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Famous board game “Clue” gets the comic book treatment

There’s a mystery to solve! Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and IDW Publishing (OTCQX: IDWM) have announced that this June, Mr. Boddy will turn up dead in the pages of CLUE, a brand new comic series inspired by Hasbro’s classic game.

The internationally renowned murder mystery game has already inspired a major motion picture and forthcoming stage production, and now fans will have the chance to follow the adventures of Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum and other classic characters in a 5-issue comic series from IDW under license from Hasbro. The new series marks the latest collaboration between Hasbro and IDW Publishing, who have a long-standing relationship that has resulted in countless iconic characters gracing the pages of popular comic books, including TRANSFORMERS and MY LITTLE PONY.

“Clue is one of Hasbro’s most iconic brands for good reason – it’s a fun murder mystery concept filled with colorful characters,” said Michael Kelly, Director of Publishing at Hasbro. “IDW has been our trusted partner in the comic world for a long time, and we are thrilled with the way they’ve translated the property to this new medium. Readers will love following along with the story and trying to unravel the mystery of the case.”

“Ask the average person, and they can tell you who the suspects in Clue are,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW Publishing’s President and CCO. “They are household names and have provided countless hours of entertainment for audiences across the globe. We are looking forward to building an intriguing new world with these characters.”

Putting a comedic spin on the classic Clue concept, Paul Allor (Guardians of the Galaxy, G.I. JOE) will be writing the series, joined by artist Nelson Dániel (Dungeons & Dragons, The Cape).

“I am incredibly excited to be working on this project, especially with an artist as talented as Nelson Dániel,” said Allor. “In the grand tradition of the Clue franchise, we’re crafting a fun, exciting and at times completely bonkers story that will keep people guessing until the very end! I truly can’t wait for comics readers to step into the mansion and find out just what we have in store for them.”

The new series opens after the doomed Mr. Boddy is murdered at his own dinner party and everyone is a suspect! Will Boddy’s body be the last to fall, or is it just the beginning? Readers will have to follow the clues to solve the mystery, which deepens even further as issue one will feature three alternate endings!

Depending on which variant cover comic book sleuths pick up, a unique conclusion unfolds. Is it a clue, or a red herring? Readers can collect all the variants (and clues), as well as the main cover by Eisner award-winning artist Gabriel Rodriguez, this June to find out!

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‘Marvel Legends Deadpool’ Action Figure Review

The merc with a mouth had one of the most highly anticipated (and highly sought after) figures of 2016. Hasbro’s Marvel Legends lineup was strong enough this year without him, but this epic incarnation of Deadpool was sold out all over the place and took some serious hunting to find.

Was he worth the high bounty placed on his head by collectors, or is this Deadpool not worth the search? Spoilers: It’s amazing.

Check out the video review to find out how awesome this figure is.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ first wave of figures revealed

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ is sneaking up on us fast, and the new action figures are also just around the corner.

The Nerdist has the scoop on this one, with images of the line-up as well as the build-a-figure that you can have once you purchase all of the figures in the wave. Check out the images in the gallery below:

The line includes Star-Lord, Drax, and Yondu from the new movie, as well as other Marvel characters like Darkhawk, Major Victory AKA Vance Astro, Nova (who had a previous version of this character in the last GotG line), and Angela. The BAF in this line is Titus, who I will admit I know very little about but now want to know everything about.

This first wave will arrive in the Spring, with the remaining figures to be in additional waves closer to the release of the film. This should include Gamora, Rocket Raccoon (who will likely have a Baby Groot with him), and hopefully the newly revealed Mantis.

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Machinima and Hasbro Announce Final Two Chapters of the The Prime Wars Trilogy

Following the massive worldwide interest in Transformers: Combiner Wars, Machinima, the first Many2Many programming service focused on fandom and gamer culture, and Hasbro Inc., a global play and entertainment company, announced today that they will join forces to develop Titans Return and Power of the Primes, the final two installments of the animated Prime Wars trilogy.

Since launching the trilogy’s first installment in August 2016, Transformers: Combiner Wars, has garnered more than 122 million global views on a wide variety of platforms, including go90 (United States), SkyQ (U.K.), AMC Iberia (Spain and Portugal), Sohu (China), and YouTube (rest of world).

The first sequel, The Titans Return, will take the action of the series to new “heights,” and feature return appearances from many fan-favorite Transformers characters as well as introduce a new set of Autobots and Decepticons. Set in the period following the excitement of The Combiner Wars, the depleted forces of Cybertron and a broken Council of Worlds must now face-off against a new threat that is larger than anything that has come before.

