Syfy Premieres COLLECTION INTERVENTION Tuesday, August 14 at 10PM ET/PT

The six-episode series follows Elyse Luray as she “helps couples, families and individuals whose pop-culture memorabilia collections have become damaging obsessions.”

In Syfy‘s newest reality series, Collection Intervention, premiering Tuesday, August 14 at 10PM (ET/PT), former Head of Special Collections at Christie’s, Elyse Luray helps couples, families and individuals whose pop-culture memorabilia collections – from Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica to Catwoman and Barbie – have become damaging obsessions, creating financial strife and a huge strain on their lives.

In each of the six hour-long episodes, Elyse will create a strategy that helps these collectors curate and showcase their collection by assessing where the true value lies and then allow them to decide what’s worth keeping and what they can sell. These massive collections include dining rooms stuffed with 30,000 comic books, a garage filled to the rafters with Catwoman memorabilia, and an almost uninhabitable house filled with Transformers. For each collector, parting with some of their collection may free up some much needed space in their home, provide a cash windfall to get out of debt, or even just allow a couple to become more focused on their relationship.

In the premiere episode titled “A Disturbance in the Force,” what started out as a single room dedicated to Star Wars has grown to take over the entire Concord, California home of Garet and Consetta. When Elyse quickly realizes the Star Wars collection has intense emotional meaning to Consetta, she fears that Consetta may not be able to part with a single item. If Elyse is going to help this couple take back their house, she’s going to have to use The Force to break through to them.

Also in the episode, disgruntled Los Angeles housewife Lolly calls Elyse to see if she can help her husband Mark let go of some of his extensive Catwoman collection so they can start to pay some bills. When Elyse sees the collection, which has overtaken their garage, she is stunned by the poor manner in which Mark has stored the collectibles he says he loves. Nonetheless, to save their relationship and pay down their debt, Elyse helps Mark identify what in his collection is truly important to him while pushing him to let go of what is not.

Collection Intervention is produced by High Noon Entertainment with executive producers Pam Healey, Jim Berger and Elizabeth Grizzle Voorhees.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

via Syfy Press Release

Hasbro Releases Information Regarding Their Comic-Con 2012 Transformers Exclusives

Hasbro has released some information on some of their exclusives for Comic-Con 2012. They showed off their new Transformers releases and exclusives at the recent BotCon in Dallas, TX. There will be the usual demand for these figures at SDCC so be prepared for battle while you’re there.

The first figure is the Comic-Con exclusive “Rust in Peace Cliffjumper” and here’s what Hasbro said about it. “Based on Transformers Prime styling, the Cliffjumper figure was slated to be available via different distribution channels but ultimately had to be cancelled in its original form. Hasbro is happy to be able to bring the figure to fans in this cool new packaging (shaped like Cliffjumper’s head) at San Diego Comic-Con.”
The other figure(s) that Hasbro is releasing at Comic-Con 2012 is the exclusive Decepticon Bruticus Special Edition Figure. “In addition to a different color deco than his mainline retail release, this Bruticus figure comes packaged in ‘combined’ Bruticus robot mode (rather than sold individually as the Deluxe-scale figures). This will also be fans’ first opportunity to buy the Fall of Cybertron Decepticon Bruticus figure before the mainline, individually packaged figures become available at retail.”
Check back for any updates and GOOD LUCK on your exclusives hunting at Comic-Con 2012!

via Hasbro & IGN

IDW’s INFESTATION 2 Previews, Artwork and Covers

IDW’s biggest event of 2011 returns in an even bigger way, as Lovecraftian monsters spread across numerous titles!

Last year’s groundbreaking Infestation series, IDW’s first-ever event, saw many teams from multiple universes fight off a zombie invasion. Now, an even bigger threat has risen to threaten the growing IDW multiverse: Lovecraftian demons threaten to reach across time and space and destroy everyone everywhere and everywhen! Also featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this framing issue presents a threat that perhaps not even TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOEs, Danger Girl, and others can surmount!

  • This time, the Infes2ation Event will feature Transformers, 30 Days of Night, G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Danger Girl, and more!
  • The lead-in to February’s 2-part Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and 30 Days of Night tie-in series, as well as a Groom Lake/Weekly World News one-shot!
  • March will see Infes2ation affect Transformers, the all-new Dungeons & Dragons campaign of Eberron, and G.I. Joe!
  • Written by bestselling novelist/comic-book writer Duane Swierczynski and featuring David Messina (Infestation, Infestation: Outbreak, True Blood) on art!
  • Ask your retailer how to get special temporary Infes2ation tattoos, Duane Swierczynski signed editions & hand-drawn sketch covers by Joe Phillips!

