting play pattern. The MECHTECH ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME figure features lights, launching projectiles, electronic battle sounds and phrases and three modes of conversion – vehicle, robot, and robot with "mech suit." The trailer, which serves as a weapons depot and command center, also converts into a "mech suit" that OPTIMUS PRIME shows off when it's time to rumble.
TRANSFORMERS PRIME OPTIMUS PRIME FIRST EDITION FIGURE
(Ages: 5 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $19.99)
With the mainline series not available until later in 2011, be among the first to get an action figure based on the style of The Hub's hit animated series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME with this special edition figure. This deluxe class OPTIMUS PRIME figure converts from robot to truck mode and features a premium deco only available in this special edition Comic-Con figure. And, in true TRANSFORMERS fashion, the “Matrix of Leadership” packaging in which the figure is housed ‘converts’ into a wearable piece!
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Session schedule subject to change without notice.
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San Diego, CA (July 12, 2011)—IDW Publishing, a leader in graphic novel and book publishing, announced today that former Marvel comics editor and creator John Barber has joined the company as a senior editor. With over ten years in and around comics, Mr. Barber joins IDW Publishing to head the company’s Hasbro licensed titles, as well as other projects. A New York Times best-seller for his TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON movie adaptation, Mr. Barber will also continue to write comics for IDW, including the upcoming TRANSFORMERS #125 with James Roberts and another title to be announced at Comic-Con later this month.
“John is a great addition to IDW’s editorial team,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Office/Editor-in-Chief. “I’ve been impressed not only by the books he helmed at Marvel, but also by the projects he’s worked on since then, such as Kick-Ass and Turf. Add to that the fact that he was already part of our developing TRANSFORMERS writing team and you have a pretty perfect fit on all counts.”
Prior to joining IDW, Mr. Barber served as an editor at Marvel for six years, working on titles such as the Ultimate line of comics, Stephen King’s Dark Tower, the Eisner-nominated “Old Man Logan,” and the Marvel Comics Presents series. In addition to writing TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON movie-related comics for IDW, Mr. Barber has also authored numerous stores in the Marvel Universe.
“This is a great opportunity. I was perfectly content living the freelance life, but when the possibility of joining the IDW editorial team came up, I jumped at the chance,” said Barber. “There's nothing I like more than creating exciting comic books, and that's what this job is all about. Throw in getting to work with Chris and all the members of this amazing editorial staff, plus all the incredibly talented creative teams and all the amazing properties IDW publishes--and you've got a happy John Barber.”
IDW Publishing also announced today the promotion of Tom Waltz to the company’s first senior staff writer position, in addition to his duties as editor, and the expansion of the company’s book department with long-time IDW employee Alonzo Simon becoming an assistant editor.
As editor/senior staff writer, Mr. Waltz will continue his role as editor on a wide variety of titles, including GHOSTBUSTERS, CODE WORD: GERONIMO and many of IDW’s video game-related series. Mr. Waltz will also author or co-author an increasing number of series for IDW, such as the upcoming TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ongoing series and other still-to-be announced projects.
As assistant editor in IDW’s book department, Mr. Simon will have a hand in many of the graphic novels and hardcover collections published by the company. Since taking over his new duties, he has already worked on upcoming releases such as INFESTATION, VOLUME 1, ARCHIE’S JOKE BOOK and GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS, VOLUME 1.
Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC's Doctor Who; Toho’s Godzilla and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.
IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
Toys“R”Us® Captures Collectors’ Consciousness in
Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 at Comic-Con International in San Diego
A Special Selection of Official Show Exclusives and First-to-Buy Opportunities Makes Toys“R”Us® Items “Must-Haves”
The World’s Greatest Toy Store® continues its profound partnership with Entertainment Earth® at this year’s annual Comic-Con International in San Diego, and will no doubt contribute to the euphoria of the participating action figure and comic book enthusiasts. In honor of the show’s forty-second year, and the company’s thrilling third year in attendance, from Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24, Toys“R”Us® will offer an extraordinary extravaganza of official San Diego Comic-Con merchandise, including toys based on characters from TRANSFORMERS, ThunderCats® and DCU vs. MOTU. Continuing last year’s magnificent merge with Entertainment Earth, every Toys“R”Us Comic-Con exclusive will be available at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343.
To help commemorate these dynamic deals from Toys“R”Us, Entertainment Earth will be hosting several exceptional events:
On Thursday, July 21, from 10 to 11:30 am, Spawn® creator and renowned toy designer Todd McFarlane of McFarlane Toys will be available to sign autographs in celebration of the Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con debut of the Halo “Master Chief Platinum” action figure. *
On Friday, July 22, from 5 – 7 pm, Larry Kenney, who voiced the Lion-O in the classic ThunderCats® animated series will be available to sign autographs of the Classic Lion-O action figure from Bandai America Incorporated. *
Fans who are unable to attend the show can still purchase the exclusive Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con merchandise online at Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 starting Thursday, July 21. However, there is a limited number of each item, so fans should visit Entertainment Earth at booth #2343 or Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 early to purchase the below action figures.
