Converse has unveiled a full look at their new line of Official Hello Kitty sneakers, releasing worldwide on August 14th. The line will feature 6 designs, with two for each signature style, the Chuck Taylor, Chuck 70, and One Star.
Prices will vary based on style, but you can hit the jump for a look at the full line of shoes.
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After the recent acquisition of the Power Rangers franchise by Hasbro, it was thought that Hasbro would reboot, ignoring the 2017 film that was widely panned by critics and fans, but according to Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, that’s not exactly the case.
Hasbro is apparently in early plans to develop a sequel to the film, which truly had potential, but just needed a little more help in crafting a better story, with better visual effects. In the meantime, Hasbro expects new Power Rangers merchandise to start hitting shelves in early 2019.
McDonald’s Japan has revealed a new set of Pokémon toys for Happy Meals that promote the upcoming movie – Pokémon the Movie: Everyone’s Story. The film is set to release this Friday, on July 13th with the toys becoming available just a few short days ago.
The toys feature three different Pikachu toys, an Eevee toy, and a toy for each Alolan starter. In addition, McDonald’s Japan has also released a video spotlighting each toy and how to use them, which you can check out after the jump.
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Sega and Kotobukiya have teamed up for an incredibly massive display advertisement for the upcoming PlayStation 4 release of arcade-favorite, Border Break. The display is a huge set of styrol resin parts that connect to form the largest model kit in history.
The parts are on display at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. You can hit the jump for more pictures of the incredible display, as well as a video of their development.
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The Good Smile Company has unveiled the latest in their line of Overwatch Nendoroid figures, and the newest addition is a terrifying rendition of fan-favorite, Junkrat. The figure comes with some fun weapon accessories, and a bevy of horrifying faces to plant on your figure.
Junkrat will be releasing in January 2019, and will retail for approximately $40. Hit the jump for more images.
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Lego has officially revealed their new Voltron set, and it is quite something. The kit is one of the largest robots that Lego has ever produced, coming in at a massive 2,321 pieces. Based on a design submitted by Lego Ideas user Len_D69, the Lego Ideas Voltron is based on the design first seen in the beloved 1984 animated series, rather than the version currently seen in Netflix and Dreamworks Animation’s Voltron: Legendary Defender.
The set includes the ability to form all 5 lions, as well as Voltron itself, as well as the Blazing Sword and Voltron’s shield. If you’re at SDCC, the Defender of the Universe will cost $180 and be available in limited supplies, or you can pick it up from the official Lego website starting August 1st. Hit the jump for more pictures of the fantastic set.
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Vinyl toy manufacturer, Super7, has announced what is now officially the best action figure ever featured at SDCC. Back in the early days of the internet, memes were comical and light-hearted, and the “What’s Up?” Prince Adam was one of the finest. Now, that moment in internet time has been immortalized as an action figure.
The figure will be available alongside the rest of Super7’s Masters of the Universe and She-Ra figures and accessories, and will be featured at their SDCC pop-up. Hit the jump for a small refresher on the meme, as well as a look at the full figure.
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Japan’s hobby giant, the Wave Corporation, has unveiled a new addition to their line of Japanese candy cabinet 1/12 scale models: the Sega Astro City. The level of detail on these are insane, and they are available this August for ¥3,200 over on Wave’s website.
Additionally, there are two others in the series, available here and here. You can hit the jump for more images of the Astro City 1/12 scale model.
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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.
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro have released the first official trailer for the upcoming Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee. The film is a prequel showing Bumblebee’s time on Earth before the events of the first Transformers film, and the character design looks incredible, being a bit more like his original design.
In 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a junkyard, to be discovered by 18-year old Charlie, searching for her place in the world. Adventures ensue, and the two go on the run from Sector 7, which seems to be lead by John Cena. Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and The Two Strings), Bumblebee hits theaters on December 21st.
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.
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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Disney has unveiled the second full trailer for its upcoming live-action Winnie the Pooh film, Christopher Robin, and it brings the feels for fans of the series. The dilm stars Ewan McGregor as the titular character, following him as an adult in 1949 where he’s been hardened by his experiences in World War II, and is now serving as the efficiency manager at a luggage company. He spends more time working than with his family, and in his time of need, he’s helped by some old friends.
With voices from Chris O’Dowd, Brad Garrett, Nick Mohammed, and Jim Cummings returning to voice Pooh, it’s set to be quite an adventure when it hits theaters on August 3rd.
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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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.