Introducing Ultimate Lightning McQueen. Ka-chow

Introducing Ultimate Lightning McQueen. Ka-chow

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  Ultimate Lightning McQueen is the top-end racing machine, complete with all the bells and whistles. This feat of technology brings the beloved character from Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” off the screen and into your home. With animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and emotive suspension, experience Lightning like never before.  
 
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HASBRO OPENS TICKET SALES FOR FIRST-EVER HASCON FANMILY™ EVENT

HASBRO OPENS TICKET SALES FOR FIRST-EVER HASCON FANMILY™ EVENT

A little more HASCON info to share!

Three Day Convention Will Include Panels, Larger-than-Life Brand Experiences, Games Events, Auditions for Hasbro TV Commercials and Shows, Meet & Greets and Appearances from Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Stan Lee, Dude Perfect and top
MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS Talent

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017.  Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne and more.  

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT.  HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set.  Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products. 

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Warsand Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more.  We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”   

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com 

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

© Hiro Morita, BBBProject, TV TOKYO. © 2017 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

© 2017 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

HASBRO OPENS TICKET SALES FOR FIRST-EVER HASCON FANMILY™ EVENT

HASBRO OPENS TICKET SALES FOR FIRST-EVER HASCON FANMILY™ EVENT

Three Day Convention Will Include Panels, Larger-than-Life Brand Experiences, Games Events,

Auditions for Hasbro TV Commercials and Shows, Meet & Greets and Appearances from Peter

Cullen, Frank Welker, Stan Lee, Dude Perfect and top  MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS Talent 

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors. 

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017.  Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE:

Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original

TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne and more.   

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including

TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and

G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as

PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT.  HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set.  Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products.  

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney

Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s

Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on

display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more.  We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”   

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com   

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd.

and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

© Hiro Morita, BBBProject, TV TOKYO. © 2017 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

About Hasbro  

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

© 2017 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

litlgiveaway – Disney Pixar Cars 3 – Smash and Crash Derby Crazy 8 Crashers Playset and Willy’s Butte Transforming Vehicle Trackset

litlgiveaway – Disney Pixar Cars 3 – Smash and Crash Derby Crazy 8 Crashers Playset and Willy’s Butte Transforming Vehicle Trackset

Welcome to part 3 of our 2 part Disney Pixar Cars 3 Mattel toy fun!  This is the best part! The part where we give you free toys!  Interested? Watch the video, then read below for rules and how to enter!  You can also check out our review on what we are giving away here:

Disney Pixar Cars 3 Smash and Crash Derby Crazy 8 Crashers Playset

Disney Pixar Cars 3 – Willy’s Butte Transforming Vehicle Trackset

 

 

Now, the litlgeeks have one set of playsets to giveaway.  That’s one Disney Pixar Cars 3 – Willy’s Butte Transforming Vehicle Trackset and one Disney Pixar Cars 3 Smash and Crash Derby Crazy 8 Crashers Playset sent to us for free to giveaway to you from Mattel.

How do you enter the giveaway?

For those of you keeping count, you can enter up to 3 (three) times!

This giveaway will run from today – 5/20/17 through 5/26/17. The fine print says “Don’t cheat”, “We will only ship to the USA” and “We aren’t responsible if you take one of the toys you won from us and swallow it whole”.  litlgeeks does not maintain a mailing list and we will not share your information with ANYONE!!!  We might say “congratulations to this person in this state from Facebook, Twitter or YouTube”, but that’s it, we promise!  Any and all previous  litlgeeks Facebook Likes, Twitter Follows and YouTube Subscribers are automatically entered into this giveaway!

The Giveaway Official Rules and Fine Print

OFFICIAL RULES: Your email will not be shown and will be kept private. Giveaways are open to readers 18 years of age or older with a shipping address in the contiguous 48 United States only (sorry Alaska, Hawaii, and the rest of the world, shipping is expensive). If you enter, make sure you have a safe location in the USA for me to send this to.  Item will be shipped USPS Standard Mail.  Kids, ask your parents to enter!  This product is for kids ages 4 and up only!

The winner will be randomly selected. Winner will be notified by e-mail within 5 days after the entry close date deadline. Winners must respond within 2 days or the prize will be forfeit and a new random winner will be selected. If someone enters and does not have a valid US address to ship to, prize will be forfeit and a new random winner will be selected.  Many will enter, only one winner will be selected.

The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically register and/or enter repeatedly is prohibited and all such entries will be disqualified.

Fine print

litlgeeks and Mattel not responsible for any late or lost entries, electronic, hardware, Internet or other computer/communications related malfunctions, giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of litlgeeks, any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway or prizes lost in shipment. All federal, state, local or international taxes associated with the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. By entering this giveaway, you release litlgeeks from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all courses of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, mis-delivery or acceptance of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

About the prizes: Donated by Mattel.  If you have previously won anything from litlgeeks you must wait 60 days to participate in any additional giveaways. Previous Facebook likes, YouTube subscriptions and Twitter follows for litlgeeks will be counted and do not need to be re-entered.

 

This post is for entertainment purposes only.

The toys mentioned in this post are for ages 4 and up.

The litlgeeks received the toys in this post and linked posts for free for promotional purposes and review.

THE JIM HENSON COMPANY TAPS MCFARLANE TOYS TO PRODUCE FIGURES FROM CLASSIC FILMS LABYRINTH AND THE DARK CRYSTAL

THE JIM HENSON COMPANY TAPS MCFARLANE TOYS TO PRODUCE FIGURES FROM CLASSIC FILMS LABYRINTH AND THE DARK CRYSTAL

Tempe, AZ and Hollywood, CA – May 19, 2017 –The Jim Henson Company has partnered with McFarlane Toys, which will harken back to its roots of “Movie Maniacs” to create figures of classic characters from two of Henson’s most well-known features Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.

Directed by visionary Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, Labyrinth is a fanboy favorite and wonder of puppetry. Stuck babysitting her brother, teenager Sarah, resentfully wishes The Goblin King (memorably portrayed by David Bowie) can take him away. When her wish comes true, Sarah must head into the Labyrinth herself to save him. Since its 1986 release the film has garnered a cult popularity and is still reveled in today’s era as a timeless classic.

The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, brilliantly weaves a timeless myth of good and evil. In another time, The Dark Crystal, a source of balance and truth in the universe, was broken, dividing the world into two factions; the wicked Skeksis and the peaceful Mystics. Now, as the convergence of the three suns approaches, the crystal must be healed, or darkness will reign forever. The Dark Crystal’s fanbase has only risen since the film’s debut and has also developed a cult following of fans across the world.

McFarlane Toys has produced highly detailed figures and construction sets for various entertainment properties and this collaboration with The Jim Henson Company will give fans of these iconic films new and unique action figures that are “true to life” replicas of their on-screen personas.

The upcoming toys will include a 7-inch figure of Labyrinth’s Jareth The Goblin King, and for The Dark Crystal, fans can look forward to figures of Jen and Kira. Each figure will be highly detailed and come fully articulated to recreate infamous movie scenes. These figures will also debut in new window box collector packaging and will come with Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal branded detailed bases.

“Fans of both Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal continue to grow, while both brands also enjoy the passionate and loyal support of committed followers for decades,” said Vice President of Global Consumer Products for The Jim Henson Company, Federico San Martin.  “We are looking forward to McFarlane toys introducing the characters that defined these classic adventures to our legions of fans around the world.”
 
 “Jim Henson was one of the most visually creative minds, and these incredible movies are just the tip of the iceberg,” said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “We pride ourselves on our creativity and attention to detail, and to be able to make figures of these iconic characters is something pretty special.”

McFarlane Toys’ Labyrinth Jareth The Goblin King figure will be available at major retailers this November carrying an MSRP: $19.99 (and now available for pre-order, HERE).  The Dark Crystal Jen and Kira figures are slated to release Spring 2018For more information about The Jim Henson Company visit www.henson.com. For more information about everything McFarlane Toys, fans are encouraged to check out www.mcfarlane.com as well as the McFarlane social media channels for updates and news.

ARTSPLASH™ IS THE WINNER OF THE TOY BOX SHOW

ARTSPLASH™ IS THE WINNER OF THE TOY BOX SHOW

ARTSPLASH™ IS THE WINNER OF ABC’S HIT SERIES, “THE TOY BOX”

The 3D Liquid Art set Will Be Manufactured by Mattel,  and is Now Available Exclusively at Toy“R”Us®

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 19, 2017 – After eight weeks of viewing over 35 toy inventions the kid judges have spoken, and Artsplash™ (formerly known as Liquid Art) prevailed as the first-ever winner of ABC’s “The Toy Box.”  Artsplash™ is now available for purchase online exclusively at Toysrus.com and will be available only at Toys“R”Us® stores nationwide beginning tomorrow, Saturday, May 20. 

Artsplash™ is a one-of-a-kind art set unlike anything on the market today. This new toy gives kids tools to create limitless 3D art with water by simply dipping the Aquapen into various colored dyes and then placing the colored water onto any of the six different Artsheets. When kids are finished they just wipe the Artsheet clean and start again.    

“Ever since I was young, inventing was my dream, and I created Artsplash™ to give kids a new way to create their own masterpieces, with something other than just a paint brush and paper,” said Ryan Stewart, Winner of ABC’s The Toy Box. “To be able see something I created on-shelf at Toys”R”Us is a childhood dream come true.” 

“For seven weeks I have seen everything from candy cannons to dolls with wigs!” said Eric Stonestreet, host of ABC’s The Toy Box. “Artsplash™ is something I would have loved to have as a kid. I think parents and kids will enjoy playing and creating with Artsplash™ together.” 

ABC, Mattel and Hudson Media developed “The Toy Box” to give audiences across the country a sneak peek into the world of toy invention. 

“The Toy Box has given us a new way to connect with talented inventors and celebrate the creativity and innovation it takes to make a toy.” said Richard Dickson, President and COO, Mattel. 

Over the course of the series, inventors presented their toy concepts to a group of mentors that included Dylan’s Candy Bar owner Dylan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar Creative Director of Consumer Products Jen Tan. Once the toy maker made it past the mentors, they moved on to The Toy Box where a panel of young, no-holds-barred judges that included Sophia Grace Brownlee (“The Ellen Degeneres Show”), Aalyrah Caldwell (“Uncle Buck”), Toby Grey (“The Unexpected John Cena Prank”) and Noah Ritter (“The Ellen Degeneres Show”) decided which toy would move on to the finals and be crowned the winner. After deliberating over the finalists, the judges selected Liquid Art, now known as Artsplash™, as the grand prize winner. 

“When Mattel came to us about “The Toy Box,” we knew it was a winning idea and that Toys“R”Us was the only retailer who could help make Ryan’s dream a reality,” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us. “Fans of the show will be excited to find Artsplash™, Ryan’s imaginative, original toy concept, in our Hot and New feature shop – at the front and center of all Toys“R”Us stores – when we open our doors tomorrow morning.” 

Artsplash™ is now available at online exclusively at Toysrus.com and will be available for purchase at all Toys“R”Us stores nationwide beginning tomorrow. For more information on ABC’s “The Toy Box,” and the winning toy visit http://abc.go.com/shows/the-toy-box. 

About Mattel

Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends™, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com. 

 About Toys“R”Us, Inc.

Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 883 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in 795 international stores and 254 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys“R”Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has an annual workforce of approximately 60,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need.

Since 1992, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys“R”Us, Inc., has donated more than $130 million in grants to children’s charities. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter. Follow Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus and Facebook.com/Babiesrus and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.

About Disney-ABC Television Group

Disney|ABC Television Group is comprised of The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, and radio business.  This includes ABC Studios, a global leader in the development, production and distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and on-demand platforms; the ABC Owned Television Stations Group; and the ABC Television Network, which provides entertainment and news programming to viewers via more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S.  It also includes Disney Channels Worldwide, a portfolio of 116 kid-driven, family-inclusive entertainment channels, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama, and Radio Disney brands, as well as cable network Freeform, which targets Millennials. Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution and Disney Media Distribution round out the portfolio. Disney|ABC Television Group also has equity interests in A+E Networks and Hulu.