Toys“R”Us Exclusive TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece RODIMUS PRIME action figure from Hasbro®
TRANSFORMERS collectors can own the heroic Rodimus Prime in this recreation of the classic G1 action figure! Best known as Optimus Prime’s successor to the Autobot Matrix of Leadership in the 1986 Transformers movie, this fan favorite character has the ability to transform into his Winnebago vehicle mode. The set includes a miniature ally, the Target-Master Offshoot; a buzz saw; and the legendary Matrix of Leadership. Rodimus Prime’s rifle can also convert into Offshoot’s blasters, offering extra firepower when battling the evil Decepticons! Following its debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego, this Toys“R”Us exclusive action figure will roll out to Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com.
Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con ThunderCats “Classic Lion-O” Action Figure from Bandai America Incorporated
“ThunderCats, Hooo!” Lion-O, the leader of the ThunderCats, is presented in a new, highly-detailed 8-inch action figure with 18 points of articulation and a metallic finish in this recreation of his classic 1980s action hero look. Now collectors can imagine taking on the evil forces of the mutants of Plun-Darr and Mumm-Ra the Ever Living with accessories that include the iconic Sword of Omens (in two sizes), Claw Shield and the Sword stand.
Toys“R”Us Exclusive Comic-Con Preview of HALO “Master Chief Platinum” Action Figure from McFarlane Toys
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the most popular video game franchises, Microsoft’s Halo, McFarlane Toys has released a commemorative edition of the game’s iconic SPARTAN-II super soldier protagonist! Now fans can own the platinum-painted version of John-117, who comes Covenant combat-ready, equipped with his MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/Mark VI armor and classic assault rifle. This anniversary edition of Master Chief features full articulation and is the same height as Halo: Reach figures. Collectors will also be able to get their copy of Master Chief specially signed by its creator, Todd McFarlane, on Thursday, July 21 from 4 to 5:30pm! Be sure to pick up your figure at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con before it hits stores in August, along with the rest of the Halo: Anniversary line!
Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Star Wars: Republic Commando Action Figure Set from Hasbro®
“May the Force be with you.” The saga of the Star Wars universe continues with this new set of action figures, based on the 2005 video game Star Wars: Republic Commando! Now fans can join Delta Squad, a crack Clone Trooper commando unit, as they battle the Trade Federation’s droid army. The four members of the covert group include stoic leader Boss; expert marksman Sev; technical expert and computer hacker Fixer; and wisecracking demolitions expert Scorch. The set also includes a Geonosian Warrior. All five 3¾ inch figures feature improved articulation and come equipped with battle accessories.
Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con DCU vs. MOTU- Bizarro vs. Battle Armor Faker from Mattel®
Combining two beloved franchises, DC Universe Classics vs. Masters of the Universe™ Classics, this “Bizarro vs. Battle Armor Faker” 2-Pack set brings iconic mirror image baddies together for the first time! Featuring a dastardly duo of villainy – The Man of Steel’s inverted nemesis and The Most Powerful Man in the Universe’s evil, robotic duplicate – fans can now battle for doppelganger supremacy of Metropolis® and Eternia®! The set contains Bizarro and Battle Armor Faker ® figures, accessories, comic book reprint packaging, as well as an exclusive mini-poster.
Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Mortal Kombat “Lightning Fury Raiden” action figure from Jazwares®, Inc.
Collectors can now own the immortal thunder god of the Mortal Kombat franchise! Protector of Earthrealm and ally of the Elder Gods, Raiden appears in his lighting fury form ready to defeat Shao Khan and his minions in this limited edition action figure. This version of Raiden also glows in the dark, demonstrating Raiden’s mastery of electricity!
Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con “Flocked Sonic” action figure from Jazwares, Inc.
Now, kids, collectors and gamers can own a “Flocked” version of the world’s fastest blue-haired mammal! SEGA’s supersonic mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog, has been re-released to commemorate the 20th Anniversary edition of the character. The fully articulated 10-inch toy is the first-ever flocked deluxe action figure, featuring precise fiber particles that provide a polished plush feel to Sonic’s fur.
Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Minimates “MARVEL® vs. CAPCOM ® 3: Fate of Two Worlds” figures from Diamond Select
Celebrating the release of MARVEL® vs. CAPCOM ® 3: Fate of Two Worlds, a video game sequel nearly 10 years in the making, this licensed miniature figures set is based on players’ favorite fighters from the highly-anticipated third entry in the franchise! Fans can now recreate beat-‘em-up battle sequences with iconic characters from both MARVEL® and CAPCOM ®, including Hulk, Iron Man, Zero and Morrigan Aensland in their variant, player two colors.
All Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are limited editions and are available on a first-come, first served basis.
Hasbro to Unveil TF3 Crew Series Apparel and Accessories Line at New Era’s SoHo Flagship Store
Exclusive Collection Designed by New Era, Oakley*, Zazzle*
And Red Monkey Designs to Launch at Retail This Month
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced the launch of the TF3 CREW Series, a “behind-the-scenes” apparel and accessories collection designed for TRANSFORMERS fans and inspired by the gear worn on the set of the Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie. The exclusive collection, created by New Era, Oakley, Zazzle and Red Monkey Designs, will be showcased in New Era’s flagship SoHo store on Monday, June 27, 2011.
“Our CREW series offers consumers a chance to feel like a member of the TRANSFORMERS production team, with hip and edgy product inspired by film as well as the movie makers’ on-set gear”
“Our CREW series offers consumers a chance to feel like a member of the TRANSFORMERS production team, with hip and edgy product inspired by film as well as the movie makers’ on-set gear," said Simon Waters, SVP, Global Brand Licensing and Publishing, Hasbro. “New Era is a premium lifestyle brand and we’re thrilled to be able to launch the TF3 CREW Series at their SoHo store.”
About TF3 CREW Series
As part of the TF3 CREW Series, New Era will offer exclusive caps, inspired by those worn on set. The collection is designed to appeal to fans of both the New Era and TRANSFORMERS brands. The caps will be sold exclusively at New Era retail locations and will be available to purchase for the first time at the June 27 event.
For those seeking a balance of fashion and function, Hasbro and Oakley are in the process of entering a license under which Oakley will to bring to market TF3 CREW Series 3-D sunglasses mirroring the technical eyewear worn by the editors and crew who developed Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3-D special effects. The “More Than Meets the Eye” 3-D shades will be available at Oakley retail stores, http://www.Oakley.com and through additional authorized Oakley dealers.
Further rounding out the TF3 CREW Series, Red Monkey Designs is set to unveil an edgy line which includes cuffs, belt buckles and watches based on the film’s remarkable imagery – from early renderings and blueprints to set designs and locations. Using elements like brushed metal, wood inlay and embossed leather, Red Monkey Designs pays tribute to the art of film-making. Items will be available in specialty and Red Monkey Design’s online boutique.
Hasbro and Zazzle, Inc. are in the process of entering a license under which Zazzle will bring to market products featuring one of two signature graphics from pop culture artist, and TRANSFORMERS fan, Les Schettkoe. Saluting OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE, Schettkoe drew his inspiration from concept art and brand iconography. Consumers can customize tees, iPod® and iPad™ cases – and even skateboards, with Schettkoe’s film-inspired renderings.
The TF3 CREW Series carries an approximate retail price of $25 to $250 and includes nearly 30 items.
About the event
On Monday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m., Hasbro will launch its CREW Series at New Era’s SoHo store (9 East 4th Street, NY, NY) with music, give-aways, special guests and the chance to win an ultimate prize pack…two tickets to the New York premier of the new Paramount Pictures film Transformers: Dark of the Moon taking place in New York on June 28.
In addition to fun give-aways and prize packs, the first 100 guests will receive AMC movie passes redeemable for Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie tickets.
Visit http://www.neweracap.com/TF3legal for the Official Rules.
About “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is directed by Michael Bay, written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. It opens worldwide beginning June 29th.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company’s labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Television & Digital Distribution.
© 2011 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved.
HASBRO, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
© 2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
*Editors’ Note: Deals noted with an asterisk are agreements reached in principle, with binding written agreements to be negotiated.
Razer rolls out Transformers 3 Collector’s Edition Gaming Suite
Metal on metal carnage, explosions, destruction. That’s what’s going down when the righteous Autobots clash with the ruthless Decepticons in the epic finale to the cinematic extravaganza that is the Transformers trilogy. To commemorate such a momentous occasion, Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand, in collaboration with Hasbro, famed toys maker, unleash the exclusive Transformers 3 Collector’s Edition gaming suite.
The gaming suite is headlined by Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, and Shockwave: four legends crafted and transmuted into four uniquely designed Razer DeathAdder mice to give you unparalleled gaming performance while evoking the heart-pumping excitement and robot wonder of the Transformers universe.
Also included in the gaming suite is a dual-sided Razer Vespula mouse mat, with one side representing the Autobots with a speed-enhancing surface, the other of the Decepticons with a control-enhancing surface, to showcase your favored allegiance as you annihilate opponents with your preferred style of swiping. And finally, an exclusive laptop case designed by Razer, available in the four iconic colors of these Transformers, delivers a sleek and eye-catching storage solution for your gaming on the go.
Click here: http://www.razerzone.com/transformers3 to transform your gaming with hardcore peripherals that are more than meets the eye.
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