Hasbro and Kabam Introduce TRANSFORMERS: Forged To Fight Mobile Game

transformers-forged-to-fight-logoKabam, a world leader of massively multiplayer mobile games for a global audience, and Hasbro Inc. today announced the title and key details of TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, a new high-definition, action-fighting mobile game set in an immersive world. The game will feature authentic Transformers “more than meets the eye” action, allowing players to engage with Optimus Prime, Megatron and many other popular Autobots and Decepticons in a stunning 3D environment. The new title will enter beta testing in select territories soon and will be available worldwide in Spring 2017.

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight will give players access to nearly every era of the franchise’s history, challenging gamers to assemble the ultimate team of Transformers characters, including Autobots and Decepticons from the animated TV series, blockbuster films, as well as fan-favorites from the Transformers comic book series and Hasbro’s line of iconic figures. As fans assemble their team, they will forge alliances, battle other players and dive into a unique storyline that goes beyond good versus evil.

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight embraces the best that the Transformers brand has to offer, allowing players to collect the most memorable Autobots and Decepticons from every era of the brand’s thirty-plus year history,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “We’re excited to work with Kabam to bring this unique mobile game to life, and think fans will be thrilled with the final product.”

In TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, explore an epic new universe where multiple realities collide to form a massive planetary battlefield. Players will assemble a team of Autobots and Decepticons from across time and space to fight against a world of corrupted Transformers and their villainous overlords. The game features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action and deep RPG elements. Transformers such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream and Grimlock will level up over time, unleashing powerful new abilities and devastating robot-vehicle attacks.

“The Transformers franchise and its characters are larger than life, and Kabam is working closely with Hasbro to develop a game that lives up to that expectation,” said Mike McCartney, Executive Producer for TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight. “It will be a thrilling experience for long-time fans of the brand as well as newcomers, offering players incredible visuals, action-packed gameplay, and a truly immersive world.”

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight is being developed by Kabam Vancouver, the studio who created Fast & Furious: Legacy and Marvel Contest of Champions, a top grossing game on the App Store.

Funko Continues Specialty Series With Batgirl Pop! And Fallout Adamantium Skeleton Dorbz

funko logoFunko has announced the ‘Specialty Series’ – special Funko exclusives that will only be available to qualified retailers. Each month, two exclusives will be announced, one Pop! and one Dorbz that will only be available through this program.

Funko’s kicked off this program with a Batgirl Pop! vinyl, and the Adamantium Skeleton Dorbz from Fallout both of which will be available in February. Stayed tuned for future announcements in the Specialty Series.

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Kidrobot Release 20″ Plush Dunny

kidrobot tnKidrobot’s iconic Dunny has never been softer than it is now with the release of a squishy 20″ plush. This crisp white plush Dunny stands 20 inches tall and is the first plush version of the dunny.  Limited to just 200 pieces, it’s perfect as it is…or as the base for a custom piece of artwork. It is priced at $75 and is available here.

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Entertainment Earth Reveals Top 12 Collectibles For This Holiday Season

