Hasbro and Mattel merger

Hasbro and Mattel, two of the biggest toy companies in the world, are reportedly in talks to possibly merge into one mega toy company. But what might this mean for there future of movies?
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Optimus Prime Auction

We all have cars, but wouldn’t it be cool if we had Transformers? Sadly, we’re not likely to have full-size cars that can transform into sentient robots anytime soon, but if you’ve got a huge load of cash lying around, you can have the next best thing.

Automobile auction house Barrett-Jackson will be having a special auction at the end of January, and there are two very special items up for bid that should get any Transformers fan excited. Full-size and functional Optimus Prime and Bumblebee cars will be up for sale. Find out more about the two vehicles below! Read More »

GI Joe Writers Room

Some fans of both the Transformers and G.I. Joe film franchises based on the Hasbro toy lines of the same name have been interested in seeing the two worlds collide in a crossover movie. As perfect as that would be, it doesn’t sound like it’s in the cards. However, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro have some other plans to create a shared universe for a few toy-based franchises.

The established franchise of G.I. Joe will soon have a shared universe created that will include four other Hasbro toy brands: Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM. More details below! Read More »

Barbie and Ruth

There’s already a live-action Barbie movie in development at Sony Pictures with a script from Jenny Bicks (What A Girl Wants, Rio 2), rewritten by Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult), and slated for release on June 2nd, 2017. But now a movie about Barbie’s origins is in the works, focusing on how the creator came up with the idea for the iconic doll.

Reese Witherspoon and her producing partner Bruna Papandrea are developing a film based on Robin Gerber’s book Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her, chronicling “how one visionary woman and her product changed an industry and sparked a lasting debate about women’s roles.” Read More »

GI Joe Writers Room

In an effort to reinvigorate the Transformers franchise, this year Paramount Pictures set writer Akiva Goldsman to lead a writers room comprised of about a dozen writers. The result was a roster of at least three sequels that will keep Transformers movies hitting theaters at different points throughout the next 10 years. Now the studio seems keen on using that model to help give new life to the G.I. Joe franchise, not to mention kicking off a hopeful franchise adapting the action figures known as Micronauts.

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Monopoly Getting Its Own Big-Screen Origin Story

Monopoly

Hollywood loves toy movies and origin stories, so it was only a matter of time before someone had the genius idea to combine the two. Big Beach’s Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf (Little Miss Sunshine) have put into development a movie about the origins of Monopoly, the smash hit board game that no one actually enjoys playing. (When’s the last time you sat through a game that didn’t end in exhaustion, tears, or a screaming match?)

This raises so many questions. Will this be a gritty origin story like Batman Begins, or a sympathetic retelling of Rich Uncle Pennybags’ humble origins a la Maleficent? Will it spark a whole Marvel-style shared universe with spinoffs for the wheelbarrow and the top hat? Will some healthy competition spur that other long-gestating Monopoly movie into action, or will one of them buy out the other with a stack of fake money?

But the answer, actually, is none of the above. Learn all about the Monopoly origins movie after the jump.  Read More »

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Dino-Riders Movie Being Developed By Mattel?

Dino-Riders Movie

Is Mattel developing a big-screen adaptation of the popular Tyco toy line Dino-Riders, which launched in the late 1980’s?

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Masters Of The Universe

He-Man + Skeletor – Everything You Loved About The Toys and TV Show = How Did This Get Made?!?!

Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. But the truth is, it happens all the time. And every time it does, there’s a fun misadventure and cautionary tale lurking somewhere behind the scenes. This is that story for the 1987 live-action He-Man movie Masters of the Universe.

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LEGO Rival Playmobil Announces Title of First Movie

Playmobil movie

In case you didn’t know, Danish toy company and LEGO rival Playmobil has been developing their own feature film in an effort to duplicate the success of Warner Bros. Animation’s hit The LEGO Movie, and the movie has just been given a title.

Playmobil’s first big screen venture will be called Playmobil: Robbers, Thieves & Rebels, and this is just the beginning of the toy company’s plans to bring their figures and playsets to movie theaters. Read More »