2014 marks the 30th Anniversary of Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS, which has been celebrated thus far with a blockbuster film and critically acclaimed comic series’ from IDW. But the party isn’t quite over as IDW still has some TRANSFORMERS debuts this year!
The long-running TRANSFORMERS comic, which originally appeared in 1984, came to an epic conclusion as, TRANSFORMERS: Regeneration One by IDW reached its 100th issue!
The New York Times' Dealbook reports that Hasbro has ended talks with Dreamworks about the possibility of acquiring the company. The big kicker is said to have been a 5% drop in Hasbro's stock price when the acquisition rumor went public - significant because Hasbro was seeking to pay a combination of cash and company stock for the studio. Also, as some predicted, Disney seems not to have taken kindly to the idea of Hasbro buying their biggest animated competitor. Keep reading for more details!
CNBC raises an excellent point about the potential purchase of Dreamworks that we reported on earlier in the day. One of the reasons that people have felt a Hasbro/Disney merger was sensible and likely is how much of Hasbro's business is tied up with Disney's. Piper Jaffray Analyst Steph Wissink estimates that amount at between a quarter and a third of Hasbro's business... so how would that affect a potential purchase of Disney's chief competitor in the animated film trade? Keep reading for an excerpt of the article and a link to the article itself!
Deadline has posted a story that says Dreamworks Animation and Hasbro have begun talks about the possibility of a merger. The new family entertainment powerhouse would be called DreamWorks-Hasbro.
IDW Publishing’s 2014 NYCC Schedule Full List of The Shows Best Panels & Signings Unleashed! San Diego, CA – 2014 has been a huge year for IDW and Hasbro! Join Senior Editor & Writer John Barber, with very special guests Amy Mebberson, Katie Cook, Sarah Stone, Mairghread Scott and Jim Zub for inside information on what’s happening with My Little Pony, Transformers, G.I. JOE, Dungeons & Dragons and more! Announcements, excitement, gossip, prizes and Q&A!
A new company called Play With This Too was formed recently, made up of several former Hasbro exployees. They plan a startup in February with a crowd sourced figure. The PWTT figure design, while not an homage to any existing Hasbro products, is made along similar ideas. There will be heroes and monsters. It will feature a 6 inch tall figures with reconfigurable armor and lots of 5mm ports. Released already is concept art for one of their heroic designs called Astroblast.
Deadline is reporting today that The Hub will soon be transitioning to primary control by Discovery, following acquisition of a portion of Hasbro's existing stake in the joint network venture. The network is expected to be rebranded as Discovery Family, joining a range of other specialty channels in Discovery's lineup. For more details, keep reading!
Box Office Mojo reports that James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy
has made a comeback and will surpass Transformers: Age of Extinction
this weekend as the summer's top-grossing movie. Its estimated domestic take for the week is $17 million putting it at $251 million overall. This places it in third place just slightly behind The Lego Movie
and Captain America: The Winter Soldier
in the ranking of best domestic releases of the year. Keep reading for more details on GotG and TF4's totals to date!
The eyes of the world were watching San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 for major announcements and this year IDW Publishing took the stage to reveal an impressive array of projects that are coming soon! Behold, the cure for the post-convention blues. Read on to see details on Transformers vs G.I. JOE, My Little Pony, and more!
IDW has posted a press release for Angry Birds Transformers detailing the plot of the comic and the artists involved! We've got some great names contributing covers to the book like Sarah Stone (of Windblade fame), Livio Ramondelli (who will also contribute a framing sequence to the book) and the versatile Guido Guidi! Keep reading for all the details!
Hasbro has issued a press release outlining their presence and brands for this year's Comic-Con International, along with schedules for their panels and the sneak preview of Robots In Disguise 2015. Keep reading to see the release!
Last week IDW released their highly anticipated convention exclusives for this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and now it's time to reveal IDW's panel and signing schedule! Make sure to clear your own schedule, because you won't want to miss any of this!
IDW has an amazing list of talent signing in BOOTH #2643 this year. Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working in comics today!
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1 Variant. There will be two convention exclusive covers to collect for the premiere issue of this jaw-dropping new series. First is the line art cover by none other than Rob Liefeld - $5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person. Second is the hull-color wrap around cover by series artist and co-writer, Tom Scioli - $5, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person. Read on for more details on ALL the IDW SDCC exclusives.
In collaboration with Hasbro and IDW Publishing, Madefire, today announced that the five-issue Transformers: Punishment will be the newest additions to expand the Madefire Motion Book library with an exclusive Microsoft Windows 8 platform release. These exclusive stories based on Hasbro’s iconic Transformers brand, will be available on all of the latest Windows 8 devices for no cost, and will provide a unique reading experience designed and built specifically for the digital screen.
Summer movie season is upon us and Toys“R”Us is getting geared up for big screen action with toys, deals, digital content, events and more based on some of the most highly anticipated kid blockbusters! From How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue to Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, little movie-goers will find everything they need to bring the magic of the movies to life when shopping with Toys“R”Us, the Kids’ Movie Headquarters.
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