Hasbro to Showcase Its Iconic Pop-Culture Brands at San Diego Comic-Con

With some of the most popular and sought after brands in the entertainment industry for movies, television, video games, comics, collectibles and more, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) returns to San Diego Comic-Con to deliver special opportunities for fans of its pop-culture juggernaut properties. Led by displays of upcoming action figures, new NERF VORTEX blasters and “larger than life” statues from its powerhouse G.I. JOE, KRE-O, MARVEL, MY LITTLE PONY, STAR WARS and TRANSFORMERS product lines in its booth (#3213), Hasbro will offer fans an inside look into the breadth of many of these brands throughout the weekend with a variety of panels, autograph sessions and access to brand stewards, designers and more.

“San Diego Comic-Con is an amazing opportunity for us to engage with the most passionate fans of our brands and licensed properties”

“San Diego Comic-Con is an amazing opportunity for us to engage with the most passionate fans of our brands and licensed properties,” said John Frascotti, global chief marketing officer, Hasbro, Inc. “Comic-Con allows us to provide our most enthusiastic fans with unique experiences based on the properties and characters they love as well as to introduce them to the newest brands and products from Hasbro. We look forward to this special celebration each year and are excited to deliver compelling panels, outstanding special edition collectibles and the opportunity for interactions with the amazing talent behind our brands that have become touchstones in the lives of many.”

Making its first San Diego Comic-Con appearance in 2011 is Hasbro’s new KRE-O brand, bringing action and adventure to the construction toy category. At launch and on display in the Hasbro booth, the KRE-O brand offers twelve building sets featuring popular TRANSFORMERS characters. Comic-Con attendees will want to keep an eye out for roaming OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE KREON costume characters, KRE-O statues and special edition OPTIMUS PRIME KREON figures featuring “MATRIX OF LEADERSHIP” deco not available in stores (while supplies last).

Giving fans a peek behind the curtain and an inside look into what’s coming in the future for many of its entertainment brands, Hasbro’s 2011 lineup of panels and autograph sessions follows:

  • Hasbro TRANSFORMERS Brand Panel: Thursday, July 21 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM in Room 24ABC
  • Hasbro Studios “The Making of ‘Transformers Prime’” Panel: Thursday, July 21 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in Room 24ABC
  • Hasbro STAR WARS Panel: Friday, July 22 from 11:00am-12:00pm in Room 7AB
  • “Evolution of Transformers Animation” presented by Shout Factory and Hasbro Studios: Friday, July 22 from 5:30-6:30 PM in Room 8
  • Hasbro MARVEL Panel: Saturday, July 23 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM in Room 9
  • As a special experience for STAR WARS fans, Hasbro will welcome Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of the hit television series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS for an autograph signing session on Saturday, July 23 from 2:00-3:00pm in the STAR WARS action figure section of the Hasbro booth #3213. Mr. Filoni will be signing a special edition STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS poster he designed specifically for this autograph session, free for fans. *** A ticket will be required to participate in the autograph session. Hasbro will distribute tickets on a first come, first serve basis Saturday morning beginning at 9:30am in the Hasbro booth #3213 (while supplies last).***

Hasbro’s presence at the convention will be rounded out by the highly anticipated HasbroToyShop.com special edition San Diego Comic-Con collectibles available at the HasbroToyShop booth (#3329) and in limited quantities, after Comic Con, at www.HasbroToyShop.com. The complete list of 2011 special edition items follow:

G.I. JOE 3.75″ ZARANA SPECIAL EDITION FIGURE
(Ages: 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $14.99 each)
The Dreadnoks get even more dreadful as ZARTAN’S sister, ZARANA, becomes the latest G.I. JOE Comic-Con special edition figure…in two different styles! The primary figure features the mistress of disguise’s classic look, with pink top, pink hair and a classic-style buzzsaw weapon. The variant figure (sold separately) depicts the character in her “Cold Slither” rock band disguise—black Cold Slither shirt and black hair—and also comes with the buzzsaw weapon.

