Children Toys and Collectibles

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…

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…

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…

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…

Marvel’s Diablo-Style MMO Plays Pretty Well On Console – Kotaku

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Marvel Heroes, Gazillion Entertainment’s Diablo-style comioc book MMO, is making the move to consoles as Marvel Heroes Omega. The PlayStation 4 closed beta launched last weekend, and I’m here to show it to you the only way I know how—with copious amounts of Squirrel Girl. Advertisement Early last year, Gazillion introduced controller support to its long-running Marvel Comics MMO, a move that paved the way for move to consoles, which…

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Gameplay Footage Leaks, Gives First Look at Ultron in Action – PVP Live

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

We weren’t expecting to see a gameplay trailer from Marvel vs Capcom Infinite until later this week, but nearly five minutes of footage from the game has nonetheless leaked. In the footage, we can see the return of several popular mechanics from Marvel vs Capcom 3, such as Advancing Guard, off-the-ground combos, and more. Perhaps more notably were some Infinity Gems we haven’t seen yet were…

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ gets summer 2019 release date – whnt.com

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

(CNN Money) — “Star Wars: Episode IX,” the sequel to the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and ninth installment of the space franchise, has been set for a Memorial Day 2019 release, Disney announced on Tuesday. The film, which continues the saga started by 1977’s “Star Wars,” will open on May 24, 2019. This will be a bit of a change for the brand, which has had “Star Wars:…

Video: Something is missing from that ‘Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’ trailer – The Mercury News

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Capcom released the latest trailer for its “Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite” fighting game coming later this year. The long-running series has always pitted characters from the Marvel universe against Capcom’s own heroes and villains, but this entry is going to be different from past ones. That’s the reason Capcom added “Infinite” to the title instead of the next sequential number. “That’s why we’re not calling it ‘4,’” executive producer Mike…

Comic Con returning to Menlo Park library – San mateo county times

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Stormtroopers are coming. The Menlo Park Library is hosting the city’s second free Comic Con from 3 to 7 p.m. May 13, and this time around, Star Wars characters will mingle with attendees. The first event last October was such a success, luring roughly 250 attendees, that it’s now a permanent annual event to occur each spring. Library outreach coordinator John Weaver equated getting Stormtroopers to finding the Holy Grail. “I don’t know that…

This "Commuter Barbie" Commercial Is Way Too Real For Anyone Who’s Lived In New York – BuzzFeed News

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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