Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Sunday, April 26th, 2020 11:03pm CDT

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While there is a lot of talk and news about the current pandemic, the news that touched our hobby was mainly regarding events, and there was even worse news of Transformers AOE star Sophia Myles' father dying of the virus. Well, there is another news bit in this ven diagram and it is good news this time, which we wanted to share. Hasbro, the company responsible for our beloved Transformers franchise, will be contributing a major effort to the battle against COVID-19 by making face shields for hospital workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

They are partnering with Cartamundi to produce 50,000 face shields per week (to make 250 000 total) for front line health care workers, and those masks will be produced in a facility in Massachusetts. So not only will there be more face shields available, but this will also be providing continued employment for the workers at that facility, who will be respecting all proper social distancing guidelines.

And the fact that these are donations means these states will not have to participate as much in the current bidding war states are having against eachother for this particular personal protective equipment, which has been a major strain on states' budgets.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to work together with our partners at Cartamundi to produce much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE), to directly assist the critical needs of front-line medical workers in our community," John Frascotti, president and COO of Hasbro, wrote in a statement.

This comes from an article published by CNN Business.

Transformers News: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island


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Re: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2062317)
Posted by DEANO85 on April 26th, 2020 @ 11:13pm CDT
Dissapointed that they don't have the Optimus Prime mouth plate on the bottom half of them.....
Re: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2062320)
Posted by william-james88 on April 26th, 2020 @ 11:21pm CDT
DEANO85 wrote:Dissapointed that they don't have the Optimus Prime mouth plate on the bottom half of them.....


We don't know how they look like, it's just a stock image I used for the article.
Re: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2062321)
Posted by Burn on April 26th, 2020 @ 11:24pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
DEANO85 wrote:Dissapointed that they don't have the Optimus Prime mouth plate on the bottom half of them.....


We don't know how they look like, it's just a stock image I used for the article.


But in all seriousness ... that's never going to happen. Hasbro will be churning these out stock standard to help meet the demand, they're not going to waste time "Hasbrofying" them.
Re: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2062322)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 26th, 2020 @ 11:59pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
DEANO85 wrote:Dissapointed that they don't have the Optimus Prime mouth plate on the bottom half of them.....


We don't know how they look like, it's just a stock image I used for the article.

they could be looking like a mandalorian face shield for all we know ;)
Re: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2062323)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 27th, 2020 @ 12:06am CDT
Burn wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
DEANO85 wrote:Dissapointed that they don't have the Optimus Prime mouth plate on the bottom half of them.....


We don't know how they look like, it's just a stock image I used for the article.


But in all seriousness ... that's never going to happen. Hasbro will be churning these out stock standard to help meet the demand, they're not going to waste time "Hasbrofying" them.

true plus its keeping people employed
Re: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2062327)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 27th, 2020 @ 2:44am CDT
Hmmm...this makes me want to see Hasbro do toys of War Within Ironhide, Ratchet, and Kup with windshield-in-front-of-the-face robot modes, and donate all proceeds to help first responders, or some other Covid 19 related cause.

You know, someday, after the crisis has died down significantly.

If predictions are right about the virus being seasonal, this concept may, sadly, kind of make sense for years to come.
Re: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2062349)
Posted by SkyFire Prime on April 27th, 2020 @ 9:18am CDT
Hrmmm some Hasbro still has a factory??
Good to see they're all in on aid.
Re: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2062360)
Posted by TulioDude on April 27th, 2020 @ 11:11am CDT
Re: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2062374)
Posted by triKlops on April 27th, 2020 @ 12:52pm CDT
Great news to hear for those of us living and working in Southern New England!
The infection/ death rates have been lower, comparatively, in RI as our square milage is so small in comparison to others and our governor is pretty proactive to preventative measures.
However MA, our neighbor to the north, has been getting slammed with cases/ deaths in the past weeks; top 5 in the country, i believe.
This will go to many in need workers, who are doing their best to contain and deal with this pandemic.
Props to Hasbro for doing this and love to those on the frontlines dealing with the situation. :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2062380)
Posted by william-james88 on April 27th, 2020 @ 1:44pm CDT
SkyFire Prime wrote:Hrmmm some Hasbro still has a factory??
Good to see they're all in on aid.


They are using Catramundi's factory.
Re: Hasbro is Making Face Shields and Donating them to Hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2062464)
Posted by Emerje on April 27th, 2020 @ 9:00pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
DEANO85 wrote:Dissapointed that they don't have the Optimus Prime mouth plate on the bottom half of them.....


We don't know how they look like, it's just a stock image I used for the article.

They were shown being assembled in the morning news reports. The ones shown were the blue headband type.

https://www.wcvb.com/article/hasbro-s-e ... /32277821#

Emerje

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