G.I. JOE SKY STRIKER VEHICLE WITH STARSCREAM DECO AND 3.75″ COBRA COMMANDER SPECIAL EDITION FIGURE
(Ages: 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $49.99 each)
The worlds of G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS collide in toy form. The new G,I, JOE: SKY STRIKER jet receives a custom make-over to become the vehicle form of legendary DECEPTICON STARSCREAM. The COBRA COMMANDER figure, which can fit in the cockpit of the jet, features the classic character in a flight suit and comes with a custom Walther P38 pistol – well known to TRANSFORMERS fans as the alt-mode of DECEPTICON leader MEGATRON!

INDIANA JONES “LOST WAVE” SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S PACK
(Ages 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $64.99)
Just in time for the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hasbro excavates an entire “lost wave” of the fan-favorite 2008 INDIANA JONES line as a Comic-Con special edition Collector’s Pack! Each pack includes INDY IN GERMAN DISGUISE (with rocket launcher), SAPITO (with torch and backpack), CLASSIC INDY (with pistol, Idol, sandbag, torch and logo base), MARION (with snakes and torch), GERMAN MECHANIC (with removable hat and wrench) and TOHT (with medallion, hot poker, removable overcoat and alternate “melting” head). Complete your INDIANA JONES collection with this collectable box set featuring six individually carded toys!

NERF N-STRIKE TRANSFORMERS BARRICADE OPTIMUS PRIME RV-10 Blaster
(Ages 6 years & up; Approx. Retail Price: $24.99)
Introducing the special edition NERF N-STRIKE TRANSFORMERS BARRICADE OPTIMUS PRIME RV-10 blaster, a motorized, semi-auto NERF blaster with revolving dart barrel that holds up to 10 whistle darts. The blaster features an exclusive new deco with TRANSFORMERS detailing, styled after the OPTIMUS PRIME character. The NERF N-STRIKE TRANSFORMERS BARRICADE OPTIMUS PRIME RV-10 blaster is compatible with the NERF Tactical Rail System and accessories (each sold separately). Requires three “AA” batteries; not included.

MARVEL MINI MUGGS THE AVENGERS SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S PACK
(Ages: 3 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $34.99 each)
MINI MUGGS, Assemble! The Marvel universe gets its first set of ultra-hip vinyl MINI MUGGS as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes get remade from “100% recycled awesome”. HULK, THOR, IRON MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA are each included as MINI MUGGS, with a MIGHTY MUGG-sized GIANT MAN literally bursting out of the special edition packaging!

MARVEL UNIVERSE 16” SPECIAL EDITION SENTINEL FIGURE
(Ages 4 and up; Approximate Retail Price $59.99)
The bane of mutantkind is now a red-hot Comic-Con special edition figure! Hot on the heels of 2010’s wildly popular MARVEL UNIVERSE 19” GALACTUS FIGURE, fans at Comic-Con will be the first to be able to purchase this MARVEL UNIVERSE 17” SENTINEL FIGURE, featuring a variety of lights and sounds and packaged on a giant blister card! Both the blister card and its special edition outer box are adorned with one-of-a-kind artwork by Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics’ chief creative officer.

MARVEL MIGHTY MUGGS SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL EDITION FIGURE
(Ages: 6 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $15.99 each)
Your friendly neighborhood SPIDER-MAN is back, as a cool and collectible MIGHTY MUGGS figure! This special edition figure features a removable soft goods mask with a Peter Parker paint deco underneath, and is highlighted in premium commemorative foil packaging.

MARVEL LEGENDS THOR SPECIAL EDITION FIGURE
(Ages: 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $24.99 each)
Celebrate the return of the fan-favorite MARVEL LEGENDS toy line in 2012 with this limited-edition preview figure. THOR, the mighty AVENGER is featured in his latest comics-accurate costume in the classic 6-inch MARVEL LEGENDS scale, and in a premium package shaped like his hammer, MJOLNIR.

MY LITTLE PONY 2011 Special Edition Pony
(Ages 3 and up; Approximate Retail Price $14.99)
The popular special edition MY LITTLE PONY figure, available each year at San Diego Comic-Con, will be showing fans a more mysterious side of the MY LITTLE PONY brand in 2011. This special edition, translucent pony figure is decorated with playful gothic details and a few ghoulish graphics, featuring beautifully rooted hair in shades of fuchsia and magenta. Look closely – can you spot a hidden “M” “L” and “P” in the details? The pony is housed in a vibrant package with two clear “peek-a-boo” MY LITTLE PONY silhouettes on either side of the box, showing off every goth detail of the black and purple figure. Fans can get a first look at this HasbroToyShop.com exclusive when it launches at San Diego Comic-Con 2011!