Combiner Wars Executive Producer and Showrunner Eric Calderon is returning to oversee the development of the final two installments.

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‘Transformers: Earth Wars’ Update for iOS & Android brings Combiners!

Hasbro Inc., Backflip Studios and Space Ape Games today released their biggest update yet to the popular real-time combat strategy mobile game TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS, bringing fan-favorite Combiners characters Devastator and Superion from the iconic Transformers universe into TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS. Beloved by fans of Hasbro’s “Transformers Generations Prime Wars Trilogy,” the Combiners will be the most visually stunning and powerfully destructive bots on the battlefield.

Not all bots have the power to combine as these super-sized Combiners are robots formed by teams of five or more designated component bots. The landscape of the battlefield will change as players race to build these new characters and leverage their unique powers and abilities. Along with the new characters, the update will introduce new resources, buildings, and the Combiners themselves in a new campaign based on the first chapter in the Prime Wars Trilogy, Combiner Wars.

“Bringing Combiners into the game was a goal throughout development, and we couldn’t be more excited to have achieved this milestone for Transformers fans,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “Combiners bring another level of authenticity to the game and a whole new mission for the player to collect, combine and battle at a new level.”

TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS launched in June 2016 topping charts and building a player base of six million downloads. Published by Backflip Studios and developed by Space Ape Games, the game breaks new ground for the genre, pairing authentic Transformers storytelling with fast-paced gameplay, beautiful 3D animation and hundreds of characters with diverse strengths and abilities. The game also features notable storytellers and voice actors from the Transformers franchise, including voice acting from Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, and Frank Welker, the original voice of Megatron.

TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS is FREE to download, features in-game purchases, and is available on Android and iOS devices worldwide, except in Mainland China.  Please note that a Wi-Fi connection is required to play.

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Star Wars Black Series Speeder Bike Review

The Star Wars Black series is one of the best action figure lines on the market today. One of the coolest things about it has been the occasional super-sized vehicle or creature in scale with this six-inch series.

Today, we look at the Speeder Bike vehicle and pilot from this series, and talk about whether it’s worth spending your credits on or if you should ditch it at the next parsec.

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FIRST LOOK: Hasbro Studios’ ‘Stretch Armstrong’ Coming To Netflix

Hasbro Studio’s has just released a first look at their upcoming Netflix Original Animated Series – ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’.

Based on the iconic toy brand, the series is Hasbro’s first original program for Netflix. The new character, which you can see below, is a trimmed down and younger counterpart to the original, and has added an element of super heroics to him as well.

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Here is the synopsis of the new show:
From Hasbro Studios comes an all new animated action/comedy series about an over-scheduled teenager named Jake Armstrong and his two best friends. When the trio is accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical, they become STRETCH ARMSTRONG and the FLEX FIGHTERS, a team of unlikely stretchable superheroes who expand beyond the confines of their lives and embark on a series of adventures.

We will update you with more details such as release date, voice over actors, and any other news about this show as information becomes available.

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2016 G.I. Joe Line-Up Revealed By Crossword Puzzle

One month ahead of the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention in Loveland, Colorado, Hasbro is having some fun with their collectors by teasing who will be part of the next series of G.I. Joe action figures. In order to figure out which characters will be added to the series, the company put out this announcement with a unique crossword puzzle:

Hasbro is gearing up for the 2016 G.I. Joe series, and Hasbro Pulse is excited to host an intriguing peek at the first brand-endorsed look at the entire line. 2016 will kick off with an exclusive set (available at San Diego Comic Con) and then a series available exclusively at Toys R Us and Entertainment Earth. The eighteen figures slated for 2016 are all arranged in the crossword puzzle below, including the Kindle Worlds Fan Choice figure Stiletto – the only character previously announced in this year’s lineup. The rest of the puzzle is up to the fans to fill in, and NONE of the names have been given any clues or hints.

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Thanks to HISSTank.com boards member JediJones, the answers have been solved for you:

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NOT OFFICIAL CONFIRMED

2-packs:
Duke vs. Destro
Snake-Eyes vs. Storm Shadow
Heavy Duty vs. Iron Grenadier
Airtight vs. Sludge Viper

3-packs:
Stiletto, Rock ‘N Roll, Cobra Officer
Double Blast, Outback, B.A.T.

SDCC:
Big Lob
Wet-Suit
Overkill
Cyber-Viper

The Hasbro Brand Panel during the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention in Loveland, Colorado will take place on Saturday, June 18th, and will allow everyone in attendance the first peek at the G.I. Joe prototype figures for 2016.

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