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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Programming Note-

I totally promise to do more Toy Fair related posts tomorrow. The news flow is pretty much non stop until then and frankly, I've had a rough week. So a little downtime is in order. I'm mainly posting this for me as there's so much I want to talk about from the show and I've still got press releases to share. Man, there is a lot of good stuff this year.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Beast Morphers toys at the Fair


Early looks from Toy Fair are steadily coming in, man I'm digging the Beast Morphers stuff. My main focus before was the Megazords... but those Micro Morphers are now in front of that. Holy crap that looks line a fun line to collect.

ECTO-1 TRANSFORMER IS HAPPENING

HASBRO REVEALS TRANSFORMERS-GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO-1
COLLABORATIVE FIGURE AND IDW COMIC SERIES

‘More than Meets the Eye’ Collides with ‘Who You Gonna Call?’
For Transformers & Ghostbusters 35th Anniversaries

PAWTUCKET, RI – Feb. 15, 2019 – Autobots, Decepticons and ghosts?! Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) and Sony Pictures Consumer Products today revealed the first-ever TRANSFORMERS-Ghostbusters Collaborative figure, the ECTO-1 ECTOTRON, available at GameStop summer of 2019 and for pre-order starting February 15 at HasbroPulse.com, GameStop and EB Games Canada. This year marks the 35th anniversary of both the TRANSFORMERS brand & the original Ghostbusters film.

When fans of the iconic Ecto-1 from the 1984 Ghostbusters movie look a little closer at this nostalgic interpretation of the car, they will be treated with a new “robot in disguise” named ECTOTRON, a converting Paranormal Investigator. The figure is packed in a G1-inspired box featuring classic tech specs and comes with its own proton pack and Slimer accessory, and converts between two modes in 22 steps – a seven inch Ecto-1 vehicle and a TRANSFORMERS robot.

TRANSFORMERS robots have always been more than meets the eye, but now, through the TRANSFORMERS Collaborative, fans can experience these larger than life characters as they team-up, mash-up and meet up with other characters, teams and people. It is a world of constant change where things are not what they seem. A combined world of TRANSFORMERS and Ghostbusters where heroic Autobots, evil Decepticons and now ghosts can be discovered!

The Ghostbusters have a new, out of this world teammate and fans will be able to meet the all new TRANSFORMERS character ECTOTRON in his epic origin story by IDW Publishing. A brand new 5-part series from creative team Erik Burnham & Dan Schoening begins in June 2019.

The ECTO-1 ECTOTRON figure is available at GameStop starting Summer of 2019 and for pre-order starting February 15 at HasbroPulse.com, GameStop and EB Games Canada. And be on the lookout for other possible TRANSFORMERS and Ghostbusters items. When these two iconic franchises come together – anything is possible!
About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.
 
About Ghost Corps
Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters brand with live-action feature films, animated motion pictures, television, merchandise, and other new entertainment products.  Ghost Corps is headquartered on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan for providing Zone Base with this news

War for Cybertron coming to Netflix!

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/z534wdwTn-BZUA4xKWGpPfZ5kTFLoyvoy6mB5_HOF77Lz_BU1nI6y9GvYBCw6tEqr8-z8qrPRglMTHDhUpf_ZfLpR5uUhvqIMiVNCoWbaGhhW_Yl0dKxVYRYWruafQicxzFSHJGJ

ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE ORIGIN STORY
IS COMING TO NETFLIX IN 2020

-- RAISES THE STAKES OF THE AUTOBOT & DECEPTICON WAR --

  • Netflix and Hasbro have partnered with Rooster Teeth to bring War For Cybertron to Netflix members around the world in an all-new original series to launch in 2020 – complete with a new animation look and style that presents the Transformers like you’ve never seen them before.
  • Rooster Teeth (RWBY, gen:LOCK) will produce the original series for Netflix and Polygon Pictures (Godzilla, Knights of Sidonia) will serve as the animation studio. Transformers veteran FJ DeSanto (Transformers: Titans Return, Transformers: Power of the Primes) will serve as showrunner on the series with several contributing writers, including George Krstic (Megas XLR), Gavin Hignight (Transformers: Cyberverse), and Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Transformers: Rescue Bots).
·         “In this Transformers origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before - to the delight of both existing fans and those coming to the franchise for the first time,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix. “The Transformers brand is a global phenomenon and we are thrilled to partner with Hasbro, Rooster Teeth and Polygon to bring this exciting new series to our members around the world on Netflix.”

·         “We're thrilled to work with Rooster Teeth’s new premium studio division to bring an all-new Transformers fan-oriented series to Netflix," said Tom Warner, Senior Vice President for the Transformers franchise for Hasbro. “Transformers has a rich history of great storytelling and War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers Universe.”
Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan for providing Zone Base with this news

Beast Morphers Premiere!

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS
PREMIERES SATURDAY, MARCH 2, AT 8:00 a.m. (ET/PT) ON NICKELODEON
 
Power Rangers returns to Nickelodeon with an all-new series from Hasbro and Allspark Pictures at an all-new time
 
BURBANK, Calif. -- FEBRUARY 15, 2019 -- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a global play and entertainment company, and Nickelodeon today announced that the iconic, long-standing Power Rangers franchise is returning with an all-new television series, POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS, premiering on Saturday, March 2, at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S. In this brand new season of Power Rangers, the Rangers are sporting tactical leather suits with their ‘Beast Bot’ sidekicks and elevated battle footage with an all-new cast of dynamic heroes, evil villains and imagination defying monsters.
 
Set in the future, a secret agency combines a newly discovered substance called Morph-X with Animal DNA to create the Power Rangers Beast Morphers team. The Rangers must fight off an evil sentient computer virus bent on taking over the source of all ranger power, the Morphin Grid itself!
 