STAR WARS VINTAGE REVENGE OF THE JEDI SPECIAL EDITION DEATH STAR COLLECTOR’S PACK
(Ages 4 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $129.99)
Revenge is finally served in this incredible package of 12 figures and two exclusive mini-figures, all on highly collectible Revenge of the Jedi packaging! This Comic-Con special edition figure is the only place to get all 12 short-packed STAR WARS VINTAGE figures in one place, all individually carded with packaging that pays tribute to Kenner’s classic “lost” Revenge of the Jedi backing cards, which bore the original name of Episode VI. In addition, this special DEATH STAR collector’s pack will be the only place to get SALACIOUS CRUMB and the MOUSE DROID on Vintage Revenge of the Jedi mini-backing cards. The other figures included are LUKE SKYWALKER, HAN SOLO, R2-D2, DARTH VADER, B-WING PILOT, ADMIRAL ACKBAR, BOBA FETT, ENDOR REBEL TROOPER, STORMTROOPER, WICKET THE EWOK, PRINCESS LEIA and TIE-FIGHTER PILOT.

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON SPECIAL EDITION ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME FIGURE
(Ages: 5 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $79.99)
Fans will have their first chance to get their hands on the new TRANSFORMERS MECHTECH ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME action figure at Comic-Con, with a special edition foil-wrapped, slide-out package and customizable sticker sheet. This special edition ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME will be the only way to get the figure displayed in vehicle and trailer mode; the trailer doubles as a weapons arsenal and is an integral part of the figure’s converting play pattern. The MECHTECH ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME figure features lights, launching projectiles, electronic battle sounds and phrases and three modes of conversion – vehicle, robot, and robot with “mech suit.” The trailer, which serves as a weapons depot and command center, also converts into a “mech suit” that OPTIMUS PRIME shows off when it’s time to rumble.

TRANSFORMERS PRIME OPTIMUS PRIME FIRST EDITION FIGURE
(Ages: 5 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $19.99)
With the mainline series not available until later in 2011, be among the first to get an action figure based on the style of The Hub’s hit animated series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME with this special edition figure. This deluxe class OPTIMUS PRIME figure converts from robot to truck mode and features a premium deco only available in this special edition Comic-Con figure. And, in true TRANSFORMERS fashion, the “Matrix of Leadership” packaging in which the figure is housed ‘converts’ into a wearable piece!

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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via Hasbro Press Release

Some New Photos of Hasbro’s Optimus Prime Exclusives for Comic-Con!

Here is the official look at Hasbro’s packaging of the Comic-Con exclusive Transformers Prime Matrix of Leadership Optimus Prime. It will be contained in packaging that resembles the Matrix that you can wear around your neck.


Next, we have the Ultimate Optimus Prime that will also be available at Hasbro’s booth at Comic-Con. This premium packaged version is something that you should not miss out on if you are a Transformers fan! It will be the only time this version of Optimus Prime will be packaged with his trailer. The packaging on this is very cool as well.


The Transformers Prime line will launch in December and here are three other Transformers from Wave 1!

Toys R Us Announces 2011 Comic-Con Exclusives

Toys“R”Us® Captures Collectors’ Consciousness in Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 at Comic-Con International in San Diego

A Special Selection of Official Show Exclusives and First-to-Buy Opportunities Makes Toys“R”Us® Items “Must-Haves”

The World’s Greatest Toy Store® continues its profound partnership with Entertainment Earth® at this year’s annual Comic-Con International in San Diego, and will no doubt contribute to the euphoria of the participating action figure and comic book enthusiasts. In honor of the show’s forty-second year, and the company’s thrilling third year in attendance, from Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24, Toys“R”Us® will offer an extraordinary extravaganza of official San Diego Comic-Con merchandise, including toys based on characters from TRANSFORMERS, ThunderCats® and DCU vs. MOTU. Continuing last year’s magnificent merge with Entertainment Earth, every Toys“R”Us Comic-Con exclusive will be available at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343.