EE LogoAwesomeToyBlog sponsor Entertainment Earth® has unveiled its top collectibles this holiday season. From exclusive Batman to Transformers to Star Wars action figures, the list offers a comprehensive collection that should appeal to any collector. Check out these 12 items, and if you see something you like, pick it up and help keep AwesomeToyBlog going.
“Our Top 12 Great Gifts were assembled to showcase items for fans looking to acquire something for themselves, as well as to guide people to the perfect holiday gift,” says Jason Labowitz, President and Co-Founder of Entertainment Earth.
  1. Transformers Generations Platinum Edition Combiner Wars Liokaiser – Entertainment Earth Exclusive $129.99
Liokaiser is finally here! This team was originally released in Japan in 1989, making the Decepticon crew a scarce commodity for American toy collectors. Entertainment Earth brings Liokaiser to the USA for the very first time in this exclusive boxed set!
  1. Star Trek: The Original Series 24kt Gold Plated Enterprise Monitor Mate – Convention Exclusive $59.99
Covered in real 24-karat gold, this deluxe Monitor Mate™ is an ideal gift for any Star Trek fan. Limited to only 1,260 pieces and measuring 2 1/2-inches long x 2 1/2-inches tall, this miniature collectible bobble ship includes a non-damaging adhesive pad that sticks to surfaces like your car dashboard or computer monitor. Plus, as an Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive, each is individually numbered with a holographic sticker. Ages 14 and up.
  1. Penny Dreadful Tarot Card Deluxe Carved Wood Box Set – Entertainment Earth Exclusive $59.99
What does your future hold? Find out while you entertain family and friends with this incredible Entertainment Earth Exclusive from Bif Bang Pow!. Just like the set used by the show’s heroine (Vanessa Ives), this replica features an authentic wood carved box that measures 6 1/2-inches square x 2 1/4-inches tall (as seen when the cut-wife first introduces Vanessa to the tarot cards in her cottage) and holds 78 premium tarot cards adorned with marvelous series-true artwork, and an informative instruction book! Plus, each limited edition set (only 1,000 sets produced) is individually numbered with a holographic sticker. Ages 18 and up.
  1. Star Wars The Black Series Astromech Droids 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures – Entertainment Earth Exclusive $79.99
It’s an Entertainment Earth Exclusive from out of this galaxy! Based on one of our most beloved exclusive action figure sets, these 3 3/4-inch droid action figures are packaged in a nifty display box shaped like the most famous droid, R2-D2. Enjoy all six with droids dating back as far as the original Star Wars movie through The Clone Warsanimated series.
  1. Supernatural Impala 1:18 Scale Die-Cast Metal Vehicle with Sam and Dean Figures – Entertainment Earth Exclusive $99.99
This highly detailed Supernatural 1967 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan 1:18 Scale Die-Cast Metal Vehicle with exclusive Sam and Dean figures positioned inside the car is based on the Supernatural TV series. It features iconography from Season 9, Episode 16, “Bladerunners,” with Enochian writing on the side of the vehicle that translates to “Be afraid – your Queen.” This collectible of Baby is a must-have for Supernatural fans.
  1. Batman v Superman: The Jokers Wild Batman 19-Inch Big Figs(TM) Action Figure – Convention Exclusive $59.99
From Jakks Pacific’s Big Fig 20-inch scale collection – and available only at Entertainment Earth – here is the limited edition Batman v Superman: The Jokers Wild Batman 19-Inch Big Figs(TM) Action Figure. While Batman stands tall and has 7 points of articulation, the Joker got to him on the way from the factory. The Clown Prince of Crime tagged old pointy ears with his name and a bunch of crude symbols and drawings, showing that he’s got a great second career in designer toys if the whole supervillain thing doesn’t work out for him. This is what happens in Gotham City when you don’t lock up the spray paint at the art store!
  1. Wonder Woman Invisible Jet Pop! Vinyl Vehicle $24.99
Wonder Woman’s aircraft gets the Pop! Vinyl treatment! The Wonder Woman Invisible Jet Pop! Vinyl Vehicle includes the Amazonian Princess and features her transparent aircraft with a wing span of 8-inches. This amazing Pop! Vinyl vehicle measures about 12-inches long, and Wonder Woman stands about 3 3/4-inches tall. The jet comes packaged in a window display box.
  1. Firefly Serenity Ship Oversized Plush Slippers – Exclusive $44.99
If you’re a fan of the Firefly TV series and Serenity movie, you really need to get yourself a pair of these plush slippers with an ultra-comfy bottom, complete with rubbery dots for traction. Use some fantastic footwear to fill the Firefly void in your life!
  1. The Dark Knight Joker Jack-in-the-Box – Convention Exclusive $49.99
What’s lurking inside this musical tin box? Crank the retro-styled jack-in-the-box handle to play “Pop Goes the Weasel” as you anticipate that spine-tingling moment when… POP! Out comes THE JOKER™ from the hit 2008 film The Dark Knight! Measuring 5 1/2-inches tall x 5 1/2-inches wide, this classically designed jack-in-the-box features a detailed plastic head sculpted by 3D Systems (a.k.a. Gentle Giant) and a fabric body. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive is individually numbered with a holographic sticker. Ages 14 and up.
  1. Living Dead Dolls Munchkins of Oz 3-Pack – Entertainment Earth Exclusive $34.99
The Living Dead Dolls Munchkins of Oz 3-Pack – Entertainment Earth Exclusive presents an incredible crossover of the Living Dead Dolls and The Wizard of Oz. These death-defying, death-dealing blue Munchkins measure a bone-chilling 4-inches tall and arrive in a special display box. Start your trip down the Yellow Brick Road off right – screaming in terror at the top of your lungs!
  1. Fantasy Figure Gallery DC Comics Collection Wonder Woman Variant Resin Statue – Entertainment Earth Exclusive $249.99
Princess Diana of Themyscira, as envisioned by world-renowned artist Luis Royo, is brought to breathtaking 3D life by Shin Tanabe in this limited edition Fantasy Figure Gallery DC Comics Collection Wonder Woman Variant Resin Statue – Entertainment Earth Exclusive. With a numbered display plate, art card, and certificate of authenticity, Wonder Woman stands about 12 1/4-inches tall with her Lasso of Truth, indestructible vambraces, and golden tiara. The Entertainment Earth variant version features the Amazon with her shield and sword in her hands, wearing a different outfit that slightly exposes her chiseled midriff. Wonder Woman also sports a different pair of long red-and-silver boots. Limited edition of only 500 pieces worldwide!
  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Force FX Deluxe Lightsaber Prop Replica $199.99
The massive Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Black Series Kylo Ren Force FX Deluxe Lightsaber Replica includes a cool display stand and three light-up elements on the hilt, just like in the movie. Its sturdy red polycarbonate blade features realistic power-up and power-down glowing light effects. The huge lightsaber also includes digitally recorded and motion-sensor-controlled authentic sound effects, such as power-up, power-down, idle, movement sounds, and clash sounds. It’s the perfect companion to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Voice Changer Helmet The Black Series Prop Replica, sold separately.
Give some cheer to someone special this Holiday season, and get a deal on these collectibles. All these items are currently on sale until December 20, 2016, and featured in the Entertainment Earth Top 12 Great Gifts Shop.
Entertainment Earth is also spreading the Holiday cheer by once again being a proud Two Star Partner of the Marine Toys for Tots Campaign, with a portion of each purchase from its website supporting their Toys for Tots donation.
“We are very pleased to welcome Entertainment Earth back for their third year as a major national corporate sponsor,” said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “With their generous support, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children, who otherwise might have been forgotten.”
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Machinima and Hasbro Announce Final Two Chapters of the The Prime Wars Trilogy – Titans Return & Power of the Primes

