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Editor in Chief of NerdNewsToday.com. Primary video producer, shooter, editor, and purchaser of too many toys... although there is really no such thing as "too many toys".

“LEGO Star Wars Battles” Coming To An App Store Near You

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm today announced LEGO® Star Wars™Battles, a brand-new action strategy game designed specifically for mobile devices that blends iconic LEGO® Star Wars™ characters, vehicles, and locations with real-time, one-versus-one multiplayer battles.

Developed by TT Games Brighton and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Playdemic, LEGO Star Wars Battles allows players to mix and match characters and vehicles from all eras of the Star Wars galaxy, building a deck of light side or dark side forces to battle in fast-paced, competitive matches. With intuitive touch controls, players will deploy troops and build LEGO towers on the battlefield to defend and capture territory as they attempt to destroy their opponents’ base. 

“We’re very proud to extend the LEGO Star Wars video game legacy with LEGO Star Wars Battles, a new experience built from the ground up for mobile devices,” said Jason Avent, Studio Head, TT Games Brighton. “We hope players will enjoy the unique combination of LEGO Star Wars with deep strategy in deck building and innovative territory capture by constructing LEGO towers.”

“For over 15 years, LEGO Star Wars video games have been offering a unique take on Star Wars, engaging and delighting fans around the world,” said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. “We are thrilled to bring new LEGO Star Wars experiences to mobile audiences with LEGO Star Wars Battles, which introduces new ways to play in a galaxy far, far away that is still uniquely LEGO.”

LEGO Star Wars Battles brings all of the action and light-hearted charm of LEGO games to an ever-growing, global audience of mobile players,” said Sean McEvoy, Vice President, Digital Games, The LEGO Group. “It’s easy to pick-up and play and offers fun, fast-paced LEGO gameplay for both new and experienced players.”

Featuring content from all nine saga films, Star Wars™: The Clone Wars™, and Rogue One: A Star Wars™ Story, players can collect iconic heroes and villains such as Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader, along with characters such as Porgs, Stormtroopers, Battle Droids, and a variety of vehicles from AT-ATs to TIE bombers, and even the Millennium Falcon. As players progress and level up, they will unlock different arenas based on familiar Star Wars locales, including Scarif, Naboo, Hoth, Endor, Geonosis, and more.

LEGO Star Wars Battles is coming in 2020 to the App Store and Google Play and will be available to download for free with in-app purchases.

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Hit Mobile Game Pokémon Masters Surpasses 10 Million Downloads In Just 4 Days

DeNA Co., Ltd., in partnership with The Pokémon Company, today announced that the popular mobile game Pokémon Masters has surpassed 10 million downloads worldwide across Android and iOS devices since launching on August 29, 2019.

Pokémon Masters is a strategy and battling game where players form teams of sync pairs (the combination of a Trainer and their partner Pokémon) to engage in 3-on-3 real-time battles against AI opponents. The game takes place in an all-new location, the island of Pasio, where Trainers and their partner Pokémon from every known Pokémon region will gather to compete. 

Pokémon Masters is available worldwide as a free-to-start game with in-app purchases on compatible Android and iOS devices. The game is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese.

Fans can learn more about Pokémon Masters at https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US. They can also stay tuned to the official social media channels on Twitter (https://twitter.com/PokemonMasters), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PokemonMastersGame), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pokemonmastersgame), as well as the official YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/PokemonMastersGame), for upcoming news about the game.

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All the Ghostbusters 2020 News from August 2019!

The busiest month so far since the announcement for GB20 was made, here is all the important news about Ghostbusters 2020 from August 2019!

Filming is underway in parts of Alberta, Canada, and we have leaked set photos, video of the ECTO-1 in action (as well as revealing a new function to the old car), a new cast member added, and one GB original who confirmed his participation… sort of.

This video covers – Production photos and video from the locations in Canada the movie filmed in, and the reveal of the name of the fictional place where the film happens!

The return of a familiar bad guy – The Staypuft Marshmallow Man!

The ECTO-1 drives around town!

Bokeem Woodbine joins the cast of Ghostbusters 2020 as a brand new character!

Is Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters 2020? He says yes… sort of. Watch the video to see why!

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Cartoon Network Reveals “Uzumaki” Horror Anime To Join Toonami

Today is a great day for fans of the legendary horror mangaka, Junji Ito, as Cartoon Network has revealed a brand new anime coming to Toonami .

In partnership with Production IG USA, “Uzumaki” will be a four episode mini-series based on the supernatural horror manga by Ito. This series will premiere on Toonami at some point in 2020, although the exact timeframe has not been revealed yet.

Check out the haunting trailer above. If you are not familiar with Ito’s work, prepare to be scared in a very different way than you might expect. This is the kind of horror that stays with you, and never lets you go.

