First The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer Revealed

Warner Bros. Animation has released the first official teaser trailer for the sequel to the smash success, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic Bricksburg after the events of the first film. The trailer gives us more of what made the first film so fantastic, and this looks to be just as great.

Reprising their roles from The LEGO Movie are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy, Will Arnett as Batman, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, newcomers Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone. The film hits theaters on February 8th, 2019.

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Hasbro Has Plans for More Power Rangers Films

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After purchasing the rights to the Power Rangers from Saban Brands several weeks ago, Hasbro has revealed it has plenty of future plans for the franchise as far as Movies, TV, toys, and merchandise are concerned. Don’t expect to see the recent film get a sequel, though.

Hasbro chairman and CEO Brian Goldner had this to say at a recent conference:

As I mentioned, we’ve now announced the acquisition of Power Rangers. This is really a great statement about where we believe we are in developing our brand blueprint. The fact that we can acquire Power Rangers brand and plug and play that right into our strategy where we activate it in entertainment, motion pictures in the future and then of course across toys and games and consumer products and do so globally. We felt the brand was very under leveraged and undervalued. We feel we can exploit it to a much greater extent and it was a great opportunity to acquire the brand.

LEGO DC Super-Villains Announced

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and DC Entertainment have officially announced LEGO DC Super-Villains, the first LEGO game to put players in a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from across the DC universe. The game will allow players to create their own villain, and go on their villainous escapades.

In the game, the Justice League has disappeared, replaced by mysterious impostors calling themselves the Justice Syndicate. All may not be as it seems, and it’s up the villains to foil the schemes of the so-called heroes from an alternate universe. Hit the jump to check out the first trailer.

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Announced

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Warner Bros. Animation has officially announced The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part for release in theaters February 2019. Tiffany Haddish will be voicing a new lead character in the movie, joining returning voice cast members Chris Pratt as Master Builder Emmet Brickowoski, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldsyde, Will Arnett as Batman, Channing Tatum as Superman, and Jonah Hill as Green Lantern.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed The LEGO Movie, wrote the first draft of the sequel script based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. It was most recently re-written by BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg. Mike Mitchell will be directing.

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Hasbro Trademarks The Smell of Play-Doh

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As crazy as this sounds, Hasbro has officially trademarked one of the most recognizable features of the iconic brand of colored clay: its smell. According to BusinessWire, the trademark states that Hasbro now owns “a scent of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of a salted, wheat-based dough.”

The company has assured everyone that there are currently no plans for litigation now that the trademark is official, just in case you have a Play-Doh perfume, or something.

G.I. Joe Character Snake Eyes Getting Spinoff Film

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer of Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast movie Evan Spiliotopoulos is in talks to pen a standalone movie for fan-favorite G.I. Joe character, Snake Eyes. The first two G.I. Joe films were met with mixed to negative reviews, with Snake Eyes (played by Ray Park) being a perennial high-point for both films.

As a character, Snake Eyes never speaks or shows his face, making the character in his current incarnation very difficult to cast. His well-known arch-nemesis, and brother, Storm Shadow, will also probably be a safe bet for the film, as well.

Next G.I. Joe Movie Title Revealed

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Hasbro has revealed that the next entry into its shared cinematic universe will be the third G.I. Joe film, officially titled G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant. The film is set for release on March 27th, 2020. According to That Hashtag Show, the film was originally thought to be a reboot, but Hasbro is rumored to have made an offer for Dwayne Johnson to return as his G.I. Joe: Retaliation character, Roadblock.

The film joins the growing slate of Hasbro Cinematic Universe films, such as M.A.S.K., Rom: Space Knight, and Micronauts.

Hasbro Purchases Ownership Rights to Power Rangers & More

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In a surprising announcement this morning, Hasbro and Saban Properties LLC have signed an agreement for Hasbro to purchase Saban’s Power Rangers and several other entertainment brands, including My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr., Luna Petunia, Treehouse Detectives and others, in cash and stock estimated to be valued at $522 million.

Hasbro had previously purchased the Power Rangers master toy license agreement from Saban, announced by the parties in February of 2018, that was scheduled to begin in 2019. Power Rangers is an iconic brand globally, created by Haim Saban in 1993, it has spawned numerous series, film adaptations, video games, and created a massive toy empire.

Amazon Japan Gets Exclusive Danboard Pieces

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Players who purchase Nintendo Labo’Variety and Robot Kits from Amazon Japan will receive an exclusive masking tape, as well as a bonus set of parts featuring Danboard, the cardboard box robot from Yotsuba&! The masking tape is based on the sealing tape used by Amazon Japan, and the exclusive parts include pieces for use with the RC Car or Robot Visor.

You can hit the jump to check out more pictures of the exclusive parts, and hit the links above to purchase the items from Amazon Japan.

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F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro’s M.A.S.K. Adaptation

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The Hollywood Reporter has word that Hasbro’s M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) has finally found its director in F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton). While the film currently has no writer, it’s yet another addition to the growing slate of Hasbro films with adaptations on the table.

Hasbro’s M.A.S.K. has been in the early stages of a movie for quite some time, with the late 80’s animated series being up and down in stages of production.

Additional Avengers: Infinity War Cosbabies Revealed

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It would appear that Hot Toys isn’t quite finished with Avengers: Infinity War yet as the toy company has revealed additional Cosbaby toys on top of the large, already revealed series. The new series includes Doctor Strange and Wong, Battle Mode Iron Man, the Infinity Gauntlet itself, Tony Stark, and an Infinity War Movbi.

You can hit the jump to check out the new additions to the series of Avengers: Infinity War Cosbabies.

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Hot Toys Unveils Full Avengers: Infinity War Cosbaby Line

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It’s become tradition at this point that when a new comic book film hits, Hot Toys releases a new official line of adorable Cosbaby toys representing the films main characters. Of course, Avengers: Infinity War is no different. The design studio unveiled the full line this morning, and it’s filled with quite a few spoilers and confirmations.

If you’re not looking for some surprising moments from the film, I wouldn’t proceed further, but if you don’t mind you can hit the the jump for over 50 images of the new toys.

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TRON: Legacy Lego Ideas Set is Mind-Blowing

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A few years ago, Lego fan-builder BrickBros UK submitted a Lego Ideas set based on the 2010 film, TRON: Legacy, and now after several years the set is being officially released on March 31st. It marks an instant-buy for me, as the TRON franchise is one of my favorites of all time, being an important guiding factor in my life choices.

The set is relatively small at 230 pieces, but includes Sam Flynn, Quorra, Rinzler, two light-cycles, and a streamlined base for light-disc battles, and races. Hit the jump for the full look at images of the new set.

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Mattel Unveils Tomb Raider Barbie

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Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander and based on the 2013 reboot of the hit video game franchise, hits theaters next month. But, before that, Mattel has unveiled a new Barbie version of the iconic hero, Lara Croft.

Mattel will be unveiling the doll at the Mattel Collector event during the New York Toy Fair. Presale is currently available on Barbie.com, and collectors are able to purchase the doll for $29.99. The doll includes various accessories, including a map, axe, journal, doll stand and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Splatoon 2’s Pop Idol Duo Getting Amiibo Figures

At Tokaigi 2018, Nintendo revealed two new amiibo figures featuring Splatoon 2 characters Pearl and Marina, the game’s pop idol duo Off the Hook. The duo also performed at the event, directly after the Koshien 2018 tournament.

The figures will be available in a two-pack at all major retailers for $24.99. Splatoon 2 is available now for the Nintendo Switch.