transformersFollowing the massive worldwide interest in Transformers: Combiner Wars, Machinima, the first Many2Many programming service focused on fandom and gamer culture, and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced today that they will join forces to develop Titans Return and Power of the Primes, the final two installments of the animated Prime Wars trilogy. Since launching the trilogy’s first installment in August 2016, Transformers: Combiner Wars, has garnered more than 122 million global views on a wide variety of platforms, including go90 (United States), SkyQ (U.K.), AMC Iberia (Spain and Portugal), Sohu (China), and YouTube (rest of world).

The first sequel, The Titans Return, will take the action of the series to new “heights,” and feature return appearances from many fan-favorite Transformers characters as well as introduce a new set of Autobots and Decepticons. Set in the period following the excitement of The Combiner Wars, the depleted forces of Cybertron and a broken Council of Worlds must now face-off against a new threat that is larger than anything that has come before.

Combiner Wars Executive Producer and Showrunner Eric Calderon is returning to oversee the development of the final two installments.

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New This Week from Diamond Select Toys: Alice Vinimates and Dr. Strange

dst-logo1Each week Diamond Select Toys sends off new releases to comic and specialty shops everywhere and we’ve got a mind-blowing week, as Diamond Select Toys ships two reality-twisting toy lines to stores across North America. First up, four Vinimates vinyl figures based on Alice Through the Looking Glass capture that movie’s time-traveling shenanigans, then the Doctor Strange Movie Minimates assortment captures all of the dimension-distorting magic of the hit Marvel Studios film! Read on for details, then find a comic shop near you at comicshoplocator.com!

