Frank Welker, legendary voice actor and original voice for MEGATRON, to appear at BotCon 2015 on June 19th and 20th.
This will be Mr. Welker's first ever convention appearance.
Fort Worth, TX - March 26, 2015 - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro's official Transformers Collectors' Convention BotCon, announced today that Frank Welker, one of the greatest voice actors of our generation, will be the featured guest for BotCon 2015. From his first voice role as Fred on the Hanna-Barbera series Scooby-Doo, Where are you! to the voice of one of the most iconic villains in cartoon history, MEGATRON, the tyrannical leader of the Decepticons, Frank Welker's characters have entertained kids of all ages kids for over 40 years! This year's award-winning convention featuring Frank Welker will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort June 18th thru June 21st in the great city of St. Charles, right outside of Chicago. You can make your hotel reservations now at BotCon.com.
BotCon is headed back to the Midwest in 2015, show to be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th - June 21st!
Fort Worth, TX - October 24th, 2014 - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro's official Transformers Collectors' Convention BotCon, announced today that next year's award-winning convention will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort June 18th thru June 21st in the great city of St. Charles, right outside of Chicago. In 2015, fans from the Midwest and across the world will be able to celebrate another exciting year of the Transformers brand at this amazing event! You can make your hotel reservations now at www.BotCon.com/BotCon2015.
The Transformers Collectors' Club brings the Humans!
Fort Worth, TX - August 14th, 2014 - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro's official Transformers Collectors' Club, is excited to announce their first ever 3 ¾ inch human figure from the Transformers mythos... Marissa Faireborn!
Fans of the Transformers franchise will recognize Marissa as the Earth Defense?? Command (EDC) pilot from season 3 of the original Transformers cartoon. What G.I. Joe fans will recognize is the name, "Faireborn". As Season 3 of the Transformers series took place a couple decades AFTER G.I. Joe, this crossover character was in fact, as intended by Story Editor Flint Dille who worked on both Transformers and G.I Joe, the daughter of G.I. Joe members Flint and Lady Jaye!
ROVIO AND HASBRO TEAM UP TO PRESENT TRANSFORMERS AND ANGRY BIRDS IN A BRAND NEW MASH-UP
Exciting mash-up of two beloved entertainment brands will connect with fans across generations and multiple platforms
Espoo, Finland, and Pawtucket R.I. -- June 16th 2014 -- Autobirds, assemble! Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro, Inc. are teaming up again to bring together two of the world's largest and most popular entertainment brands and their fans. ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS will come to life in multiple forms, including a mobile game, consumer licensed goods and a product line from Hasbro featuring the innovative TELEPODS platform.
"We're really excited to combine the iconic TRANSFORMERS universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds," said Blanca Juti, Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio. "This mash-up is going to appeal to both those who grew up with the brand in the 80's, as well as fans of the brand today. People are going to love it!"
June 2014 - Hasbro has sent word of the next round of Fans' Choice voting for the Transformers Hall of Fame:
Hello, TRANSFORMERS fans!
The time has come for the public at large to select two Fans' Choice robot inductees to make up the class of 2014 for the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame! Drawn from an open nomination process as voted upon by the readers of TRANSFORMERS fan sites, the five beloved TRANSFORMERS characters who garnered the most votes are now online at http://on.fb.me/1hR80zo for an open vote. The two characters who receive the most votes by 12:00 pm on June 18th will become the 2014 class for the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame!
The five nominees, in alphabetical order, are:
- Optimus Primal
BotCon 2014 Coming to Pasadena, California June 19th - June 22nd!
Fort Worth, TX - December 24th, 2013 - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro's official Transformers Collectors' Convention, BotCon, announced today that next year's award-winning convention will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center June 19th thru June 22nd in the beautiful city of Pasadena. Next year, fans will be able to celebrate both the 20th anniversary of BotCon and the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand at this amazing event!
Hasbro's KRE-O Construction Brand Returns to Comic-Con International
Hasbro Announces KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and Gives First Look at KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION, Never-Before-Seen KRE-O TRANSFORMERS, KRE-O G.I. JOE, and KRE-O STAR TREK Building Sets
PAWTUCKET, R.I. & SAN DIEGO -- July 2013 -- In anticipation of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Hasbro, Inc., announced today the expansion of their KRE-O construction brand to include DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, the iconic fantasy entertainment brand from Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. Fans at Comic-Con should stop by the Hasbro booth on Friday, July 19 at 9:00-10:00a.m. for a chance to receive a special edition KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS collectible poster while supplies last and view early KREON models. Kids and fans will be able to find KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS building sets at retail locations in January, 2014.
Hasbro to Showcase Its Iconic Pop Culture Brands at Comic-Con International
Premier Branded Play Company to Debut its New TELEPODS Play Experience, KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION line and Celebrate TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY and More with Fans in San Diego
Toys"R"Us® Heads to Comic-Con International in San Diego at Entertainment Earth® Booth #2343 with Nine Noteworthy Exclusives
Collector-worthy TRANSFORMERS, Pretty Ponies, a Batmobile and a Limited Edition Fairy All among Toys"R"Us Comic-Con Exclusives
July 2013 - Building on its tradition of offering an unbeatable assortment of toys for kids and collectors of all ages, Toys"R"Us® has revealed its lineup of nine exclusive items available in honor of its fifth appearance at the highly anticipated Comic-Con International in San Diego, which will take place from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. Offered in partnership with Entertainment Earth® at Booth #2343, conventioneers will find Comic-Con merchandise based on fan favorite series, like Adventure Time™, WINX Club®, TRANSFORMERS, Batman and The Walking Dead.
Hasbro Set to Drive Global Retail Programs with Strategic Licensing Supporting Company's Franchise Brands
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- June 17, 2013 -- Hasbro, Inc. is set to arrive at the 2013 International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas on June 18 to showcase its global Franchise Brands, including TRANSFORMERS, NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP, PLAY-DOH, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. This year's lineup will highlight the company's continued momentum in bringing to market highly innovative brand extensions across key licensing categories such as publishing, digital gaming, apparel and plush, homewares, food, health and beauty.
"Hasbro is executing a highly focused and aggressive plan to extend its brand franchises in ways that are engaging for consumers worldwide," said Simon Waters, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Licensing and Publishing at Hasbro.
Following are the Hasbro properties that will take center stage at Licensing Expo: