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Hasbro, Inc. (HAS), home to many of the world's favorite entertainment and playtime brands, will celebrate new initiatives and product launches at the largest toy industry expo in the western hemisphere.
"Hasbro continues to deliver the best in branded play to consumers around the world with our unparalleled portfolio of multi-platform properties including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY and MONOPOLY," said John Frascotti, chief marketing officer, Hasbro. "In 2013 Hasbro will offer a wide variety of new ways to experience our brands across multiple formats, making them available anytime and anywhere consumers want."
Featured in Hasbro's Toy Fair showcase is the highly anticipated launch of BEAST HUNTERS, the touchstone for the TRANSFORMERS brand entertainment in 2013 driven by the award winning "Transformers Prime" animated series. Produced by Hasbro Studios and seen by kids and fans in 182 countries around the world, the third season of the series finds the AUTOBOTS facing off against both the DECEPTICONS and unprecedented new foes: the dragon-like PREDACONS. The BEAST HUNTERS multi-platform IP and new PREDACON characters come to life across programming, digital games, publishing, new toys and more. At Toy Fair, Hasbro introduces a new, highly innovative way to experience TRANSFORMERS action figures with CONSTRUCT-BOTS, the first ever line of TRANSFORMERS figures that kids can customize and convert.
For fans of the MY LITTLE PONY brand, a pop-culture phenomenon, more magical journeys of friendship and fun kick off at Toy Fair. Kids around the world will enjoy discovering the whimsical world of pony friends, watching their adventures unfold in the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" animated series created by Hasbro Studios. Fans can immerse themselves in imaginative stories of their own with delightful MY LITTLE PONY toys inspired by the series seen in 180 countries, including a variety of ponies and playsets based on the introduction of the CRYSTAL EMPIRE and the upcoming coronation of PRINCESS TWILIGHT SPARKLE. With over 200 licensees for the brand globally, fans can also experience the MY LITTLE PONY fun across a wide variety of platforms including the MY LITTLE PONY app from Gameloft available on iTunes and Google Play as well as the new, wildly popular comic book series from IDW Publishing.
The innovation doesn't stop with TRANSFORMERS and MY LITTLE PONY as Hasbro prepares an exciting new introduction for its classic PLAY-DOH compound. The iconic PLAY-DOH brand has been inspiring kids' creativity for generations and in 2013 Hasbro introduces a new compound to the line: PLAY-DOH PLUS, a soft and fluffy compound that allows for a new level of creative detail in PLAY-DOH play.
Highlights from Hasbro's innovative 2013 product showcase at the American International Toy Fair include:
ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS JENGA RISE OF DARTH VADERTM GAME
May the Force be with you as you battle the dark side in the new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS JENGA RISE OF DARTH VADER GAME. Slingshot your JEDI birds from the LIGHTSABER LAUNCHER to defeat DARTH VADER and the evil SITH LORDS and win the game! Players can also unlock ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS in-app content with a special code in each pack. (Ages: 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Players: 1-2/Available: Fall 2013)
B-DAMAN BREAK BOMBER BATTLEFIELD Arena
Players must master power, speed and precision to keep up with the frenetic marble shooting play in the B-DAMAN BREAK BOMBER BATTLEFIELD arena, featured prominently in the B-DAMAN Season 1 TV series. Players start on opposite sides as they shoot at the rows of blocks in the center of the arena. Blasting away yellow blocks reveal red blocks. The player that blasts three out of five red blocks into the opponents' territory wins. Set includes one Deluxe target play set with 25 blocks, completely enclosed arena walls, two B-DAMAN figures, two B-DAMAN Wide Magazine Accessory pieces and 16 marbles. (Ages 6 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2013)
BABY ALIVE REAL SURPRISES BABY Doll
The adorable BABY ALIVE REAL SURPRISES BABY doll gives little kids the experience of taking care of their very own baby. Just like a real baby she can sometimes be a little picky about what she wants to eat. This baby shakes her head from side to side to let you know what she likes and what she doesn't! REAL SURPRISES BABY wets and soils and kids can use one of the included diapers for a quick change. (Ages: 3 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $56.99/Available: Fall 2013)
BEYBLADE SHOGUN STEEL BEYWARRIOR Battlers and OCTAGON SHOWDOWN SET
Hasbro's first ever figure-based battling system is inspired by the spirits in the new BEYBLADE: SHOGUN STEEL series. Insert the ripcord into the battler, rev it up, and send it spinning into action to bring the intensity of SHOGUN STEEL to life. Each BEYWARRIOR battler is made of five pieces to allow for ultimate customization, including interchangeable arms and feature different spirits from the BEYBLADE: SHOGUN STEEL show. The intricately designed OCTAGON SHOWDOWN set arena allows battlers to spin, crash, and ricochet for optimal BEYWARRIOR battling! (Ages 8 & up; BEYWARRIOR Battlers Approx. Retail Price: $9.99; OCTAGON SHOWDOWN SET: $39.99/Available: Fall 2013; Each Sold Separately)
EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven
Chefs-in-training will love to gather with their friends to bake and decorate sweet and savory snacks in this oven which features a heating element similar to a conventional oven and that does not require a light bulb. Easy to use, the oven features a larger cooking chamber and big baking pans. This fall, to commemorate its 50th anniversary, the EASY-BAKE brand will release a new color scheme for the EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven, a sleek silver, blue and black model. Adult participation and electricity required. (Ages: 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $54.99/Available: Spring 2013)
FURBY PARTY ROCKERS
Funky, wild and ready to shake things up, the PARTY ROCKERS friends are lively companions for any FURBY. Rock these colorful creatures back and forth to put the FURBY PARTY ROCKERS in party mode, but be careful - the more they rock, the wilder they get! With an already formed personality, the FURBY PARTY ROCKERS will react to how they are treated, pull their tails and the FURBY PARTY ROCKERS might let out a laugh. The FURBY PARTY ROCKERS creatures will react to other PARTY ROCKERS and FURBY, by having a 'conversation' or singing a song together. The FURBY PARTY ROCKERS friends also respond to the free FURBY app, available for iOS and Android devices. Not all functions of the app. work with PARTY ROCKERS. Each sold separately. (Ages: 6 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2013)
FURREAL FRIENDS CUDDLES, MY GIGGLY MONKEY Pet
The FURREAL FRIENDS CUDDLES, MY GIGGLY MONKEY pet provides children the ultimate nurturing pet play experience with an animal they have always dreamed of owning! The CUDDLES, MY GIGGLY MONKEY pet will respond to many cherished play patterns, such as feeding, diaper changing, cuddling, tickling, swinging and rocking to sleep! The pet recognizes when she's being swung in the air, and will respond with lifelike laughter and silly monkey sounds. Tickle her tummy and this loveable monkey will burst into a fit of giggles. When it's bedtime for your baby monkey, rock her gently and the CUDDLES, MY GIGGLY MONKEY pet will start to snooze, and slowly close her eyes. (Ages: 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $74.99/Available: Fall 2013)
G.I. JOE MOVIE NINJA COMMANDOS Action Figures
Inspired by the G.I. JOE: RETALIATION movie hitting theaters on March 29th, 2013 in 3D, The G.I. JOE NINJA COMMANDO figures are 10-inch large-scale figures that feature quick-draw BATTLE-KATA and Ninja action. With the press of a button, figures magically "grab" weapons to arm themselves for battle. Figures also feature electronic sound effects and phrases. Choose from the iconic Ninja SNAKE EYES and BATTLE-KATA skilled ROADBLOCK. Figures sold separately. (Ages: 5 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: 2/11/13)