Alice Through the Looking Glass Vinimates Vinyl Figures
A Diamond Select Toys release! Off with their heads! The newest movie to join the Vinimates revolution is Alice Through the Looking Glass! Four characters from the much-anticipated sequel – Alice, Mad Hatter, Red Queen and new villain Time – are now part of the Vinimates vinyl-figure army. Each 4-inch PVC figure is sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style, and pre-posed to display their personality. Plus, with their ball-jointed necks, you can add additional attitude to each already perfect pose! Each Vinimate is packaged in a full-color window box.

Marvel Minimates Series 70 Doctor Strange Movie 2-Pack Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now the next entry in the long-running Marvel Minimates line! Series 70 of Marvel Minimates mini-figures travels to the world of the Doctor Strange movie, with four different two-packs: Doctor Strange with The Ancient One, Mordo with Kaecilius, the comic-shop-exclusive Stephen Strange with Christine Palmer and the comic-shop-exclusive Wong & Zealot! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Each two-pack is packaged in a full-color window box.

 

Celebrate Fantastic Beasts With Monogram

Monogram Logo 2.jpgOver the weekend, the Harry Potter prequel ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ opened and Monogram has prepared a whole collection of products in support of this movie.

Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts fans can expect an eclectic collection with various styles such as the Fantastic Beast Logo & Locket Pewter Key Rings, various Soft Touch PVC Key Rings, Pewter Lapel Pins & Lanyards. See a sample of the upcoming product below and look for it in stores everywhere.

Doctor Who Christmas Special Coming To a Theater Near You Via Fathom Events

Doctor Who logoBBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce their last theatrical event of 2016, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time both days.

The event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Tickets for the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special can be purchased online beginning Friday, November 18, 2016 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. The event is expected to show in nearly 400 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Join the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, as he teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player), and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Written by Steven Moffat, the special stars Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) as Grant, along with Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids), Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel),Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

The Return of Doctor Mysterio will be an excellent way for fans to celebrate the holidays in true Whovian style,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America.

Doctor Who fans are one of our most dedicated audiences, and we expect they will show up in full force for this holiday special,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “There’s no better way to enjoy this content than on the big screen and among fellow fans.”

The Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on BBC AMERICA on Christmas Day. It is executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett, and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark). It was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Studios Wales. Check out the trailer below.

Entertainment Earth’s Transformers Combiner Wars LIOKAISER Video Reviews

transformersEntertainment Earth has a brand new Transformers exclusive – the Platinum Edition Combiner Wars Liokaiser box set. Available for pre-order now, this set includes all six bots that form Liokaiser. They were kind enough to send over an early copy for review, so check out series of video reviews below!

Also if you’re interested in ordering one, there’s a coupon that can be used for purchase of the Liokaiser beginning on 11/11. It’s $20 off, free shipping, and a free Transformers diorama. The coupon code SINGLES must be used.

 







Gallery for Entertainment Earth’s New Combiner Wars LIOKAISER Box Set

transformersEntertainment Earth has a brand new Transformers exclusive – the Platinum Edition Combiner Wars Liokaiser box set. Available for pre-order now, this set includes all six bots that form Liokaiser. They were kind enough to send over an early copy for review, so check out a gallery of pics below!

Also if you’re interested in ordering one, there’s a coupon that can be used for purchase of the Liokaiser beginning on 11/11. It’s $20 off, free shipping, and a free Transformers diorama. The coupon code SINGLES must be used.

Enjoy the pics!

Transformers: Earth Wars Adds Combiners Into Gameplay

transformersHasbro Inc., Backflip Studios and Space Ape Games today released their biggest update yet to the popular real-time combat strategy mobile game TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS, bringing fan-favorite Combiners characters Devastator and Superion from the iconic Transformers universe into TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS. Beloved by fans of Hasbro’s “Transformers Generations Prime Wars Trilogy,” the Combiners will be the most visually stunning and powerfully destructive bots on the battlefield.

Not all bots have the power to combine as these super-sized Combiners are robots formed by teams of five or more designated component bots. The landscape of the battlefield will change as players race to build these new characters and leverage their unique powers and abilities. Along with the new characters, the update will introduce new resources, buildings, and the Combiners themselves in a new campaign based on the first chapter in the Prime Wars Trilogy, Combiner Wars.

