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Someone please just let these Marvel fans plug their headphones into a Doritos bag – The Verge

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

Marvel has partnered with Doritos to make a limited edition Guardians of the Galaxy 2-branded bag of chips, complete with a makeshift tape deck playing the film’s soundtrack. Good news for chip fans and movie fans, as far as we can see, right? But Marvel fans who were eager to snatch up a bag on Amazon today have so far been disappointed. Doritos never announced a specific time when they…

The Fyre Festival, Built on Instagram, Dies By Instagram – Vanity Fair

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

Should you take your morning coffee with schadenfreude, you’re in luck: the Fyre Festival, a luxury event built on Instagram models and ticket packages valued “in excess of $104,995,” is in shambles, with tales of rich kids stranded in Miami and the Bahamas on their way to their first big festival, which organizers announced at eight A.M. on Friday morning had been “postponed.” The company 42 West, which handled publicity…

Lego is releasing its coolest spaceship to date: an Apollo Saturn V – The Verge

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

Lego is no stranger to space toys. The company first released its Space line of sets in 1978, and since then, fans have built hundreds of different spaceships, real and fictional. Today, Lego announced a new set that looks like it’ll be the best of them all: a Saturn V rocket. We’re already itching to get our hands on it. This NASA Apollo Saturn V set looks amazing because it’s…

Marvel Wants More of Sylvester Stallone’s Mysterious Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Character – Gizmodo

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

There are new rumors about The Flash movie’s potential new director. The man behind Rogue One is already kicking around another idea for a Star Wars Story movie. Steven Moffat discusses Doctor Who taking on some challenging material this season. Plus, new looks at The Mummy and King Arthur. To me, my spoilers! Guardians of the Galaxy Speaking to the Toronto Sun, James Gunn says Marvel has high hopes they…

Well-Rounded Brands Power Hasbro’s Winning Q1 Results – Motley Fool

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

A full transcript follows the video. This video was recorded on April 24, 2017. Chris Hill: First quarter profit and revenue for Hasbro came in higher than expected. Jason, we talk about the Disney princess contract they got a few years back, but you look at this quarter and it’s a nice reminder that Hasbro has a pretty strong portfolio beyond that, including the Transformers toys and Nerf. Jason Moser: Yeah, very strong quarter. And given the retail environment in general, and…

Well-Rounded Brands Power Hasbro’s Winning Q1 Results – Motley Fool

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

A full transcript follows the video. This video was recorded on April 24, 2017. Chris Hill: First quarter profit and revenue for Hasbro came in higher than expected. Jason, we talk about the Disney princess contract they got a few years back, but you look at this quarter and it’s a nice reminder that Hasbro has a pretty strong portfolio beyond that, including the Transformers toys and Nerf. Jason Moser: Yeah, very strong quarter. And given the retail environment in general, and…

Well-Rounded Brands Power Hasbro’s Winning Q1 Results – Motley Fool

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

A full transcript follows the video. This video was recorded on April 24, 2017. Chris Hill: First quarter profit and revenue for Hasbro came in higher than expected. Jason, we talk about the Disney princess contract they got a few years back, but you look at this quarter and it’s a nice reminder that Hasbro has a pretty strong portfolio beyond that, including the Transformers toys and Nerf. Jason Moser: Yeah, very strong quarter. And given the retail environment in general, and…

The hottest new toy fad is a spinning piece of plastic – New York Post

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

It’s the surprise hottest toy of the spring, and it isn’t a high-tech gadget. So-called fidget spinners, low-tech, low-price stress relieving toys, are a huge fad sweeping the country, and stores can’t keep them in stock, manufacturers and retailers told The Post on Thursday. The demand for these devices is coming from children, college students and adults who are looking to the toys to help them release nervous energy or…

Well-Rounded Brands Power Hasbro’s Winning Q1 Results – Motley Fool

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

A full transcript follows the video. This video was recorded on April 24, 2017. Chris Hill: First quarter profit and revenue for Hasbro came in higher than expected. Jason, we talk about the Disney princess contract they got a few years back, but you look at this quarter and it’s a nice reminder that Hasbro has a pretty strong portfolio beyond that, including the Transformers toys and Nerf. Jason Moser: Yeah, very strong quarter. And given the retail environment in general, and…

A Tiny Soccer Ball Rides a Staggering Lego Machine With 1150 Moving Parts (Video) – Slate Magazine

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

Machines made from Legos are often pretty complicated, but the device in this video kicks things up a notch. It’s called the “Rainbow Wave GBC,” and it was created by Berthil van Beek over the course of about 100 hours.

