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!"
Hasbro Announces New ANGRY BIRDS™ STELLA TELEPODS™ Line Based on the New Brand from Rovio Entertainment
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- February 13, 2014 -- Hasbro, Inc. today announced the new ANGRY BIRDS STELLA: TELEPODS product line in conjunction with the recently announced ANGRY BIRDS STELLA, the newest brand from Rovio Entertainment featuring the popular Stella character and her fierce flock of friends. Introduced last fall with Rovio's ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II® and ANGRY BIRDS GO!, TELEPODS is a gaming platform for the mobile generation that allows fans to play in both the physical and digital space through seamless integration into top-tier apps. Using the TELEPODS platform, kids will be able to "teleport" Stella and her friends into Rovio's upcoming ANGRY BIRDS STELLA game using their smart devices and unlock exciting features and content.
Hasbro Introduces TELEPODS, a Fully Integrated Play Experience for the Mobile Generation Launching with Angry Birds™ Star Wars ® II
Pawtucket, R.I. (July 15, 2013) - Hasbro, Inc. announced today the launch of a new line that "teleports" physical characters into digital gaming and app experiences. The TELEPODS line uses patented new technology to allow kids to play in two ways: in the physical space and through full and unprecedented integration into top-tier apps. The TELEPODS play experience will first be available in a line released this August based on and fully integrated into the highly anticipated new app ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II from Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm also announced today.
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
Diamond to Distribute Pedigree Books for First Time in North America
(BALTIMORE,MD) - (June 17, 2013)- UK based publisher Pedigree Books has signed with Diamond Comic Distributors (DCD) allowing their publications to be distributed to bookstore and comic book specialty stores in North America. Diamonds and Pedigree's joint efforts mark the first time Pedigree's publications will be offered in the US.
Pedigree is a highly respected publisher in the United Kingdom, holding market leading status in character Annuals, Yearbooks and related activity formats. These 80 paged Annuals cover all aspects of pop culture such as trending music, TV, movies, video games, toys and much more continuing with traditional household brand name properties such as Barbie, Star Wars, Angry Birds, Family Guy and Pokémon. The market leading titles appeal to readers of all ages and feature creative activities such as comics, puzzles and character profiles.
Hasbro and Rovio Enter into Expanded Angry Birds Licensing Agreement
The New, Expanded Agreement Makes Hasbro the Premier Toy and Game Licensee for Rovio and the Angry Birds Brand Including the Upcoming Angry Birds Go! Property
PAWTUCKET, R.I. & HELSINKI -- June 17, 2013 -- Hasbro, Inc. and Rovio Entertainment today announced an expanded licensing agreement for Hasbro to develop toys and physical games based on the globally popular Angry Birds brand. The new agreement makes Hasbro the premier toy licensee for Angry Birds, including the upcoming game Angry Birds Go! (http://go.angrybirds.com) set to be released this year. In addition, Hasbro will continue to develop and expand their already highly successful collaboration with Angry Birds Star Wars from Rovio Entertainment and LucasFilm.
Hasbro Rules the Roost This Star Wars Day With High-Flying Angry Birds™ Star Wars® Toys and Games
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (May 1, 2013) - How do you make the greatest pop-culture holiday in the universe even better? Put some birds in it! For the first time since their debut last fall, ANGRY BIRDS™ STAR WARS® toys and games from Hasbro, Inc. are available for all your May the 4th celebratory needs! Released in agreement with LucasFilm and based on the wildly successful mobile game from Rovio Entertainment, ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS® toys and games are the perfect way for kids and parents to spread their wings and celebrate STAR WARS Day in a whole new way!
Angry Birds™ Space Encounter Opens at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Comprehensive, Interactive Attraction is the First of its Kind in the United States
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 22, 2013 -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – The internationally popular Angry Birds™ have landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for a new mission in space.
Angry Birds Space Encounter, the first comprehensive, interactive Angry Birds attraction in the United States designed for people of all ages, opened today at the Visitor Complex. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex partnered with Rovio Entertainment, creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise, including Angry Birds Space, to bring the beloved characters to life.
Hasbro Showcases Portfolio of Brands and Innovative New Play Experiences at the 110th American International Toy Fair
Premier Global Branded Play Company Highlights New Introductions from TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, PLAY-DOH, FURBY and More
NEW YORK -- February 7, 2013 -- Hasbro, Inc., home to many of the world's favorite entertainment and playtime brands, will celebrate new initiatives and product launches at the largest toy industry expo in the western hemisphere.
"Hasbro continues to deliver the best in branded play to consumers around the world with our unparalleled portfolio of multi-platform properties including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY and MONOPOLY," said John Frascotti, chief marketing officer, Hasbro. "In 2013 Hasbro will offer a wide variety of new ways to experience our brands across multiple formats, making them available anytime and anywhere consumers want."
November 2012 - Funko has announced a new batch of 3D POP! Vinyl Bookmarks, this time featuring Angry Birds Star Wars characters. The bookmarks are six inches long and should be available now.
Look for Angry Bird X-Wing Pilot, Darth Vader Pig, and Stormtrooper Pig.