To help commemorate these dynamic deals from Toys“R”Us, Entertainment Earth will be hosting several exceptional events:

  • On Thursday, July 21, from 10 to 11:30 am, Spawn® creator and renowned toy designer Todd McFarlane of McFarlane Toys will be available to sign autographs in celebration of the Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con debut of the Halo “Master Chief Platinum” action figure. *
  • On Friday, July 22, from 5 – 7 pm, Larry Kenney, who voiced the Lion-O in the classic ThunderCats® animated series will be available to sign autographs of the Classic Lion-O action figure from Bandai America Incorporated. *

Fans who are unable to attend the show can still purchase the exclusive Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con merchandise online at Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 starting Thursday, July 21. However, there is a limited number of each item, so fans should visit Entertainment Earth at booth #2343 or Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 early to purchase the below action figures.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece RODIMUS PRIME action figure from Hasbro®

TRANSFORMERS collectors can own the heroic Rodimus Prime in this recreation of the classic G1 action figure! Best known as Optimus Prime’s successor to the Autobot Matrix of Leadership in the 1986 Transformers movie, this fan favorite character has the ability to transform into his Winnebago vehicle mode. The set includes a miniature ally, the Target-Master Offshoot; a buzz saw; and the legendary Matrix of Leadership. Rodimus Prime’s rifle can also convert into Offshoot’s blasters, offering extra firepower when battling the evil Decepticons! Following its debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego, this Toys“R”Us exclusive action figure will roll out to Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con ThunderCats “Classic Lion-O” Action Figure from Bandai America Incorporated

“ThunderCats, Hooo!” Lion-O, the leader of the ThunderCats, is presented in a new, highly-detailed 8-inch action figure with 18 points of articulation and a metallic finish in this recreation of his classic 1980s action hero look. Now collectors can imagine taking on the evil forces of the mutants of Plun-Darr and Mumm-Ra the Ever Living with accessories that include the iconic Sword of Omens (in two sizes), Claw Shield and the Sword stand.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive Comic-Con Preview of HALO “Master Chief Platinum” Action Figure from McFarlane Toys

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the most popular video game franchises, Microsoft’s Halo, McFarlane Toys has released a commemorative edition of the game’s iconic SPARTAN-II super soldier protagonist!  Now fans can own the platinum-painted version of John-117, who comes Covenant combat-ready, equipped with his MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/Mark VI armor and classic assault rifle.  This anniversary edition of Master Chief features full articulation and is the same height as Halo: Reach figures. Collectors will also be able to get their copy of Master Chief specially signed by its creator, Todd McFarlane, on Thursday, July 21 from 4 to 5:30pm! Be sure to pick up your figure at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con before it hits stores in August, along with the rest of the Halo: Anniversary line!

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Star Wars: Republic Commando Action Figure Set from Hasbro®

“May the Force be with you.” The saga of the Star Wars universe continues with this new set of action figures, based on the2005video game Star Wars: Republic Commando! Now fans can join Delta Squad, a crack Clone Trooper commando unit, as they battle the Trade Federation’s droid army. The four members of the covert group include stoic leader Boss; expert marksman Sev; technical expert and computer hacker Fixer; and wisecracking demolitions expert Scorch.  The set also includes a Geonosian Warrior. All five 3¾ inch figures feature improved articulation and come equipped with battle accessories.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con DCU vs. MOTU- Bizarro vs. Battle Armor Faker from Mattel®

Combining two beloved franchises, DC Universe Classics vs. Masters of the Universe™ Classics, this “Bizarro vs.  Battle Armor Faker” 2-Pack set brings iconic mirror image baddies together for the first time!  Featuring a dastardly duo of villainy – The Man of Steel’s inverted nemesis and The Most Powerful Man in the Universe’s evil, robotic duplicate – fans can now battle for doppelganger supremacy of Metropolis® and Eternia®! The set contains Bizarro and Battle Armor Faker ® figures, accessories, comic book reprint packaging, as well as an exclusive mini-poster.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Mortal Kombat “Lightning Fury Raiden” action figure from Jazwares®, Inc.

Collectors can now own the immortal thunder god of the Mortal Kombat franchise!  Protector of Earthrealm and ally of the Elder Gods, Raiden appears in his lighting fury form ready to defeat Shao Khan and his minions in this limited edition action figure. This version of Raiden also glows in the dark, demonstrating Raiden’s mastery of electricity!