Mattel Earnings: Stalled Turnaround – Motley Fool

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Industry-leading toymaker Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) has been having a tough time of it lately. Last year, the company saw full-year declines of 3%, though they were flat when adjusting for currency swings. Investors had hoped that the news would be better this quarter and that the declines seen last year had finally been arrested. Looks like investors will have to wait a little longer for the turnaround to materialize. Revenue…

Disney’s Star Wars land will be ‘immersive,’ but what does that actually mean? – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Technology and innovation is transforming every aspect of our daily lives, including the way we’re entertained. In this column I’ll be exploring the world of immersive entertainment, and how mediums like virtual reality, theme parks, and interactive theater represent the next great frontier in storytelling. This month in Florida, the team at Walt Disney Imagineering detailed their plans for the company’s upcoming Star Wars-themed lands. It was described as an…

Furious mum accuses Burger King of ‘sexism’ after her Barbie-loving sons were given toy cars in their kid’s meals – The Sun

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

A FURIOUS mum has accused Burger King of “sexism” after her Barbie-loving sons were given toy cars in their kid’s meals. Gemma Green, 31, claims the fast food giant is “reinforcing gender stereotypes” by handing out either Hot Wheels cars or Barbie dolls. Gemma Green and partner Paul Ditchburn with their sons Oliver, left, Jack, centre, and Henry, back The student midwife says her boys love watching Barbie on TV and…

How Damien MacRae got Lego to consider its first Aussie beach set – The Australian Financial Review

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

by Katie Walsh It was a message of support from Denmark’s richest person and head of the Lego dynasty, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, that made King & Wood Mallesons lawyer Damien MacRae realise his ambitious drive to have the iconic toy company make its first ever Aussie beach set might just succeed. “You could have knocked me over with a feather duster. I couldn’t believe I was hearing such positive feedback…

Detroit-Based Comic Con Suddenly Cancelled Three Days Before Event – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Midwest Media Expo, a mid-sized comic con in the Detroit area, has cancelled this year’s event due to issues with the hotel… three days before the whole thing was supposed to start. Advertisement The expo, also called M2X, was started in 2015 by the same people behind Youmacon, a popular anime and gaming convention also based out of Detroit. Special guests for the latest event included Billy West, Maurice LaMarche,…

All Fun and Games for Hasbro Earnings – Madison.com

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Is balance soon to come to Star Wars, and politics? – Washington Examiner

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Last week at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, attendees and millions of eager viewers on the web took their first steps into a larger world. “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” debuted its long-awaited teaser trailer, and we saw a glimpse of where Star Wars plans to take us next. While this saga is for many an escape from the bothers of the real world, for others the series is…

Disney’s Star Wars land will be ‘immersive,’ but what does that actually mean? – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Technology and innovation is transforming every aspect of our daily lives, including the way we’re entertained. In this column I’ll be exploring the world of immersive entertainment, and how mediums like virtual reality, theme parks, and interactive theater represent the next great frontier in storytelling. This month in Florida, the team at Walt Disney Imagineering detailed their plans for the company’s upcoming Star Wars-themed lands. It was described as an…

Mattel Inc. Stumbles as Investors Put Their Faith in New CEO – Motley Fool

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This video was recorded on April 21, 2017. Chris Hill: Shares of Mattel hitting their lowest point in over a year after a first quarter loss that was much worse than expected. Jason, they had a bad holiday quarter, and they did so much discounting after the holidays, that’s what showed up in this report. Jason Moser: That’s right. It’s really hard to get worked up for this business these days. Mattel is just very…