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Nintendo Store in NYC Tour – Summer 2019

Check out our tour of the Nintendo Store in New York City! Located midtown within Rockefeller Center, this huge two-floor store sells nothing but Nintendo products, many exclusive to this particular location.

With walls of merchandise ranging from games to peripherals to shirts and plushies and more from your favorite franchises like Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Super Mario, Splatoon, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Legend of Zelda, Smash Bros, and more. Nintendo fans can also try out the latest games, and check out some gaming history.

During the time we visited the store, they had a display of every Amiibo ever made, as well as replicas of some popular Nintendo characters.

Filmed in July 2019

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NYC Lego Store Tour – Summer 2019!

Check out our tour of the Lego Store in New York City! Located midtown within Rockefeller Center, this huge store sells nothing but Legos, and offers a chance to build your own lego mini-figures, get some exclusives, and see some one-of-a-kind Lego dioramas made by some great creators.

Filmed in July 2019

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Enormous Unicron Figure Gets New Accessories

Today, Hasbro has revealed new accessories for their enormous “War for Cybertron” Unicron figure! Hasbro Lab has just a few more days to reach the 8,000 campaign goal to produce this huge Transformers figure, and I would not be shocked if they get there sooner than later.

Hasbro is introducing more movie accuracy to the Bringer of Chaos. Just revealed, the legendary Unicron will come with interchangeable chins, allowing fans to switch back and forth between a smooth chin and a goatee-style chin, just like in the 1986 Transformers The Movie. Now, the infamous Planet Eater is ready for any scene!

The colossal Unicron will also come with a Galvatron slug figure so fans can pose out epic movie scenes with the two villains. The Galvatron figure is a slug that stands 3.75 cm (1.5 inches) tall, ready for battle with his iconic blaster and just the right size to fit in Unicron’s hand as seen in the 1986 film.

If you want to support this figure and help it be made, check out the Hasbro Pulse page for more information.

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HASBRO Announced As GLOBAL MASTER TOY LICENSEE FOR “GHOSTBUSTERS”

Today, Sony Pictures Consumer Products announced that Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, has been named the master toy licensee for Ghostbusters worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Hasbro will create a wide variety of toys inspired by the franchise and its entertainment properties globally designed to appeal to both fans of the original franchise, and a new generation of Ghostbusters around the world. Hasbro’s Ghostbusters line will be available in 2020, aligning with the promotion of the highly anticipated new Ghostbusters movie that is slated for Summer 2020 in the U.S.

The upcoming product line marks a return to the Ghostbusters franchise by Hasbro. From 1986 to 1991, Kenner, which is now part of Hasbro, created and marketed The Real Ghostbusters toy line, with many of the original developers from Kenner still working with Hasbro. More recently, Hasbro collaborated with Sony Pictures to create the Transformers Generations Collaborative: Ghostbusters Mash-Up Ecto-1 Ectotron which is currently available for pre-order exclusively at GameStop and HasbroPulse.com.  Additionally, a Transformers / Ghostbusters crossover comic series is now available from IDW. These collaborations honor both brands’ 35th anniversaries this year. 

“Ghostbusters is an iconic and beloved franchise and we are excited and honored to return to the brand as the global master toy licensee and bring new product to the next generation of fans,” said Tom Warner, Senior Vice President, Hasbro.  “Drawing on Hasbro’s proprietary insights and culture of innovation, we are working closely with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to create a dynamic new toy line that we can’t wait to share with fans around the world.”

“As we build up to release our new Ghostbusters film next year, it was a natural choice to work with Hasbro to develop an all-new line of toys that not only celebrates the new film but also brings us back to the roots of the original film and toy line,” said Jamie Stevens, Executive Vice President, Sony Pictures Consumer Products.  “Hasbro has a proven track record of working with well-known IP to make a variety of high-quality toys and figures that appeal to people of all ages and we are excited to leverage this expertise to bring new product experiences to Ghostbusters fans around the world.” 

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Flame Con 2019 Cosplay Highlights

Check out some of the cool cosplays we saw during Flame Con 2019, an all-inclusive LGBTQ+ friendly comic convention in midtown Manhattan celebrating their fifth event.

This highlight reel includes cosplayers dressed as characters from She-Ra, My Hero Academia, Star VS The Forces of Evil, Steven Universe, Pokemon, X-Men, Transformers, Adventure Time, Overwatch, Princess Mononoke, Zootopia, Earthbound, and others like Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Freddy Kruger (or maybe Frieda), Candyman, and tons more!

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Diamond Select “Rogue” Figure Review – X-MEN TOYS!

Check out the newest Rogue figure on the market from Diamond Select Toys!

As part of their Marvel Selects line, this 90s style 7″ Rogue figure includes swappable hands and a piece of The Danger Room as her diorama. Is she a good addition to your X-Men roster or one to pass on? Find out in this review!

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