All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hasbro’

Angry Birds Transformers Mash-up Is a Real Thing That’s Happening

Because the world needed the word ‘Deceptihog’, Rovio and Hasbro have teamed up once again to bring you a new Angry Birds mashup that will spawn a new game, a new product line, and more branded toys. This time, it’s the Transformers. “We’re really excited to combine the iconic Transformers universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds” said Blanca …

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Monopoly Rules To Incorporate “House Rules”

Monopoly rules are changing, and with a little help from you. Ever sat down as family or friends to play a game of monopoly and used some rules that might not be in the rulebook? Do you get a wad of cash when you land on free parking or travel between railroads or auction off properties that haven’t been bought …

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Furby Boom is Hot Holiday Toy for 2013

The Furby Boom is Hasbro’s 2013 edition of a toy that has become a modern classic. Hasbro is pushing the app component of the Furby Boom this holiday season. The app is available for iOS devices through iTunes and for Android devices through Google Play. New app features offer the ability to name your Furby and to monitor its vital …

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New Monopoly Token Proves That Cats Still Rule The Internet

In August of 2013 Hasbro Inc. announced that they would be replacing the iconic iron game piece in the classic Monopoly board game with a cat. And not just any cat; a democratically picked cat which was chosen through an internet poll. Gizmodo released a rather lengthy and cheeky review saying, “This cat is the product of democracy in action. …

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Rovio Partners With Hasbro For Even More Angry Birds Toys

Anyone who has casually perused a toy store lately can attest that the Angry Birds brand has grown to become one of the largest current toy brands. The birds and their pig nemeses can be found on everything from plush toys to lunch boxes – and there is even an Angry Birds-branded soda. This wildly successful merchandising didn’t come about …

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Check Out Hasbro’s Toy Workshop Complete With 3D Printers

Hasbro is in the business of making toys. Some of the most beloved franchises of our youth – Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, and others – all come out of the behemoth toy maker. These toys are generally made in China, but the company now creates its prototypes and production models here in the U.S. with 3D printers. Gizmodo recently …

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Hasbro to Make Tetris-Themed Jenga, Bop It Games

One of the most-popular video games ever created, Tetris, is about to get some real world ports based on its famous block-building structures. Hasbro and The Tetris Company have just announced a partnership that will see two physical games based on Tetris produced before the end of the year. The first is called BOP IT TETRIS, which “tests players to …

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Mattel And Hasbro Terrified Of Tablets Moving In On Their Turf

Mattel and Hasbro are household names when it comes to toys. I grew up playing with action figures made by the companies, and I’m sure any person born in the 80s or early 90s has fond memories of G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, He-Man and others. Despite being giants in the toy industry, these companies are now facing a new …

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Zynga, Hasbro Launching FarmVille, CityVille, & Words with Friends-Themed Board Games

If you are looking for a new type of board game to play over the course of the holiday season, Zynga and Hasbro hope that you’ll give their new offerings a chance. Social gaming company Zynga and longtime physical game maker Hasbro have teamed up to produce a line of board games inspired by the online Zynga games played by …

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It May Not Be LEGO, But This KRE-O U.S.S. Enterprise Is Amazing

There’s no getting around it – I love it when LEGO and nerd properties collide. That’s why I’m so adamant on getting that Portal LEGO set out of committee and into the hands of my fellow nerds everywhere. There are other non-LEGO bricks that have deals with nerd properties that demand your attention as well though. One of those will …

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Transformers Are Now Real Courtesy Of Japan

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had somewhat of a fascination with Transformers. While I may have been more of a G.I. Joe fan, Transformers at least made me think. How could a robot twist and turn like that to become a humanoid after being a truck just seconds before? I passed it off as being impossible and turned …

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G.I.Joe Retaliation Releases 8 Awesome Posters

Who is your favorite Joe? Roadblock? Duke? Snake Eyes? Well those guys are all here in these awesome new movie posters! This movie managed to land a couple of big stars for the seqel including the Rock and Bruce Willis. G.I. Joe Retaliation is set to be released on June 29, 2012. It stars Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Channing Tatum …

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