“Bringing Combiners into the game was a goal throughout development, and we couldn’t be more excited to have achieved this milestone for Transformers fans,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “Combiners bring another level of authenticity to the game and a whole new mission for the player to collect, combine and battle at a new level.”

 TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS launched in June 2016 topping charts and building a player base of six million downloads. Published by Backflip Studios and developed by Space Ape Games, the game breaks new ground for the genre, pairing authentic Transformers storytelling with fast-paced gameplay, beautiful 3D animation and hundreds of characters with diverse strengths and abilities. The game also features notable storytellers and voice actors from the Transformers franchise, including voice acting from Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, and Frank Welker, the original voice of Megatron.

 TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS is FREE to download, features in-game purchases, and is available on Android and iOS devices worldwide, except in Mainland China.  Please note that a Wi-Fi connection is required to play.

Check out the trailer below!

Icon Heroes Announces Once Upon a Time ornaments

icon heroes TNIcon Heroes continues to deliver for fans of ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ as they’ve announced a set of holiday oraments. This set of eight (8) includes Regina, Hook, Emma, Henry, Rumplestiltskin, Belle, Prince Charming, and Snow White. Each ornament is beautifully preserved in epoxy and die cut in high grade steel. Measuring approximately 4 inches tall each, these ornaments are the perfect decor for the holidays or all year round! Packaged in a keepsake box, this set is limited to just 350 pieces.

Preorders are available for $49.99 plus shipping and handling, and you can find them here.

Funko Announces Guns N Roses and WWE: The New Day Pop!s

funko logoFunko has announced two new sets of Pop!s set for release in December. 80’s hard rock supergroup Guns N Roses are set to get the Pop! treatment with Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan set for release.

Also slated for December release are the three members of the WWE Raw tag team The New Day. Big E, Xavier Woods (with his trombone Francesca!),and Kofi Kingston are all coming this winter.

New This Week from Diamond Select Toys: Aliens, Ponies and Justice League

dst-logo1Whether you’re a magical pony, a Colonial Marine, or a member of the Justice League, this week is all about friendship! Diamond Select Toys is shipping five new items to their friends at comic shops across North America, and those items include the first-ever Aliens Minimates vehicle (perfect for you and four of your fellow Marines), the first bust in the Justice League series, and three highly anticipated vinyl banks from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! Read on for details, find a store at comicshoplocator.com, and reserve yours today!

Aliens Deluxe Minimates APC Mini-Vehicle

A Diamond Select Toys release! Get your Colonial Marines ready to roll out with this all-new Minimates-scale mini-vehicle of the Armored Personnel Carrier from Aliens! Based on the classic 1986 movie, this approximately 7” APC vehicle seats five Marines, and includes an exclusive Minimates mini-figure of Lt. Gorman, with an alternate bandaged head. The APC has a roof that opens up so you can control the bug hunt from the command center, plus a real sliding door, rolling wheels, moving cannon and a rack for assault rifles in the back! Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #MAY162381, SRP: $29.99)

Justice League Animated Hawkgirl Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s the dawn of the Justice League! DST’s line of resin busts based on the DC Animated Universe has been expanding rapidly, and now Hawkgirl is the first bust to be based on the classic Justice League cartoon! Swinging her mace, Shayera flies into action as an approximately 6” resin bust, set atop a pedestal inspired by the Justice League’s Watchtower satellite. Hawkgirl is in scale to other busts from Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series, and is limited to only 3,000 pieces! Sculpted by Varner Studios, she comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (Item #MAY162404, SRP: $59.99)

My Little Pony Vinyl Coin Banks

A Diamond Select Toys release! Three new ponies are joining the My Little Pony vinyl bank series by DST! Based on their appearances in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, these sculptures of Pinkie Pie, Dr. Whooves and Rainbow Dash each measure approximately 7 inches tall, and are sure to delight any fan of the popular animated series. But while they look like high-end statues, each 7” vinyl bank has a coin slot in the base for storing your spare change, and an access door for getting it out again! Each comes packaged in a clear polybag.

My Little Pony Pinkie Pie Vinyl Bank (Item #MAR152064, SRP: $22.99)

My Little Pony Dr. Whooves Vinyl Bank (Item #JUN152103, SRP: $22.99)

My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Vinyl Bank (Item #APR152305, SRP: $22.99)

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