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con “Flocked Sonic” action figure from Jazwares, Inc.

Now, kids, collectors and gamers can own a “Flocked” version of the world’s fastest blue-haired mammal! SEGA’s supersonic mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog, has been re-released to commemorate the 20th Anniversary edition of the character. The fully articulated 10-inch toy is the first-ever flocked deluxe action figure, featuring precise fiber particles that provide a polished plush feel to Sonic’s fur.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Minimates “MARVEL® vs. CAPCOM ® 3: Fate of Two Worlds” figures from Diamond Select

Celebrating the release of MARVEL® vs. CAPCOM ® 3: Fate of Two Worlds, a video game sequel nearly 10 years in the making, this licensed miniature figures set is based on players’ favorite fighters from the highly-anticipated third entry in the franchise! Fans can now recreate beat-‘em-up battle sequences with iconic characters from both MARVEL® and CAPCOM ®, including Hulk, Iron Man, Zero and Morrigan Aensland in their variant, player two colors.

All Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are limited editions and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

* Please see the official Comic-Con International guidelines for additional information about appearances and signings.

via Toys R Us Press Release

Lock and Load the Fireworks for A “Trans4th of July” Transformers Marathon on The Hub TV Network

Seven Hours of Back-to-Back Episodes of Transformers Prime and Transformers Generation 1

On Independence Day (Monday, July 4) from 1-8 p.m. ET, the Hub TV network ‘rolls out’ a Transformers summer celebration with a seven hour “Trans4th of July” programming marathon featuring back-to-back, action packed, alternating episodes of the Daytime Emmy Award(R) winning “Transformers Prime” and the iconic ’80s animated series that started it all, Transformers Generation 1. Fan-favorite episodes from both shows will air thematically linked episodes, encouraging fans young and old to experience together the series and its beloved characters.

As an added bonus, special programming informational “Autobits” will pop up during the television episodes with trivia about the two series to test viewers’ knowledge of the epic mythology behind the Decepticons and the Autobots. Fans can also go online to Hubworld.com to see additional episodes and engage in a variety of interactive Transformers themed games.

The special marathon includes alternating episodes of:

Transformers Prime
Nominated for six Daytime Emmy (R) Awards (including two Daytime Emmy(R) Award wins), the Hub Original Series continues the legendary battle between archrivals Optimus Prime and Megatron who once again face-off in their epic rivalry for control of the Earth. The new, half-hour animated series produced by Hasbro Studios features iconic characters of the franchise as well as introduces new human characters to the action series.

Transformers Generation 1
The iconic ’80s animated television series launched the global Transformers entertainment franchise introducing audiences to Transformers, sentient robotic beings from Cybertron who crash land on Earth and are divided into two opposing factions, the Autobots and Decepticons.

For more information about The Hub and to find the channel in your area, visit http://www.hubworld.com and check the Channel Locator at the top of the page. The Hub, a television destination for kids and their families, is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc. You can visit The Hub on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/hubtvnetwork.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Laserbeak in Double A Paper Commercial

Double A has a commercial that features Laserbeak. He transforms from a copier to his robotic form. It’s a funny, but cool tie-in to the upcoming Transformers movie by Michael Bay. The film comes out in theaters on June 29th and stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Ken Jeong, Josh Duhamel, Hugo Weaving, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, Leonard Nimoy, Alan Tudyk, Frances McDormand, John Turturro, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and Tom Kenny.

Hasbro’s San Diego Comic-Con Optimus Prime Exclusives!

Hasbro’s Transformers Collector’s Club released this information on May 27th.

This month’s issue features an interview with the Transformers brand team in which they reveal the two SDCC exclusives for 2011, including pictures, as well as providing the following info for TCC members: “The San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Matrix Prime will of course come in the premium Matrix of Leadership packaging which you will be able to wear and hang your new figure on your chest. This will be the first Transformers Prime Figure released in anticipation to the upcoming releases in December with Transformers Prime First Edition.

The San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Ultimate Optimus Prime is packed out in premium packaging which will help to show off the super cool (and large) truck mode with trailer. A decal sheet has been added in this version which will allows fans to add decals and customize trailer. This will be the ONLY version released of Optimus Prime packed out in Truck and Trailer mode in this Limited Edition Package.”

These are some photos that were posted on Transformer World and TFormers website.

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