new jurassic world toys

Star Wars: The Force Awakens might not be revealing any toys at this weekend’s New York Toy Fair, but other major 2015 films are. We’ve already seen a bunch of Avengers: Age of Ultron stuff and today we’ve got a slew of toys from Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World.

The highlight here is our best look yet at the deadly hybrid Indominus Rex, which was teased in the first trailer, the Super Bowl spot as well as on the website. Here, you’ll finally see exactly what it looks like so if you’re worried about that, beware of spoilers.

There are other things to see here too, like a brand new Lego set, several of the new dinosaurs from the film and a hilarious T-Rex hand puppet. See the new Jurassic World toys below. Read More »

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Star Wars bladebuilders

So much — maybe too much — has been made of Kylo Ren’s cross guard lightsaber from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The discussion has been all over YouTube; it made it to Comedy Central, and even to J.J. Abrams himself. It turns out though, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber was just the beginning.

Ezra on Star Wars Rebels recently changed what a lightsaber could be by putting one on the end of a blaster. And later this year, Hasbro will allow fans to make any kind of lightsaber they imagine with Star Wars Bladebuilders. Different hilt? No problem. Multiple blades? Sure. A cross guard? That’s nothing. You can literally do anything you want.

Below, see the first images of Star Wars Bladebuilders, which will launch at New York Toy Fair. Read More »

Hasbro Might Be Thinking of Making a Gobots Movie

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It’s always easy to spot a knock-off. A company, show or movie that tries to jump on the success of another by producing a very similar, inferior product. The list in movies is endless. But in the toy world, one of the most famous was the GoBots line.

The GoBots were the less cool Transformers. They had their own mythology, but were basically “robots in disguise” just like those other robots who turned into cool stuff. Besides toys, they, too, spawned a TV show that wasn’t quite as successful, but had its fans. Now, nearly thirty years after the GoBots went extinct, news has broke that Hasbro has attempted to claim a new copyright for the franchise which would include “distribution of motion pictures.” Yes, there’s a chance we might see a Gobots movie. Read More »

Jon M. Chu Returning for ‘G.I. Joe 3′

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Director Jon M. Chu was kind of a surprising pick for G.I. Joe: Retaliation back in the day. Sure, he’d had some experience shooting action, but mostly of the dancing variety, in films like Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Not so much the military battle kind.

Now that Retaliation‘s managed to rake in $365 million worldwide, though, Chu’s become the obvious choice to helm the follow-up. And indeed, a new report indicates that Paramount and MGM are nearing a deal with him. Hit the jump to get the details.

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Hasbro Denies Disney Acquisition Rumors

Disney already owns Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm, so when a rumor circulated Monday that the studio was looking to acquire Hasbro, it had a ring of believability to it. So much so, in fact, that the whispers gave the toy company’s stock a bit of a spike on Tuesday. But don’t count on seeing Optimus Prime don mouse ears anytime soon. According to sources at Hasbro, there’s no truth to the talk. More details after the jump.

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In the latest chapter of “Disney Owns Everything,” rumor has it the company is in talks to acquire Hasbro, the world’s largest toy and game company. Hasbro brings with it a significant amount of licences in addition to the lucrative merchandising, such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, Monopoly, Magic The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Tonka, Nerf, Clue, Candyland, My Little Pony and almost everything you can imagine.

According to MTV, who first reported the news, “serious discussions are happening at the highest levels” between the two companies. Not to mention, Hasbro already has a relationship with Disney, developing toys and games based on several of their properties (Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel etc.) and has a long standing, albeit it rocky, relationship with Hollywood (Transformers, Battleship, etc.). Read more after the jump.

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Earlier this week, the news broke that Hasbro is (still) developing movies based on Monopoly, Action Man and Hungry Hungry Hippos. The first two made lots of (or at least some) sense. The latter? Not so much. How do you make a movie about a bunch of hippos that are just constantly eating? You do it pretty much like you do a movie about pegs on a board. Amp up the action to the max and let the eye-rolling begin.

Film School Rejects has created a hilarious fake trailer for Hungry Hungry Hippos the movie and, you’d have to expect, the movie isn’t going to be much different. Check it out below. Read More »

Details are sparse but Hasbro has once again passed “Go” and collected way more than $200. Over the past few years, the toy and game company’s relationship with Hollywood had kind of soured, resulting in Universal severing ties with the company and their properties. Still confident there’s something there though, Hasbro has now signed a deal with the production company Emmett/Furla, which recently produced End of Watch, to develop three movies in the next two years based on Monopoly, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Action Man. They hope to have Monopoly in front of cameras as early as next year. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Artists Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen are big fans of ’80s pop culture. We know this not only because it’s the theme of their current Los Angeles art show, but also because they’ve each tackled one of the most popular properties of the decade exclusively for New York Comic-Con. Whalen has done two posters for Transformers (Autobots and Decepticons) and Perillo has done two for G.I. Joe (Joe and Cobra), all officially licensed by Hasbro. The Acid Free Gallery will be selling them at the convention, taking place October 11-14. See the full images below. Read More »

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