“We are extremely thrilled to have Power Rangers under the Hasbro family and to celebrate over two decades of this iconic brand,” said Simon Waters, Senior Vice President and GM of Hasbro’s Power Rangers franchise. “We're eager to bring exciting new products to fans this year and introduce all-new Power Rangers entertainment and content from Hasbro with the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS series on Nickelodeon. From the captivating storyline to the action-packed scenes, this new series is sure to entertain Power Rangers fans and new audiences of all ages.” 
 
ABOUT HASBRO
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

ABOUT NICKELODEON
Nickelodeon, now in its 39TH year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan for providing Zone Base with this news.

Zone promotional video


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Cyberverse season 2-Power of the Spark trailer!

  • Season 2, titled CYBERVERSE: POWER OF THE SPARK, is set to release fall 2019 with Cartoon Network USA.

  • In CYBERVERSE: POWER OF THE SPARK, the AUTOBOTS are closer than ever to finding the ALLSPARK, but completing their quest will be tougher than they could have imagined. They’ll face new enemies and be challenged by Earth’s roughest terrain, and along the way they’ll discover that, when near the ALLSPARK, they are imbued with incredible new powers.
  • Using one of these mysterious new abilities, the AUTOBOTS will convert Earth vehicles into Spark Armor: the battle-ready gear they need to defeat the DECEPTICONS and continue their mission. They’ll convert boats into mech suits to battle Sharkticons in the water. They’ll change planes into jetpacks to take on the Seeker Squadron in the sky. Any Earth vehicle is a chance to instantly level the playing field, turn the tables, and win the day. With the power of the spark in their circuits, the AUTOBOTS will complete their mission on Earth and begin the perilous journey back home, where that same power holds the key to returning life to their planet.

Your moment of Zen

I've had a long night, here's Cripin Glover dancing in Friday the 13th part 4.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Oh my BotBot

News broke today of all the new and upcoming Botbots on the way and every single one of them is amazingly amazing. But that's not why we're here. Well, I guess it is, but there's one particular bit from the news as to my excitement. Other than all the other cool stuff... 

*sigh*

Know how I've been hoping for holiday BotBots? Well gosh dand and holy crap it happened. Just look at that. 

 

Beast Morphers are Go Go!

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS DUAL CONVERTING ZORD Assortment 
Imagine calling on the power of these Converting Zords and battling the Power Rangers' toughest enemies. Convert from Beast Mode, ready for a fight, to Vehicle Mode, ready to roll to the next place Zord power is needed. And combined with other Zord figures (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.), kids can build the Beast-X Megazord to imagine taking on even more powerful foes. Assortment includes Beast Wheeler, Beast Chopper, and Beast Jet Zords. Each sold separately. Subject to availability. Go Go Power Rangers! Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS BEAST WHEELER CONVERTING ZORD 
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Fall 2019)

Go go POWER RANGERS! Imagine calling on the power of the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS BEAST WHEELER CONVERTING ZORD and battling the Power Rangers' toughest enemies. Convert from Gorilla Mode, ready for a fight, to Wheeler Mode, ready to roll to the next place Zord power is needed. And, combined with BEAST RACER CONVERTING ZORD and the BEAST CHOPPER CONVERTING ZORD, kids can build the BEAST-X MEGAZORD to imagine taking on even more powerful foes. Find other POWER RANGERS figures and gear, including POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS toys, to expand the morphinominal action. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide. 
POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS BEAST CHOPPER CONVERTING ZORD 
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Fall 2019)

Go Go POWER RANGERS! Imagine calling on the power of the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS BEAST CHOPPER CONVERTING ZORD and battling the Power Rangers' toughest enemies. Convert from robotic Jackrabbit Mode, ready for a fight, to Chopper Mode, ready to fly to the next place Zord power is needed. And, combined with BEAST RACER CONVERTING ZORD and the BEAST WHEELER CONVERTING ZORD, kids can build the BEAST- X MEGAZORD to imagine taking on even more powerful foes. Find other POWER RANGERS figures and gear, including POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS toys, to expand the morphinominal action. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.
POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS BEAST JET CONVERTING ZORD 
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Fall 2019)

Go Go POWER RANGERS! Imagine calling on the power of the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS BEAST JET CONVERTING ZORD and battling the Power Rangers' toughest foes. Convert from robotic Scarab Mode, ready for a fight, to Jet Mode, ready to fly to the next place Zord power is needed. And, combined with BEAST RACER CONVERTING ZORD, BEAST WHEELER CONVERTING ZORD, BEAST WRECKER CONVERTING ZORD and BEAST CHOPPER CONVERTING ZORD, kids can assemble the BEAST- X ULTRAZORD to imagine taking on even more powerful foes. Find other POWER RANGERS figures and gear, including POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS toys, to expand the morphinominal action. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.
POWER RANGERS PLAYSKOOL HEROES RED RANGER AND DRAGON THUNDERZORD Figures
(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2019)

GO GO POWER RANGERS! Imagine roaring into battle alongside the POWER RANGERS PLAYSKOOL HEROES RED RANGER AND DRAGON THUNDERZORD Figures, inspired by the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TV series! Sized right for younger rangers, the collectible 3-inch action figure and 14-inch Zord toy let boys and girls get a grip on big fun! Kids ages 3 and up will love pressing down on the Zord toy’s tail, activating flapping wings, a roaring mouth, light-up eyes and tongue, and sound effects. Adding to the fun, these figures have been designed with Power Morph activation. Place the Red Ranger toy on the DRAGON THUNDERZORD figure’s platform to trigger a pop-up projectile launcher which can be activated with the push of a button! Kids can imagine big battles and epic encounters! Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.

Special Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan for providing Zone Base with this news.

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Roboto

Well, why wouldn't Peter Cullen be in this as well?